October 2, 2015

AAPL: 110.38

0.80

Some iPhone 6s/Plus users experiencing zoomed display glitch after restoring from iPhone 5/5s/5c

Some iPhone 6s/Plus users are reporting a display glitch in Wallet and some other apps, where they get a permanently zoomed-in view after restoring from an iPhone 5/5S/5C. Apple has told owners that it is aware of the issue but does not currently have a fix other than setting up the phone as a new one.

When I open the Apple wallet app, the sides of the screen are cut off like it is zoomed in […]

Same issue here on an iPhone 6S. I can’t activate any cards since the button to input the activation codes is seemingly cut off […]

I spent 30 minutes on a support chat. [Apple] could only suggest trying a full phone restore (losing data in the process).

The issue is reportedly fixed in iOS 9.1 beta 3, and there is a clunky workaround in the meantime … 

September 25, 2015

AAPL: 114.71

-0.29

Apple announced during the iPhone 6s keynote earlier this month that the phone would include a second-generation Touch ID system that was much faster than its predecessor. Now that iPhone buyers are starting to get their handsets delivered, it’s possible to test just how much faster.

In the video below from iFixYouri, you can see the new phone go head-to-head with the two previous Touch ID-capable phones.

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September 23, 2015

AAPL: 114.32

0.92

When Apple releases a new version of iOS, owners of previous generation devices are always a tad hesitant to upgrade, worried that the added features will bog down their device and make it run slower than it originally did. While iOS 9 has been the quickest adopted version of Apple’s operating system yet, there are likely still some holdouts worried about device performance. YouTuber iAppleBytes has this evening shared videos comparing the performance of iOS 9.0.1 to iOS 8.4.1 on the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPhone 5S…

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September 8, 2015

AAPL: 112.31

3.04

A day before the announcement of the new iPhones, analytics company Localytics has provided a picture of the iPhone market today. It shows that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus between them account for a full 40% of all iPhones in use, with the iPhone 5s trailing behind at 23.7%.

The same data also backs our report that the iPhone 5c is being discontinued, showing that it accounts for just 8.5% of active iPhones, putting it below the iPhone 4S. This can only add to doubts about whether the often rumored and debunked iPhone 6c (beautiful concept images below) could succeed …  expand full story

September 2, 2015

AAPL: 112.34

4.62

With the official announcement of Apple’s iPhone 6S just around the corner, Gazelle today announced limited-time promotional trade-in pricing for the iPhone 5s, 6, and 6 Plus, guaranteeing that Gazelle’s cash offer will “beat the trade-in credit offered by a customer’s wireless carrier or Apple.” The promotion applies to U.S. carriers AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as Apple’s trade-in program. expand full story

August 27, 2015

AAPL: 112.92

3.23

While Apple will unveil a pair of next-generation iPhones at its September 9th event, the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, don’t expect a new 4-inch “iPhone 6c” to show up on stage. Sources say that while Apple has been working on a new 4-inch iPhone with the capabilities of last year’s iPhone 6, the device is not yet ready to ship. Interestingly, Apple has also internally prototyped a new, smaller iPhone with a 3.5-inch display, the same size of the iPhone’s screen from the first model in 2007 to the iPhone 4S in 2011, but it does not appear that the company plans to move forward with actually releasing such a device.

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August 4, 2015

AAPL: 114.64

-3.80

9to5Toys Last Call: OtterBox iPhone 5/5s case $10, 2 Philips Hue bulbs $100, Bluetooth 4.1 in-ears $20, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

Apple 11-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (newest version): $750 shipped (Reg. $899)

OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPhone 5/5s in many colors $10 shipped (Orig. $22)

Two Philips Hue connected light bulbs (multiple styles) for $100 shipped (~$120 value)

Headphones: SoundPEATS Bluetooth 4.1 in-ears $20 (Reg. $26), Sennheiser HD280 + HD439 $100 (~$200 value), more

The coolest Apple-certified MFI Lightning cables you can buy for your iPhone, iPad and iPod

Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 128GB in all colors: $590 shipped (Reg. $699)

More new gear from today:

Readdle app sale 50% or more off: Scanner Pro 6, Printer Pro, Calendars 5, PDF Expert 5, more

More deals still alive:

Pre-pay for 3 months of Sling TV and receive a $50 Best Buy credit towards the purchase of eligible streaming devices

App Store Free App of the Week: Worms3 ($5 value)

Team 17 announces a pair of new Worms games coming to iOS, Xbox One and PC

New products & more:

The new off-road nipi cooler uses renewable power to keep your devices charged and your beer cold

ECOXGEAR’s new rugged Bluetooth speakers and power banks are waterproof and solar powered

June 26, 2015

Low Power mode will turn your iPhone 6 into a cross between an iPhone 5 and 5s, show benchmarks

One of the new features we highlighted in iOS 9 is an innovative new way to help your iPhone battery make it through a long day. When toggled on, Low Power mode automatically kicks in when your battery level starts to get low, reducing the clock speed of the CPU as well as cutting some background activities.

MacRumors ran some tests in Geekbench 3 to measure the performance reduction when Low Power mode was activated, and found it to reduce the performance of an iPhone by around 40%. This would mean that your iPhone 6 would end up with performance somewhere between that of an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 5s.

Apple tweaked the description of Low Power mode in iOS 9 Beta 2.

Low Power mode temporarily reduces power consumption until you can fully charge your iPhone. When this is on, mail fetch, background app refresh, automatic downloads, and some visual effects are reduced or disabled.

The previous text indicated that motion effects and animated wallpapers are disabled. The battery icon turns yellow when Low Power mode is engaged, and it’s been suggested that battery life could be extended by up to three hours.

In addition to helping you get more from your battery, iOS 9 also helps you make the most of your storage capacity.

June 22, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Air 2 64GB $500, V-MODA Crossfade LP $70, iPhone 5 w/ 1yr service $300, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 64GB in all colors: $500 shipped (Reg. $599)

Amazon Gold Box – V-MODA Crossfade LP Over-the-Ear Headphones in multiple colors $70 shipped (Reg. $150)

iPhone 5 & 1-Yr Unlimited Talk/Text, 500MB LTE/m $300 shipped

…and even more great iPhone 6 dock options

Giveaway: Grovemade’s latest wooden creation provides a luxurious home for your Magic TrackPad

More new gear from today:

The best deals to really take advantage of Microsoft’s Xbox One free game promotion

Daily Deals: 2-pack Nokia Mini Proximity Sensors $15, Acer 21.5″ IPS LCD HD Monitor $90, more

More deals still alive:

Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats2 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones in multiple colors: $150 shipped (Reg. $200)

App Store sale – Amazing Fantasy Games at least 50% off: Badlands $2, more

App Store Free App of the Week: Warhammer Snotling Fling ($4 value)

New products & more:

The 5 biggest iOS and Android games announced at this year’s E3 Expo

Monoprice’s $200 Action Camera matches GoPro on specs & has a slick viewfinder

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June 1, 2015

A man holds a new Apple iPhone 5S next to his iPhone 5 at an Apple Store at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district

For the month of June, Apple is giving a small boost to its trade-in price values for the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPhone 5S, according to Apple Store sources. Using the Reuse and Recycle program, a customer can bring in an older iPhone model and receive gift card credit toward the purchase of a newer iPhone. Likely in order to spur some new iPhone sales this month, Apple is offering the following improvements to its trade-in pricing:

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May 22, 2015

Police show photo of iPhone 5c they say saved gunshot victim’s life

An iPhone 5c saved the life of a 25-year-old gunshot victim, according to British police (via Business Insider). The victim, who has not been named, was shot at close range with a shotgun and suffered serious abdominal injuries, but survived thanks to the iPhone 5c in his pocket taking the main force.

Detective Inspector Gary McIntyre from Cheshire Police said: “Fortunately, the victim’s mobile phone took the brunt of the shot and, as a result of this, he survived. This is remarkable – had that phone not been in his pocket at that time he would undoubtedly have died.”

