Tag Archives: Hands-on

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…

Roundup: Apple Watch hands-on and first impressions

Apple today unveiled its wearable devices — Apple Watch. While there have been rumors aplenty, no-one quite nailed down exactly what we’d be seeing today. As with all Apple devices, it’s hard to really gauge how they’ll fit into our lives until we can see them in human hands — or on human wrists, in this case — preferably our own. Unfortunately,…

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Early impressions and hands-on photos & videos

Apple just took the wraps off of its latest and greatest iPhones — iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The ultra-thin, larger-screened devices look a lot like the mockups and leaked parts we saw before the launch, but you never really can tell how an Apple devices looks until the company unveils it and we get our hands on them. For journalists and bloggers…

Griffin’s iOS 8 first impressions

I feel like I should start this post off with a quick background/disclaimer. For the last few weeks, I have been seriously considering switching from my iPhone 5 to an HTC One M8. The One has build quality that can only be compared to the iPhone, but the software on Android just seemed to offer features that had yet to be seen on iOS. However, after the…

iPad Air Unboxing and Hands On [Video and Gallery]

I don’t often get up early specifically to get an Apple device on launch day, but today I couldn’t resist. Waking up at 4am, I drove with a friend across to our nearest Apple store around an hour’s drive East. Thankfully, hype was nothing compared to an iPhone launch and I managed to be 7th in line. We were fed free donuts and coffee to get us through…

First hands-on impressions of the iPhone 5s and 5c [Roundup]

You have to be in a pretty select group of tech sites to be invited to an Apple event. That much is no secret. So, we decided to do the rounds and see what the “who’s who” of tech journalists thought of Apple’s latest creations. iPhone 5s The Verge got its hands on the latest flagship device, and fortunately for skeptics of the new gold color, it…

iOS 7 on iPad first looks [VID]

Apple released the second beta of its iOS 7 software on Monday, and one of the major new features was iPad support. After loading iOS 7 on my iPad, I was both surprised and not surprised. The software is very similar to iOS 7 on the iPhone, so the design and features were pretty familiar. But at the same time, I was taken aback by just how different the…

Is this iOS 7 for iPad? [Video]

  As I’m sure you know by now, the beta of iOS 7 is currently iPhone only. There have been a few leaks and/or mockups showing what iOS 7 on an iPad could look like, but nothing too strong. However, a video posted by Russian YouTube user Rozetked seems to show an iPad running a legitimate (albeit buggy) version of iOS 7! Keep in mind that just because…

iOS 7 Preview: Hidden Features [VID]

iOS 7 brings hundreds of improvements to our iOS devices, so it’s no surprise that Apple wasn’t able to preview all of them at WWDC. Don’t worry, though – one of the best things about using beta software is digging through every corner of the operating system to find those features that haven’t been publicized. Everybody and their grandmother has been…

iOS 7 Preview: Weather [VID]

The weather application in preview iOS releases has always been ugly and I never used it. With that being said I kept an open mind when trying the default weather client in iOS 7. I must say I was happily surprised by its overall look and performance. The user interface follows the rest of iOS 7, being clean and light looking. Inside the weather…