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    It's not #cameragate (yet!), but Apple has acknowledged a shooter problem on its own oversized smartphone. Due to the iPhone 6 Plus faulty camera issue, a limited number of devices are producing blurred stills. These devices, as Apple puts it, "fall into a limited serial number range and were sold primarily between September 2014 and January 2015". If you discover that stills snapped with the main (back) iSight camera of your iPhone 6 Plus come out blurry, you will be eligible for a camera replacement, free of charge. Additionally, at the source link below, you can input your device's ...

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    At this point, it's become so easy to take a bunch of things for granted when it comes to the new iPhone. There's little doubt that we're about to see Apple introduce at least two new models, an iPhone 6S and an iPhone 6S Plus, with a rather conservative set of upgrades. That could mean a new SoC, the arrival of a Force Touch display, and maybe even some extra RAM, but a pair of phones that still largely resemble their predecessors. We've also come to accept many of the rumors surrounding Apple's launch plans, and even if the September 9 date we've heard is less than 100% guaranteed, few ...

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    Even though Apple pretty much depends on its partnership with Samsung for the existence of most of its products, their rivalry is already a viral topic. At this point the last thing we remember is of Apple winning the patent lawsuit and forcing Samsung to pay hundreds of millions in damages. Samsung on the other hand has tried its way to not have to pay the damages to Apple, and some cases have succeeded and others haven’t. Samsung has just filed court documents to take this whole patent dispute to the U.S. Supreme Court. Samsung was already able to shed off almost $500 million in ...

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    Signs of wear and tear are common to gadgets, and particularly to wearables. The Apple Watch is not exempt to this, even if the price tag of the most affordable model is still higher than every other smartwatch in the market. The question is if you’re really getting your money’s worth, and today we read about it. Apple Discussion Forums and even Reddit has a good amount of posts complaining about the durability of the Apple Watch Sport. Users of the Space Gray model complain about the Apple Logo and even the text behind the Apple Watch to already be wearing off. Others complain that ...

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    From the sound of things, Apple's been developing a next-gen version of its Apple TV set-top box – one that, based on the age of the company's currently available option, is very much overdue. And though we've heard earlier claims talking about the unit's launch, this time the stars may have finally aligned, and there's a good chance Apple could introduce the accessory at next month's anticipated iPhone (and maybe even iPad) launch event. Some new statistics suggest that such an introduction can't come soon enough, with Apple's stake of the streaming-media box market in the US showing ...

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    The smartphone market is a very interesting business. It doesn't matter how popular brands like Nokia and Motorola were a few years ago, we all know how things went for most of the leaders these last few years. Apple, an unknown to the business in that period is seeing an opposite response from the market, and even more so now with the iPhone 6. Gartner has just published its world-wide smartphone market numbers, and the results are rather revealing. Year over Year, Apple has grown a crazy 36% in sales when compared to last year, while market leaders like Samsung have seen a drop of 5.3%. ...

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    Sony launched its original SmartBand fitness tracker all the way back at CES 2014, though it wouldn't be until June of that year when we saw the company bring sales of the wearable to the US. In the mobile electronics world, a span of one year feels like a lifetime, so Sony's been seriously overdue for some kind of follow-up if it hoped to keep the SmartBand fresh. Today that's just what we see the company do, as it announces the new SmartBand 2 with heart rate monitor. We first saw this guy pop up a little earlier this summer, with the publication of its companion app, but it's taken ...

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    It's funny but we've been covering iPad Pro rumors since 2013. At this point we don't know what's taken Apple so long to launch this product, but rumors have gotten much stronger these last couple of months. Sources claim that we might see this product later this year, and today we find proof. Analyst firm Appsee claims that it has found concrete evidence to prove that the iPad Pro does exit. The company's data logs have found iPad model 6.8 already testing applications. You could say this could be just any iPad, but the fact that it's testing apps at a resolution of 2048 x 2732 is a clear ...

