iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Sales

Chinese workers make $17 a day building the iPhone 6, but it’ll cost them $4,000 to buy one

By on September 19, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Chinese workers make $17 a day building the iPhone 6, but it’ll cost them $4,000 to buy one

There’s no doubt about it, the iPhone 6 launch is the biggest handset launch of the year. Apple had sold well over 4 million iPhone 6 units during preorder availability, but that didn’t stop thousands of buyers from lining up in front of Apple retail stores in the various markets, days ahead of the actual launch. But as many reports have shown, not all of them are doing it to buy an actual iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus for themselves. More →

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iOS 8: iCloud Drive for Windows

Irony: PC users first to get full access to a major iOS 8 feature

By on September 19, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Irony: PC users first to get full access to a major iOS 8 feature

Apple on Wednesday released iOS 8, its latest major mobile operating system update, but some of the main features in it will only become operational – or fully operational – later in October, following an important update. One of them is iCloud Drive, which Mac users who also own iOS 8 devices are advised avoid enabling until OS X Yosemite is here. But for PC owners who also happen to use iPhones and iPads, iCloud Drive is already available, Ars Technica reports. More →

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iPhone 6 Security and Privacy

iPhone 6 still susceptible to law enforcement spying, despite beefed up privacy and security features

By on September 19, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

iPhone 6 still susceptible to law enforcement spying, despite beefed up privacy and security features

Apple may be focusing on ensuring customers that their personal data stored on iOS and OS X devices is safer and more private than ever, but that doesn’t mean law enforcement and spy agencies won’t be able to access iOS 8 devices anymore. Wired points us to a new blog post published by security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski, who says that regardless of the steps Apple has taken to further protect personal data and regardless of whether the company is willing to help such agencies, they’ll still be able to force their way into an iPhone 6 or any iOS device running Apple’s latest operating system. More →

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Apple Pay

iPhone 6: This might be Apple’s smartest marketing trick for selling even more units

By on September 19, 2014 at 3:33 PM.

iPhone 6: This might be Apple’s smartest marketing trick for selling even more units

Apple will sell an impressive number of handsets during its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch weekend, including the already announced 4 million-plus preorders placed in just one day, but the company may have a secret marketing trick up its sleeve compared to rivals that should help it sell even more iPhone 6 models in following months. More →

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iPhone 6 vs iPhone Upgrade

‘Mother of all upgrades:’ From iPhone 3G (iOS 4) to iPhone 6 (iOS 8)

By on September 19, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

‘Mother of all upgrades:’ From iPhone 3G (iOS 4) to iPhone 6 (iOS 8)

Tim Cook was apparently not kidding when he told The Wall Street Journal that the iPhone 6 models will trigger the “mother of all upgrades,” as one MacRumors forum poster just revealed. Forum member Kalsta upgraded from the iPhone 3G all the way up to iPhone 6, in what can only be described as a massive upgrade for an iPhone owner using ancient software and hardware, at least by today’s smartphone standards. More →

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

How to safely transfer all your data from your old iPhone to iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus

By on September 19, 2014 at 12:18 PM.

How to safely transfer all your data from your old iPhone to iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus

So, you just got your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, either after waiting in a tremendously long line or after waiting for hours for that delivery guy to show up with your preordered unit, and now you’re finally ready to start using it as your next phone. But you also want to make sure that all your data from your previous iPhone model is properly moved to your brand new toy. For many longtime iPhone users, this procedure is a piece of cake and they’re already prepared, but many others might not be aware of what they’re supposed to do next. More →

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iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus Teardowns

Oh no! Your worst iPhone 6 Plus fear has been confirmed

By on September 19, 2014 at 11:36 AM.

Oh no! Your worst iPhone 6 Plus fear has been confirmed

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus finally hit store shelves on Friday in many markets across the globe, and some buyers already went ahead and put both devices through drop tests right after leaving Apple’s retail stores. While the iPhone 6 models have a sturdy design, chances are that non-sapphire display will break in certain cases, requiring users to shell out additional cash for repairs. Luckily, it appears that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are even easier to repair than last year’s models, according to iFixit. More →

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iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus Camera Review

You won’t believe these gorgeous photos were taken with an iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

By on September 19, 2014 at 9:35 AM.

You won’t believe these gorgeous photos were taken with an iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Many iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reviews have already been published, taking in-depth looks at the two new Apple smartphones, including their cameras, which are supposed to better than anything Apple has ever done before when it comes to iPhone cameras. But the only camera review that you really need to check out is Austin Mann’s, a professional photographer who took the two fresh iPhones on a trip to Iceland to see what their cameras are made of. In the process, he grabbed plenty of photos (like the one above) and videos to highlight the new camera features, detailing all of Apple’s improvements that might not be that obvious to regular users. More →

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iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus Drop Tests

Try not to cringe at these brutal iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus drop test videos

By on September 19, 2014 at 7:35 AM.

Try not to cringe at these brutal iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus drop test videos

For many smartphone fans it’s iPhone 6 day today, whether they’re anxiously waiting for home deliveries of iPhone 6 and/or iPhone 6 Plus units, or whether they’re buying one in stores. However, before you open that precious iPhone 6 box, you should really watch these drop test videos, and see what happens when Apple’s 2014 iPhones touch the ground in such simulated accidents. More →

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Home Depot vs Target

Confirmed: Home Depot credit card hack significantly bigger than Target’s

By on September 19, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Confirmed: Home Depot credit card hack significantly bigger than Target’s

Home Depot has just confirmed what was previously rumored, that its recently announced credit card data breach may be of bigger proportions than the attack suffered by Target late last year. Reuters reports that the retail chain announced that 56 million payment cards were compromised in the attack that lasted for a few months, much longer than the Target heist – the same hacker group is believed to be behind both attacks, and many similar others targeting payment terminals in U.S. stores. More →

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Apple Watch and iPhone 6 Charger

This awesome Apple Watch wireless charger concept has hidden powers

By on September 18, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

This awesome Apple Watch wireless charger concept has hidden powers

Apple is months away from releasing the new Apple Watch, so the device’s actual retail box is still a mystery. However, The Die Line features a concept from Design Packaging’s designer Evelio Mattos, who has come up with a clever retail box-wireless charger combination for the smartwatch that will also double as an iPhone dock that will be able to charge the watch and a smartphone at the same time. More →

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Opinions
iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy Note 4

It doesn’t take a genius to see Samsung didn’t even try to ruin Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus launch

By on September 18, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

It doesn’t take a genius to see Samsung didn’t even try to ruin Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus launch

Aside from a couple of distinct ad campaigns taking hits at Apple after the iPhone 6 launch – including a horrible one followed by a more successful bashing approach – Samsung didn’t really try to ruin Apple’s iPhone 6 launch, although it could have at least given it a shot. More →

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iPhone 6 iOS 8 Jailbreak

So, what’s the deal with the iOS 8 jailbreak anyway?

By on September 18, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

So, what’s the deal with the iOS 8 jailbreak anyway?

For some iPhone and iPad users, jumping aboard iOS 8 is not an easy decision — not because they’re worried about whether their older iOS device can deliver a great experience with the new software, but because they’re currently enjoying an iOS 7.1.2 jailbroken device. As is always the case with fresh iOS releases, jailbreak users are advised against installing the new update (in this case iOS 8) on devices that can’t be restored to an older, jailbreak-able, iOS release. But jailbreak hackers are apparently already at work on the first iOS 8 jailbreak, iJailbreak reports. More →

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