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    Apple's customer service has been known as rather unique when compared to most, if not all competitors. Instead of having to deal with lengthy phone calls and the need to ship your faulty device for a few days, Apple will mostly handle repairs on site at any of the company's Genius Bars. The only problem with that sadly is that you might notice how hard it is to get an appointment at times, and Apple has apparently found a solution to the problem. If your issues with your iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus have to do with the device not being able to connect to iTunes on a ...

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    The number shroud covering Cupertino has historically self-imposed. A lack of detailed sales figures has stoked speculation and secondary sources flowing in the wake. Forecasting the weather is hard. Forecasting sales? Even trickier. When it comes to Apple, there is no shortage of analysis from Wall Street firms to Silicon Valley viewers. The latest digits coming from KGI hit the crucial Thanksgiving to Christmas bonanza. But first, the trading firm's report is laying out predictions that Apple will have sold 48.5 million iPhones last quarter, up 23.6 percent from last year. 22 million ...

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    In this day and age, having Apple call competitors copycats is the order of the day in court rooms across the globe. That gets even more intense when you get Apple's fanbase to do the same in different internet communities as well. Today it's HTC's turn to get retaliation for the One A9, and it seems the company was prepared for it. Some leaked training slides reveal that the company had already decided to prepare its employees for the launch of the HTC One A9. HTC has been very specific as to how much Apple has borrowed from HTC's design over the last few years, and this was even expected ...

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    Companies are not in the business of losing money to those who steal their product ideas. But the path to patent protection in the process of profit gets dirty. Microsoft and Google have agreed to stop the mudslinging in some major disputes while Samsung and Apple might soon have to send lawyers up to Washington, D.C. But the University of Wisconsin-Madison has a bone to pick with Cupertino and a court is now in the process of determining how big that bone will be. Specifically, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, which licenses innovations made on behalf of the university, ...

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    It’s most likely called One A9 after being codenamed Aero, it’s definitely breaking cover on October 20, and it eerily resembles an Apple iPhone 6 or 6s. In a nutshell, that’s everything we know for sure about HTC’s next “hero” device. Hero, mind you, is the way the Taiwanese manufacturer referred to the phone when confirming its announcement date, though it remains unclear if the final specifications will pit it against Samsung’s Galaxy S6 lineup, or something like the Galaxy A8. Alas, the newest leak, even if extremely generous and revealing from a visual standpoint, ...

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    Apple's latest iPhone, the iPhone 6s, is its fastest, most powerful compact phone yet, but with it being an iterative S-year model, is it worth upgrading from last year's iPhone 6? The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 are almost completely identical from an aesthetic standpoint. Both have the same wide-radius corner, aluminum unibody design, but the 6s makes some minor differentiations with an S logo in place of the typical regulatory markings, and a new rose gold color option. The software is nearly the same with iOS 9 on both, though the 6s introduces a few new features like Live Photos, 4K ...

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    From speakers, to smartwatches, to input devices, the vast majority of wireless accessories we use with our smartphones connect to our handsets over Bluetooth. All the time, the technology behind Bluetooth is getting better, and over the years we've seen the release of new and improved standards – like the “low energy” support we got with Bluetooth 4.0. Sometimes adding compatibility for these changing standards means picking up new hardware, but that's not always the case, and to some extent manufacturers are able to deliver next-gen Bluetooth support to existing devices by means of ...

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    The past few days have been busy ones for AT&T's efforts to offer its subscribers WiFi-call support, letting them route voice calls and text messages over local WiFi connections in places where the cellular connection just isn't strong enough. After petitioning the FCC for a regulatory waiver, yesterday AT&T announced it had gotten the go-ahead from the agency. Like a starter pistol firing, that development has sent AT&T out on a sprint to get its new feature active and promoted, and today the carrier invites users of recent iPhone models to get started with WiFi calling for ...

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    As we've said before, it's rare for Apple to announce any iPhone without the usual batch of "gates." Cupertino decided to invest on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus this time, improving the quality of the hardware, and that has been evident throughout our review period. Still, we did report some software complaints from users recently, and it seems these continue. It seems that users continue to complain about the iPhone 6s, and even some iPhone 6 models randomly shutting down for no particular reason. Apple has reportedly acknowledged this as an issue, but hasn't provided a solution to ...

