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 →
Everyone knows my thoughts on the supersized smartphone category, and so far my view hasn’t changed even after using the iPhone 6 Plus for half a day. But that doesn’t really matter, what matters is what you think. Who has picked up Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus and absolutely loves it? Is it bigger than you thought? Is it exactly what you expected and needed?
Let us know if you’re coming from another large device like a Galaxy Note or something smaller and what your initial thoughts are! More →
Many iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reviews have already been published, taking in-depth looks at the two new Apple smartphones, including their cameras, which are supposed to better than anything Apple has ever done before when it comes to iPhone cameras. But the only camera review that you really need to check out is Austin Mann’s, a professional photographer who took the two fresh iPhones on a trip to Iceland to see what their cameras are made of. In the process, he grabbed plenty of photos (like the one above) and videos to highlight the new camera features, detailing all of Apple’s improvements that might not be that obvious to regular users. More →
Here we go… as is tradition, we always manage to get our hands on Apple’s new iPhones a wee bit early. This year brings two different models, and judging by what has been reported and written, the iPhone 6 is the evolution of the iPhone line, while the iPhone 6 Plus can almost be considering a new type of product for Apple — one that might even be able to replace the iPad mini.
Here are my initial observations, followed by a boatload of photos. More →
A sign of the times? A sign of a still-improving economy? A sign of the apocalypse? We’ll let you draw your own conclusions. All we know for certain is that Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now available to purchase and thousands… tens of thousands… even hundreds of thousands of people across the country will head out this morning to battle the crowds and buy a new iPhone.
Wondering what all that chaos looks like? We’ll be updating this post all day with photos and videos that we come across. Enjoy. More →
Why in God’s name do people spend days on end sitting outside the Apple Store waiting for new iPhone models? Some researchers have suggested that it helps people make friends and boost self esteem, but one iPhone fan who spoke with Barron’s says that he’s been waiting outside an Apple Store in Manhattan for 11 straight days because the iPhone 6 “brought sexy back.” More →
Gentlemen (and ladies), start your engines. The clock just struck 8:00 a.m. on the East Coast in the U.S. which means that as of this moment, Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are officially available to purchase. Well, the iPhone 6 is, at least… good luck finding an iPhone 6 Plus this morning.
BGR managed to beat the crowds and get our hands on the new iPhones before anyone else, and we gave the world an early hands-on look at the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Thursday afternoon. If you want your own 2014 iPhone model and you weren’t among the first to pre-order the handset, it’s time to put your game plan together.
Here’s everything you need to know… More →
For many smartphone fans it’s iPhone 6 day today, whether they’re anxiously waiting for home deliveries of iPhone 6 and/or iPhone 6 Plus units, or whether they’re buying one in stores. However, before you open that precious iPhone 6 box, you should really watch these drop test videos, and see what happens when Apple’s 2014 iPhones touch the ground in such simulated accidents. More →
Home Depot has just confirmed what was previously rumored, that its recently announced credit card data breach may be of bigger proportions than the attack suffered by Target late last year. Reuters reports that the retail chain announced that 56 million payment cards were compromised in the attack that lasted for a few months, much longer than the Target heist – the same hacker group is believed to be behind both attacks, and many similar others targeting payment terminals in U.S. stores. More →
If you’re already used to sleeping on the street, you might as well sleep outside the Apple Store for a few days leading up to the launch of the iPhone 6 — after all, somebody might pay you a hefty sum for your spot in line. 9to5Mac directs our attention to a charity based in the United Kingdom that has grabbed a spot near the front of an iPhone 6 line and that is now auctioning it off on eBay to raise funds to help combat youth homelessness. More →
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