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iPhone 6 Plus – Unboxing and Hands On [video and gallery]

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus day has arrived, and mine arrived promptly at 9:30AM, thanks to an efficient UPS service. I’ve had enough time to gather my initial thoughts. To summarize, I’d say the design is fantastic except for the plastic antenna bands on the back. That said, I love the subtly curved glass at the edges of the front panel. They give the device a…

iPhone 6 first impressions and comparison images

iPhone 6 is here and I, like many others across the world, got up early to ensure I got my hands on one. (Well, I actually got up early to ensure I got my hands on one during my 8-9am reservation slot). All around the globe, people are getting the chance to hold and test out the iPhone 6 for the first time and garner their first impressions of the…

iPhone 6 unboxing in pictures [Gallery]

The iPhone 6 is finally here! After months of rumors, reports, speculation, leaks and general chatter, the new 4.7-inch iPhone is finally upon us. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Space Gray iPhone 6 this morning thanks to Apple’s in-store reservation program here in the UK (not going to lie, it felt great to walk past the hoards of people in…

iPhone 6 Plus teardown reveals huge battery, A8 and NFC chips

The iPhone 6 Plus has been on sale and in customers’ hands for just a matter of hours but that hasn’t stopped people breaking open their devices to see exactly what internal components are being used. The folks over at iFixit, as usual, are among the first to complete a teardown of the new 5.5-inch iPhone and most of what was found inside is in line…

iOS 8 adoption slower than previous iOS releases

Just over 24 hours after being released, iOS 8 is still being downloaded by many iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. This release adds new features to Messages, lots of interoperability between Apple devices, and improved communication and functionality between apps. However, despite all of the great new features, it seems that iOS 8 isn’t being…

iOS 8 feature highlight: App Bundles

iOS 8 brought with it a plethora of updates and improvements for iPhone and iPad users. One such feature is App Bundles in the App Store. As the name might suggest, App Bundles are collections of apps from the same developer offered together for a special, lower price. This is great news for iOS users who can now acquire a number of apps for a price that…

First look at Apple’s official leather iPhone 6 Plus case [Gallery]

The iPhone 6 isn’t quite here yet, but, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases started shipping out early and I was able to get my hands on. Like last year, Apple launched a range of bespoke, slim leather cases for its new models. And on first impressions, they look even better made than last year. There’s a really nice smooth surface on the exterior, with a…

iOS 8 apps with Today view widgets in Notification Center [Roundup]

With iOS 8, released to the public yesterday, Apple has given iOS users unprecedented ways in which to customize their own experience. As well as support for third-party keyboards and Touch ID opening up, Apple has also given app developers the opportunity to develop interactive widgets to be displayed in the Today view within Notification Center. We…