What better way to celebrate the upcoming iPhone 6 release other than a giveaway? Better yet, an otterbox giveaway? Otterbox was kind enough to host this giveaway/contest and one lucky iPhoneForums.net registered member will win one of these 4 iphone 6 cases of your choice!
Rules are simple, simply post in this thread what color iPhone 6 you'll be getting and which iPhone6 Otterbox case interests you the most. This contest will end in 3 days and one random winner will be chosen. The Otterbox iPhone6 lineup can be found here and as follows:
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– Customize your case with a variety of color options and build your own personally designed case
– Belt-clip holster keeps your device handy and provides a mini-stand for hands-free use
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– Comes with a stick-on screen protector...
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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!
The moment has arrived to get a brand new iPhone and, finally, it comes with a much bigger screen. According to Apple, a limited supply of iPhones will be available in its stores for walk-in customers today, but most likely, the stock will get quickly depleted, so make sure you move fast if you want to get yours today.
Already more than 4 million pre-orders for the smartphones were placed when they went on sale last Friday, according to Apple. As a reminder, the iPhone 6 is 4.7 inches, while the iPhone 6 Plus measures 5.5 inches and is also more expensive by $100 for all versions.
The iPhone 6 starts at $199 for a 16 GB configuration, $299 for 64 GB and $399 for a 128 GB configuration, with a two-year contract. The iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299 (16 GB), $399 (64 GB) and $499 (128 GB). Both phones come in three colors: gold, silver and space gray.
So, are you getting a new iPhone today or you're not that anxious and you prefer to wait for a few days?
AppleInsider reports that the first iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus teardowns have already taken place, just a few hours after the phones started to go on sale around the world.
Well-known Japanese Apple blog Mac Otakara has already managed to totally tear down the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, and the accompanying video reveals various changes to the phone’s interior design, primarily so that there is room for all the components inside the ultra-thin casing.
Once such change is the way in which the 1,810mAh battery is fixed to the aluminium casing with adhesive tabs. As AppleInsider notes, this is a big change from previous iPhones.
Other components have also been redesigned to fit in the slimmer housing, such as the ear speaker, vibrator, iSight camera and display, which is bonded to the front glass.
Interestingly enough, AppleInsider says that the video also reveals that most of the components that leaked prior to the launch of the phone would appear to have been the genuine article.
As far as the 5.5-inch iPhone is concerned, iFixit’s traditional live teardown is well underway (click on the link below for the latest), and has so far revealed various facts about the new iPhone, such as what looks to be a linear oscillating vibrator rather than the iPhone 5s’s rotating mass unit. iFixit gives the new larger phone 7 out of 10 for repairability.
The world of cyber-security just got better for iOS 8 users. Agile Bits, the creators of the popular 1Password app and service just made their remarkable software FREE to new users on iOS. On top of that, previous users of the v4 of the software get a free upgrade to the Pro version.
For those unfamiliar with the software, 1Password basically lets you securely store your important data and passwords, and can automatically log you into websites with a single button. With 1Password, you no longer need to remember your username, password, or even the website address.
The new pricing model is not all though. This newest version also includes some added functionality with iOS 8, including the ability to work with Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensor! Awesome!
Here's a quick breakdown of the rest of the cool new 1Password features for iOS 8: