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  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Get Cracked in First Drop Test

    19 September 2014, 12:08 am by: Husain Sumra

    With the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus already underway in several countries, many companies have begun performing tests and benchmarks on the device. PhoneBuff has taken the two devices and put them through a drop test, dropping each on its back,…
  • iPhone 6 Plus Teardown: Twice as Big a Battery as iPhone 5s [Update: 1 GB RAM Confirmed]

    18 September 2014, 10:16 pm by: Husain Sumra

    iFixIt is in the process of taking apart the new iPhone 6 Plus, currently on sale in Australia. Surprisingly, the team points out that the internal layout of the device is extremely similar to that of the iPhone 5s, except at a larger scale and with a bigger…
  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Launch Day: What to Expect

    18 September 2014, 7:09 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will launch in the United States tomorrow, with Apple retail stores, carrier stores, and several major retailers offering the two devices for sale. We've gathered up a list of U.S. locations that will be selling the iPhone 6 and 6…
  • Photographer Tests iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in Iceland, Demos Focus Pixels, Other Camera Improvements

    18 September 2014, 4:43 pm by: Juli Clover

    With every iteration of the iPhone, Apple aims to bring significant improvements to the device's camera. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are no exception, packing in several new features like Focus Pixels, Exposure Control, Panorama improvements, Slo-Mo video…
  • FlightAware Offers Tool For Tracking iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Pre-Order Shipment Flights

    18 September 2014, 3:24 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple began shipping out early iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders on Thursday morning, and FlightAware, a site that offers live flight tracking, has created a tool that allows users to track the flights carrying their iPhones after receiving a tracking number.…
  • iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly in Very Short Supply for In-Store Launch

    18 September 2014, 2:49 pm by: Eric Slivka

    Ahead of tomorrow's launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in a number of countries, customers who didn't place pre-orders for delivery have been lining up at Apple's retail stores and those of its carrier and retail partners hoping to obtain one first thing in the…
  • SwiftKey's iOS 8 Keyboard Hits One Million Downloads in Under 24 Hours

    18 September 2014, 1:20 pm by: Eric Slivka

    Earlier today, we highlighted how a number of new third-party systemwide keyboard for iOS 8 are topping the App Store charts, with SwiftKey Keyboard [Direct Link] displacing Facebook Messenger from the top spot on the free iPhone app chart in the United…
  • iOS 8 Keyboards Climb to Top of App Store Charts

    18 September 2014, 12:08 pm by: Kelly Hodgkins

    With yesterday's launch of iOS 8, devices running the new operating system are now able to install third-party keyboards that work on a systemwide basis. Most of the major keyboard makers were ready for the launch, introducing iOS 8 versions of their keyboards…
  • iOS 8 Downloads Cause Spike in Web Traffic as Adoption Rate Climbs Slowly

    18 September 2014, 11:00 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Apple yesterday released iOS 8 to the public, opening the doors for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners to download and install Apple's latest version of iOS on their devices. According to The Guardian, this release caused internet traffic to surge in the UK by…
  • Apple Working with U2 on New Music Format to Boost Digital Music Sales

    18 September 2014, 8:10 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Apple and U2 have a long history of working together, producing a special edition U2 iPod in 2008 and more recently releasing the band's latest album, "Songs of Innocence," for free. According to Time, Apple and U2 reportedly now are collaborating on a new…
  • Long Lines Forming for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Launch in Australia

    18 September 2014, 5:10 am by: Richard Padilla

    With Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus going on sale in the first group of launch countries beginning on Friday, September 19, long lines have already started to form across the world as many anticipate the release of both devices. Apple retail customers…
  • Apple Aims for Greater Transparency With Comprehensive New Privacy Site

    17 September 2014, 9:47 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple today launched a new privacy site that outlines all of the privacy features of Apple's products and services, offers tips on managing privacy, details government information requests, and explicitly states Apple's Privacy Policy. The site comes…
  • Apple Releases OS X 10.9.5 With Reliability Improvements, Safari 7.0.6

    17 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple today released OS X 10.9.5, after approximately a month of testing and two months after the release of OS X 10.9.4. The update, which is recommended for all Mavericks users, improves the reliability of VPN connections that use USB smart cards for…
  • List of iOS 8 Apps With Touch ID Integration

