iPhone 6s Apple Watch-based Steel Concept

Check out this gorgeous steel iPhone 6s concept inspired by the Apple Watch

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Check out this gorgeous steel iPhone 6s concept inspired by the Apple Watch

Apple released new iPhone models only a couple of months ago with completely new designs compared to predecessors, including the larger displays many buyers wanted. But that doesn’t mean designers out there have stopped creating gorgeous iPhone concepts for the future, with Grisha Serov posting an iPhone concept on Behance that’s made of steel and seems to be inspired by the Apple Watch to some extent, but also by the current iPhone 6. More →

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iPhone 6 Scratched Screens

Forget ‘Bendgate’ – does the iPhone 6 have a major problem with scratched screens?

By on November 25, 2014 at 12:55 PM.

Forget ‘Bendgate’ – does the iPhone 6 have a major problem with scratched screens?

Just when the hoopla around bent iPhone 6 Plus models was starting to die down, AppleInsider brings us word that some iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users are finding that their phones’ screens scratch much more easily than earlier iPhones. More →

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Holiday Buying Guide Smartphones

The holidays are almost here: These are the best smartphones you can buy

The holidays are almost here: These are the best smartphones you can buy

By on November 25, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

Back at the start of the year after Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5, I suggested that smartphone fans might be in for another boring year in 2014. In some ways, 2014 was boring; we really didn’t see anything that introduced truly novel or revolutionary new features added to smartphones this year. But phones still progressed in 2014, growing faster, sleeker and more powerful than they have ever been before, and there were some terrific phones that launched this year.

As we move into the holiday shopping season, here are the five best high-end smartphones you can buy. More →

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BlackBerry Passport Vs. iPhone 6 Trade In

BlackBerry will pay you up to $550 to dump your iPhone 6 for the Passport

By on November 25, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

BlackBerry will pay you up to $550 to dump your iPhone 6 for the Passport

Do you want to be super productive with a rugged phone that will help you work wide and do real work? Even better, do you want to get $550 to buy it just for trading in your wimpy, un-wide iPhone 6? There’s great news for you, then. Per 9to5Mac, BlackBerry has announced a limited-time offer that will give you up to $550 if you trade in the iPhone 6 for the Passport. More →

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Gaming and Continuity

Video: Check out Apple’s hilarious new iPhone 6 commercials

By on November 25, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Video: Check out Apple’s hilarious new iPhone 6 commercials

Apple has released a couple of new 30-second iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus TV commercials, following the same theme it has used for various similar clips: The company is basically highlighting certain iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus features with the help of the same two celebrities who did voice overs for the previous ads, including Justing Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. More →

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iPhone 6 A8 Processor 4K Video

Your iPhone 6 has a hidden feature that Apple never mentioned

By on November 24, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

Your iPhone 6 has a hidden feature that Apple never mentioned

Apple tends to be pretty thorough when it comes to breaking down all the bells and whistles that it adds to its new devices but it turns out the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus both have a feature that Apple never bothered to mention: The ability to play back 4K video. The Unofficial Apple Weblog points us to a recent discovery the developers of Mac video upload app WALTR, who found that the A8 processors found in Apple’s new iPhone models offer 4K video playback, despite the fact that Apple never once announced this feature. More →

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Black Friday 2014 iPhone 6

Here’s where to find the best Black Friday deals on Apple’s iPhone 6

Here’s where to find the best Black Friday deals on Apple’s iPhone 6

By on November 24, 2014 at 10:15 AM.

Apple launched its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets this past September, and the company enjoyed record September-quarter sales as a result. If you’re an Apple fan who managed to exercise restraint and hold off on buying a next-generation iPhone, however, prepare to be rewarded handsomely.

Apple’s own Black Friday deals are always pretty lackluster, but this year several Apple retail partners are taking matters into their own hands. Black Friday 2014 brings with it a number of awesome deals on Apple’s iPhone 6, and we’ve collected four widely-available bargains in particular that you’ll want to make note of. More →

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How To Repair The iPhone 6

A comprehensive guide to repairing the iPhone 6 all by yourself

By on November 21, 2014 at 2:50 PM.

A comprehensive guide to repairing the iPhone 6 all by yourself

Something incredible happened with the iPhone 6 — the do-it-yourself repair gurus at iFixit actually gave it a respectable score for repairability. Normally, Apple’s products prioritize lightness and thinness over repairability and the devices are often loaded with strangely designed screws and glued-in batteries. But this time iFixit found that the device was surprisingly easy to fix on your own, provided you have the right tools and know-how. To celebrate this monumental achievement, iFixit has put out the most comprehensive self-repair guide for the iPhone 6 that we’ve seen yet and it will hopefully ensure that you never have to take your device to the Apple Store if it’s in need of a fix. More →

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Order Shipping

You might get an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus this Christmas after all

By on November 21, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

You might get an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus this Christmas after all

During its latest earnings call, Apple revealed that it’s selling every iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus it can make, suggesting that some buyers might not be able to get their desired iPhone 6 model in time for the holidays, as the company wasn’t sure when it’ll be able to catch up with demand. Since launching the new iPhones, Apple’s estimated shipping times for orders placed on its online store reached seven to ten business days for the iPhone 6 and up to four weeks for the iPhone 6 Plus, no matter what capacity versions, colors, or carrier options, without seeing any improvement. More →

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Foxconn Innolux iPhone Display

Foxconn is urgently building a new $2.6B display factory just for Apple

By on November 20, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Foxconn is urgently building a new $2.6B display factory just for Apple

Apple is willing to do anything necessary to make sure it has a steady flow of components from suppliers when it comes to its best-selling products, and a new report from Bloomberg seems to confirm just that. The report reveals that Apple has apparently made an urgent request to Foxconn, the largest device manufacturer in the world and one of the main iPhone and iPad makers, for preferential treatment. And it looks like Foxconn will satisfy Apple’s request, even if that means making a $2.6 billion investment in the process. More →

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iPhone 6 Sapphire Display Cover

Here’s why your iPhone 6 doesn’t have an unbreakable sapphire display

By on November 20, 2014 at 9:25 AM.

Here’s why your iPhone 6 doesn’t have an unbreakable sapphire display

Apple had long been rumored to add an ultra-strong sapphire glass display to this year’s iPhone 6 models, made in partnership with GT Advanced Technologies, but as soon as the iPhone maker launched this year’s iOS handsets it became clear that sapphire covers were not used on either the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Since then, GTAT filed for bankruptcy, blaming Apple’s draconian supply contract for its doom, and The Wall Street Journal has learned more inside information about why the iPhone 6 doesn’t have a sapphire screen. More →

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128GB iPhone 6 Plus Crash Memory Benchmark

New tests suggest Apple skimped on a key iPhone 6 component and it’s causing problems

By on November 18, 2014 at 3:40 PM.

New tests suggest Apple skimped on a key iPhone 6 component and it’s causing problems

Certain iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners, as well as some iPad users, have complained about random crashes and reboots on smartphones that have 64GB or 128GB of storage and hold large libraries of apps. Various reports trying to explain the problem have identified the type of NAND memory chosen for these iPhone 6 models as the main culprit, with some suggesting that Apple is already considering moving from triple cell (TLC) NAND memory to multi-level cell (MLC) storage in future iPhone 6 versions.

Apple has not confirmed those reports, and has not explained why 64GB iPhone 6 and 128GB iPhone 6 Plus devices seem to crash in certain circumstances. But a new report from Korean publication KBench shows benchmark tests for both TLC and MLC NAND memory modules used in 64GB iPhone 6 units, and they reveal that the latter offers a better performance than the former. More →

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