iPhone 6 Vs. Android Design

These pictures show one way Apple could have made the iPhone 6 even better

By on October 30, 2014 at 1:11 PM.

These pictures show one way Apple could have made the iPhone 6 even better

It’s safe to say that the iPhone 6 is the biggest smartphone hit of 2014, which is entirely to be expected given the wide acclaim it’s received and the enthusiasm that iPhone users have for the product. However, there are always things to improve with every device and these pictures posted by Gizmodo show that Apple could actually learn a thing or two when it comes to maximizing display size while minimizing extra space used for side bezels, cameras and microphones. More →

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iPhone 6 vs. Android Smartphones

Apple actually lost U.S. market share in Q3 despite iPhone 6 launch

By on October 29, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Apple actually lost U.S. market share in Q3 despite iPhone 6 launch

A new report from Kantar WorldPanel ComTech reveals that huge iPhone 6 demand helped Apple last quarter, with the company seeing market share increases in various European markets. However, Apple’s market share actually dropped in Apple’s home country during the period, hitting 32.6% in the September quarter, a 3.3% drop compared to last year. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs. Android Market Share

Even a record iPhone 6 launch can’t stop the Android juggernaut in the U.S.

By on October 29, 2014 at 4:12 PM.

Even a record iPhone 6 launch can’t stop the Android juggernaut in the U.S.

The launch of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus were both smashing successes for Apple… but that doesn’t mean it did anything to hurt Android in the United States. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners passes along some new data showing that Android actually grew its share of new device activations to 67% of all mobile phones between the months of July and September this year. In the previous quarter, Android only accounted for 56% of mobile phone activations, CIRP said. More →

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Hugo Barra on iPhone 6 Design and Xiaomi

Shots fired: Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra says iPhone 6 looks so good because it swiped features from HTC

By on October 28, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Shots fired: Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra says iPhone 6 looks so good because it swiped features from HTC

Tired of having to defend his company against claims that its products (including hardware, software and even online presentation) are shameless copies of their respective Apple versions, Xiaomi vice president Hugo Barra on Tuesday said at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJD conference that some of Apple’s most recent products also take cues from rivals, Gigaom reports. More →

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Apple Pay vs. NFC Competition

It only took Apple Pay a week to become more popular than all other NFC payment platforms combined

By on October 28, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

It only took Apple Pay a week to become more popular than all other NFC payment platforms combined

In addition to talking about the Apple Watch, Apple CEO Tim Cook also addressed a different new Apple product during his interview with The Wall Street Journal on Monday at the WSJD conference in Laguna Beach, California — Apple Pay. The exec said that the contactless payments service, currently available only in the U.S. and only on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, is already more popular than everything else available from competitors, even though Apple Pay has only been active for a week. More →

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32GB iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

The mystery of the 32GB iPhone 6 gets solved… and there’s no reason to get excited

By on October 28, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

The mystery of the 32GB iPhone 6 gets solved… and there’s no reason to get excited

After an iPhone 6 picture from China suggested earlier this week that Apple may have built some special 32GB iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units, which are on display in a few stores in the region, French publication Consomac has been able to find out more details about said device and has even confirmed its existence in the process. Unfortunately, there’s no good news for potential iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus buyers looking for 32GB versions. More →

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John Legere Interview iPhone 6

Getting ‘down on your knees’ for the iPhone really paid off for Legere’s T-Mobile

By on October 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Getting ‘down on your knees’ for the iPhone really paid off for Legere’s T-Mobile

T-Mobile’s extravagant and highly boisterous CEO John Legere on Monday made an appearance on stage during Re/code‘s Code/Mobile conference, where he talked about various T-Mobile-related things including the carrier’s financial results for the last quarter, the “Uncarrier” strategy and how competitors deal with it, but also the iPhone, and specifically the iPhone 6. More →

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iPhone 6 NFC Chip

Apple’s iPhone 6 NFC ambitions are so much bigger than Apple Pay

By on October 27, 2014 at 1:57 PM.

Apple’s iPhone 6 NFC ambitions are so much bigger than Apple Pay

When Apple announced that the iPhone 6 would feature NFC, fans and analysts began to speculate about how the company would take advantage of the new technology. Since the smartphone launched, Apple Pay has dominated the conversation, but The Information reports that Apple is currently in talks with other potential partners in order to build upon the utility of the NFC chip. More →

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iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 5s vs. iPhone 5

Diehard fan highlights one iPhone evolution that rarely gets any attention

By on October 27, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

Diehard fan highlights one iPhone evolution that rarely gets any attention

Every year when Apple launches a new iPhone model, the new versions are immediately compared with previous iPhone generations, but also to flagships coming from Apple’s main competitors. This year was no different, as many iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 5s picture comparisons started to hit the web even before the iPhone 6 became official. But there’s one iPhone evolution that rarely gets any attention during such comparison, and one longtime iPhone fan perfectly captured it in a picture posted on Reddit. More →

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iPhone 6 Battery Life Tips

Here’s what to do if the iOS 8.1 update hurt your iPhone 6’s battery life

By on October 27, 2014 at 11:05 AM.

Here’s what to do if the iOS 8.1 update hurt your iPhone 6’s battery life

It seems as though each new iOS update Apple releases has a negative impact on battery life for some users. There are plenty of theories on why that might be, and they range from updated iPhones and iPads having to re-index files, to some users simply being unaware of increased usage as they explore new features. The truth is that there are numerous issues that can impact iPhone and iPad battery life following an update, and it varies on a case by case basis.

Since Apple released iOS 8.1 earlier this month, BGR has received several emails from iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who say that their battery life took a noticeable hit after updating to Apple’s latest software. While there unfortunately isn’t one solution for everyone, we have found a simple trick that seems to help many users. More →

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: 32GB

What if Apple fixed one of the iPhone 6’s biggest disappointments?

By on October 27, 2014 at 10:15 AM.

What if Apple fixed one of the iPhone 6’s biggest disappointments?

With the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple managed to convince many buyers to pay more for a new iPhone, even though the company kept the same price tiers in place from previous years. What Apple changed is storage versions for the handsets: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus both come in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities, rather than the 16GB and 32GB and 64GB versions that we saw in previous iPhone generations. More →

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iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy Note 4 Sales

The iPhone 6 just beat the Galaxy Note 4 where it hurts most

By on October 27, 2014 at 9:25 AM.

The iPhone 6 just beat the Galaxy Note 4 where it hurts most

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus just became available for preorder in the one market Samsung is likely to remain dominant when it comes to smartphone sales… and Apple’s latest iOS handsets have apparently managed to outperform the Galaxy Note 4 when it comes to preorders. More →

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