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It's still being determined just how widespread the issue pertaining to bent iPhone 6 Plus models really is. Bendgate, as it's being called, has received lots of media attention, though Apple contends that they're isolated incidents with complaints to company still in the single digits (nine in all) six days post launch. At the end of the day, for those who have a bent iPhone 6 Plus, it doesn't really matter if you're one of a few or one of many, you just want your device fixed, and it looks like Apple will oblige. The folks at The Next Web posted a chat transcript with a support rep at Apple. When asked if a bent enclosure during normal use qualifies for warranty repair, the support rep essentially... Read more...
Apple finally responded to complaints that its giant sized iPhone 6 Plus is having trouble staying firm, saying the problem is an "extremely rare" one (that excuse never works, btw) and that only nine customers have complained to the company about it so far. That might be true, but given the widespread media attention the device's bendable body has received, it was only a matter of time before comedians starting cracking jokes. One of the first is Conan O'Brien, and if you have even a slightly dirty mind (who doesn't?), you're going to love his latest skit. The skit lasts a mere 30 seconds, which is ironic given the subject matter is filled with sexual innuendos -- just as you start enjoying... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks webcast, Andrew, Dave and Marco discuss Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (including "bendgate"), the affordable Dell Inspiron 11 2-in-1 convertible, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards, Intel Broadwell low-power processors, the Maingear Pulse 15 3K gaming laptop, our next giveaway and a whole lot more... Show Notes: 01:09 - New Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Pack Larger Screens and More Powerful SoC 01:15 - The Amazing Bendable iPhone 6 Plus -- Users Report Warping Of Apple's Big Boy 12:14 - Apple Joins Forces With Visa and MasterCard For NFC Powered Mobile Transactions 14:12 - Dell Inspiron 11 3000, A 2-in1 For The... Read more...
It appears that “Bendgate” is not as big an issue as some are claiming. At least that is what Apple is saying. Recently, rumors and claims came to the forefront regarding consumers who had bent their iPhone 6 Plus simply by carrying it in their front or back pockets. According to Apple, it says that only nine people, out of the millions who have purchased the device, have complained about their phones being bent. "iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature a precision engineered unibody enclosure constructed from machining a custom grade of 6000 series anodized aluminum, which is tempered for extra strength," says a statement that Apple released to multiple news outlets. "They also feature... Read more...
Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus may have sold 10 million units combined during the first weekend of launch, but the new iOS software has been causing problems for Apple’s latest products. Consumers have reported that, since the release of iOS 8.0.1, features such as Touch ID are no longer working and even cellular reception is being disrupted. Due to the complaints, Apple is pulling the update. “We have received reports of an issue with the iOS 8.0.1 update,” said a spokesperson to The Verge. “We are actively investigating these reports and will provide information as quickly as we can. In the meantime we have pulled back the iOS 8.0.1 update.” When the... Read more...
As iOS 8 rolls out across Apple's devices, the bug reports -- the inevitable, sometimes hilarious, and sometimes maddening bug reports -- have begun to surface as well. iPhone and iPad users are complaining of slow keyboards, iMessage problems, glitches, app crashes, content management issues, missing content, sticky notifications, and a host of other problems. The good news, I suppose, is that no one has uncovered any truly game-ending bugs yet. That's not to say people haven't suffered crashes; any time you update a device to a new operating system someone somewhere is going to have a failure -- but there are no widespread reports of people bricking devices or destroying them wholesale. That... Read more...
Here's a PSA from your favorite tech website (HotHardware, of course!): Verizon Wireless is now offering Advanced Calling 1.0 across its nationwide network on select smartphones. Advanced Calling is more commonly known as Voice over LTE, or VoLTE, with Verizon's offering a first-generation service suite available on just a handful of devices so far, including iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, LG G2, and Samsung Galaxy S5. One of the neat things about VoLTE is that it allows for simultaneous voice and data. That means you can chat with Aunt Mabel about what to buy Uncle Lou for his 85th birthday while at the same time browsing online sites to price compare her suggestions. VoLTE also allows for High-Definition... Read more...
