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...]

This is what reachability one-handed mode looks like on iPhone 6 Plus

Reachability one-handed mode iPhone 6 Plus

Apple's iPhone 6 Plus is massive, featuring a 5.5-inch display that features 1920 x 1080 at 401 pixels per inch. This shakes out to 2 million pixels. It's what Apple is marketing as Retina HD. When you have a device this incredibly large, it's a kick in the teeth to what's remaining of one-handed use, a hallmark of Apple's iOS devices. Even the smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will test even the biggest of hands to reach that far corner. Knowing full well that old habits die hard, iOS 8 will include a new feature called 'reachability'. When you double tap the Touch ID home button, it will literally scale down the display. In practice, it appears to work well, as demoed here by Danny Sullivan at today's Apple special event. … [Read more...]

iOS 8 Will Be Available Free On September 17th, GM Available Today

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Beyond the excitement of new product introductions that included the pair of iPhone 6 models, it was also an opportunity to discuss the release of iOS 8. On next Wednesday, September 17th, Apple will release iOS 8. It will be available as a free update for those with compatible devices. Developers can grab the iOS 8 GM seed today from Apple's developer portal. … [Read more...]

Apple Watch Available in 2015, Starting at $349

Apple Watch

Tim Cook announced the Apple Watch, a long-awaited smartwatch from Apple was introduced today alongside the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It comes in three editions, Watch, Watch Sport and Watch Edition, each carefully curated for different styles. It requires an iPhone 5 or later. Beyond being a timepiece, the Apple Watch comes with pre-loaded apps. With an upcoming Watch SDK, third party apps will also be supported when the product launches. Apple has also built-in Siri and support for the new Apple Pay payment system, announced earlier today. Apple Watch starts at $349 and will be released in early 2015. "Apple Watch is the most personal device we've ever created." The Apple watch is controlled primarily using the 'Digital … [Read more...]

Apple Pay Lets You Pay For Things With iPhone 6

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Apple today introduced a new payment system they are calling Apple Pay, using cards on file with iTunes. Using your iSight camera, you can add a new card. Once verified, the card gets added to Passport. The hardware and software allow a new level of security. There are device-only account numbers secure in the 'secure element'. Customers Amex, MasterCard and Visa in the U.S. only. With six major banks and a few others on board, it can be used in over 220,000 merchants that accept contact-less payments. New retailers include Staples, McDonalds, Whole Foods, Disney and of course, Apple retail stores. Payments can be made by flashing your iPhone 6 to a payment terminal and using Touch ID to ensure you are the one making the … [Read more...]

ABC News Teases Exclusive Access Segment After ‘Historic Announcement’

Historic announcement

The hype machine is in full swing in advance of today's event. With multiple new products slated, a huge nondescript white building, U2 performing, this certainly has the tell-tale signs of being a big event. Let's face it, when Apple holds 1-2 product events a year, by default they are big time happenings. Very few folks know what's happening before it actually happens. One of those is David Muir of ABC News, who was seemingly granted exclusive and early access to what Apple plans on announcing today. ABC News will run the piece tonight on World News Tonight, so you'll want to set your DVRs accordingly. We should get a glimpse at some of the thinking behind the new products which are being announced today. A behind the scenes in … [Read more...]

U2 To Play Big Role At Apple Special Event

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If you were thinking that the stage for tomorrow's big Apple special event could not get any bigger, think again. U2, the legendary Irish rock band, is expected to play a significant part in the event. This according to three people briefed on the event who spoke to the NY Times. Much has been made about of the venue, which was constructed solely for the event. The sheer size of the venue is larger than needed if there were a typical product introduction. U2 will perform at the event, but that's only part of the story. … [Read more...]

China Mobile Posts iPhone 6 Specifications With 128GB Option

iPhone 6 mockup

China Mobile, the largest carrier in the world, have been pre-selling the iPhone 6. They have recently updated their website with iPhone 6 specifications and availability. According to this document, the iPhone 6 will be available on September 19th, which coincides with an earlier report. China Mobile will have the 4.7-inch model, but the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus will come at a later date. Both will offer storage capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and a new 128GB capacity. There had been rumors that a model with a 128GB storage capacity would be limited to the 5.5-inch model. … [Read more...]

4.7 iPhone 6 and 5.5 iPhone 6 ‘Plus’ Reportedly Launching September 19

Apple's big reveal is just under 24 hours, but that hasn't slowed the flurry of last minute rumors regarding the new models. Two separate reports offer new information on the name and possible release date. Japanese rumor blog Macotakara claims that Apple will differentiate the branding of the two models. They 4.7-inch model will be marketed as the iPhone 6, with the larger 5.5-inch model going by the iPhone 6 Plus moniker. … [Read more...]