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    One of the biggest questions on the table for the iPhone 6s and even more so for the iPhone 6s Plus is if either will bend. We've heard a ton of rumors of Apple using the same 7000 grade aluminum that it currently uses with the Apple Watch on its new batch of smartphones. If you're wondering just how much stronger this new material will be, the answer is a lot. Lou from Unbox Therapy was able to get himself a leaked iPhone 6s chassis and compare its rigidity against the original iPhone 6 in a pressure tester. In his preliminary tests he was able to show that the iPhone 6 bends at just 30 ...

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    With Apple expected to introduce its next iPhone models in just a matter of weeks, we find ourselves circling back around on a number of rumors that have popped up over the last few months, wondering if they'll indeed end up proving accurate. One we've heard a couple times has suggested that Apple could be bringing a new color option to the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, allowing shoppers to choose to get their phones with a rose gold body. Will Apple actually deliver such models? Some new imagery sure attempts to assert as much, depicting some purported iPhone 6S-series handsets in the new ...

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    At this point in time when we're reportedly very close to Apple's iPhone announcement, any debate of less or more products does make us skeptical. We've followed the reports of an iPhone mini and of an iPhone 6c for a while now, and even those rumors died out weeks ago. That said, Apple is known for being unpredictable, so we can't just ignore rumors of yet another device. Trusted sources from within Foxconn claim that Apple is also building a 5-inch iPhone for a launch along with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. We do see that this device might sport a 5-inch 1080p display, but the rumor ...

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    There are surveys that claim that Apple Music was up to a good start, and we even heard some solid data from the company's SVP of Internet Services recently. The question left on the table is if Apple Music will continue with its trend, or whither down when the trial period ends next month. New surveys claim that things aren't going too well. A new study from MusicWatch has surveyed 5,000 U.S. customers between the ages of 13 or higher, and the results were rather under whelming. 48% of Apple Music users claim they no longer use the service, and 61% have already disabled the auto-renew ...

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    We recently heard that the Apple will announce the iPhone 6s on September 9, a date that makes a lot of sense given Apple's track record. Then we heard separate rumors that Best Buy will be adopting AppleCare+ for the sale of the iPhone 6s starting September 18. That later date gave us a good hint on the launch date, but today we get more confirmation on the topic. It seems that all major German carriers have confirmed that they're already making preparations for an iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus launch on September 18 as well. Given the volume of iPhone sales in the country, it makes sense ...

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    With exciting new wearables on the horizon like Motorola's second-gen Moto 360 or Samsung's first round-screened smartwatch, the model we just saw it confirm as the Gear S2, it's easy to lose sight of this year's most successful wearable to date, the Apple Watch. At least, we're a couple months removed from the smartwatch's retail debut at this point, and initial problems with availability have largely found themselves resolved. Back when things got started, Apple attempted to manage demand through a regimented appointment system for try-on demonstrations in its stores. And while we ...

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    Apple isn't only famous for its gadgets, but also for its customer service. The Apple Store Genius Bar is well known for helping consumers address problems, even for Apple products that were built a decade ago. The same goes AppleCare+, Cupertino's extended warranty service, which we now hear will extend its availability as well. It seems that Apple and BestBuy have just partnered to sell AppleCare+ on Best Buy stores starting September 14th, which is apparently just ahead of the launch of the iPhone 6s. These news are rather weird though, as Best Buy is notorious for offering its own ...

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    Even though Apple has never been famous for wanting to start a spec race with any competitor, the company did pioneer certain technologies that Android OEMs are still in the process of adopting. 64-bit processors would be a clear example of this, but we still debate how well Apple takes advantage of features like this one in particular. Many of us are curious as to how Apple plans to address this with the iPhone 6s, and today we learn more about it. It seems that an iPhone 6s prototype was recently benchmarked by Geekbench, and even if this is not a final product, it does provide some ...

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    Even though Apple has seen a lot of success lately with the iPhone, the iPad has been a different story. iPad sales have been on decline for the last couple of quarters, making us wonder what Apple will do next. We thought Cupertino would come up with new consumer-oriented ideas, but instead we see a focus on business. An extensive article by The Wall Street Journal claims that Apple has partnered with as many as 40 tech companies in order to help raise the popularity of the iPad in business. Apple has partnered with small companies like Xero, Revel Systems and ServiceMax to collaborate on ...

