SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 5, 2012

Dec 5, 2012
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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 5, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone. Today we saw images of what may be the rear housing of the iPhone 5S - yes, already. There aren't too many differences between it and the rear housing for the iPhone 5, but there are enough to make the images noteworthy. The high-end HTC M7 is rumored for a Q1 2013 release, and it appears that HTC wants it to get on shelves before Samsung launches the Galaxy S IV, while Samsung's iPhone 5-bashing Galaxy S III commercial was named that most viral tech ad of 2012.

Xbox Smartglass has been updated with support for the iPhone 5's screen, and today Verizon is celebrating the two year anniversary of its 4G LTE launch. Instagram's CEO sounded off on the split with Twitter today, saying that while it was intentional, it wasn't an act of war, and we learned that Google Maps will soon be hitting the Wii U with augmented reality exploration. Verizon has filed a patent for a set top box with a camera built in, which sounds incredibly creepy, and Canalys says that 50% of all mobile app revenue went to just 25 developers last month.

The original Batmobile is going up for auction, and IDC is predicting that Apple will lose a significant amount of market share to Android and Windows in the coming years. AT&T is on track to have a record-breaking quarter, and astronomers have spotted a new solar system 450 light years away. Google Now has been updated with new features that frequent travelers are bound to like, we heard that Skype video messaging might be on the way shortly, and new fossil data is telling us that the first dinosaurs may have walked the planet 15 million years earlier than we originally thought.

Finally tonight, we have a number of original posts for you to have a look at. Don Reisinger asks if an unlocked iPhone 5 is really all that great, while Chris Burns tells us why the Nokia Lumia 620 might save Windows Phone 8. Chris Burns also gave us his review of the Sonos SUB, while Vincent Nguyen tells us what he thought of the all new 27-inch iMac. That does it for tonight's Evening Wrap-Up, we hope you enjoy the rest of your night folks!


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