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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...

Tags: Apple, iOS


NFC on the iPhone 6 only works with Apple Pay

NFC on the iPhone 6 only works with Apple Pay

16 September, 2014 | comments (65)

The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come with NFC connectivity that makes the Apple Pay service work. However, that's just about what the connectivity protocol will be used to, at least in the beginning. This is confirmed by an Apple...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple iPhone 6 won't meet demand until November

Apple iPhone 6 won't meet demand until November

16 September, 2014 | comments (111)

Apple's is on the verge of filling stores with its latest iPhone (the "smaller" iPhone 6) and as experience has taught us there is a lot of demand for the latest iGadget. But according to sources Apple will not be able to meet initial iPhone 6...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders exceed 4 million in 24h

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders exceed 4 million in 24h

15 September, 2014 | comments (211)

Apple unleashed the pre-order campaign for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on September 12 and now the company boasts four million orders have been made in the first 24 hours. The demand is more than Apple anticipated and as a result, while...

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US carrier AT&T won't offer Wi-Fi calling until 2015

US carrier AT&T won't offer Wi-Fi calling until 2015

14 September, 2014 | comments (14)

Without a doubt, Wi-Fi calling is a nice perk to have on your phone. For one, it allows you to make regular GSM calls on your Wi-Fi network in regions where the cellular coverage is spotty and signal is bad. It also lets you make calls as if you are...

Tags: iOS, AT&T


iPhone 6 A8 GPU benchmark suggests it's behind the curve

iPhone 6 A8 GPU benchmark suggests it's behind the curve

12 September, 2014 | comments (284)

The first Apple iPhone 6 benchmark results have popped up and they're from the GPU testing Basemark X suite. The iPhone 6 scores 21,204 points, which is just marginally better than the score of its predecessor. The iPhone 5s manages a score of...

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus stock depleted, iPhone 6 still holding up

Apple iPhone 6 Plus stock depleted, iPhone 6 still holding up

12 September, 2014 | comments (128)

As you know, today is the day Apple’s latest iPhone 6 smartphone duo went on pre-order. Booking your unit was hardly the smoothest experience, but despite the server hiccups Apple managed to go through the initially available iPhone 6 Plus...

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus now on pre-order on Apple store

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus now on pre-order on Apple store

12 September, 2014 | comments (48)

The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus are just about to go up for pre-order on the Apple Online Store in the US. If you have been waiting to purchase the phone, now is the time. The iPhone 6 is priced at $199, $299, and $399 for the 16, 64, and...

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T-Mobile details pricing on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

T-Mobile details pricing on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

11 September, 2014 | comments (70)

T-Mobile announced pricing details of the Apple iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. The Big Magenta will have Cupertino’s smartphone duo available for pre-order tomorrow, on September 12. The 4.7” iPhone 6 will be available with $0 down and 24...

Tags: Apple, iOS, T-Mobile


Apple Watch to require daily charging

Apple Watch to require daily charging

11 September, 2014 | comments (112)

The Apple Watch finally became official this week during an Apple event that was one of the most elaborate yet. One big question that remained afterward, however, was battery life. Recently, Apple spokesman Nat Kerris revealed that the Watch...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Amosu Call of Diamond iPhone 6 has a giant diamond Apple logo

Amosu Call of Diamond iPhone 6 has a giant diamond Apple logo

10 September, 2014 | comments (61)

Alexander Amosu may have jumped the gun on the iPhone 6 announcement but he saved the big guns for today. An Apple iPhone 6 studded with 6,127 small diamonds and one massive diamond cut exactly to the shape of the Apple logo. The Apple logo is...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Misc


EE, Vodafone, and Three UK announce iPhone 6 pre-orders

EE, Vodafone, and Three UK announce iPhone 6 pre-orders

10 September, 2014 | comments (26)

UK carriers EE, Vodafone, and Three UK have announced today that they will offer the new iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus to buyers on pre-order before it officially goes on sale on September 19. All three carriers will start taking pre-orders on...

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Apple seeds iOS 8 Gold Master to developers ahead of Sept 17

Apple seeds iOS 8 Gold Master to developers ahead of Sept 17

10 September, 2014 | comments (14)

Apple had a big day yesterday - it unveiled two new iPhones - iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It also detailed the long rumored Apple Watch. And just as expected, Apple also announced the availability of the upcoming iOS 8 - September 17. The iOS 8...

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Apple launching the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in India on October 17

Apple launching the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in India on October 17

10 September, 2014 | comments (87)

Apple will be launching the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in India next month. According to the Apple India website, both the phones will be launched on October 17. iPhones have had a bit of delayed release in India historically but over the...

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Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Watch coverage roundup

Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Watch coverage roundup

09 September, 2014 | comments (237)

Apple's event is over and matched the number of iPhones from last year – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus finally brought the long-awaited screen boost, but that's certainly not all there's to them. There was another device on stage too - the Apple...

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Apple officially announces the iPhone 6 Plus with a 5.5

Apple officially announces the iPhone 6 Plus with a 5.5" display

09 September, 2014 | comments (586)

The Apple iPhone 6 Plus is now official. It's built around a 5.5" IPS LCD display with an Retina HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels or, in other words 1080p). The pixel density is 400 ppi and iOS 8 has been tweaked to take full advantage of the...

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Apple unveils the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 with Retina HD screen

Apple unveils the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 with Retina HD screen

09 September, 2014 | comments (296)

Tim Cook took the stage at the start of today's event and almost immediately announced the new iPhone 6. The Apple iPhone 6 is based on iPod touch looks and has a 4.7" screen. The screen is protected by "Ion-strengthened glass", which is curved...

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SIM-free iPhone 6 prices: the two models start at €700 and €800

SIM-free iPhone 6 prices: the two models start at €700 and €800

09 September, 2014 | comments (104)

You sure didn't think that Apple's greatest iPhones this year will come cheap, did you? Both new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available starting Sept 19 (US, UK, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore), but you...

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Apple Watch - square sapphire display, gold option

Apple Watch - square sapphire display, gold option

09 September, 2014 | comments (213)

One more thing! The Apple Watch is real – with a square screen and comes in 38mm and 42mm cases. There will be an 18 karat gold version but more affordable stainless steel and aluminum versions will be available too. The steel version will be...

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