Posts tagged with: iPhone 6
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    In addition to the typical sense of excitement traditionally surrounding any new iPhone launch, there’s an unusual confusion associated with the 7 generation’s popularity, since Apple uncommonly decided to keep pre-order and first weekend sales numbers under wraps. We know the iPhone 7 Plus is completely sold-out already, as well as the smaller variant in the snazzy new jet black color, but it’s impossible to tell whether that’s actually due to rampant demand or low supply. Or a combination of the two. What’s pretty much set in stone however is the plus-sized model’s superior ...

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    Update: T-Mobile announced late Thursday that the connectivity issues caused by the carrier version of the iOS 10 update for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone SE has been fixed in a new software package. Those who already installed iOS 10 can go into Settings, tap General, and see "About to install the fix". Other users may install the update as per usual. Our original story is below.  If you have an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or iPhone SE with T-Mobile, hold off on that iOS 10 upgrade. Yes, we know, your friends are iMessaging each other with stickers and invisible ink, but sit tight, ...

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    In another day or two, we'll probably have to publish a quick story about how fast iOS 10 is being adopted and the torrents of people finding major, iPhone- or iPhone-bricking problems with the update. We hope not to have to write the latter story, actually, but we expect to. Never mind all that, as the iOS 10 software package is available for using to download and install now, as is the watchOS 3 update. You can go to your settings app and check your software or tether your device to your computer and run iTunes to load it in. We encourage you to resist the first-wave syndrome and wait ...

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    T-Mobile CEO John Legere took to a Periscope livestream to talk about the Un-carrier's iPhone 7 carriage and revealed that pre-orders for both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variants have tallied up to "like four times" the number of iPhone 6 pre-orders the carrier got in its first four days. The matte Black version, not the Jet Black color, was revealed as the most popular in T-Mobile's population. "This has been the biggest launch ever for us," Legere said. There's plenty of evidence to back Legere's claim up. Shipping delays piled on T-Mobile variants of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus faster ...

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    Sprint and T-Mobile are offering free 32GB iPhone 7 devices with the trade-in of an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s. These promotions don't really help out those with the Plus models looking for a way to upgrade and they certainly take a bite out of perpetual iPhone lease-to-upgrade programs. But at least we can say that everyone, including Verizon, is trying. Its offer? A free 32GB iPhone 7 for your working and decent looking iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus. Yep, the 5.5-inch models are on the table for up to a $650 credit. Keep in mind that trade-ins are usually limited to ...

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    It’s not a buy one, get one free deal, at least not yet, but T-Mobile’s iPhone 7 launch promotion is still something Apple fans aren’t used to seeing so early in an iDevice’s commercial run. Literally right after Cupertino wrapped up yesterday’s jam-packed, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 2, Super Mario Run, and Pokemon Go for Apple Watch-announcing keynote, John Legere dropped Magenta’s own bombshell on Twitter. Starting this Friday, September 9, at 12:01AM PT, new and existing T-Mo customers looking to offload a well-preserved iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s or 6s Plus can score ...

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    No one wants to think about this, but even a robust, water-resistant device like the spanking new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus can sometimes break. If that happens, God forbid, the AppleCare+ protection plan will save you a lot of hassle and, possibly, quite a bit of money, extending your standard one-year limited warranty with an additional 12 months. For a flat admission fee of $129 ($99, as far as the iPhone SE is concerned), plus a $29 “service” charge, you’ll now be able to quickly, painlessly fix a busted-up screen, no questions asked. A second accidental screen damage situation up to ...

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    The magnificent seven is here (no, not Antoine Fuqua’s unnecessary reimagining of Akira Kurosawa’s classic), and we all know what that means for previous-generation iPhones. Discounts. Small but meaningful. EOLs. And, surprise, surprise, storage upgrades. No more 16GB iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, with 32 gigs now the bare minimum offered to buyers of the last traditional headphone jack-including iOS handheld. Despite its storage bump, the 2015-released, non-water-resistant 4.7/5.5-inch duo also gets a nice starting price trim, from $650 and $750 respectively to $550 and $650 outright. ...

