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A roadtrip with the iPhone 6 Plus: Is this the ideal phone for traveling? – The Next Web

Friday, September 26, 2014

Following on from my first impressions of the iPhone 6 Plus on launch day, here are some thoughts based on using Apple’s mega-phone during a four-day trip away from home this week. With its big screen and purportedly great battery life, is this the device for people who want to use an iPhone as part of a rigorous travel schedule? My journey took me from Manchester in the UK to The Next…

The iPhone 6 Lines Weren’t Actually Filled With the ‘Chinese Mafia’ – TIME

Friday, September 26, 2014

People buying and reselling newly purchased iPhone 6 units during the launch of the new Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on September 19, 2014 in Hong Kong. Lam Yik Fei—Getty Images Chinese mobile tech experts say many ordinary people just wanted some extra cash A video posted on YouTube Saturday showed what it claimed was the “Chinese mafia” camped outside Manhattan’s Apple Stores in anticipation of the first…

Apple takes press on tour of iPhone test facility to address ‘Bend-gate … – Apple Insider

Friday, September 26, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 03:40 pm PT (06:40 pm ET) By Mikey Campbell Shortly after releasing a statement regarding iPhone 6 Plus bending issues, Apple on Thursday invited journalists to take a tour of its normally off-limits “torture test” building, where the latest models are exposed to a battery of durability assessments. Source: The Verge Apple reiterated that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have been thoroughly vetted in a…

Apple’s Response to iPhone Glitches Is Key – ABC News

Friday, September 26, 2014

Apple’s response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself. As the giant tech company scrambled to fix a software glitch that left some of its new iPhones unable to make calls, some analysts said Thursday that Apple is doing the right thing by quickly acknowledging and apologizing for the problem — which it was slower to do with earlier iPhone problems….

The iPhone 6 Lines Weren’t Actually Filled With the ‘Chinese Mafia’ – TIME

Friday, September 26, 2014

People buying and reselling newly purchased iPhone 6 units during the launch of the new Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on September 19, 2014 in Hong Kong. Lam Yik Fei—Getty Images Chinese mobile tech experts say many ordinary people just wanted some extra cash A video posted on YouTube Saturday showed what it claimed was the “Chinese mafia” camped outside Manhattan’s Apple Stores in anticipation of the first…

Some iPhone 6 Plus Users Find An Unwanted Feature: It Bends – NPR (blog)

Friday, September 26, 2014

The consumer technology industry generally follows a few rules when it comes to developing new products: faster, thinner and (often) bigger. But the push toward increasingly svelte devices has a clear end point: No device can become thinner forever before running into the obvious challenges posed by physics and daily use. Earlier this month Apple wowed the world with its new line of iPhones, both of which are larger and…

The iPhone 6 Lines Weren’t Actually Filled With the ‘Chinese Mafia’ – TIME

Friday, September 26, 2014

People buying and reselling newly purchased iPhone 6 units during the launch of the new Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on September 19, 2014 in Hong Kong. Lam Yik Fei—Getty Images Chinese mobile tech experts say many ordinary people just wanted some extra cash A video posted on YouTube Saturday showed what it claimed was the “Chinese mafia” camped outside Manhattan’s Apple Stores in anticipation of the first…

IFixit Tears Down the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – Bloomberg

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ifixit ceo and cofounder who did a showdown on the new iphone earlier. Tell me about your teardown. What did you find, anything that would make these iphones more: old previous generations — more vulnerable that previous generations? They decided to make it easier to repair. I understand that you have a phone with you. What do you have? You are going to tear it down for us. I have…

The WIRED iPhone 6 Review: Bigger, Better…and a Little Buggy – Wired

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch Retina HD display. Josh Valcarcel/WIRED Josh Valcarcel/WIRED The iPhone 6’s FaceTime camera has a new Burst Mode feature and better face detection. Josh Valcarcel/WIRED Josh Valcarcel/WIRED Apple redesigned the shape of the volume buttons to match the iPhone’s oblong shape. Josh Valcarcel/WIRED Josh Valcarcel/WIRED With 1080p video capture, 240 fps slo-mo, and continuous autofocus, iPhone video capture is stunning. Josh Valcarcel/WIRED Josh Valcarcel/WIRED The…

