iPhone 6 review
Apple's new flagship phone is drawing crowds, but does it really live up to the hype? Find out in our in-depth review
One of the things we Android fans have grown very fond of over the years has been the universal Back button that helps us navigate between web pages, apps and much more. However, we’ve also found that the Back button can be somewhat unpredictable in different settings, which can be an annoying issue for a feature that’s so central to the Android experience. To improve this situation, Android user Chris Lacy has put together a detailed proposal for making the Back button work more consistently and effectively across different use cases. More →
It might not have made our list of the five best new features on iOS 8, but time-lapse is definitely a fun addition to the Camera app on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. If you haven’t had a chance to try out time-lapse yet, it allows you to condense a video of any length to a bite-sized time-lapse video which speeds through the footage in seconds. All you have to do is press record. More →
Google Now is the best thing to happen to mobile devices in years, and the scary part is that it is constantly getting better. It seems like every time we turn around, Google is adding great new functionality to its brilliant virtual mobile assistant, and now a new addition that rolled out on Monday will not only improve your Google Now experience on Android and iOS, but also save you a bunch of money in the process. More →
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are both well-built devices, but they’re not indestructible. Their displays aren’t made of sapphire glass, and they may shatter when dropped from certain heights and on certain angles. Even more annoyingly, the metal body may bend if held into a pocket for too long, as some customers have found out. Obviously, if such regular accidents can affect the health of Apple’s new iPhones, then you shouldn’t expect it to survive stranger ones. More →
When we wrote about cool videos that people had filmed over the weekend with their new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cameras on Monday, we knew that there would almost certainly be even cooler videos to come. And sure enough, one day later, we’ve found four more videos that are even cooler than the ones we wrote about earlier this week. More →
Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus aren’t just bigger than any previous iPhones, they also feature a completely overhauled design that is easily the most polarizing iPhone design Apple has ever created. Some people absolutely love it, others positively hate it, and some people have mixed feelings about certain aspects of the 2014 iPhones’ new look.
Wherever you land on that wide spectrum, it’s easy to see why the peculiar plastic antenna lines and the protruding camera lens on the back of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus might be off-putting for some users, but a new video highlights one way to fix the second of those two design issues. More →
Apple’s recently released iOS 8 update packs a lot of interesting new features, but it also contains some tweaks that some users do not appreciate. One new feature in the Photos app is apparently so annoying that iOS users who have already upgraded their devices to iOS 8, or who purchased an iPhone 6 model with iOS 8 preinstalled, just can’t stop complaining about it. More →
The reaction to the new iPhones has been overwhelmingly positive, but as users have begun to spend time with the devices, problems have inevitably begun to crop up. In fact, some users on the MacRumors forums have reported that after carrying an iPhone 6 Plus around in their pockets for an extended period of time, the phone began to warp. More →
Samsung failed to properly react to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch – the company inexplicably delayed announcing launch details for the Galaxy Note 4 model even though it announced the device almost a week before Apple unveiled its biggest iPhones ever – and a new report from South Korea reveals that Apple’s record iPhone sales have really scared the giant. As a result, Samsung will push up the launch date of the fourth-generation phablet, at least in South Korea, The Korea Times reports. More →
Back in early September, BGR exclusively reported that Apple was hard at work on its iOS 8.0.1 update long before iOS 8 was even released to the public. Now, a new report from MacRumors claims that the update has already been seeded to Apple’s carrier partners ahead of its upcoming public release. The blog goes on to supply what it claims to be a change log for Apple’s upcoming update, and the bad news is that none of the major complaints we’ve been seeing appear to be addressed in this first update. More →
As expected, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have dominated the news cycle ever since Apple took the stage in Cupertino earlier this month. Records were broken and lines were formed, but on the other side of the world, another huge smartphone launch was taking shape. South Korean newspaper Metro reports that Samsung has had to cut off preorders for the Galaxy Note 4 after overwhelming demand depleted the supply of the phablet at every major carrier in the country. More →
Reviewing an iPhone is a curious endeavor. One might think it’s just like reviewing any other device, and the processes are indeed roughly the same. The difference, and it is a vast difference, is the purpose.
When reviewing a smartphone, a pair of shoes, a computer, a car, a movie or even a toaster, the purpose is generally to use experience and expertise to assist readers, or viewers, in making a buying decision. Even small gadget blogs can influence thousands or tens of thousands of people. A site like BGR influences millions and a large media organization can influence tens of millions of people.
But with iPhones, this simply is not the case. More →
If battery life is the single most important thing you’re looking for in a smartphone, it looks like you probably shouldn’t get the iPhone 6… though you might want to give the iPhone 6 Plus a try. Tom’s Guide has just run some battery life tests on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus that compare both devices to other rival smartphones and have found that while the iPhone 6 compares unfavorably with similarly sized smartphones, the 6 Plus does even better than comparable phablets. More →