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Apple: We’re keeping Beats Music technology, phasing out the brand

An early version of iTunes Radio 2.0? With news that Apple was going to shut down Beats Music, some imagined that Apple was going to leave the streaming music service completely. But, according to Re/code, Apple is staying in the streaming game. The news about Beats Music’s demise likely came from misunderstanding just how much of Beats Music was…

Beats Music to be discontinued by Apple

Earlier this year, the Internet was churning with news that Apple had acquired Beats Music. Even after being confirmed by Apple, though, it was never made completely clear why Apple wanted to purchase the company. Another hanging question was how Beats would live next to Apple’s own music app, iTunes Radio, and hardware business. Now, one of those…

iPhone 6 Plus put through extreme torture tests

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have only been on sale little over a week and have only been in customers’ hands since last Friday, September 19. However, not all of the lucky people who lined up and managed to get their hands on one of the 10 million iPhones sold over the weekend have used the device to its full potential. Instead, some have decided to…

Apple: Record breaking 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales

Apple today announced that it has sold 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units. This figure includes the 4 million pre-orders previously announced. The new iPhone models went on sale on Friday, September 19, to long lines around the world. This year, in particular, it seemed iPhones were both highly desirable and limited in supply with many…

Every iPhone model compared in side-by-side speed test video

An interesting video emerged over the weekend showing side-by-side speed comparisons featuring all 10 models of iPhone. YouTuber EverythingApplePro ran various tests simultaneously on the iPhones, including the original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. The clip, embedded…

iPhone 6 A8 chip made by TSMC, not Samsung

After the very public spats between the two companies, it is hardly surprising that Apple has chosen to replace Samsung as the provider of its chips to power iPhones. Following yesterday’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus teardowns by iFixit, Chipworks has confirmed that the A8 processor found in the new models is manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing…

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus go on sale to long lines around the world

Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit retail store shelves and, like every year, queues of expectant customers lined the streets in order to be the first to get their hands on one. This year, given the huge updates to the iPhone lineup, the lines were longer than most in recent memory. Sales kicked off at 8am local time across the globe, with thousands of…

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…