A week removed from boasting a record 4 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-order sales in 24 hours, Apple today announced that its newest handsets set the bar once again by notching over 10 million sales during its first weekend, making it the biggest iPhone launch yet. As expected, consumers came in record numbers to own the largest size iPhone models Apple has ever produced. The iPhone 6 sports a 4.7-inch display with a 1334x750 resolution (326 ppi) while the iPhone 6 Plus goes even bigger with a 5.5-inch panel featuring a 1920x1080 resolution (401 ppi). Both IPS displays are classified as Retina-class panels, a marketing term Apple invented to describe displays with pixel densities high... Read more...
You know what they say about dudes who carry around big phones, right? Indeed, they have big batteries, too! That's especially true of Apple's recently launched iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, both of which are bigger than any previous iPhone model. Our friends at iFixIt felt like ending the work week by slicing into these Apple devices, so we get to see just how big the batteries are in these handsets. First things first -- these are Apple devices, after all, and that means it takes some skill and patience to get inside without ruining the hardware. Once again, Apple's preference for less common pentalobe screws is in full display, though once removed, you no longer have to work your way... Read more...
Not even three weeks removed from a rather controversial iCloud hacking incident in which hackers were able to obtain nude photos of celebrities and post them online, Apple is championing itself as the protector of user privacy. Not many companies have the marketing mojo to go from one extreme end of the spectrum to the other, let alone do it in such a short time, but that's Apple for you. The iCloud incident is now old news, and the focus going forward is how Apple has your back when it comes to privacy. Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a message on the company's website talking about trust, respect, privacy, encryption, and how they all relate to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Privacy is a hot topic,... Read more...
There's a lot of attention paid to the manufacturing side of devices like the iPhone, though rarely does anyone take the time to share shipping details. Sounds pretty boring, right? It would be, except that in the case of the iPhone, you're talking about shipping a highly desirable product on a mass scale. And in regards to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, we're dealing with the biggest handset launch in Apple's history. Have you ever thought about the logistics of getting all those phones into the U.S. and other territories? As you know, Apple's handsets are manufactured in China, the bulk of which come from Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision). One way the phones arrive in the U.S. is by plane. A MacRumors... Read more...
As expected, Apple announced a record number of day one pre-orders for its recently announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models. The larger screen sizes proved popular and led to over four million pre-orders in the first 24 hours, as well as a shortage of devices -- Apple says that while a "significant amount" of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets will be delivered to customers on Friday and throughout September, many others will have to wait until October. "iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are better in every way, and we are thrilled customers love them as much as we do," said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. "Pre-orders for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set a new record for Apple, and we can’t wait... Read more...
It's said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, though Apple certainly wasn't flattered when it accused Samsung of copying the look and feel of the iPhone with its Galaxy line. Instead, the cranky Cupertino outfit took Samsung to court in several territories and at one point won a $1.05 billion verdict (it was later reduced in half). Well, turnabout is fair play, and now Apple's the one being called a copycat by its South Koren nemesis. Samsung's U.S. arm is taking swings at Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in a series of ads. Interestingly enough, Samsung is willing to dole out some collateral damage in the process by taking certain members of the press to task for not recognizing... Read more...
As some of you are already aware, AT&T is now accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the first batch of which will arrive in retail stores next Friday, September 19. Both phones can be had for $0 down plus a monthly payment via AT&T Next. In addition, you can get up to $300 in trade-in value when trading in your existing iPhone model. "Millions of iPhone customers have chosen AT&T since the very first iPhone was brought to market. Congratulations to Apple on another incredible, innovative launch," said Glenn Lurie, president and CEO, AT&T Mobility. "When you combine our best-pricing, the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network, and a service experience that leads... Read more...
Historically speaking, we typically see impressive performance gains each time Apple releases a new custom processor for its mobile products. Certainly that was true of the A7 System-on-Chip (SoC), the world's first 64-bit smartphone processor offering desktop-class performance. In our evaluation of the iPhone 5s, the A7 chip dominated our benchmark runs and consistently outperformed previous generation iPhone models, sometimes by an obscene margin. So, can we expect the same kind of performance bump from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, both of which sport a custom A8 SoC? Maybe not. Rightware ran the iPhone 6 through its Basemark X benchmark and noted only modest gains compared to the iPhone... Read more...