The shooting happened when the victim approached a group of teenagers who had shut off the water supply to the apartment block in which he lived. The person who fired the shot, 19-year-old Ryan Duggan, was yesterday found guilty of attempted murder and is due to be sentenced in July.

A US soldier last year credited his iPhone with saving his life after a bomb was detonated by a suicide bomber, telling us that it prevented a severed artery.

May 20, 2015

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The iPhone images above are all featured on the store page for the new Lightning Dock that Apple released earlier today, but only three of them depict real iPhone models.

The iPhone 6 Plus, 6, and 5s all look correct, but if you look closely, you’ll notice that the pink iPhone 5s somehow ended up with a Touch ID button. While there have been rumors of a 4-inch iPhone 6C variant, there’s a pretty good chance that this isn’t an early look at that.

Instead, it’s probably just a case of someone forgetting to toggle a layer in Photoshop before exporting the image. In all likelihood it will disappear and be replaced with a corrected image in the near future.

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Update: Somebody at Apple cracked open Photoshop and fixed the home button. The revised image is below.

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May 13, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: iPhone 5/5s MFi Battery Case $15, iPad Air 2 from $400, Logitech UE BOOM $129, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

Apple-Certified iPhone 5/5S 2400mAh charging case with kickstand (5 colors): $15 Prime shipped

Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 16GB in all colors: $400 (Reg. $499), 128GB: $590 (Reg. $699)

Portable Bluetooth Speakers: Logitech UE BOOM $129 (Reg. $199), Mpow MBOX $38 (Reg. $50)

Apple 13-inch MacBook Air:

1.6GHz/4GB/128GB $830 (Reg. $999) 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB $1,000 (Reg. $1,199)

ArmorSuit iPhone 6/Plus Screen Protectors w/ lifetime replacements for $0.95 Prime shipped (Reg. $6.95)

American Express offers cardholders $5 credit for eligible iTunes purchases

Small States: Feltmark’s Wald lighting combines simplicity and function, multiple giveaway winners

More new gear from today

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Headphones + FiiO E6 Portable Headphone Amp $69 shipped ($97 value), more

More deals still alive:

Protective cases for iPhone 6/Plus, Galaxy S6, and Note 4 as low as $2 Prime shipped

Poweradd 3-in-1 Dual-Port USB car charger + 3.3′ Lightning cable & micro USB $9 Prime shipped (Reg. $17)

New products & more:

Sony’s new LED Lightbulb has a built-in Bluetooth speaker with iPhone controls

Ubisoft has now officially unveiled the brand new Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate

March 5, 2015

iPhone 5 battery replacement program extended into January 2016

When Apple launched its iPhone 5 battery replacement program last year, the company said that it would accept devices for replacement up to two years after purchase. Because the devices with the faulty batteries were sold between September 2012 and January 2013, two years from that date range would have given buyers until January 2015 (or March 1st, 2015, according to the page) to get their devices swapped.

However, as spotted by iPhone in Canada, Apple today updated the copy on the page to state that replacements would be accepted for an additional year. The page now says that users may return their defective units until three years after the date of purchase, pushing the end date for the program back to January 2016 for those who bought their phones near the end of the time when affected models were sold.

Since only certain phones were impacted by this problem, users will need to plug their iPhone’s serial number into Apple’s support page to find out if they qualify for a replacement.

