Tim Cook was apparently not kidding when he told The Wall Street Journal that the iPhone 6 models will trigger the “mother of all upgrades,” as one MacRumors forum poster just revealed. Forum member Kalsta upgraded from the iPhone 3G all the way up to iPhone 6, in what can only be described as a massive upgrade for an iPhone owner using ancient software and hardware, at least by today’s smartphone standards. More →
It is no shocker people are busting blocks lining up for the new iPhone around the world and that the shipping times for new phones are moving deep into October in many channels — after all, Apple has created a highly unusual, artificial case of pent-up demand by being the last major smartphone vendor to release a phablet. More →
Despite the massive hype surrounding the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, no product is perfect and there’s always room for improvement in one way or another. Ben Bajarin has found something for Apple’s hardware engineers to think about when it comes time to develop the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus next year — namely, how to deliver a phone that has a big display within a smaller overall frame. More →
Apple’s iPhone 6 is clearly the freshest new face on the block when it comes to flagship smartphones from leading gadget makers, but does newer really equate to better? Millions of smartphone buyers will own Apple’s new iPhone 6 by the end of this weekend, but millions more will face a difficult decision in the coming days and weeks: Which leading smartphone is right for me?
Everyone should be sure to try different smartphones in person before making any buying decisions, but we’ve put together an extensive comparison that will help give you a head start on this important decision. More →
You might end up paying more in monthly fees when you upgrade to the iPhone 6 on AT&T, but don’t worry — it’s actually nothing nefarious. Cult of Mac reports that some customers who are signing two-year contracts to upgrade to the iPhone 6 on AT&T are getting notices telling them that their monthly smartphone access charges are being raised from between $15 and $25 all the way up to $40. However, contrary to Cult of Mac’s implications, there’s really nothing AT&T is doing wrong here. More →
The iPhone 6 Plus is ridiculously hard to find right now but there’s still one online retailer where you can get one right now if you act fast. Amazon still lists just two — yes, two — gold 128GB iPhone 6 Plus models in stock. In other words, if you want to get one, you’d best go over there and buy it right now. More →
Apple finally released its hotly anticipated iOS 8 update to the public earlier this week, and early opinions have been… mixed. The upgrade process was a bit dicey for some users but the dust seems to finally be settling now, and people are starting to explore all of iOS 8’s awesome new features.
We’ve shared tons of great iOS 8 tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of the fresh new software on your iPhone or iPad, and you can find them all in our iOS 8 hub. But if you’re looking for one post with the widest possible range of tips, hints, tricks and walkthroughs, we have just the thing for you. More →
So, you just got your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, either after waiting in a tremendously long line or after waiting for hours for that delivery guy to show up with your preordered unit, and now you’re finally ready to start using it as your next phone. But you also want to make sure that all your data from your previous iPhone model is properly moved to your brand new toy. For many longtime iPhone users, this procedure is a piece of cake and they’re already prepared, but many others might not be aware of what they’re supposed to do next. More →
Combining one of the most significant hardware evolutions in the history of the iPhone with a host of brand new features, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were no-brainers for many Apple fans. We’ve seen thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of customers lined up for the iPhone 6 all over the world, but countless others are waiting to see the widespread reaction (or just waiting for their upgrade date). More →
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus finally hit store shelves on Friday in many markets across the globe, and some buyers already went ahead and put both devices through drop tests right after leaving Apple’s retail stores. While the iPhone 6 models have a sturdy design, chances are that non-sapphire display will break in certain cases, requiring users to shell out additional cash for repairs. Luckily, it appears that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are even easier to repair than last year’s models, according to iFixit. More →
Inexplicably, the biggest tech-related controversy of the month has without a doubt been the release of U2’s new album. When Tim Cook and Bono announced that Songs of Innocence would be injected into everyone’s iTunes account without their permission, the Internet proceeded to lose its collective mind. There were op-eds, angry tweets and enough vitriol to force Apple to provide a simple solution for removing the album that it paid $100 million to give out for free. But what if Apple didn’t go far enough? More →
Is the iPhone 6 Plus really going to steal business away from Android? For smartphone enthusiasts and investors, that’s one of the most important questions of the fall shopping season, and the answer to that question could have a dramatic impact on both mobile ecosystems moving forward. It’s obviously far too soon to judge the long-term impact Apple’s first phablet will have on Android vendors, though early indications suggest that the larger iPhones are indeed pulling a huge number of Android users into the Apple’s ecosystem.
This is a topic we’ll be focusing on a great deal in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, however, a great expert opinion has formed over on CNET, where a longtime Galaxy Note users reveals whether or not the Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus has been able to replace his trusty Galaxy Note 3. More →
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