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    After Apple had Siri abandoned for years since the departure of Scott Forstall, iOS 9 has changed that dramatically. Siri has mimicked Google Now's functionality of proactively suggesting content even before you ask for it. Now this wouldn't be Apple if it would just copy what Google does, and today we see some innovation to come. Apple hasn't made any noise, but we just learned that theres a nifty flight tracking service available for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. Yes, we know that Cortana and Google Now can already track flights, but Apple's service doesn't just provide timely information ...

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    Feeling lucky? A brand new Apple tablet could be yours if you enter the iPad Air 2 Giveaway at the Pocketnow Deals Store. The thin and lightweight iPad Air 2 blends fun with productivity. It features a stunning 9.7 inch Retina display, two full-featured cameras, a battery that can last 10 hours on a single charge, and processing speeds that rival some desktop computers. In fact, there’s almost nothing that the iPad Air 2 can’t handle. Play games, make music, write a novel, and more with this awesome tablet. For your chance to win, just go to the iPad Air 2 Giveaway page at the ...

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    The possibility of an iPhone mini, or even a more affordable iPhone 6c is still a topic for much debate. Yesterday we had famous tipster Evan Blass claiming that we should see three iPhones announced at the same time, giving us credible belief that we won't have to wait until 2016 for this new unit to arrive. Today we get opposite information on the topic, and this time based on hard evidence. Web traffic statistics reveal that an iPhone 8.1 and iPhone 8.2 are currently being tested in the US, Germany and Brazil. If you remember, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were models 7.1 and 7.2 ...

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    One of Apple's most praised features for iOS 9 is also something that only those that own an iPad Air 2 can enjoy, and it's Split View multitasking. Those who bought the iPad mini 3 were highly disappointed, and specially when both tablets share almost identical specifications in everything but their RAM. Apple might have noticed the disappointment, and it seems the company will do something about it. Files within OS X El Capitan now indicate that the developers will be allowed to test "Responsive design mode" with the iPad mini 3. That isn't a guarantee that iPad mini 3 hardware will ...

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    The slow roll towards the debut of Windows 10 Mobile continues as the last preview build before final release is out. Or at least, what we think will be the final preview build. Application development for Windows Phone 8.1 has all but stood still for obvious reasons. Yet, each day that Microsoft isn't updating its core apps on its home platform, it's doing so for others. Microsoft's Office suite of apps for iOS and Android get more updates than the same set for Windows Phone. One of Microsoft's latest acquisitions, Sunrise Calendar, has yet to announce any push in the Windows mobile ...

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    Even though iOS is famous for its simplicity, it's also infamous for how many steps are required to fulfill an action. We've followed continues rumors of Apple's plan to bring Force Touch technology on its new line of smartphones, but we wondered if this would only confuse users, just as it has with the Apple Watch. New sources claim that this is actually the other way around. It seems that Apple's plan with Force Touch on the iPhone is to simplify the user experience and provide new shortcut options. For example, a Force Touch on Maps will apparently launch navigation, on Music it may ...

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    In the constantly evolving field of social networking, feature creep is a fact of life. You give your users new image-sharing tools, and six months later your biggest competitor is doing the same thing. Then they add video support, and you scramble to implement your own. Or a dialer. Or mobile payments. And while we certainly see success from firms that do one thing, and do it really well, there's huge pressure on the larger players in the field to do offer users every last feature they can. Inevitably, that leads to claims of one mimicking the other's functionality, and that's basically ...

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    When the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus landed last year armed with NFC support, retailers started seeing a huge uptick in consumer mobile payment interest, as users tried Apple Pay for the first time. Thanks to the presence of contactless payment chips on existing credit cards, not to mention previous NFC-based mobile payment systems like Google Pay and Softcard, lots of these retailers already had Apple Pay-compatible POS systems in place, so everything should have been ready to go for all these new users to start making payments … until retailers started switching their systems off. Now at least ...

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