Tim Cook iPhone 6

Tim Cook confirms that the iPhone 6 is a nightmare for Android

By on January 29, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

Tim Cook confirms that the iPhone 6 is a nightmare for Android

You might think of iPhone owners as an insular crowd, constantly upgrading from one device to the next, year after year, but Tim Cook says that’s not the case. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Cook said that fewer than 15% of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales came from customers upgrading from another iPhone.

Instead, a majority of them switched from Android. More →

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iOS 9 Beta

Get ready, Apple fans: Benchmarks leak for iPhone 6 running iOS 9

By on January 29, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Get ready, Apple fans: Benchmarks leak for iPhone 6 running iOS 9

There are two times of the year that are the most exciting for enthusiastic Apple fans. The first comes in June, when Apple uses its annual Worldwide Developers Conference each year to debut a brand new version of its iOS platform. The second, of course, is in the late summer or early fall, when Apple releases iOS alongside at least one new iPhone model — though moving forward, we’re likely looking at two or more new iPhone models each year.

It’s still only January, but Apple is already hard at work on iOS 9, which is expected to include some major enhancements. Now, benchmark test results from an iPhone 6 running an early version of the next-generation software have been revealed for the first time. More →

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Apple vs. Samsung: iPhone 6

Who won the holiday quarter, Apple or Samsung?

By on January 29, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Who won the holiday quarter, Apple or Samsung?

Fierce rivals but close business partners Apple and Samsung squared off this week in one more episode of their massive duel, as each company reported financial results for the Christmas quarter. Apple was expected to post stellar results and record iPhone sales (which it did), with Samsung supposed to acknowledge yet another quarterly loss (which it did). Most interestingly though, some people said Apple might overtake Samsung as the world’s top smartphone vendor for the quarter, something that hasn’t happened in years. More →

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iPhone 6 vs. Android: Switch

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus stole more users from Android than any other iPhone

By on January 28, 2015 at 3:05 PM.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus stole more users from Android than any other iPhone

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are tremendous successes for Apple and have driven iPhone sales to new records — the company sold 74.5 million iPhone units during the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year, with the bulk of them being 2014 iPhones. Tim Cook praised the devices during Tuesday’s earnings conference call, MacRumors reports, revealing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus managed to bring more users to iOS from Android than any other iPhone before. More →

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iOS 8.1.3 Jailbreak: Downgrade to iOS 8.1.2

The one reason to not install iOS 8.1.3 on your iPhone 6… and how to downgrade if you did

By on January 28, 2015 at 12:11 PM.

The one reason to not install iOS 8.1.3 on your iPhone 6… and how to downgrade if you did

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 8.1.3, a minor software release that brings several fixes to known problems and vulnerabilities, including one for the annoying storage problem that may prevent some users from upgrading. However, as MacRumors points out, the iOS 8.1.3 update also patches the security issues used by the iOS 8 TaiG jailbreak, meaning that users who want to keep their iPhones and iPads jailbroken should stay away from iOS 8.1.3 for the time being. More →

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iPhone Vs Android

The hidden takeaway in Apple’s earnings: Android has almost nothing going for it right now

The hidden takeaway in Apple’s earnings: Android has almost nothing going for it right now

By on January 28, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

Apple just isn’t selling a lot of iPhones to people around the world — it’s doing so at the expense of Android.

In the all-important holiday quarter, Apple earned $3.06 a share on $74.6 billion in revenue, a jump of 30% over 2014. Perhaps most stunning in the quarter, was the fact Apple shipped 74.5 million iPhones, nearly 20 million than the previous record. It also shipped 5.5 million Macs and 21.4 million iPads in the quarter. More →

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Dakele 3 iPhone 6 Clone

This is the most ridiculous iPhone 6 clone we’ve ever seen

By on January 27, 2015 at 1:50 PM.

This is the most ridiculous iPhone 6 clone we’ve ever seen

Ever since the iPhone first hit the market, it was all but inevitable that we would see a litany of clones in the ensuing years. Some have been more subtle than others, such as Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha from late last year, but the most entertaining knockoffs are the ones that are nearly indistinguishable from the real thing.

That’s why our mouths are still agape at the insanity of the Dakele 3. More →

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Samsung vs. iPhone 6

Samsung’s iPhone 6 nightmare is unfolding before its eyes

By on January 27, 2015 at 10:10 AM.

Samsung’s iPhone 6 nightmare is unfolding before its eyes

Even though it’s still selling a massive number of smartphones each quarter, Samsung’s sales and revenues have been suffering lately as the company faces increased competition in emerging markets. Another big factor has been the battle with Apple’s 2014 iPhones, which have both been selling tremendously well since their launch.

In fact, Apple’s iPhone 6 models may have helped the company sell well over 70 million iPhones in the Christmas quarter, which may be enough to threaten Samsung’s smartphone sales dominance. More →

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iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus vs. iPhone 5s Sales

Apple may have sold a mind-blowing 73 million iPhones in last quarter

By on January 26, 2015 at 5:15 PM.

Apple may have sold a mind-blowing 73 million iPhones in last quarter

Apple on Tuesday will announce its financial numbers for its fiscal Q1 2015, and a well-connected analyst who’s been very accurate about the company in the past thinks they’re going to be off the charts.  KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has penned a research note flagged by AppleInsider that says the iPhone maker may have sold even more iPhones during the period than the most optimistic estimate. More →

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iPhone 6 Cases

Deal alert: You won’t believe how thin and sleek this $4 iPhone 6 case is

By on January 16, 2015 at 12:45 PM.

Deal alert: You won’t believe how thin and sleek this $4 iPhone 6 case is

We don’t often cover smartphone cases here on BGR. When we do, however, we typically focus specifically on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus because the sad fact of the matter is that these new Apple smartphones are accidents waiting to happen. They’re incredibly slim and the aluminum housings are very slippery. As a result, it’s all too easy for the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to slide out of your hand during usage, and we all know that even a short drop can be disastrous if the phone lands at a bad angle.

The cases we cover are often expensive because, as far as we’re concerned, if you have to cover up the iPhone’s beautiful design you should probably do it with something stylish. We sometimes get requests for cheaper iPhone 6 case options though, so we’ve done some digging and we may have hit the jackpot. More →

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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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