Apple stock dinged $23B since iPhone 6 – USA TODAY

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The iPhone is the most critical product for Apple so far, accounting for at least half of its stock price. (Robyn Beck, AFP/Getty Images) Plagued with allegations of hardware that’s a little too bendy for its newest iPhone and a problematic software update, shares of Apple (AAPL) are bending. Shares of Apple are down $3.87, or 3.9%, to $97.95 Thursday, breaking the extremely important $100 a share mark. Investors and…

Apple’s iPhone Margin Call – Wall Street Journal

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Apple‘s AAPL -2.83% Apple Inc. U.S.: Nasdaq $98.87 -2.88 -2.83% Sept. 25, 2014 12:06 pm Volume (Delayed 15m) : 58.17M P/E Ratio 15.82 Market Cap $609.27 Billion Dividend Yield 1.91% Rev. per Employee $2,214,380 09/25/14 Apple Pay or Other Tap-to-Pay … 09/25/14 GameStop Plans to Increase Hol… 09/25/14 Morning MoneyBeat: Margin Debt… More quote details and news » AAPL in Your Value Your Change Short position fans love its gadgets….

Some Users Complain iPhone 6 Plus Is Bending – NBCNews.com

Thursday, September 25, 2014

>> OUT OF A TRAGIC ACCIDENT THE SPORT GREW AND BECAME SAFER AND IS A BETTER SPORT BECAUSE OF IT. >> Reporter: RON MOTT, NBC NEWS, BOSTON. >>> IN BUSINESS NEWS AFTER AN OUTSTANDING LAUNCH THAT SAW MORE THAN 10 MILLION NEW iPHONES SOLD IN JUST THREE DAYS, IT’S NOW BECOME CLEAR APPLE IS STILL WORKING OUT SOME BUGS ON ITS NEW iPHONE 6 AND 6-PLUS. AND TONIGHT…

$57 worth of awesome paid iPhone apps you can now get for free (6 apps total) – BGR

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Recommended in the Store. Bilingual voice options for regional pronunciation and easy-to-follow verb conjugations create an interactive learning experience. Definitions and added examples are included in both languages and all terminology shows detailed classification, making gender, noun type or parts of speech easy to identify. Internet connection needed only for voices, images and spell-check. Unique Features: • Conjugation of Spanish and English verbs, all persons & tenses. • 2 million+…

Big iPhone 6 Bulges in All the Wrong Places – New York Times

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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A Manual iPhone Camera, Finally – TechCrunch (blog)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

“Finally” is a funny word, especially when it comes to Apple. I try to avoid using it because I’m cognizant of the fact that Apple’s pacing is often a lot different than the hive mind’s idea of what it should be. Just see how long it took to implement third-party keyboards in a way that was satisfactory security-wise for an example. But, as the iPhone long-ago crossed the rubicon of…

Apple’s iPhone Margin Call – Wall Street Journal

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Apple‘s AAPL -0.87% Apple Inc. U.S.: Nasdaq $101.75 -0.89 -0.87% Sept. 24, 2014 4:00 pm Volume (Delayed 15m) : 58.85M AFTER HOURS $101.38 -0.37 -0.36% Sept. 24, 2014 7:59 pm Volume (Delayed 15m) : 1.33M P/E Ratio 16.33 Market Cap $614.59 Billion Dividend Yield 1.85% Rev. per Employee $2,214,380 09/24/14 Apple Pulls iOS Software Updat… 09/24/14 BlackBerry Unveils Its Passpor… 09/24/14 CIO Journal: News Digest More quote details and news…

Apple Has an iPhone Headache, but It Won’t Last Long – TIME

Thursday, September 25, 2014

An Apple iPhone 6 Plus, left, and iPhone 6 are displayed during the sales launch in Tokyo on Sept. 19, 2014 Bloomberg/Getty Images Apple’s stock is down even though it just sold 10 million iPhones in a weekend More Apple Pulls First iOS 8 Update After Some Users Report Serious Issues Apple iOS 8 Users Complain About Wi-Fi and Battery Problems Apple Sold More Than 10 Million New iPhones in…

Put That New iPhone 6 Through Its Paces – New York Times

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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Apple’s iPhone Margin Call – Wall Street Journal

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Apple’s fans love its gadgets. Apple’s investors love those gadgets, too—for their high profit margins that are still unmatched by its peers. There was actually some worry on this front around last week’s launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Apple expanded the screen size on its base model while keeping the same price. The display is the most expensive component of a smartphone, typically making up more…