Should you upgrade to iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus

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As the calendar hits September, it often marks the introductions new iPhones and this year is no different. They hype surround the event was at an all-time high and subsequently, pre-orders for this batch of new devices saw frustrating customers scrambling to get their orders in, resulting in over 4 million pre-orders during the first 24-hours of being on-sale. People are ordering the iPhone 6 in record numbers. Tim Cook calls them "the best iPhones yet." Honestly, that's a claim that's rightfully made every year. It doesn't help folks who are pondering the question, "Should I upgrade to the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus?" We'll try to help guide you through that process, highlighting what's new, what matters most and how you can successfully … [Read more...]

iPhone 6 Storage Capacity: Apple Takes Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus deliver on much of what consumers have been wanting from Apple. The biggest being the display. If they were to release a single 4.7-inch iPhone 6, it would have addressed most of the market clamoring for a bigger phone. They went one step further, delivering a massive 5.5-inch display on the iPhone 6 Plus. Now customers who are upgrading have tough decisions on which iPhone 6 to buy. As we see with each new year of iPhones, purchase decisions revolve around which color and storage capacity. Yet again, those are part of your decision process. Amidst all of the upgrades, Apple changed the storage capacity options. With an increasing number of premium smartphones offerings starting at 32GB, there have been no … [Read more...]

iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: Which Should You Buy?

iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus

Today was a big day for new products, even by Apple's standards. Forget about the new Apple Watch for a moment, the iPhone announcements alone represented a major shift for the company and you. The post-event focus would normally shift to discussions regarding which color or storage size. Those will still remain hotly debated discussions, either internally, in forums or across social media. Even if you've decided pre-event on color and storage capacity, Apple now offers two models. I know, last year they offered two models, but that included the unapologetically plastic iPhone 5c. This year, we're talking about two premium, flagship models. If you caught me before the event, I would have bet dollars to donuts that the iPhone 6 with its … [Read more...]

5 Things You Can Do Right Now To Personalize Your iPhone

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We all share the excitement that comes with a new phone. The unboxing, the fresh scent of new tech and all of the fun stuff that comes with a new iPhone. All too often, the excitement dies down. You're left with an iPhone that looks no different from everyone else in your office or school; a technological companion that while functional, is no longer the Apple of your eye. If I had to guess, I'd say that I pick up my iPhone 180 times per day. Okay, I may not be average, but suffice to say that you are probably picking up and looking at your iPhone quite often throughout the day. Yet so often, we do very little to make it our own, other than jamming it with all of our stuff. There are easy things you can do right now to personalize your … [Read more...]

Will Apple cut storage prices on iPhone 6?

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If you missed it last week, Apple updated their iPod touch line to include a new version of the 16GB entry-level model. It now includes a rear camera and color choices, bringing the specs in line with the 32Gb and 64GB versions. Despite its premium pricing of $229, he previous low-end model was severely knee-capped when it was first introduced, with no choice of colors and no rear camera. Prices have also been adjusted to a more reasonable $50 difference between each model. Value increases as you move up the line, with the most expensive 64GB iPod touch offering the most value at $299. Only $100 separates the 16GB from the 64GB. When you compare pricing to the iPhone 5s, each incremental jump costs you an extra $100. Double. That's a nice … [Read more...]

Will iOS 8 and A Bigger Display Bring Android Users Back To iPhone?

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Strange as this might sound, but people do leave the iPhone for other phones, namely those running Google's Android operating system. Peruse our forums and for the longest time, complaints have been about the smallish display of the iPhone. When Apple bumped the size from 3.5-inches to 4.0-inches, devices from HTC and Samsung were pushing out phones with 4.7-inch displays. The display size creep continued with behemoths like the Note, which effectively created a new Phablet category. If you wanted a phone with a larger display, there were no shortage of offerings from 4.3-inches and upward. Apple to date, has stuck with the 4.0-inch screen for the past two years. History shows us that even if Apple wanted to 'go big', last year was an 's' … [Read more...]

Class Action Lawsuit Claims iMessage Interferes With Text Messages When Leaving iPhone

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Adrienne Moore has filed class action lawsuit filed in San Jose, CA claiming Apple's iMessage interfered with the delivery of text messages. Moore had switched from an iPhone to a Samsung phone running Android. The complaint claims that people who transition from Apple iOS devices are "penalized and unable to obtain the full benefits of their wireless-service contracts." … [Read more...]

Did Apple Buy Beats For The Headphones?

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The dust from yesterday's rumored acquisition hasn't settled, but it's already set off a bit of a firestorm on Twitter and elsewhere. Apple buying a company, by itself, isn't big news. Over the past year, they've acquired 18 companies. This one is different. For one, if it is for $3.2 billion, it will represent the biggest acquisition to date for Apple. While 3D mapping companies aren't sexy, Beats is just that. It's co-founders, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, are magnetic personalities that are well known in the music industry. The two launched Beats Music, a competitor to Spotify and Rdio that launched earlier this year. Their company is known for their popular Beats headphones, which cater to a younger demographic. Did Apple buy Beats for the … [Read more...]

Reasons Why You Might Not Upgrade to iPhone 6

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The iPhone 6 is coming. That we know and based on various sources, it will be available in two sizes, both drastically bigger than either the 3.5-inch or 4.0-inch displays found on existing iPhones. According to Apple's own internal slides, big phones are driving sales. When you add up the persistant rumors and Apple's own data, it seems to be a fair conclusion that this fall will represent the birth of the big iPhone. Big changes often results in big upgrade cycles. One analyst have said it will be the 'mother lode of iPhone upgrades'. The iPhone is seven years old and in 2014, it will see its biggest change. Before you start camping out at our local Apple Store, there are a few reasons why you might not want to upgrade to the iPhone … [Read more...]