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    If you’re the least bit familiar with Apple’s sales numbers transparency (or lack thereof), you know it’s no use waiting for an update on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus box-office scores until January. We already got our opening weekend record confirmation, and that’s really all Cupertino traditionally reveals before the holiday season earnings call. But where’s the fun in sitting tight for over three months, as the financial results are compiled, when we have market forecasters and surveyors to guide us every step of the way? Some say the new iPhones will eclipse the remarkable ...

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    But numbers 1 through 19? Well, it's a battle of the wills between Apple and Samsung as resellers get busy with fresh inventories of the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and Galaxy Note 5. What? No Galaxy S6 edge+ love? Not at Best Buy and not for this quarter, it seems. We're getting a look at a slew of charts and graphs from sales data analysis firm JeeQ Data. To be precise, the top 20 ranking cover phones sold with a carrier plan during the third quarter, ending yesterday, at Best Buy. Here are the top five: iPhone 6 in Space Gray - 16GB on Verizon iPhone 6 in Space Gray - 16GB on Sprint ...

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    Nearly all the shipment forecasts leading up to the latest iPhone launch have been extremely optimistic, and the 30 percent increase in official first weekend sales compared to last year’s 6 and 6 Plus seemed to suggest the 6s and 6s Plus were on their way to box-office records all through the iPhone 7 debut. But “industry sources” now tell hit-and-miss rumormonger Digitimes that integrated circuit suppliers contracted by Cupertino are concerned they may not be asked to furnish parts for as many new iPhones as originally predicted. Specifically, “a major analog IC supplier” ...

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    Although they rolled out in a relatively small number of global markets on Friday, September 28, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus crushed the family’s previous opening weekend sales records, clocking in at 13 million units, up from 10M last year. All things considered, it’s really no wonder analyst predictions circle 80 mil shipments by the end of 2015, which would put the 3D Touch-enabled iOS handhelds on the definite path to reaching 200M before they’re upgraded next fall. Maybe even before they welcome an affordable “cousin” to the lineup in the spring. In case you’re wondering, ...

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    Many of the question marks still hovering around Apple’s new iPhones even as the 3D Touch-capable handhelds started selling found their answers following various drop, bend, water protection and disassembly experiments in the past week. Apparently, the already hugely popular iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are sturdier than all their predecessors, and although they pack marginally smaller batteries, the autonomy numbers remain impressive. Meanwhile, some early adopters have flooded the online forums with various complaints regarding new and old technologies, but others should rejoice upon hearing ...

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    Apple is able to milk a ton of margin for its iPhones and for good reason(?), too: they're great pieces of mobile machinery enhanced with tightly-controlled software. And, like it or not, under Tim Cook's leadership, the company's been rolling in the (pie) dough. So, with the record weekend the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus had over the weekend, it came time to find out how much of a killing each device fetches for Cupertino. Part one of the (unofficial) answer? $404 for a 16GB model iPhone 6s, according to a quick Teardown.com assessment. The outlet actually dissected a 64GB model, but ...

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    The historic US visit of likely the most popular Pope in history could well mess up the physical launch of the two new iPhone models shaping up as the family’s biggest blockbusters ever in at least two major American cities. On a global scale however, it’d take a disaster of biblical proportions for the 6s and 6s Plus to fall behind opening weekend sales of their predecessors. And needless to say, the weather forecast through Monday mentions nothing of possible frog rainfall. As such, search and discovery service Foursquare predicts Apple will reach between 13 and 15 million iPhone 6s ...

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    Sitting in a long line in the cold at an Apple Store somewhere, waiting for the precious new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus to go on sale, and wondering exactly how their internals look? That’s sure an odd detail to obsess over right now, especially if you’ve made your final purchase decision, but the iFixit DIY specialists fully support disassembly enthusiasts. And better they do it before you try, and end up with a pile of messed-up components, plus a few dozen screws that bizarrely don’t fit anywhere anymore. As usual, iFixit makes the whole teardown affair look like a walk in the park, ...

