Posts tagged with: iPhone 6
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    While iOS is known for making the most of the typically small batteries inside iPhones, with various software optimizations bringing the autonomy numbers fairly close to Android endurance champions, there’s no denying “wall-hugging” remains a problem in Apple land. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are rated at up to 14 and 24 hours of continuous 3G talk time respectively, lasting even less in real life between charges if you constantly surf the web on an LTE connection, or play high-quality video. Some of the more convenient methods of adding juice on top of the two’s 1,715 and 2,750 mAh ...

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    HTC gave shoppers a lot of reason to be happy during the recent holiday weekend sales event, offering deals on the Nexus 9, One M9, and more. Those included the new One A9, and the manufacturer invited users to trade in their existing handset for either a straight-up free One A9, or one that comes at a big discount. While a lot of those offers have since wrapped up, HTC is apparently very pleased with just how much gear it was able to sell, and today shares a few details about its recent spree of retail success, as well as lets us know about an extension to one of those deals. Compared to ...

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    How well are the two new iPhones doing at the box-office, between their eerily familiar designs, mostly incremental hardware updates, and paramount 3D Touch UI enhancements? Not great, according to some analyst estimates, but probably well enough to retain the lion’s share of global mobile profits. Haters could interpret the purported imminence of the 6c as another sign 6s and 6s Plus sales aren’t booming, while Cupertino admirers have a fresh report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners to base their optimism and even arrogance on. CIRP claims the number of first-month Android ...

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    OnePlus is, first and foremost, a smartphone company, interested in shoppers like you purchasing its phones. But that hasn't stopped the company from occasionally reaching out to other users, as well, like when we saw the manufacturer selling Google Cardboard headsets (for use with basically any Android around), or USB type-C cables (which would have been a great idea had it not been for those compatibility issues). But those were at least still very close to the company's main phone-selling mission; they may have been compatible with additional phones, sure, but they also worked with ...

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    Updated December 9: The Nexus 6 has been dropped from the Google Store. Step back from the food court, I repeat, step back from the food court. Move away from the deals. Seriously, though, you might be on a sales safari come this weekend or a cyber chase on Monday. If you're the type of person to give away phones and smartwatches for the holidays, though, it helps to actually consider what you're getting and how it fits the person you're getting it for. Like a sommelier does with wine, we're given you our suggestions on what phones to look for when you're talking about your dorky cousin ...

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    Tired of the same smartphone market reports reiterated over and over again, showing this manufacturer on the rise this quarter, that other one no longer doing very well, and the OS duopoly strengthening by the day? A web statistics analysis firm called DeviceAtlas has a special and interesting outlook of the mobile industry for the year’s third quarter, tracking things like OS, vendor, diagonal screen size, and smartphone model diversity in general, then going into great detail as far as footprints and resolutions are concerned in 10 selected countries from around the globe. The main ...

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    Looking to switch to T-Mobile? Looking for a new GSM smartphone (hopefully you're looking for a device with T-Mobile's bands)? Are you regretting a recent purchase at T-Mobile right now because you wished you had just waited a week (hi there)? In all seriousness, welcome to the Un-carrier, here's what to do. T-Mobile's offering some "super smartphone deals" which is actually just one deal on 11 devices. Just apply a coupon right from the splash page below and then add one of the phones below to your cart. You can take $100 off the price tag of a: iPhone 6s ($649.99 full) iPhone 6s Plus ...

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    And you thought that taco emoji was soooo worth it, right? It seems that regardless of whether it's a point-update or a dot-update, Apple has had some pretty ugly software launches lately. iOS 8.0.1 is probably the best example of this. It makes some of the iOS 9 disappointments look pretty. But it happens sometimes and is inevitable like death and taxes. This time around for iOS 9.1, it seems that some users have taken to the support forums for some issues with Touch ID (linked content has not been associated with these bugs). Some claim that Touch ID is running slow, with recognition ...

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    At a casual glance, the new HTC One A9 looks a little bit like the iPhone 6. Ok, ok, I’ll confess, if you look closely, you’ll see that this phone slightly resembles the iPhone. Ok, well if you get out your slide rule and microscope, you’ll find that they’re pretty much dead ringers for each other. So folks are calling out HTC for blatantly ripping off the iPhone. And hey, they’re not totally wrong. When you put these phones next to each other, aside from the rounded rectangle vs circle home button on the front, these phones are twins. The HTC One A9 comes in more colors, which ...

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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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