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iPhone 6 Plus Review

The best and worst things about the iPhone 6 Plus

The best and worst things about the iPhone 6 Plus

By on January 16, 2015 at 12:05 PM.

BGR Media president Jonathan Geller loves the iPhone 6 Plus. And he hates it. And he loves it. Personally, I’m not a big fan. The phone itself is sleek and the software and surrounding ecosystem and the best in the business, but truth be told, it’s not a very good phablet. As I discussed at length in my Galaxy Note 4 review, the iPhone 6 Plus is just a bigger iPhone 6. That seems like a fairly obvious statement, but the truth of the matter is that Apple seemingly put precious little thought into phablet users’ needs and wants, and instead just checked a box next to “iPhone with a big screen.”

Sales have been phenomenal thus far thanks to pent-up demand for an iPhone phablet, but I think in the future we’ll see a bit more separation between Apple’s mid-sized iPhones and its supersized iPhones. The differences might be mainly software based, but Apple will soon make much better use of its larger canvases.

In the meantime, the iPhone 6 Plus has been out for almost four months now, and it’s time to take a closer look at Apple’s first phablet. More →

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus iOS 9 Update

iOS 9 is already being tested on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

By on January 16, 2015 at 11:40 AM.

iOS 9 is already being tested on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

A recent report claimed that Apple is already testing iOS 9, the next-gen mobile operating system that’s supposed to be unveiled this summer and launch later in fall. Now, mobile app marketing platform Fiksu has confirmed that Apple is indeed testing the iOS on a variety of mobile devices including the brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. More →

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iPhone 6 Drop Test

Video: iPhone 6 free falls from space in the ultimate drop test

By on January 16, 2015 at 9:39 AM.

Video: iPhone 6 free falls from space in the ultimate drop test

How annoying is this? You drop your phone accidentally from barely 3 feet off the ground and the screen shatters instantly. Meanwhile, Urban Armor Gear flies an iPhone 6 into space and intentionally drops it back down to Earth, and it emerges unscathed. UAG’s video isn’t going to make the sting of having dropped and cracked your smartphone any less painful, but it’s still pretty fun to watch. More →

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Indiegogo: SONICable iPhone 6 and Android

Charge your iPhone 6 faster than ever with this special cable

By on January 15, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

Charge your iPhone 6 faster than ever with this special cable

One of the battles smartphone users have to constantly fight is running out of battery life when they least expect it. There are many ways to deal with poor battery life when it comes to software settings and tricks, and plenty of highly portable external battery packs to choose from for extra battery charges. But one company has decided to take a different approach to fixing your battery problems on the iPhone 6, or any Android handset for that matter. More →

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The struggle is real: I’m back to using an iPhone 6 Plus

By on January 14, 2015 at 1:05 PM.

The struggle is real: I’m back to using an iPhone 6 Plus

I almost don’t have the words. This time, however, I refuse to return the iPhone 6 Plus even if I want to switch back to my iPhone 6. Mainly because I can’t take the judgemental looks from my local Apple store, but also because I think I might just switch from one to the other on different days. More →

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iPhone 6 Smuggling China

Chinese smuggler gets busted with an insane 94 iPhone 6’s strapped to his body

By on January 13, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Chinese smuggler gets busted with an insane 94 iPhone 6’s strapped to his body

Selling the iPhone 6 illegally in China can make you big bucks, which is why smugglers are willing to go to insane lengths to bring ill-gotten iPhones into the country. The Verge directs our attention to a new report from Sina News about a man in China who got busted trying to sneak 94 iPhone 6 units into the country by strapping them all to his body. More →

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WayTools TextBlade

This tiny magnetic keyboard might be the coolest iPhone accessory we’ve ever seen

By on January 13, 2015 at 11:15 AM.

This tiny magnetic keyboard might be the coolest iPhone accessory we’ve ever seen

Typing on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is now a much better experience than it has been in the past, thanks largely to two main points. First, the screens on Apple’s latest iPhones are larger, which means the tap targets on the keyboard are bigger and easier to hit while typing quickly. Also, the software keyboard itself is much better in iOS 8 than it has ever been before.

But the simple fact of the matter is that typing on glass with no tactile response will never be as good an experience as typing on a real physical keyboard, but size and portability will always be an issue. That’s exactly why the new TextBlade keyboard from WayTools is so intriguing. More →

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iPhone 6 Review

These are all the best and worst things about the iPhone 6

These are all the best and worst things about the iPhone 6

By on January 13, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

Apple’s iPhone 6 was released more than three months ago now, but it’s still seemingly selling as quickly as Apple’s manufacturing partners can build it. Millions upon millions of people are still buying the new phone each month, and tens of millions more will purchase the phone over the course of the next few months.

If you fall into the latter category, or if you’re considering an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus purchase and still on the fence, there’s certainly no shortage of coverage to check out — here’s our iPhone 6 review from back in September, for example. But those of you looking for more recent impressions after a longer period of usage now have a great new option. More →

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iOS 8 Vs. Android 5.0 Lollipop

Longtime Android fan switches to the iPhone 6 and ‘instantly’ regrets it

By on January 12, 2015 at 10:30 AM.

Longtime Android fan switches to the iPhone 6 and ‘instantly’ regrets it

We always love reading about what happens when fans of one platform switch to another and our latest example comes to us from Ernest Oppetit, a product manager for customer experience management platform QuBit who recently wrote about his experiences switching from Android to iOS on Medium. Unlike other longtime Android users who have had nice things to say about iOS, however, Oppetit says he “instantly” regretted his decision to switch to the iPhone 6. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Gray Silver Comparison

I’m done buying iPhone 6 Pluses, but I don’t know about gray or silver

By on January 12, 2015 at 10:05 AM.

I’m done buying iPhone 6 Pluses, but I don’t know about gray or silver

There’s a good probability I have settled on the iPhone 6. Hopefully my journey of buying and returning iPhone 6 Pluses is over. For me, there are too many compromises with the iPhone 6 Plus. It’s thicker, heavier, and unusable with one hand. It’s not my only device, and if I’m home there’s an iPad and computer, and if I’m at the office there’s a computer. That’s it, done talking about it, and waiting for the second generation.

But now I can’t decide between the space gray iPhone 6 and the silver! More →

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Apple iPhone 6 In Stock

Supply meets demand: All models of the iPhone 6 are now in stock

By on January 9, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

Supply meets demand: All models of the iPhone 6 are now in stock

Four months after the launch of the iPhone 6, supply has finally caught up with demand. AppleInsider reports that each model of the iPhone 6 is in stock at Apple’s online store, available to ship as soon as a customer places an order.

Considering the unprecedented success of the new iPhone coupled with reported production issues, the fact that it took this long for Apple to catch up doesn’t come as much of a surprise. More →

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iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5s and 5c Sales

Apple may have sold 69M iPhones during Christmas quarter, shattering records and estimates

By on January 7, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

Apple may have sold 69M iPhones during Christmas quarter, shattering records and estimates

With almost three weeks to go until Apple announces its quarterly earnings for its first quarter of fiscal year 2015 (ending in December 2014), analysts from UBS have revealed in a new note to investors seen by AppleInsider that the company may have sold significantly more iPhones during the period than expected, beating its own record and Wall Street’s estimates in the process. More →

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