Just a month later after the announcement of the iPhone 6, Apple comes up with another keynote; the tagline “It’s been way too long” suggests we’re going to see a revamp of products that haven’t been touched for a while. Some suggests an update to iMac; the last major addition to the line was in september 2012 with a convex design and great hardware improvements, while in 2013 they simply received new Intel Haswell processors. Mac mini is also a good candidate for the same reasons.
iPad are more likely to get an update. After seeing the new iPhone 6 Plus, we can expect a new home button with TouchID, higher resolution Retina Display, overall improvements in performance and, probably, even thinner design. Read More…
iPhones are among the most desired and high-end smartphones around, and usually stolen. Apple made available a way to Check Activation Lock Status that, through iCloud, lets you check the Activation Lock on the device by using its IMEI or serial number; they’re found in Settings > General > Info. This way if you’re buying one off the secondhand market, you can check if it’s sold by its real owner.
It will tell you the kind of device (i.e. iPhone 4S), and the Activation Lock status, even if the iPhone isn’t of your property yet. Read More…
The bendgate issue with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus generated a lot of hype. Is it true however, that new iPhones bend so easily? Consumer Reports made a scientific test with both and compared them to the HTC One (M8), iPhone 5, LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Applying more force each time, and seeing how much it took to first bend it, and then separate the case from the screen.
Apple today officially stopped supporting iOS 7, closing the code signing and making impossible to downgrade from iOS 8.
Halting the authorisation for an older version is part of every iOS rollout. Those devices already running iOS 8, are now unable to go back, but go forward. Subsequent to the first release, Apple quickly made available two new smaller updates to address bugs; iOS 8.0.1 for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus that in some cases disabled cellular connectivity and Touch ID, iOS 8.0.2 that fixed these issues in most part.
The iPhone 5S and 5C paved the way, splitting the new generation of iPhones in two. However, this time the iPhone 6, and the iPhone 6 Plus are different more in dimensions than performance. The two new iPhones sport thinner, sharper edges, and bigger screens.
To give you an idea, the original iPhone, until the 4S, had 3,5″ diagonal. The iPhone 5 reached 4″, but it still was just taller, not wider. The iPhone 6 is 4,7″, while the iPhone 6 Plus is 5,5″. Galaxy Note 4 on the other hand, is 5,7″. The iPad mini is 7,9″, and the iPad Air is 10,1″.
Anyway, to make up for the bigger screen, the iPhone 6 raises the resolution to 1334×750, in order to keep the 326 ppi of pixel density. However, the iPhone 6 Plus has 1920×1080, the resolution of a HD TV, and a higher density of 401 ppi. Thanks to bigger displays, the iPhone 6 Plus features a brand new landscape view. Read More…