    17 September 2014, 7:36 pm by: Juli Clover

    iOS 8, released to the public earlier today, included a slew of new APIs for developers. One of those APIs opened up Touch ID to third-party apps, letting developers use the fingerprint scanner for authentication purposes within apps. Quite a few apps have…
  • Comprehensive List of iOS 8 Apps with Notification Center Widgets

    17 September 2014, 6:12 pm by: Juli Clover

    iOS 8 was released today, which means hundreds of app developers are releasing newly updated apps that take advantage of all the APIs introduced with the operating system upgrade. Those include third-party keyboards, which we covered earlier today, and app…
  • 'Epic Zen Garden' Metal Demo Shown Off at WWDC Now Available for Download

    17 September 2014, 4:41 pm by: Juli Clover

    At its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple unveiled Metal, an API designed to improve game performance on iOS. Epic Games took the stage during the event to show off Epic Zen Garden, a game built using the Unreal 4 Engine and the Metal API. The…
  • Apple Confirms HealthKit Bug, Promises Fix by End of September

    17 September 2014, 4:17 pm by: Eric Slivka

    Just before the public launch of iOS 8 earlier today, we noted that Apple had begun pulling HealthKit-related apps from the App Store, apparently due to a last-minute issue that cropped up in the new operating system. The issue has put a significant dent in…
  • List of Third-Party Keyboards Now Available for iOS 8 Users

    17 September 2014, 3:32 pm by: Juli Clover

    iOS 8, released to the public today, includes an API that allows developers to create system-wide third-party keyboards for the first time, which will let users select from a range of different keyboards with unique functions. We've rounded up a list of the…
  • iOS 8 Hidden Features Video: Battery Usage By App, Hidden Photos, Siri Hands-Free, and More

    17 September 2014, 2:31 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple released iOS 8 to the public today, giving millions of users their first look at the new operating system. Along with all of the major features, like Continuity, Notification improvements, Messages upgrades, and the introduction of third-party…
  • Ive on Apple Watch: One of the Most Difficult Projects I've Ever Worked On

    17 September 2014, 1:58 pm by: Juli Clover

    In a wide ranging interview with Bloomberg covering culture changes at Apple, Tim Cook's personality, the company's move into Apple Pay, and the development of the Apple Watch, Tim Cook, Jony Ive, and Jeff Williams share some fascinating details on the work…
  • Apple Releases iOS 8 With Continuity, Third Party Access to Keyboards/Touch ID, Family Sharing, and…

    17 September 2014, 12:55 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple today released iOS 8 to the public, making the download available to all users who have an iPhone 4s or later, iPad 2 or later, 5th-generation iPod touch, or iPad mini. The update can be downloaded via iTunes or through an over-the-air update accessible…
  • Apple Apparently Finds Last-Minute HealthKit Problems, Pulls Compatible Third-Party Apps

    17 September 2014, 12:15 pm by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Apple appears to have discovered a significant last-minute issue with its HealthKit services for iOS 8, a problem that will result in a delay for the launch of new and updated apps that include HealthKit functionality. Apple reportedly has pulled…
  • Apple Said to Plan October 21 Media Event to Launch New iPads, OS X Yosemite [Update: No]

    17 September 2014, 11:56 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    With its iPhone 6 announcement completed, Apple reportedly is preparing a second announcement event that will will launch new iPad models, claims AppleInsider, citing a trusted insider familiar with the company's pre-launch logistics. The report points to the…
  • Foxconn Facing Display Shortages as it Struggles to Meet iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Demand

    17 September 2014, 8:47 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus supplies may continue to be constrained as Foxconn reportedly is struggling to keep up with demand for the handsets, reports the Wall Street Journal. Unlike previous years that saw Foxconn handling the launch of one flagship…
  • First iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Reviews: 'Thin and Sexy', 'Bigger and Better', Impressive Battery Life Up…

    16 September 2014, 9:46 pm by: Juli Clover

    At its September 9 iPhone event, Apple provided multiple publications with iPhone 6 and 6 Plus review units. The embargo has now lifted on review posts, so we have gathered some of the relevant excerpts from each site in order to highlight general release…

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