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Apple officially responds to the iPhone 6 bending controversy

Apple officially responds to the iPhone 6 bending controversy

25 September, 2014 | comments (277)

Apple finally broke its silence about the iPhone 6 Plus bending controversy that took over the tech world over the past couple of days. The Cupertino giant told Re/code that the problem is “extremely rare.” Despite all the noise surrounding...

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Apple iPad Pro rumored to come with Apple A8X chipset

Apple iPad Pro rumored to come with Apple A8X chipset

25 September, 2014 | comments (54)

A report from Taiwan suggests that Apple's long-rumored iPad Pro with a 12.9" display will be powered by an A8X chip. It'll be slightly more powerful than the current A8 chipset residing in the iPhone 6 duet and will also carry 2GB of...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Apple apologizes for iOS 8.0.1 issue, offers a temporary solution

Apple apologizes for iOS 8.0.1 issue, offers a temporary solution

25 September, 2014 | comments (101)

Yesterday's iOS 8.0.1 update didn't quite go as planned. Although it featured some important bug fixes, including a fix for HealthKit, the update broke cellular and Touch ID functionality on the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Apple became quickly...

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Apple released and quickly pulled out iOS 8.0.1 firmware update

Apple released and quickly pulled out iOS 8.0.1 firmware update

24 September, 2014 | comments (105)

Apple released and quickly pulled out iOS 8.0.1 firmware update. The reasons for the sudden halt of the update process were iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reception and Touch ID issues, caused by the latest OS build. Apple iOS 8.0.1 was...

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Apple iPhone 6 has a more secure TouchID than iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 6 has a more secure TouchID than iPhone 5s

24 September, 2014 | comments (56)

Tech security blog Lookout's Marc Rogers has hacked the Apple iPhone 6's TouchID fingerprint scanner using a stolen print (his own), cyanocrylate (super glue) and fingerprint tape and has an interesting tale of the event. The same Marc Rogers...

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Teardown analysis reveals iPhone 6 production costs

Teardown analysis reveals iPhone 6 production costs

23 September, 2014 | comments (64)

Hot on the heels of last week’s iFixit treatment, Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus became subject of a more detailed teardown analysis. Performed by the research firm HIS, the breakdown reveals estimates about the smartphones’ production costs, as...

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus appears prone to accidental bending

Apple iPhone 6 Plus appears prone to accidental bending

23 September, 2014 | comments (478)

It appears that the Apple iPhone 6 Plus is prone to bending under typically benign circumstances. A number of reports around the web suggest that Cupertino’s first phablet has bent its chassis while sitting in a user’s front pocket. With the...

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Apple iOS 8 reaches 46% of iDevices in less than a week

Apple iOS 8 reaches 46% of iDevices in less than a week

23 September, 2014 | comments (45)

It has been less than a week since Apple unleashed iOS 8 to the masses and already it's running on 46% of all iOS devices linked to the Apple App Store. The numbers are from the official Apple developer portal. Naturally, as iOS 8 numbers are...

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Apple Watch to have 512MB RAM, 4GB storage

Apple Watch to have 512MB RAM, 4GB storage

23 September, 2014 | comments (23)

A report out of investment research firm Cowen and Company has attempted to ascertain a more detailed look at the specifications of Apple's Watch with an examination of the device's supply chain. At this stage of production, it has been revealed the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


DisplayMate proclaims iPhone 6 displays the 'Best performing LCD'

DisplayMate proclaims iPhone 6 displays the 'Best performing LCD'

23 September, 2014 | comments (182)

When it comes to displays, Apple has always had a great track record. It was the first smartphone manufacturer to start the high pixel density craze with the iPhone 4 Retina display and Apple's displays have usually been highly calibrated and color...

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Verizon enables Voice over LTE on the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Verizon enables Voice over LTE on the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

20 September, 2014 | comments (33)

Verizon has announced that it will be enabling Voice over LTE or VoLTE feature on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Verizon launched its VoLTE network earlier this month and so far the only phones that could use it were the Samsung Galaxy S5 and...

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Apple details out-of-warranty repair costs for the iPhone 6 family

Apple details out-of-warranty repair costs for the iPhone 6 family

19 September, 2014 | comments (55)

Apple quietly detailed out-of-warranty repair costs for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. The charges are separated into three categories – screen damage, battery and power, and other repairs. Replacing the display of an iPhone 6 will set...

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Goldgenie offers 24ct gold-plated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Goldgenie offers 24ct gold-plated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

19 September, 2014 | comments (25)

Choice is always good for consumers even if those consumers are looking to spend thousands of pounds on a gold-plated iPhone. We've seen Amosu's offerings now it's time to look at what Goldgenie has to offer to people with an aversion to non-noble...

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Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus benchmark results are out

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus benchmark results are out

19 September, 2014 | comments (105)

Now that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are about to hit the stores, the two phones have undergone the Geekbench test suite. The popular benchmark stresses the phone's CPU and RAM by going through numerous tests to determine the final single-core...

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Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus take on the drop test

Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus take on the drop test

19 September, 2014 | comments (83)

The new iPhone 6 family brings bigger screens but that only means there's more screen to crack if you drop the precious gadget. So how do the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handle being dropped? That's what drop test videos are for. The best-case...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Misc


iOS 8 is already running on more than 16% of devices

iOS 8 is already running on more than 16% of devices

18 September, 2014 | comments (83)

iOS 8 started rolling out to the masses yesterday at 10 am PT. So it's only around 24 hours old at this point. However, it's already present on more than 16% of Apple mobile devices, according to data from analytics firm Mixpanel which tracks mobile...

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The new iOS 8 starts rolling out today

The new iOS 8 starts rolling out today

17 September, 2014 | comments (157)

You've heard all about iOS 8 now you can experience it for yourself - the new version of the operating system is out of beta after months of testing and is about to start rolling out to devices worldwide. The new iOS is compatible with iPhone 4S...


Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have just 1GB of RAM

Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have just 1GB of RAM

17 September, 2014 | comments (236)

Apple made a big deal of the number of transistors in the latest A8 chipset at the announcement event. Now we're sure it will run things smooth on the new Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus even if its GPU may not bring gaming graphics to the next...

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JR: Smartphones shipment to reach 1.2 billion in 2014

JR: Smartphones shipment to reach 1.2 billion in 2014

16 September, 2014 | comments (11)

Analyst company Juniper Research estimates that global smartphone shipments for 2014 will reach 1.2 billion units. That's a 19% increase compared to 2013 when global smartphone shipments were estimated at 985 million. The growth in smartphone...


Custom firmware brings iOS 7 features to really old iPhones

Custom firmware brings iOS 7 features to really old iPhones

16 September, 2014 | comments (34)

iOS has a growing developer community and while it's very far from the jungle of custom ROMs available for Android, here's a start. The Whited00r firmware brings iOS 7 look and feel to devices that are no longer supported by Apple. The supported...

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