February 17, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: iPad deals galore, Audio-Technica headphones 20% off, Mophie iPhone 5/5s $35, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call updates:

iPad deal roundup: iPad mini $200, iPad Air $339, iPad Air 2 $424, more

Audio-Technica Pro Headphones: ATH-M40X $79 shipped (Reg. $139), ATH-M30X $55 shipped (Reg. $99)

Mophie Juice Pack Helium for iPhone 5/5s (multiple colors) $35 shipped (orig. $80)

Quirky President’s Day Sale + extra 25% off: Metal Cordies cable keeper $3.75, more

Small States: Cord Shoes churns out handmade boots with a story behind every pair, $250 giveaway

More new gear from today:

More deals still alive:

New products & more:

January 29, 2015

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The newly launched iphone 6 has been a long awaited and one of the most desired phones of the year. The new iPhone 6 is turning up as a device to get in love with. When it comes to a new launch, Apple has again surprised people with goose bumps and successfully turned the tables. The new iPhone 6 is the topic where mesmerizing experience starts from the very first look to all the way to its performance. iPhone 6 has become the most searched gadget on Google 2014. It won’t be wrong to say that people went insane for owning the iPhone 6. The waiting in long queues in front of the stores after months of pre-ordering, is justified by the arrival of whole new experience. The iPhone 5 and 5s users are wondering the worth to upgrade to the new iPhone 6. When it comes to new features integration, Apple shows up very well with a pretty impressive work on the long enough list.

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 Display –The first look of the iPhone 6 says all about “The Change”. Apple has now finally movedfrom its small screen customs to bigger screen phones. The screen size of iPhone 6 is stretched from 4 inch to 4.7 inch. Now the resolution of iPhone is 1334*760 pxwith 326 PPI density. Where as the iPhone 5s has resolution of 1136*640 px with a much small screen of 4inch.

iPhone 5s is slim with 7.6mm but the Apple has pretty well managed to make the new iPhone 6 much slimmer to 6.9mm. The placement of physical buttons are also re-positioned (lock button) from top to right side; and the edges are also curved.

Reachability – iPhone 5s hasaddicted userswith the comfortably operable iPhone 5s average sized screenbut a thing to be thought will be for accomplishing the same comfort after migrating the user to the BIG screen phone.With increasing the screen size, Apple has made a remarkable move with integrating a new feature for single-handed use. Reachability is a new astonishing aspect to empower the users of the iPhone 6. Users just need to double tap on home button, and with a blink of an eye the whole screen is shifted downwards for easy access to the options that were showing at the top of the screen. Despite of the 4.7-inch screen of iPhone 6, the glamorous feature has made the access and use very smooth and reachable. That is one wonderful thing to be thought of and Apple has done justice with it.

NFC –Apple pay is here. Although previous versions including iPhone 5s did not had any NFC (Near Field Communication) but it was always on the radar of Apple. Apple has now embedded the NFC chip iniPhone 6 for the users to pay without taking out their wallet and getting the card swiped. The whole process can now be done by just putting the phone in front of the device and then pay by touch ID only. Users have to just enter the credentials of the card and complete the process of using the phone to pay only once. The details of the credit card and credentials are not anywhere saved on the database of Apple, which is a fabulous thing. The security has been the one of the major concerns these days which is made sure to be taken care of in iPhone 6. But the chip is closed for the third party developers since now. According to the resources, Apple is looking forward to expand the use of NFC for public transit tickets, building security and on some other different commercial levels.

Camera – Not a big change has been noticed in the front side and the rare side camera as iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 both have 8 mega-pixels. Apple has though made some changes and tweaks in iPhone 6. Now the iPhone 5s users can enjoy a lot more features by upgrading to iPhone 6 integrated inside the camera of iPhone 6.

Autofocus of the phone is re-touched with the new “Focus Pixels”.  Autofocus of iPhone 5s was great but now it is twice as fast as the previous one. One can easily autofocus and that too very quickly. The rear camera is one that does “Digital Image stabilization”, which means that the photos will be much clear and crispier. One of the really awesome things about the rear camera is the slow motion video capturing at 240 FPS that is a fantastically sharp experience. The front camera is also of the aperture f/2.2 as of the rear camera. Now the front camera can capture much better photos in low light as well as offers a burst mode too.

Processor and Wi-Fi – Peeking inside, iPhone 5s posses the A7 processor where as in iPhone 6Apple has introduced the new A8 processor which 13% small in size than the previous processor A7. And additionally is designed to be 50 percent more efficient. The new processor is tremendously fast.

