Apple released iOS 8 last week, and while the operating system brings several interesting features to iPhone and iPad, some users may simply not be thrilled by the new OS, especially those iPhone 4S and iPad 2 owners that might not enjoy iOS 8 on their older devices. Luckily, OS X Daily reports that, for a limited time, people will be able to downgrade back to iOS 7.1.2, the version that was previously installed on their devices. More →
Awesome new website notifies you when the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus you're waiting for is in stock
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus crush rivals in performance tests despite dual-core CPU
The single most important trick every iPhone 6 and 6 Plus user needs to know
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales pass 10 million units in record-smashing debut
Following reports of adoption that has been slower than iOS 7 last year or even iOS 6 in 2012, Apple failed to mention any iOS 8 download numbers when announcing rec0rd-breaking iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales on Monday morning. The omission was a bit odd considering Apple announced first-week iOS 7 download figures in 2013, and it suggests the adoption rate indeed hasn’t been terribly impressive thus far.
Why are people waiting? Is it a lack of exciting new features? After all, iOS 7 was a huge deal because it featured a completely revamped user interface. Of course, it could also be that people who have updated to iOS 8 have sometimes had some pretty substantial complaints, and they’re advising friends and family to wait.
According to one industry watcher, iOS 8 has 8 pretty big problems that Apple needs to address moving forward. More →
Apple definitely added some cool new tricks to its smartphone cameras’ arsenals with the release of the iOS 8, including the ability to shoot videos in Time-lapse mode, the ability to shoot videos in slow motion at 240 frames per second and the ability to shoot videos in regular time at 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second. More →
If you trekked out this past weekend in search of a specific iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus model that you just couldn’t find despite searching far and wide, you’re not alone. Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were met with insane demand as millions of people around the world lined up to be among the first to own Apple’s latest and greatest. Some people were content to buy a model other than the one they were looking for just to ensure they have a new iPhone as soon as possible, but not everyone is willing to compromise.
For those in search of a specific model, size and color combination that hasn’t yet been restocked in your area (high-capacity gold iPhone 6 Plus models are particularly scarce), a new website that went up over the weekend may be able to help. More →
iOS 8 has earned praise from Apple users for its great new features but that doesn’t mean it’s a perfect release. iMobie has put together a terrific guide that walks you through how to fix all of the most common problems or bugs that people have encountered when installing or using iOS 8 that you should bookmark if you find yourself having difficulties with the new platform. More →
While millions of people around the world fighting their way through crowds in order to get their hands on one of Apple’s hotly anticipated new iPhones, the people behind YouTube channel Rated RR were among them — but for a rather unorthodox reason. Instead of buying a new iPhone 6 Plus to replace a current smartphone, they bought one so that they could immediately destroy it in the most savage fashion imaginable. More →
Apple latest iPhone models hit stores late last week, prompting all sorts of comparisons with existing devices from the competition, especially Android-powered flagships from Apple rivals. The Onion did not sit idly by while tech sites looked at the differences between iPhone 6 models and high-end Android handsets, preparing a hilarious iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S5 comparison of its own. More →
As smartphones have grown more complex and powerful over the past couple of years, quad-core processors have become the standard. Quad-core clockspeeds have climbed to 2.5GHz and beyond, and some new smartphones even feature eight processor cores. Supporting these beastly processors is often either 2GB or 3GB of RAM, thus ensuring plenty of available memory on a smartphone for whatever tasks users might throw at them.
Meanwhile, Apple’s brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus features a “disappointing” dual-core Apple A8 processor and “just” 1GB of RAM. But guess what… it turns out that those seemingly puny specs just crushed quad-core and octa-core rival smartphones in a number of key performance tests carried out by the world’s leading blog when it comes to technical gadget analyses. More →
Battery life has emerged as a key issue for smartphone buyers and now Apple has added a new feature with iOS 8 that will give you more insight into why your phone’s battery is draining more quickly than you expected. As The Daily Dot points out, iOS 8 has a new Battery Usage feature that will break down exactly which apps are eating up the most power on your phone so you can know to shut them down to save battery life. More →
Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch is now behind us, and the company confirmed on Monday morning that it was indeed a record-smashing launch. Through the new iPhones’ first weekend of availability, Apple managed to sell more than 10 million combined iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets. That figure might seem like it is fairly close to last year’s combined total of 9 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c handsets, but that number included between 2.5 million and 3 million iPhones sold in China, where the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus aren’t yet available. As Hudson Square Research analyst Daniel Ernst noted in a post on Twitter, Apple enjoyed about 60% growth on-year through the new iPhones’ first weekend of availability when taking China into account.
So now that millions upon millions of people own all these new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets, it’s time to make sure they get the most out of their new phones. We’ve been sharing tips and tricks for quite a while now, but there’s one trick in particular that every single iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owner needs to know. More →
There’s no way around it, if you have tried to microwave your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, or any other iOS 8 device in hope to charge its battery, the word “smart” should not be used around your household to describe anything, even a phone. But “smart” might still describe the pranksters who set up an Apple-like page that details Wave, “an iOS 8 exclusive” feature that supposedly turns microwaves into energy. More →
It’s looking more and more like we’re in for a week of seriously cool iPhone-related GIFs. A new GIF posted on Reddit over the weekend shows all 10 iPhone models ever released lined up in a row getting unlocked at the same time with one continuous swipe across all of their Slide to Unlock buttons. More →
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