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    "The iPhones are not fit for the purpose of use as smartphones because of the touchscreen defect." It's a sentence that could be shortened by Apple's critics, but it's also a sentence found in full in a class action lawsuit filed at US District Court in San Francisco. Three individuals from California, Delaware and Pennsylvania are seeking unspecified damages from Apple. The plaintiffs allege fraud and transgressions of California consumer protection laws for refusing to service iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices free of charge for a problem dubbed "Touch Disease." The problem, which ...

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    We've got a mega show for you this week, running down our favorite spoilers before we ship off to Berlin for IFA. We're getting a better look at what could be the LG V20,  and let's have a chat about Apple's responses to warranty issues... These stories plus answering questions from the Pocketnow mailbag! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 215 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on August 25th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to ...

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    iOS 9.3 may have done Apple's software reliability in for this quarter, at least according to Blancco Technology Group. The firm has been tracking device failure rates for some time now and this is the first quarter where iOS fails outgrew Android ones. How badly? Proportionally to each side, iPhones had a 58 percent fail rate as compared to 35 percent for Android. Blancco blames this on tweaks made iOS 9.3.1 and x.2 as both caused "faster battery drain, random crashes, poor sound quality when taking Bluetooth calls and WiFi connectivity problems." 29 percent of all iOS failures were ...

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    Can't wait for the next iPhones to come out? Thinking of getting an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus but it's just too darn expensive? Don't want to settle for a refurb or pre-owned unit? T-Mobile has your number, but only if you've got another iPhone you can trade in. You can get a 16GB iPhone 6s for only $100 if you trade in an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or an iPhone 6s Plus for some reason. The price jumps to $350 if you give up an iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s or iPhone SE. For a 16GB iPhone 6s Plus, it's $100 for an iPhone 6 Plus swap, $200 for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s and $450 for all iPhone 5 ...

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    While the expected iPhone 7/6SE upgrades and subtle design revisions may not feel compelling enough to prompt 6s or even 6 owners to switch to a “new” iOS handheld, some iFans no longer covered by a warranty probably don’t have a choice but to give up their old precious. Even if you took extra care of your almost two year-old iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, dodged “Bendgate” headaches and unwanted curves, and just generally played all your cards right, you might have still encountered a very serious issue. Dubbed Touch Disease by a group of experts who routinely deal with it professionally, ...

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    Although it’s almost two whole years old, which is an age that sees many mobile devices retire somewhere quiet and sunny, the iPhone 6 Plus still has everything it needs to remain in the spotlight (not to mention darn expensive), even after the 7-series launch next month. Its iconic design will go largely unchanged, the Full HD 5.5-inch LCD screen may need to wait another year for a significant upgrade, the battery life has no big enhancement in sight, and iOS 10 should arrive as soon as it does for the 6s Plus. Sure, the Apple A8 processor and 8/1.2MP cameras are a little outdated, with ...

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    Instances of mobile devices unexpectedly catching fire while charging or even randomly exploding without an obvious cause are pretty much as old as time, frequently threatening to tarnish the build quality reputation of everyone from Apple to Samsung, LG and, most recently, Xiaomi. But the latest such incident reported in Australia has to be one of the oddest in the history of freak accidents, at least if we believe the account of 36-year-old management consultant/amateur mountain bike rider Gareth Clear. Born and raised in Great Britain but relocated in Australia a few years ago, Clear ...

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    The dream may have been achieved, but can it come to the masses? Well, leave it to China to bring down the house. Last month, Tendigi developer Nick Lee had built a prototype of a hardware addition to an iPhone that can make it run Android. It seems like Haimawan, a company working with OS virtualization, has run with that momentum by releasing the MESUIT this week, a case that lets Android and iOS run simultaneously on the iPhone. The case connects to the phone through the Lightning port and is interfaced through an app. It boasts a 1,700mAh external battery for the iPhone 6 and 6s and a ...

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    Edward Snowden, who's been in exile from the US ever since he published reams of secret NSA documents, has come together with hacker Andrew Huang to design a case for the iPhone 6 that would be able to tell if your device's antennas were off when you actually turn them off. The pair, who have been communicating through Snowden's own messenger app, Signal, showed off the design and discussed the warfare that government wages against journalists in exposing history-changing information at the MIT Media Lab. "One good journalist in the right place at the right time can change history," ...

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    The Un-carrier is going insane for Samsung for the fourth. And, yes, it starts off with the Galaxy S6 edge and its starting price of $329.99, a mere $350 off the list price for today, July 1. And believe it or not, both the 64GB and 128GB versions top out at $349.99. But if you're not interested in the rush to get an edgy flagship of yesteryear, you could save $50 on the Galaxy S7 ($629.99) or S7 edge ($739.99). And even if you decide to buy any Samsung flagship as old as the Galaxy S6 (though, minus the Galaxy S6 edge), you get half-off of the Tab E or $200 off a Tab S2. If you're a lover ...

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    Got an old phone? Are you on Verizon? Do you want to be on Verizon? You may have a $300 incentive waiting in the wings Big Red will spot appraise your old phone and give you up to $300 on your account if you're upgrading or adding a line or in the form of a gift card if you're coming in fresh. So long as the screen turns on and nothing's too harshly bruised, Verizon will take it in exchange for you buying the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, HTC 10, LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge or Note 5. And whether or not the screen's all cracked up, you also have options in acquiring a Droid Turbo 2 ...

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    Apple has been dealing with blow after blow in its patent challenges recently. Samsung is getting more support for its bid to overturn a verdict for Cupertino while patent holders are getting away with more money. China has been tightening its grip on its international commerce relations recently, especially with Apple — once on branding and again on controversial content. Now, the Beijing Intellectual Property Bureau has ordered Apple to stop selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the city. Why? Because the design apparently infringed upon a patent held by Shenzhen Baili ...

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    Thinking about checking up with the checkmark for new service? You really sure about it? Maybe Verizon can make it a bit easier for you to come over. The carrier is making available the promo code "FORYOU300" that slashes $300 off the price of a phone valued at $400 or greater. Over a 24-month installment plan, that $12.50 off per month. The catch? You need to activate it on a device payment (installment) plan. Unfortunately while there are several phones that straddle the line at $399.99, they simply aren't $400. The deal isn't applicable to the iPhone SE, for example. On the other hand, ...

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    Apple has grabbed the headlines this week with far more important news than a $200 freebie offered to students in the market for an iPhone, iPad or Mac by fall, unveiling iOS 10, macOS Sierra, and watchOS 3 at WWDC 2016. Still, given the Cupertino-based giant’s notorious stinginess, iFans in both North America and Europe probably can’t help but welcome any gift or small discount they’re granted through official Apple Stores. Just two weeks after kicking off their customary back to school deal stateside and up north, the iPhone 6s and iPad Pro makers have earlier today brought the ...

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    It's been one doozy of a day with WWDC's keynote wrapping up in some of the most comprehensive updates to the ecosystem in a while. iOS 10 has brought some big changes to its core features. But you won't be able to see any of it if you don't have a proper device to take this software on. So, here are the devices that you'll be getting the update on: All iPhones from the iPhone 5 or later All iPads from the iPad 2 or later Both the iPod touch 5th and 6th generation Both the iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5th generation have been supported with current software for nearly four years now while ...

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    The last thing on the mind of most US students right now is probably the distant beginning of the next school year and what new gear they might need to survive it in one piece. But while other device manufacturers, tech retailers and wireless carriers think about the short run with extremely time-sensitive Father’s Day deals and discounts, Apple plays the long game as always. Starting today, June 2, and all through summer, until September 5, qualified college students, students accepted to college, parents buying for college students, faculty, homeschool teachers, and staff at all grade ...

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    If you've always wanted to charge your aluminium-bodied iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s, Mophie is finally bringing some contact power to its product portfolio. Its Juice Pack Wireless products range has been extended from cases for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge to those fruity little devices, plus different mounts for your desk or the car. The cases and pads are compatible with Qi and "virtually any wireless charging technology," — say, Powermat — have magnets to keep your phone upright and "plugged" and come in any color you want, as long as it's black. Okay, the Galaxy S7 Juice Pack does also ...

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