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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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    In case our comprehensive rumor roundup for Apple’s big press event later today didn’t spell out everything you should expect on stage at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, a well-connected writer and blog publisher helps add one final piece to the lofty puzzle. Apparently, “the consensus” among John Gruber’s sources is that Cupertino will stuff the highly anticipated September 9 ceremony full of new hardware gear, and skip the time-honored second batch of fall announcements typically taking place in October. The logic behind the roadmap change remains up in the ...

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    It’s never wise to have any sort of certainty leading up to formal announcements of new iPhone models, but the 6s and 6s Plus are almost definitely coming with 4.7 and 5.5-inch displays in tow. Tipped to pretty much look like iPhone 6 and 6 Plus clones, these may or may not be joined to market by a diminutive 6c 4-incher. Following a series of conflicting reports, rumors of 2016 timelines, and data that proved the iPhone 6c isn’t in very advanced testing, as well as silence on the gossip front for the past month or so, only a few compact handheld-loving dreamers seem to hold on to ...

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    As incremental upgrades of hands down the most popular and game-changing smartphones in history, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are anticipated by certain analysts as modest hits. By Apple standards, that is, because, besides Samsung, any other manufacturer in the business would be lucky to rack up the Q4 forecasted shipments of 65+ million units… in a year. Of course, if recent rumors pan out, the sequels to last year’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will definitely look familiar on the outside, but the prepped specification enhancements should be major. Cupertino has Force Touch in the pipeline, ...

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    Force Touch is the "new" pressure-sensitive user interface technique that was pioneered by Apple with its Apple Watch - or was it? Before we jump into that, let's talk about ways that we can already interact with our smartphones and wearables, and see if we can figure out where Force Touch currently fits in, and where it should fit it. Text Before we had mice to move our cursors around we had scroll-lock and tab. Back then screens were two-colored: green on black, yellow on black, white on blue, or some other high-contrast display - which often led to burn-in on our very expensive ...

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    It looks like last week’s iPhone 7 rumor wasn’t exactly a one-off occurrence, set to be suppressed until the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are at least a few months old, and Apple actually moves into an R&D stage for the 2016 sequel(s) where things start to settle. Instead, you should probably already gear up for a steady stream of gossip, even though we’ll bet Tim Cook himself has no idea how the iPhone 7 will look, or what sort of advanced technologies it might use to stay ahead of the curve. That said, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has the standing of not only a very well-connected ...

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    As Apple sets the stage for the official announcements of the highly anticipated next-generation iPhones, Samsung intensifies its own efforts of promoting the latest Galaxy flagships. The S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and Note 5 were offered on an “ultimate test drive” for free to iPhone owners for up to 30 days last week, a publicity stunt that proved so popular all three Androids went out of stock in a matter of hours. To this day, Samsung hasn’t been able to replenish inventory dedicated to the trial program, but there may still be hope for iFans looking to jump ship. Furthermore, those who ...

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