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    It sure took Cupertino a little longer than in previous years, but ultimately, the newest iPhones have sold out well ahead of their actual launches. It’s worth pointing out that this time around, pre-orders kicked off on September 12 for a dispatch nearly two weeks later, on the 25, unlike in 2014, for instance, when the 6 and 6 Plus accepted reservations between September 9 and the 19 release date. What does it all mean? It’s not necessarily bad news, mind you, as Apple may have taken more time to assemble extra inventory, and satisfy greater demand. It’s therefore still possible ...

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    30 seconds of catchy music, a quick demonstration of a feature loaded on Samsung handhelds but not their arch-rivals, and a wild cameo appearance by an iPhone unable to perform a certain task. If the formula worked for wireless charging, why wouldn’t it also help promote the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5 in relation to Samsung Pay? Well, it does, though the latest anti-Apple commercial may prove slightly less effective than the previous two. For one thing, you’ve likely started to grow tired of these constant jabs, be them subtler and more elegant than in years past. Second, and most ...

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    One by one, the new iPhone and iPad specifications Apple insists don’t matter transpire via various credible sources, painting the predictable picture of the fastest iDevices to date, though still not on-par with their Android rivals in a numbers battle. We know the business-centric iPad Pro packs 4GB RAM, whereas the consumer-oriented iPhone 6s and 6s Plus settle for half the memory, which is nonetheless double what the 6 and 6 Plus offered last year. Meanwhile, the iPad mini 4 is almost identical to the 2014 Air 2 from an internal standpoint, upping the multitasking ante of the iPad ...

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    Apple’s outrageous profit margins on anything from iPhones to iPads to fledgling smartwatches have been well-documented, stirring up many a controversy, and prompting plenty of imminent drop predictions by various market analysts. After all, tech competition is continuously heating up, particularly in the mobile space, so sooner or later, Cupertino must settle for humbler per-unit gains in order to retain its dominant position. Well, that may be the case down the line, but it appears the iPhone 6s is roughly as cheap to manufacture as its predecessors while commanding no-contract retail ...

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    In a sea of surprisingly meaningful improvements for iterative upgrades, anticipated by tipsters and largely confirmed on the heels of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus announcements, it was perhaps most shocking to hear a downgrade was also in the cards. Unlike battery capacity, Apple took a transparent, candid approach to heft inflations, releasing official dimensions and weight numbers off the bat. As rumored, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are ever so slightly thicker than their predecessors, at 7.1 and 7.3 mm respectively compared to 6.9 and 7.1, and they’re marginally heavier too. Tipping the ...

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    If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone. Sounds familiar? The bizarre advertising tagline was Apple’s clumsy way at getting back at Samsung for years of disparaging, condescending and, well, hilarious marketing, with a reply not coincidentally offered on the heels of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus introductions. “It’s not a phone, it’s a Galaxy” says Sammy’s new 30-second joint commercial for the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+. To get the message across the two Android flagships are more than their iOS rivals could ever be, the Korean device manufacturer reminds Cupertino of a ...

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    Besides RAM counts, Apple has the annoying habit of keeping battery sizes a secret for as long as possible following an iPhone or iPad announcement. Sure, Cupertino always reveals estimated endurance numbers in various use cases off the bat, but that’s not quite the same thing. Given the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are almost identical to their predecessors from an architectural standpoint, just ever so slightly thicker, we weren’t surprised in the least to see them rated exactly the same as the 6 and 6 Plus in terms of autonomy. Some even hoped the two new iPhones would grow their cell ...

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    With the launch of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, Apple introduced a new color option for shoppers to consider: pink-toned rose gold. And while that brings the selection of available iPhone colors to the highest number yet at four, its arrival isn't without a downside, as we learn the impact the debut of the new iPhones is having on previously available color options. Prior to today's event, Apple was selling the existing iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 5S in silver, gold and space gray – all three color variants available for all three phones. While Apple is going to keep on ...

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