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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 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…

iPhone 6 parody: Giving you the features you actually want

Apple’s newly announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are set to hit retail store shelves and pre-orderers’ hands tomorrow. Having sold in record numbers during the first 24 hours of pre-orders, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus seem set to trigger the “mother of all upgrades”. However, as usual, not everyone is impressed by Apple’s latest and greatest…

iOS 8 is here!

After being unveiled at the Apple World Wide Developer Conference in June, iOS 8 has finally become available for the public. It is released as an over-the-air update for iOS users. The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system includes additional functionality in Messages, interactive notifications, and support for Handoff and Continuity…

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are in: “It’s a bigger, better iPhone”

Today is the day a select, Apple-approved group of tech publications are allowed to publish their iPhone reviews. And as you’d expect, there’s a lot to get through. But most will sing from the same hymn sheet. What we have here isn’t necessarily a massive evolutionary leap for Apple, but more improving the iPhone in ways that matter, and making it…