The A8 processor is accompanied by M8 co-processor, which tracks the user’s activity such as walking, cycling, running for the records and use of health kit.

Speed is not only limited to the processor as the WIFI 802.11 ac is 3 times faster. 4G LTE is supported by both iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 but the iPhone 6 has now an extra support on 20 LTE, which makes iPhone 6 a better option in performance terms as well.

Battery – Apple has broken the myth of more battery consumption by a big screen phone that drains by lunchtime and prompts to charge. Talk time of iPhone 5s is 10 hours and Internet surfing is 8 hours. Although iPhone 6 is a BIG screen phone but the battery life as claimed by Apple for iPhone 6 for talk time has improved from 10 hours to 14 hours. Adding on, Internet use has increased10 hours from 8 hours.

Apple has now moved to the large screen segment and justified the new look as being elegant that makes it standout. Not just the looks, but also its inside is built strong and proficient for the flawless performance. Apple iPhone 6 is a good option for those who want a bigger and better iPhone in terms of performance, looks, and some big and small tweaks.

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January 15, 2015

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Very Rare iPhone 5 N41 Prototype running SwitchBoard

SwitchBoard is a Apple Software Utility that is used in Apple’s factory and in their Headquarters to test and to make sure that things on the device work correctly like with hardware and software. 

SwitchBoard is an alternative to iOS and isn’t seen to often and is very rare to find. This is the first or one of the first iPhone 5 SwitchBoard Prototypes seen. 

This unit is a Prototype because it has the Factory testing SwitchBoard software that can test so much and because the serial number on this device isn’t recognized by Apple’s servers.

December 29, 2014

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Many people love to clean iPhone screen with Alcohol or other household cleaners since it can clean the prints and dirt easily, dries fast, and sterilizes the device as well. But the truth is that’s very dangerous.  There’s a piece of news reported by 126.com providing us a live example that someone damaged his screen while cleaning with alcohol.

From the picture he shared, it’s easy to find out that the solvents went into the iPhone 5S screen and seems to have the inner screen dyed with ink.  Actually, there is a very thin coating inside of iPhone to protect the inner screen. But it dissolves in many types of liquid solvents easily. So it’s highly recommended you not to clean iPhone and other iOS device with those solvents.  And according to Apple, the best way to clean iPhone is to wipe it gently with soft, lint-free cloth. And if there is something hard to clean, you can put some drops of water onto the cloth, squeeze it out, and use the dampened cloth to remove the stuck-on substance. Besides, the outside screen of iPhone is also covered with oleophobic coating which makes figure prints easily removing. Liquid solvents may damage the coating as well. So if you don’t want the outside screen being damaged, you’d better take a soft, lint-free cloth with you and clean the iPhone screen as soon as there’s stain on it.

Conclusion

How to clean iPhone?

1. Unplug iPhone from any external power sources or cable accessories, and turn it off (hold the button on the top and wipe the screen to power off.)

2. Use soft, dry, lint-free cloth and wipe the screen gently.

3. If there’s some stains hard to wipe off, you can put some drop of water onto the cloth, squeeze it out, and use the dampened cloth to clean.  Don’t use household cleaners or sprays to clean the iPhone, such as alcohol, window cleaner, etc.  And don’t get moisture into any openings.

4. Take the soft, lint-free cloth with you and clean the iPhone as soon as it got stains.

What should you do if liquid already made its way into your iPhone?

You’d better seek assistant immediately from an authorized service provider or Apple Retail Store. And please note that liquid damage is not covered under the Apple product warranty or AppleCare Protection Plans.

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Morgan Stanley is predicting in an investor note that around 10% of those who own an iPhone 5 or later will buy an Apple Watch, generating first year sales of around 30M – right at the top end of the 10-30M range suggested by other analysts.

While predicting likely sales of a new product category is always a rather shaky undertaking, and sales of competitor smartwatches may not prove a reliable guide, Morgan Stanley thinks there is one clue to how well the Apple Watch might sell: the precedent set by the iPad …  expand full story

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