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First video review of the actual iPhone 6
Leave it to someone in China to get their hands on the first iPhone 6. This video review was leaked out of China and it appears to be the real deal. The iPhone 6 is fully functional and the reviewer says it is fast. Someone has awkwardly translated the video into English so we can understand it, but it is ....more
iPhone 6 event confirmed
Apple has sent out invitations for a product launch event on Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. PT. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out this event is for the iPhone 6 launch. The event will be held at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, and multiple reports suggest Apple is building a large structure fo....more
BlackBerry wins in court against Typo again
BlackBerry has won another round in court against Typo, the Ryan Seacrest backed company who created a BlackBerry'esque keyboard for the iPhone. BlackBerry sued Typo and won a temporary injunction against the company. Typo went back to the drawing board and create a new keyboard that avoids the patent infri....more
Apple launches iPhone 5 battery replacement program
Apple has acknowledged a small percentage of iPhone 5's have defective batteries. The company is now offering a free replacement battery program for those iPhones affected. Apple says only a small percentage of phones sold between September 2012 and January 2013 were affected, but the company is willing to....more
Ringke Slim Better Grip iPhone 5, 5S case
I hate bulky cases. When I got my new iPhone 5 I looked all over for the best slim case on the planet and was simply not satisfied until I found this one from Ringke. These cases are inexpensive, but fit well and allow you to use your phone one handed. When you purchase a case it also comes with a free scr....more
Redesigned Typo 2 iPhone keyboard up for pre-order
Typo, the company backed by American Idol's Ryan Seacrest, brought a BlackBerry-like keyboard to the iPhone for a short time, but was sued by BlackBerry for patent infringement and forced to take its keyboard off the market. Instead of simply shutting down, they have redesigned Typo to get around some of the....more
Apple in talks for mobile payment system
Apple is in talks with major credit card companies about a mobile payment system for iOS devices, according to a report from The Information. Apple is currently talking to Visa about a possible partnership that could bypass third-party payment processors. The partnership could cut out the middle man and pro....more
BlackBerry working on Siri-like feature
BlackBerry is working on a Siri-like feature to keep up with its smartphone rivals. Apple has Siri, Google has Google Now, and Microsoft has Cortana, leaving BlackBerry out in the cold. BlackBerry's virtual assistant will be called BlackBerry Assistant, and will launch with BB OS 10.3 which will launch in t....more
iPhone and MagSafe Charger
A new Kickstarter campaign has been started by a startup called Hevo Labs. The company is building an external battery for the iPhone that works with a MagSafe charger. The case is currently called "Cabin." The battery case does not wrap around the phone, but hangs on via a MagSafe-like adapter tha....more
iPhone 6 sapphire screen destruction tests
According to multiple reports, the iPhone 6 will feature a sapphire crystal display. The sapphire is very hard to scratch or break and multiple websites have published videos of people trying to scratch the display with keys and knives. This Chinese video takes on the sapphire with similar gusto, using coin....more
BlackBerry explains the Passport's square design
Ever since BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced the BlackBerry Passport, the company has been mocked for its unusual design. The square phone looks unlike any smartphone we've seen before, and the tech world has been mostly laughing at the idea. BlackBerry released a statement on its website with an explanati....more
Mophie taking pre-orders for 64GB Space Pack
Mophie is currently taking pre-orders on their 64GB Space pack for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S. The Space Pack was introduced earlier this year with the 16GB and 32GB versions, but has taken longer to get to market. The 64GB Space Pack will start shipping on July 22. The Space Pack gives users more ....more
Massive leak shows iPhone 6 glass display
A massive leak of reported iPhone 6 display parts has been published. Leave it to 9to5mac to come up with the goods. The close up pictures show what seems to be a curved display. The side by side pictures of the iPhone 6 next to an iPhone 5 display glass gives us a good idea of the amount of new real esta....more
Happy Birthday, iPhone!
The iPhone is seven years old today. It was seven years ago today that the world was lining up to get their hands on the revolutionary phone. Smartphones had been around for years, but Apple had raised the bar to a whole new level on June 29, 2007. Tactile keyboards with small displays were the n....more
Walmart drops iPhone 5C and 5S prices permanently
Walmart has dropped their iPhone pricing in a big way. You can now get great deals on the iPhone 5C and 5S. The 16GB iPhone 5c will be available in stores for $29 with a two-year contract which is down from $49. The 16GB iPhone 5S is $99 on contract, a $50 savings. Walmart has run similar specials before....more
Amazon launching smartphone tomorrow
Amazon is about to launch its smartphone tomorrow, and it appears it will be available exclusively on AT&T. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Amazon is following in the footsteps of Apple who famously launched the iPhone as an AT&T exclusive 7 years ago. Amazon has a history with AT&....more
Apple quietly protects user privacy
One key feature in iOS 8 was not discussed on stage, but is a huge win for customers. Apple is apparently taking user privacy very seriously at the expense of retailers, and companies that collect user data. When Apple unveiled iOS 8 at WWDC last week they didn't mention an important change to location trac....more
OS X 10.10 Handoff to iOS 8 featured in video
Apple announced a several new features in OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8 at WWDC on Monday. One of the most interesting features is part of their "Continuity" effort. The new feature, called "Handoff", makes all your devices aware of what each other are doing. Handoff allows you to move information between ....more
First leak of actual iPhone 6 case
As the iPhone 6 launch date approaches we have seen several leaked photos of schematics and parts. Now comes a leak that may be the first photo of the actual iPhone 6 case. Macfixit Australia has published a picture of what appears to be an iPhone case wrapped in green plastic. The back case is made of met....more
Apple to fix iMessage issue affected people who switch from iPhone
Anyone has used an iPhone then switched to another platform knows the frustration when Apple doesn't release your number from iMessage. It has happened to several people I know. iMessage release your number and acts as if you still have an iPhone. The result is you cannot receive text messages on your new ....more
iPhone 6 dummy models leaked
The leaks are out in force as rumors of the new iPhone 6 swirl. We have seen several mock ups of the iPhone 6 and now 9to5mac has published shots of three dummy units. The photos show space gray, silver, and gold iPhone dummy units with a completely new design. All of the mock ups we have seen d....more
Apple launches iPhone trade-in program
Apple wants iPhone 4 and 4S owners to upgrade and they have launched a special program in their retails stores to make it happen. Apple has been sending out emails to its customers encouraging them to visit a retails store to upgrade their old iPhone. The email reads in part: "Itís a bea....more
Another iPhone 6 mock up
Apple will probably release the iPhone 6 in September if the rumors are to be believed. The closer we get to that date the more leaks and mock ups we are sure to see. After leaked specs and schematics were discovered, several sites have created mock ups of the new iPhone 6. MacRumors has now entered the fr....more
This is the iPhone 6 - best leak so far
The leaks are coming at us on a regular basis now, and this is the best leak we have had so far. The above video is courtesy of, and it shows the iPhone 6 compared to the 5S. Some time ago specs and schematics for the iPhone 6 were leaked and a lot of sites started posting mockups bas....more
Amazon's smartphone looks like an iPhone
Amazon has not yet announced its smartphone, but the rumors have been flying for a long time. BGR has the exclusive look at Amazon's offering and it looks like Amazon took a lot of hints from Apple. Frankly, the Amazon phone looks as much like an iPhone as the HTC One M8. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, i....more
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