iPhone 6 Preorder Madness

It’s absolutely remarkable how badly people want the iPhone 6

By on September 12, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

It’s absolutely remarkable how badly people want the iPhone 6

If it hasn’t been made clear from the sheer volume of articles we’ve posted on the topic in the last 24 hours, a lot of people tried to order the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last night. So many, in fact, that some sites and networks began to cave under the pressure of the hundreds of thousands of anxious Apple fans hoping to get in line before the first batch sold out. More →

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Apple Pay International Launch

This is the next big frontier for Apple Pay

By on September 12, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

This is the next big frontier for Apple Pay

Announced during the iPhone 6 event, Apple Pay represents Apple’s new take on contactless mobile payments, but the exclusive iPhone and Apple Watch feature will only be available to users starting in October (iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus) and in early 2015 (Apple Watch and supported iPhones that can be connected to the wearable device). And there’s another huge catch: the service will roll out to U.S. customers only at first, as Apple has yet to detail international expansion plans.

As it turns out, the technology is coming to Europe too, The Financial Times has learned. More →

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PopKey iOS 8 Animated GIF Keyboard App

Forget emojis, get ready for the animated GIF iOS 8 keyboard

By on September 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Forget emojis, get ready for the animated GIF iOS 8 keyboard

Starting with iOS 8, users will finally be allowed to install custom keyboard apps and replace the default iOS 8 keyboard Apple is offering. Amid the plethora of Android keyboard apps that are anxious to make the jump to iOS, including some very popular apps ready to launch in the App Store, you’ll find PopKey, an app that will help your friends flood your messages with GIF files. More →

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Apple Pay Mobile Payments

Apple will keep an ‘unprecedented’ 0.015% cut of everything you buy with Apple Pay

By on September 12, 2014 at 5:11 PM.

Apple will keep an ‘unprecedented’ 0.015% cut of everything you buy with Apple Pay

Ca-ching, ca-ching, ca-ching! That’s the sound that’s ringing through Apple executives’ heads when they think about the millions of consumers who will soon be using their iPhone 6’s to pay things using the new Apple Pay platform. MacRumors points us to a new report in The Financial Times that explains how Apple will keep a 0.15% cut of every purchase you make with Apple Pay. More →

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iPhone 6 Reaction Video

Meet the iPhone fan who’s really annoyed about the iPhone 6… but will still buy one anyway

By on September 12, 2014 at 4:48 PM.

Meet the iPhone fan who’s really annoyed about the iPhone 6… but will still buy one anyway

If you’re a fan of Apple’s products, it’s hard not to get caught up in the inevitable hype leading up to a keynote address. Despite all the leaks, all the blog posts and all the endless analysis, a new iPhone still somehow seems fresh and new when Apple finally pulls back the curtain, but not everyone was impressed with the company’s latest reveals. More →

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iPhone 6 U2 Free Album

Apple paid $100 million to give away U2’s ‘free’ album

By on September 12, 2014 at 4:24 PM.

Apple paid $100 million to give away U2’s ‘free’ album

U2’s newest album may not have cost you a dime but that doesn’t mean someone didn’t pay for it. In this particular case that “someone” is Apple, as The New York Times reports that Tim Cook and company are paying roughly $100 million in royalty fees and marketing expenses as part of a deal to give U2’s newest album away for free. More →

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iPhone 6 iOS 8 Handoff Continuity

One of iOS 8’s coolest features won’t come to your iPhone 6 until October

By on September 12, 2014 at 2:33 PM.

One of iOS 8’s coolest features won’t come to your iPhone 6 until October

Yes, Apple Pay is one interesting iOS 8 feature that will be available following a software update in October, but it’ll only come to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. However, iLounge reminds us there’s another hotly anticipated iOS 8 feature that will arrive in October and will be available to any device that has iOS 8. More →

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iPhone 6 and iOS 8 Infographic

This amazing graphic shows iOS’s evolution from original iPhone to iPhone 6

By on September 12, 2014 at 2:10 PM.

This amazing graphic shows iOS’s evolution from original iPhone to iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are finally official, becoming Apple’s first iOS handsets that match competing devices when it comes to screen size. Of course, the increased screen size is only one of the new features the new iPhones have to offer, so 7DayShop came up with a massive and extremely detailed infographic that shows the evolution of Apple’s mobile platform. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (a $41 value!)

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (a $41 value!)

By on September 12, 2014 at 1:31 PM.

This has been a huge week for iPhone and iPad app sales. BGR has picked through hundreds of paid apps gone free and shared more than $300 worth of solid iOS apps that were all on sale for free. In fact, you can still snag a few from yesterday’s post if you hurry. Today, we have a fresh batch of eight paid apps normally worth a combined $41, but they can all be downloaded free of charge for a limited time. More →

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iPhone 6 WiFi Calling

AT&T to support WiFi calling from iPhone 6 starting next year, should help with network congestion

By on September 12, 2014 at 1:10 PM.

AT&T to support WiFi calling from iPhone 6 starting next year, should help with network congestion

T-Mobile made a splash earlier this week when CEO John Legere revealed that the “Un-carrier” would be the first U.S. carrier to support WiFi Calling and texting on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. WiFi Calling support for iOS 8 was one of the biggest surprises during Apple’s media event on Tuesday, but other than the T-Mobile partnership, we didn’t hear much more about the potentially exciting new feature. More →

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Apple confirms iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus crushed earlier preorder records

By on September 12, 2014 at 12:49 PM.

Apple confirms iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus crushed earlier preorder records

The day is still young, but Apple on Friday confirmed that its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are already breaking records. In a statement to Re/Code, the company confirmed that its new iPhones beat the company’s previous overnight preorder record. “Response to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been incredible with a record number of preorders overnight,” the company said in a remarkably brief statement. What kind of sales numbers can we expect? Unfortunately, we’ll all have to wait until Monday, September 22nd to find out. More →

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus giveaway!

By on September 12, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus giveaway!

It feels like forever since we have done one of these, but we’re back after a long hiatus. Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are about to become the most popular handsets the company has ever made based on the level of excitement we’re seeing, and many of them are already sold out for weeks. Here’s your chance to grab the phone of your choosing, courtesy of your friends at BGR, without paying a dime.

The official rules below and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook: More →

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