This morning you may have seen the instructions for Apple Wave, a feature you’ve likely never heard of before for iOS 8. That’s because it is not real. Like our favorite iOS 7 waterproofing hoax, this feature is the idea of a trickster hoping to get you to toss your iPhone in the microwave, thereby blowing it up.
Right on the heels of the announcement of the iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung has announced availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. This device is part of the line of devices credited with bringing the massive-screen smartphone to the market, and this generation’s version is the first with a higher-than-1080p display. This device also has an advanced S Pen for writing as well as a metal rim.
Digital photography isn't all just about megapixels, which some smartphone OEMs would like you to otherwise think. But even then the iPhone's cameras could perhaps do a bit better. That's were Relonch comes in, an iPhone accessory that its makers claim lets you take Magazine-class photos and instantly upload them to the cloud, hopefully only if you tell it to.
Android OEMs aren't the only ones worried about switchers getting lost on their first Android experience. Preparing for the possible flood of Android users switching sides to the now larger iPhone 6, Apple has put up a new support page dedicated specifically to help them move their precious data as painlessly as possible.
Apple promised us something big, and it delivered both metaphorically and literally. The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus take Apple's flagship smartphone in new directions, finally bowing to consumer demand for larger handsets. These aren't just your old iPhone made bigger, however: a combination of broad hardware improvements and iOS 8 makes sure of that. Question is, does bigger mean better, or has Apple lost its legendary ease of use in the process? Read on for my full review.
At least one arrest has been made in China over leaks of the iPhone 6 made earlier this year. This is the first in what we expect will be a line of lockdowns on the seemingly free-flowing sales of illicit materials in the country - namely pre-release Apple parts.
What's Apple's is Apple's, and Apple tends to keep it that way. Mobile payment businesses, like the renamed Softcard, looking forward to a flood of iPhone users will have to wait a bit longer, or maybe even forever. An Apple spokesperson has just confirmed that the NFC on the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus will work with Apple Pay and only with Apple Pay.
We already knew Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders had been record breaking, but now we know by how much, with more than four million of the larger smartphones ordered in the first 24 hours. The Cupertino firm has announced first day sales stats, and it's a glowing validation for the idea of larger iPhones, with the early supply already burned through.