iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s Benchmark

First iPhone 6 benchmark shows solid performance, but falls short of Android rivals

By on September 15, 2014 at 12:10 PM.

First iPhone 6 benchmark shows solid performance, but falls short of Android rivals

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus aren’t even out yet and a first GPU benchmark for the Apple’s new 4.7-inch handset has already been discovered on Rightware, revealing that the device will not offer a significant performance bump compared to its predecessor, the iPhone 5s. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps you can now get for free ($39 value!)

8 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps you can now get for free ($39 value!)

By on September 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

Monday marks the start of a fresh new week, and it also marks the start of a number of new sales that will bring you great paid iPhone and iPad apps for free. As always, BGR has combed through dozens of apps that are currently on sale for free to bring you the best of the bunch. And today, that means a list of eight nifty apps that are normally worth a combined $39. If you hurry, however, they can all be downloaded without paying a dime. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Sold Out Status

iPhone 6 Plus so popular that even Apple employees can’t get one yet

By on September 15, 2014 at 10:35 AM.

iPhone 6 Plus so popular that even Apple employees can’t get one yet

Apple already announced a record number of pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, revealing it sold 4 million combined units in the first 24 hours of preorder availability, and thus confirming similar reports from AT&T and independent checks with Apple and its carrier partners’ online stores in the markets the new iPhones will launch first. Further emphasizing the high iPhone 6 Plus demand are Apple’s rumored instructions to employees looking to buy one of the new handsets, as discovered by 9to5Mac on Twitter. More →

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Tim Cook Interview

Watch this: A fantastic hour-long video interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook

By on September 15, 2014 at 9:21 AM.

Watch this: A fantastic hour-long video interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple fans loved it, investors were impressed and iPhone haters struggled to find anything of substance to complain about — in other words, Apple’s huge late-summer event was a success on all fronts. There was so much news to pack into the event that CEO Tim Cook skipped over his typical state of the Apple union notes and jumped right into the meat of the presentation, unveiling the brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones the world had been waiting for.

Cook and his fellow executives went on to announce Apple Pay and the Apple Watch, and they covered a few other items of note as well, but there was plenty more to discuss than what could fit into a single press conference. As such, Cook joined The Charlie Rose Show on Friday and took part in a huge interview, which has now been posted online in its entirety. More →

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Apple iPhone 6 Preorders

Apple announces record-smashing iPhone 6 preorders: 4 million in just 24 hours

By on September 15, 2014 at 8:40 AM.

Apple announces record-smashing iPhone 6 preorders: 4 million in just 24 hours

So it looks like this iPhone 6 device might be a pretty big hit. Apple announced on Monday that preorders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have smashed all previous records and totaled 4 million units over just the first 24 hours alone. BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk points out that this is roughly twice the number of iPhone 5 preorders that Apple received back in 2012. We can’t compare this year’s preorders to last year’s because the iPhone 5s and 5c weren’t available for preorder when they launched. More →

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Apple iPod Launch 2001

The funniest thing you’ll read all day: Apple fans’ reaction to the original iPod in 2001

By on September 15, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

The funniest thing you’ll read all day: Apple fans’ reaction to the original iPod in 2001

Some Apple fans were upset by the launch of the Apple Watch last week, as the device’s design wasn’t as stylish as they had hoped it would be. However, it turns out this sort of reaction on the part of the Apple fan base isn’t new because many of them had similar reactions to the first-generation iPod when it was launched all the way back in 2001. More →

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Apple CEO Cook Interview Charlie Rose

Tim Cook: We’re working on products ‘that haven’t been rumored yet’

By on September 13, 2014 at 9:31 AM.

Tim Cook: We’re working on products ‘that haven’t been rumored yet’

Apple has several more tricks up its sleeve and they apparently have nothing to do with the long-fabled “iTV” that one always-wrong analyst keeps telling us is just around the corner. Per Re/code, Apple CEO Tim Cook told Charlie Rose on Friday that “there are products we’re working on that no one knows about, yes — that haven’t been rumored about yet.” More →

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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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