Woe are the Apple fans who stayed up late to pre-order the iPhone 6 the moment it was supposed to become available, only to run into problems. Pre-orders were supposed to open at midnight Pacific Time, but as people flocked to Apple's website -- probably in record numbers -- it was too much for the servers to handle, and down it went. According to Tech2, it wasn't just Apple's website that had problems, but also wireless carriers like Sprint and T-Mobile, both of which failed to open on time. Verizon and AT&T were the lone stars of the pre-order show, as both were able to open and accept orders at midnight, though even those two wireless carriers faced glitches along the way. #Apple #iPhone6... Read more...
Apple investors always seem to have a tough time figuring out how to react to news and events. Such is the case again following yesterday's unveiling of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch devices, along with some supplementary announcements. The initial reaction was to sell, and as investors hurried to unload shares, Apple's stock price dropped from $103 to $96 -- that translates into a $38 billion hit to the company's market capitalization. Here we are a day later and Apple's stock price is sitting at $100.17 and climbing. So, should you sell your shares before fickle investors have another panic attack, or hold onto your Apple stock in hopes that it will keep climbing? Far be it for... Read more...
Sprint may catch some flak for playing favorites here, but if you're an iPhone fan and plan on picking up the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, the wireless carrier has a deal you might find to be too good to refuse. In an attempt to trump its competitors, Sprint is offering individuals a special $50 per month plan that includes unlimited data, talk, and text. "The best iPhone ever deserves the best deal in data," Sprint states in relation to the deal. Along with the special pricing promotion, Sprint is offering a an "iPhone for Life Plan" that ensures you'll have a new iPhone every 2 years. There's no upfront cost or sales tax, just a monthly fee to lease the phone plus the special $50 price mentioned... Read more...
Today, Apple unveiled the upcoming iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, ending months of speculation over whether or not the company would ever move to larger screens or higher PPI. The answer, it turns out, is yes -- the iPhone 6 will pack a 4.7-inch screen while the iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen. Resolution on the iPhone 6 is 1134x750 (326 PPI) while the iPhone 6 Plus hits 1920x1080 and 401 PPI. These figures aren't as high as some Android phones, but we've already hit the point of diminishing marginal returns since the original iPhone 4 launched the concept of a Retina Display. Unless you have better than 20/20 vision, a display is always Retina at a certain distance -- and the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will... Read more...
Tomorrow is the big day Apple fans far and wide have been waiting for. Barring a surprise turn of events, Apple will use its planned press event tomorrow to unveil its next iPhone -- presumably called iPhone 6 -- which is rumored to come with two screen size options. One of those will be 4.7 inches and the other will be a phablet friendly 5.5 inches, if all the leaked information leading up to this point turns out to be true. Apple expects this to be its biggest iPhone launch ever, and since that's typically the case with each new iPhone, that's probably a safe bet. But how many iPhone 6 models will the Cupertino outfit sell? Time will tell, though if we're to believe JP Morgan analyst Rod Hall,... Read more...
AT&T is rolling out a new promotion for its AT&T Next service, and it has to make you wonder if the carrier is prepping for the iPhone 6. With Apple holding its big event on September 9th and rampant speculation that the iPhone 6 will be making its debut there, it seems to be the perfect time to unveil a $100 credit for a mobile service that is aimed at people who want to have the latest smartphones. New and existing users can snag this deal – so long as you activate a new line. AT&T Next is designed for people who want to upgrade their phones frequently. Image credit: AT&T AT&T Next is an alternative to the typical two-year contract for phone buyers. The idea is that... Read more...
Assuming the latest iPhone 6 rumor is true, Apple's next handset will feature pay-by-touch technology. That's because Apple is reportedly in cahoots with NXP Semiconductors, a chipmaker located in the Netherlands, to integrate near-field communication (NFC) technology into the iPhone 6, which Apple will likely unveil on September 9, 2014. The lack of NFC support has been one of the main criticisms of the iPhone for the past few model releases. Whereas it's much easier to find an Android device supporting NFC than it is to find one that doesn't, Apple has turned a blind eye to the technology up to this point, though that's finally about to change, it seems. It's believed the red box is where the... Read more...
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