The iPhone 6 is finally here and we decided to celebrate this incredible day with a giveaway!!! Not only that, but we decided to make it an iTunes $50.00 Gift Card giveaway! That way, you can grab some new apps, music, or your favorite TV shows or movies and have it all paid for!
One of the most popular questions in the media has been the actual size of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. We put our heads together and came up with an awesome idea to help answer this question! Read the contest rules below for the answer.
Simply post a photo of your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus next to an "everday-average" object to show off the size and scale of Apple’s newest phone. The photo itself must include "iPhoneForums.net" and your username somewhere in the shot. The iPhoneForums.net text can either be written, displayed on the iPhone or you can print out our logo. (logo file is here:http://www.iphoneforums.net/img/iphoneforum-6.png)
We've taken a few photos of our personal iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to give you some ideas and kick this giveaway off! There will be no limit on how many photos you can submit, and iPhoneForums.net staff will ultimately pic our favorite from all of the entries.
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The video above is both humorous and gut-wrenching. A newscaster in Perth, Australia, decided to interview the first person to get an iPhone 6 in that city right after he left the store. She insisted he open up his box and show her the precious cargo inside, but, just as he did so, he nervously dropped it onto the ground.
You can't quite tell how badly it was damaged, but it was obvious that it didn't come away unscathed. You can't help but wonder what they were thinking at the same time you feel sorry for him. Do you think, the media (or Apple) offered to replace it?
We know there are a ton of folks out there who will be jumping ship from Android to try out the amazing new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Besides having larger displays, the iPhone now has a ton of incredible new features. For all of the new (or returning) iPhone users, we know that one of the first things you will need to do is get your Android contacts over to your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.
We wanted to make that easier for you, so we have included a quick tutorial on the process. We even found a video which helps walk you through the process. The video is an older one, but most of the steps should be nearly identical. If you run into problems, be sure to ask for help in the forums. That's one of the big reasons why iPhoneforums.net is here!
These are the quick steps to transfer FROM an Android to iPhone:
Step 1 - Copy/Sync your contacts on your existing phone with Gmail/Google Sync
Go to Google Sync
Select your device from the Google Sync setup instructions menu and follow the steps to sync/move your contacts
Confirm all of your contacts have been sync'd by visiting Gmail on the web, and then continue to the next step
Step 2 - Use iTunes to sync your Gmail/Google contacts to your new iPhone
Connect your iPhone to your Mac / PC
Select your iPhone from your device list of iTunes
In the 'Summary tab' - If you're using 'iCloud' to sync & backup change to 'Use your computer'
Click the 'Info' tab
From the 'Sync contacts with...' options:
- Select Sync Google Address Book (Mac) or Google Contacts (PC) and sign in.
For around a year or more, the media was inundated with rumors that Apple's iPhone 6 and/or iPhone 6 Plus would come with a sapphire glass display. In fact, it was even confirmed that Apple built a factory designed to do exactly that. However, when the final reveal occurred, that turned out not to be true. Why would Apple build a factory to crank out sapphire glass, if they didn't plan on using it on their most popular product?
It turns out the truth is quite simple. Amongst a number of other factors, the main reason is because it will take several years before the new factory can ramp up production to high enough levels to develop sapphire glass displays for the volume of iPhones that Apple sells. There's even more to it than just that though, and we found a handy infographic that shares quite a bit of info regarding sapphire glass and the reasons why Apple couldn't use it just yet.
Because of its size, we couldn't host the graphic in the OP of this story, so please check out the full graphic in the thread below.
So with the new iPhones now on sale the various people that enjoy putting iPhones through all sorts of torture in the interests of science, and sometimes purely in the interests of fun and entertainment, have been hard at work.
YouTube PhoneBuff has wasted no time in putting the two new iPhones through a drop test, reports MacRumors, dropping each of the phones on their front, side and back.
As you can see from the video, the iPhone 6 only cracked when it was dropped on its face, and emerged unscathed from being dropped on its side and back. The iPhone 6 Plus, in contrast, cracked when it was dropped on the side, and did not incur any further damage when dropped on its face.
The conclusion as far as this specific test is concerned that the two new iPhones are less durable than the iPhone 5, which fared better in similar tests, and was referred to as “very durable.”
So, if you were planning to drop your brand spanking new iPhone from a great height, don't!
The above shot came from Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg
Today is the magic day for some as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are hitting retail store shelves, and/or reaching folks homes after a pre-order. For some, this day is about being a part of that enthusiastic frenzy, where you prove your passion for Apple products by being one of the first few to get your iDevice after waiting in line for hours/days.
For others, it's like Christmas day in the Fall as you anxiously await the UPS/FedEX guy, praying he doesn't drop your phone off at the wrong address. The above pic is just one example of a happy Apple fan. He's the first customer in line to lay his hands on the Apple iPhone 6 in the famous NYC store.
Of course, this frenzy phenomenon isn't limited to just the United States. This same scene plays out across the globe in England, Australia, Hong Kong and more. Whether you are the patient type who are perfectly comfortable waiting until all the brouhaha has died down, or you are one of the first in line, there's no denying the excitement as regular consumers can finally hold Apple's vaunted device!