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by dgstorm at Sep 12, 2014
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This is something you don't see everyday... it's an arm wrestling game for your iPhone, iPad or, later next year, your Apple Watch! The game is called iArm Wrestle Champs, and it basically uses your accelerometer, gyroscope, and other sensors on the new iPhone and Apple Watch in interesting and creative ways.


The game is already available on iTunes, but of course, the Apple Watch version won't be available until next year when the Apple Watch finally ships. It's amazing the creativity that developers display when making apps for devices!

Will you be the next iArm Wrestle Champ?

Source: iSource
by dgstorm at Sep 12, 2014
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The day has finally arrived when we can start preordering our shiny new iPhone 6 (and/or iPhone 6 Plus). It's been 7 years since the first iPhone first changed the face of mobile technology forever. Now the next big step in the evolution of the product is soon to be in our hands and this seems like a perfect time for a bit of nostalgia.

The folks at 7dayshop.com created a timeline infographic for every iteration of Apple's iconic iOS, from 1 through 8. It's obviously so huge we couldn't contain it in this first post, but you can check it out in the thread below.

Sound off and let us know how many of these devices you have owned at one time or another.

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by dgstorm at Sep 12, 2014
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It looks like T-Mobile and AT&T are on board with Apple's plan to offer WiFi calling (and texting) on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Both carriers announced their plans to support the new feature. This will help ease their network congestion (or so they say).

For now, T-Mobile is the only carrier who will support the function right away, as they already worked out the details with Apple. AT&T simply committed to using the feature next year (2015). With AT&T it will only be a complementary feature for LTE users. According to an AT&T spokesperson, the feature isn't as critical to AT&T's network as it is for T-Mobile to help ease congestion.

Here's a quote with a few more details,

Sound off if you think this is an important feature for you on the new iPhone.

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by dgstorm at Sep 12, 2014
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We have great news for Apple fans outside of the US. It looks like iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be coming to international markets sooner than expected (and sooner than previous iPhone launches). As you guys know, preorders for the US market kicked off early this morning (September 12th). The phone will actually hit retail store shelves on September 19th in these markets: U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the U.K.

Normally, there's a bit of a gap to hit other markets after that, but this time it will only be a week later on September 26th that the iPhone will filter out to 18 more markets including: Switzerland, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Luxembourg, Russia, Austria, Turkey, Finland, Taiwan, Belgium, Portugal and the United Arab Emirates.

Apple's ultimate goal is to make the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus available in 115 countries by the end of the year. Could this be a sign that Apple has really worked out their supply chain woes for good?

Let's cross our fingers!

Source: 9to5Mac
by Maura at Sep 12, 2014
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Apple’s two new iPhones have only been available for a few hours and already it appears they are breaking records.

As we reported earlier today, the iPhone 6 Plus is already sold out, with shipping now at 3-4 weeks.

MacRumors reports that AT&T executive Ralph de la Vega has been talking about the successful iPhone 6 launch at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference today, where he described the massive volume of pre-orders as “amazing,” before going on to say that the “systems are rocking” and “everything is going well.”

De la Vega also said that demand for the two new iPhones outstrips that of the iPhone 5s last year. “Every time there is a change in design, there’s an uptake,” said de la Vega. “I think this design is particularly good.”

And the smartphone-buying public seems to agree with him! It also makes you wonder if Apple should have actually released a phablet-sized phone earlier, or have they timed the iPhone 6 Plus release exactly right?

Source: MacRumors
by dgstorm at Sep 12, 2014
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Otterbox's newest case for the iPhone 6 is available now. The Commuter series is just $39.90, the Symmetry series is $39.95 and the Defender series is $59.90. Not only are these cases fashionable, they are also one of the best brands in the industry for protecting your precious iPhone cargo.

You get FREE STANDARD SHIPPING or $5 two-day shipping on all orders. Hit up the picture links in the thread below to grab yours!
by dgstorm at Sep 12, 2014
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In the wee hours of the morning, Apple and the major US carriers started offering preorders on the iPhone 6 and its larger cousin, the iPhone 6 Plus. The initial onslaught was not without its hiccups. Apple's site went down temporarily, and so did Sprint (because they accidentally started their preorder early).

Sprint's iPhone 6 preorder is still down (probably because they got in trouble with Apple), but the others are all online now. There is still one problem if you want to get your device directly through Apple. The preorders directly from the folks in Cupertino have already slipped to 3-4 weeks (and we even have some reports suggesting the middle of October).

AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon's preorders seem to be working fine, although some of theirs might be backordered too, and some of the sites are running slow due to the heavy web traffic. Think about that for a second... no other smart device in history (except other iPhones) has ever garnered so much excitement that it crashes multiple preorder landing pages! Incredible!

Feel free to jump into the fray at the source links below!
by dgstorm at Sep 11, 2014
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If you didn't think Apple was serious about charging hard into the watch market, then this report might just change your mind. It looks like Apple isn't content to just take on other smartwatch makers like Samsung, LG and Motorola. It appears they want to own the regular wrist-watch markets too.

Some astute folks (who obviously know the wrist-watch industry very well) noticed that on all of the advertisements of the Apple Watch clock face, the time is set to 10:09. The reason why this is Apple firing a shot at the watch industry is because it has been a subtle industry secret that each of the big watch makers all advertise their watches with a time that is some variation of 10:10:xx-seconds.

For example, TAG Heuer uses 10:10:37, Rolex uses 10:10:31, and Bell & Ross uses 10:10:10. It's a funny little industry advertising quirk that doesn't mean much to most consumers but is an insider joke to those in the industry. This tradition goes all the way back to 1926 where it began with the Hamilton Watch Company.

Because Apple is posting all of their Apple Watch ads with a 10:09 time, they are effectively saying they are a minute ahead of their competition. That's basically like calling out your enemy to fight in the arena.

The question remains, will the big watch makers take Apple's challenge seriously? And, should they?

Source: CultofMac