iPhone 5se Rumors

iPhone 5se rumored to launch with pink color option, along with Silver and Space Grey

By on February 6, 2016 at 12:45 PM.

iPhone 5se rumored to launch with pink color option, along with Silver and Space Grey

A pair of reliable sources have pegged March 15 as the date when Apple will introduce a trio of new products, including an iPhone 5se, an iPad Air 3, and a subtly enhanced version of the Apple Watch.

As the date steadily approaches, more details surrounding the iPhone 5se have continued to roll in. The most recent report, sourced from the Japanese site Mac Otakara, relays that the iPhone 5se will come in a trio of colors, including Silver, Space Gray, and interestingly enough, some form of pink hue.

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iPhone 7 Rumors Design

This must be the sketchiest iPhone 7 rumor we’ve seen yet

By on February 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM.

This must be the sketchiest iPhone 7 rumor we’ve seen yet

Even though the iPhone 7 will not be unveiled for at least seven more months, more and more rumors about its design and features emerge every day. Some of them are more believable while others are rather on the iffy side. Such is the case with a sketchy report from Asia that proposes some wild features for the iPhone 7, including a purported design render. More →

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iPhone Battery

Need some juice? Here’s how to charge your iPhone almost twice as fast

By on February 5, 2016 at 7:10 PM.

Need some juice? Here’s how to charge your iPhone almost twice as fast

If your iPhone dies and you need to juice up as quickly as possible, there’s an incredible and little-known tip that can help you charge up your iPhone faster than ever. While most people know that charging your iPhone in Airplane Mode can help speed things along by ensuring that your device doesn’t tax it self by updating apps in the background or perhaps straining for a weak cellular signal, this particular tip can really be a lifesaver when you need a charge in a pinch.

The simple solution? Charge your iPhone with your iPad charger.

Does Apple recommend this? Is this even allowed?

Actually, yes. There’s even an Apple support page which explicitly states that you can charge up all iPhone and iPod models with the iPad’s USB power adapter.

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New Apple Products

Tim Cook talks iPhone growth and teases ‘far off’ products during company meeting

By on February 5, 2016 at 9:41 AM.

Tim Cook talks iPhone growth and teases ‘far off’ products during company meeting

In the wake of Apple’s earnings announcement last week, CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams held court at a Town Hall meeting for employees. For those unfamiliar with Apple’s Town Hall meetings, they’re internal and private affairs intended to give employees a somewhat rare opportunity to ask the company’s top brass anything that happens to be on their mind.

Detailing some of the highlights from Apple’s most recent Town Hall event, the exceptionally reliable Mark Gurman over at 9to5Mac provides us with an interesting peek into what employees wanted to know about Apple’s future plans and what Apple executives were comfortable divulging.

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Smaller iPhone Models

Nearly 40% of iPhone owners are still using 4-inch devices and smaller

By on February 5, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

Nearly 40% of iPhone owners are still using 4-inch devices and smaller

New smartphone data from Mixpanel reveals that Apple’s older iPhone models are more popular than many would have otherwise assumed. As of this week, Mixpanel’s data found that approximately 38% of iPhone users are using iPhone models that predate the iPhone 6.

Mixpanel’s data effectively supports Tim Cook’s recent remarks indicating that 60% of iPhone owners who owned devices before the larger-screened iPhone 6 was launched in September of 2014 still haven’t upgraded to either the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s. That being the case, it appears that Apple has a huge base of installed users arguably on the cusp of upgrading.

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Galaxy S7 Unpacked Launch Event

Samsung says there are clues hidden in its puzzling Galaxy S7 Unpacked invitation

By on February 5, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Samsung says there are clues hidden in its puzzling Galaxy S7 Unpacked invitation

A few days ago, Samsung confirmed what we already suspected: it’s planning a special media event for February 21st, one day before MWC 2016 kicks off. The Galaxy S7 will likely be the star of the event, although virtual reality might also play a part in the event, at least according to Samsung’s puzzling Unpacked video teaser.

We won’t try to guess what’s coming at Unpacked in a few weeks, but we will tell you that Samsung has unexpectedly decided to explain many of its past Unpacked keynotes’ invites in a post on the company blog. More →

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Broken iPhone Screen Upgrade Protector

Broken iPhone screen? Apple has new upgrade and protection plans for them

By on February 5, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Broken iPhone screen? Apple has new upgrade and protection plans for them

Apple is reportedly going to introduce various iPhone programs in its stores meant to deal specifically with broken displays, according to a new report. Not only is the company looking to accept broken iPhones in its upgrade program, but it’ll also install screen protectors for customers looking to add such protection to their displays. More →

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Galaxy S7 Battery Life

Galaxy S7 might last two days on a single charge, leak claims

By on February 4, 2016 at 4:40 PM.

Galaxy S7 might last two days on a single charge, leak claims

With more than two weeks left to go until Samsung unveils the Galaxy S7, more and more leaks are offering details about the upcoming phone. Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin came forward with an interesting revelation about battery life, saying the phone might last up to two days of continuous use on a single charge. More →

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iPhone 3D Touch Home Button

Is this how Apple plans to remove the iPhone’s home button?

By on February 4, 2016 at 3:10 PM.

Is this how Apple plans to remove the iPhone’s home button?

Much has been written in recent months about Apple’s potential iPhone plans for the future and some reports have suggested that the introduction of 3D Touch functionality in the iPhone 6s is a hint that the home button will be going away at some point in the future. In fact, the only thing Apple has to do to preserve all the features the home button is to add fingerprint-sensing capabilities to the device’s touch display, and now a newly unearthed patent may show us how Apple plans to achieve this.
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T-Mobile JD Power Customer Satisfaction

T-Mobile has the happiest wireless subscribers

By on February 4, 2016 at 12:15 PM.

T-Mobile has the happiest wireless subscribers

Uh-oh: It looks like T-Mobile CEO John Legere has a new reason to boast about his “Un-carrier.” J.D. Power’s newest Wireless Customer Care Full-Service Performance Study shows that “T-Mobile ranks highest among wireless full-service carriers” in customer care, which means T-Mobile customers are the happiest about the customer service they receive. More →

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16GB iPhone 6 Memory Upgrade

Video shows how to upgrade a 16GB iPhone 6 to 128GB for just $60

By on February 4, 2016 at 9:43 AM.

Video shows how to upgrade a 16GB iPhone 6 to 128GB for just $60

Last November, we learned that it costs just $90 to replace the 16GB flash memory on an iPhone with a 128GB module instead of the $200 extra that Apple would charge to buy a 128GB iPhone. To do that, you’d have to go to China and find iPhone experts that have the skill set to pull off this move, but make sure you leave your warranty at the door.

It turns out that the price has significantly dropped since then, and the 30-minute upgrade now costs $60. Furthermore, a video shows you how it’s made. More →

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LTE Speed Test Comparison

See how painfully slow 4G LTE is in the U.S. compared to the rest of the world

By on February 4, 2016 at 9:18 AM.

See how painfully slow 4G LTE is in the U.S. compared to the rest of the world

It turns out T-Mobile is a one-eyed man in the land of the blind. In a recent study conducted on a massive scale, T-Mobile was found to have the fastest 4G LTE network in America, narrowly beating Verizon. But here’s the bad news: 4G LTE networks in America are painfully slow to begin with. OpenSignal released new data on Thursday showing that the average LTE download speed in the United States is less than one-third as fast as the top-ranked nation.

Who is ranked No. 1? How many countries out there have faster LTE download speeds than the U.S.? Prepare to be saddened. More →

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