News tagged ‘iPhone 6’
More than ten million people have already purchased Apple’s iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Naturally, they began using their new smartphones. Several days after the official release, a number of reports appeared on the Internet that suggested that the larger 5.5-inch device can bend in the pocket of pants if a user forgets to take the handset out of it. There are even some images showing a bent iPhone 6 Plus. You may take a look at them below.
Following the release and record-breaking first weekend sales, AnandTech experts took both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for testing and benchmarked them. Moreover, the newly-released handsets were compared to the iPhone 5s and a number of rival handsets including the HTC One (E8), Motorola Moto X, Samsung Galaxy S5, Google Nexus 5 and some others. If you one of those people, who like Apple and its products, you will be pleased with the results of the benchmarks.
Apple on Monday announced that the sales of its 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus in the opening weekend topped ten million units. That is a new record for the guys from Cupertino. Apple managed to break the last year’s record of nine million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c units sold during the first three days. What an impressive result!
Immediately after the start of sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in several countries, first drop and crash tests began to appear on the Internet. The bad news is that both handsets are not doing well in these ultimate durability tests. While they somehow manage to remain intact when dropped on the side and back, they have no chances when dropped on the face. The smaller iPhone seems to demonstrate slightly better results, but in general, both handsets can’t be called the strongest devices on the market. Take a look at the video and you will understand what I mean.
It is Sunday today, so it's time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let's take a look at them.
Long before the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus release, a rumor appeared on the Internet that suggested that these devices will be equipped by a processor manufactured by a firm called Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). According to the latest report from Chipworks, the dual-core 64-bit Apple A8 processor is indeed manufactured by TSMC.
Several days after the official release of Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6, iFixit experts have performed its teardown, which revealed that the handset is indeed equipped with the next-generation 64-bit A8 processor and M8 motion coprocessor, 1334x750 pixels display with pixel density of 326ppi, 8-megapixel rear and 1.2-megapixel front camera, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 as well as with NFC and LTE chips.
Fixit team has recently performed a scrupulous teardown of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. According to the video of the teardown and the images showing the fully-disassembled larger iPhone 6, the guys from Cupertino equipped the handset with a dual-core 64-bit A8 processor, M8 motion coprocessor, 1GB of RAM, 1920x1080 pixels display with pixel density of 401ppi, 8-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, 1.2-megapixel front camera as well as with a wide number of sensors, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and LTE chips.
Although both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus haven’t yet hit the store shelves, a Korean website UNDERkg somehow managed to get two smartphones and post two hands-on videos to YouTube. They are available below, so you may take a look and say what do you think about Apple’s recently released iPhones. But before doing this, let’s talk about the handsets shown in the clips.
Although both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can boast of the NFC chip, it appears that the guys from Cupertino plan to use it only for making their payments service Apple Pay workable. Other possible ways of utilising the Near Field Communication technology won't be supported, which means that the developers won't get access to the iPhone's NFC antenna and won't be able to create third-party apps based on the advanced communication technology. The information was shared by Apple's spokeswoman, so I guess we can believe it.
According to the reports from several different sources, Apple has begun shipping the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units to customers. People who ordered one of the new handsets claim that the shipping estimates point to the arrival of the long-anticipated gadgets on September 19th. As you probably know, this is the date, when the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch smartphones are expected to hit the store shelves.
Following the announcement of 4 million iPhone 6 units sold in the first 24 hours, Apple has just announced that both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will become available in 22 more countries beginning Friday, September 26th. These countries include the Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. In case you don't know, this Friday, on September 19th, both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch handsets will become available in such countries as the USA, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK.
According to the latest reports from reliable sources, the guys from Cupertino have sold out all the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 models they had. Shipping estimates for each iPhone 6 model have slipped to 7-10 business days, which means that currently there's nothing left and those who plan to purchase the next-generation iPhone have to wait.
According to what the CEO of mobile banking startup called Moven writes, the introduction of Apple's payment service could possibly mean the end of plastic bank cards in the next two or three years. And I must admit that it is a massive step forward as Apple Pay and other systems based on NFC or similar technologies are way more reliable and secure than the existing physical cards, which can be lost, stolen, damaged and in any other way made unusable. Apart from that, they can be hacked by cyber criminals.
It is Sunday today and that means it is time for our traditional post called Top 10 Stories of the Week. Let's not waste time and start discussing the most interesting articles of the past seven days right now.