Infographic shows true cost of an iPhone 5

Like its predecessor, the iPhone 5 starts at $650 here in the US. That's the full retail cost for the entry-level 16GB model, which is pretty expensive by most standards.

Luckily, many carriers will pay for $450 of that, knocking the price down to $199, if you're willing to sign a two year contract with them. How can they afford to do that?

Oh don't worry, they make their money back and then some...

iPhone 5 finishes first in SunSpider Javascript performance test

The iPhone 5, sporting Apple's custom A6 processor, is really turning some heads in the tech world. Last week it beat out the competition in Geekbench tests, and early reviews say the handset is extremely fast.

And the accolades don't stop there. The first SunSpider Javascript benchmark, which measures Javascript performance, for the iPhone 5 was published last night. And again, Apple's smartphone swept the field...

How the iPhone 5 stacks up against the competition

Apple is going to release its sixth-generation smartphone later this month, and the competition has never been tougher. Yesterday's iPhone event capped off a two week run of handset announcements from Samsung, Nokia and Motorola.

Samsung, for its part, is on fire right now with its Galaxy S III, selling more than 20 million units in 100 days. And both Nokia's Lumia 920 and Motorola's RAZR HD look promising. Here's how the iPhone 5 compares to those devices...

Infographic: iPhone 5 rumor roundup

Apple's iPhone event is now less than three weeks away, and the rumor mill is in full swing. It seems like every day we hear new rumors regarding what the handset will look like and do.

And while the constant speculation can be exasperating, it does help paint a picture of what we can expect. Keep reading to see what the tech world thinks we'll see in the new iPhone...

Tim Cook hits the one year mark as Apple’s CEO

It was a year ago today that Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO of Apple Inc. Feeling unable to fulfill his duties and expectations at the position, he sent a heartfelt resignation letter out to the Apple Community.

In the letter, Jobs recommended that the Board of Directors name Tim Cook as his replacement. Which, as you know, they did. So today, we thought we'd take a look back at Tim's first year as Apple's leader...

Graphic shows the state of app security on iOS and Android

A report came out last week from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (or MIT), claiming that the iPhone had crossed a "significant threshold" in mobile security. In fact, it deemed Apple's platform one of the safest in the category.

But according to a new study, hackers aren't having any problems cracking through the security of iOS applications. The data comes from Arxan Technologies, in the form of an infographic, regarding iOS and Android app security...

Chart shows all of Apple’s patent claims against Samsung

On the surface, Apple's beef with Samsung is fairly easy to understand. Apple feels that Samsung has intentionally copied the design of its smartphones and tablets, and it wants justice (along with compensation).

But in reality, Apple's claims are much more complicated. They involve four design patents, three feature patents, and around 20 different Samsung devices that Apple believes are infringing on its inventions...

The iPhone 4S emits 3 times the radiation as Galaxy S III

Ever since Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy S III earlier this year, we've seen the handset compared to the iPhone 4S in a number of different ways, including specs, voice control features, and even durability.

But up until now, we've yet to see a comparison like this. A new report is out this week claiming that Apple's latest smartphone has been found to emit 3 times more radiation than Samsung's S III handset...

Apple involved in 60% of all major mobile patent suits

When Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone back in 2007, he commented "and boy have we patented it." The CEO knew that Apple had something special on its hands, and that everyone else was going to try and replicate it.

He was right. Those patents he was referring to have since been involved in hundreds of lawsuits around the globe. In fact, a new report suggests that Apple is actually at the center of 60% of all major mobile litigation...

Purported iPad Mini screen size compared with other tablets

In line with all of the recent speculation regarding the rumored "iPad Mini," one developer decided to see how such a device would stack up against other popular tablets.

What you see above is a comparison between the screen sizes of various slates, including the Kindle Fire, the Nexus 7, the current iPad, and the purported iPad Mini...

Siri by the numbers: interesting stats about Apple’s assistant

Ever since Apple unveiled Siri at its iPhone 4S media event last fall, the digital assistant has remained in the spotlight. Whether it's celebrity-laden TV spots or class-action lawsuits, it seems like it's always making headlines.

But some would argue that Siri is more of a black eye for Apple than an accomplishment. It's spent the last 9 months in beta, its location services still aren't available abroad, and its functionality in general is still super limited.

In fact, is anyone even using the feature anymore? Infographic time!

Awesome infographic shows Apple’s impressive stats

In the last decade, Apple has grown from a computer-maker with fractional marketshare to a consumer electronics powerhouse. It's popular iPhone and iPad lines, and even its retail stores are constantly setting records.

We've mentioned a lot of these impressive statistics on iDB in the past, but we all know that pictures are much more effective. So we thought we'd share this cool infographic with you from the folks over at Sortable.

Here's Apple by the Numbers...