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Apple Officially Announces the iPhone 6

Posted in Apple,iPhone by Tam Yue on September 12th, 2014

iPhone 6We are pretty sure the world stopped spinning Tuesday Sept, 9th in order for everyone to hear the latest news from Apple. They have officially announced that they are releasingApple Watch in early 2015 and the iPhone 6 later this month. No big shockers here.

What was a bit of a shock however was that Apple was taking a step forward by upgrading the physical size of the iPhone. There will be two different sizes; the 6 will get you a 4.7 inch screen while the 6 Plus will get you a 5.5 inch screen. They have also slimmed it down again from the 5, and it will now be one of the slimmest smart phones on the market.

Most of you in today’s social media world want us to cut right to the chase about the camera. It is still the …

Wake Up To the Smell of Free Bacon Everyday

Posted in iPhone,iPhone Accessories by Tam Yue on March 6th, 2014

iPhone with Bacon AlarmThis could, quite possibly, be the greatest way to wake up, EVER! Oscar Mayer has created a device that attaches to your iPhone and when paired with the app, you will wake to the smell of frying bacon. Considering that we put bacon on and in everything anymore; doughnuts, sandwiches, bacon wrapped dates……Oscar Mayer apparently caught onto how much everyone loves the fried strips of heaven. The #bacon hashtag gets over 2 million mentions every year on Twitter.

You want one, admit it. The only way to get one is to go to their website and apply for one. They are not for sale, and the winners will be chosen at random. You can only apply from March 3 to April 4, 2014, so get on it. They have uploaded an artistic video to help promote the device, from …

Apple Sells Nine Million iPhones for Biggest Launch Ever

Posted in Apple,iPhone by Darrin Olson on September 23rd, 2013

Apple sells nine million iPhone 5s and 5c phonesApple has reported selling over nine million of its new iPhone 5s and 5c models withing the first three days after launching the products, making it the most successful iPhone release yet. Apple did not provide details on the numbers between the two models, but overall the launch almost doubled the release of the iPhone 5 a year ago with over 5 million in the first three days.

The two models have different price points with the 5s version starting at $199 featuring a touch ID that scans fingerprints, and the 5c version that starts at $99 and comes in five different colors (white, yellow, blue, green and pink). Friday’s launch was the first time Apple has released two iPhone models at the same time.

Although no …

iPhone 5 could be a bigger upgrade than expected

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on August 2nd, 2011

The iPhone upgrade coming this fall “could be a bigger upgrade than we expected,” according to Sterne Agee’s Shaw Wu. The analyst cites Apple’s supply chain, which indicates that the new model will feature a display “slightly larger” than the 3.5-inch size Apple has used since the first iPhone. That would be great news.

He says that the phone should “retain a similar form factor and size but with thinner bezel,”. The info suggests a 2011 iPhone will in all likelihood forego 4G (LTE). And problems are said to remain with battery life and “spotty” network coverage. Of course Apple is good at tackling problems like this.

Photos claim to show Apple’s lighter, cheaper iPhone 4 prototype

Posted in iPhone by Reuben Drake on July 28th, 2011

Looks like there has been some potential photo leaks of what is claimed to be the prototype device of a cheaper and lighter iPhone 4. This would replace the iPhone 3GS as Apple’s entry level iPhone. Yes, it looks just like an iPhone 4, except for the identification numbers on the back being X’d out, which could indicate that it is a prototype device.

The source of the leak admitted that it would be hard to convince people that this is the real deal since it looks so similar to the iPhone 4.

Case-Mate Creatures For Your iPhone 4

Posted in iPhone by Reuben Drake on July 27th, 2011

It’s a bit early for Halloween, but these cases are perfect for the occasion. Case-Mate has a new collection of six ghoulish iPhone 4 cases. The new Creatures collection includes three monsters that are perfect for Halloween and three animals.

There’s Tut – a mummy, Monsta – a monster, Frank –Frankenstein, Waddler – a penguin, Gil – a fish, and Hoot – an owl. Each has a unique texture and color scheme and some have a key-chain for the tail. They are $24.99 each.

Last Year’s iPhone Still Selling Well

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on July 25th, 2011

We already could have guessed as much, but last years iPhone continues to sell well, as recent numbers from carrier partners AT&T and Verizon show. Reporting earnings for its June quarter last Thursday, AT&T said it sold 3.6 million iPhones, which is more than the 3.2 million it sold during same period last year.

Verizon has sold 2.3 million in its second quarter. Together, the two carriers activated 11.7 million in the first half of 2011, that’s just 3.5 million under AT&T’s total iPhone sales for all of 2010. Remember this is a phone that’s been available for about a year already.

iPhone 5 coming to US on September 5th?

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on July 24th, 2011

According to iPhoneItalia they have a “very reliable source” who claims that Apple will be launching the iPhone 5 on October 5th on Swisscom’s network. The source is a senior executive at Swisscom. The story says that the October 5th date is the “rest of the world” date. In other words one month after the US release date: September 5th.

Apple would inform wireless carriers of their iPhone 5 intentions ahead of time, so there may be something here, but for now it is just a rumor that is unconfirmed.

Gresso unveils $30,000 white iPhone 4

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on July 15th, 2011

Want a white iPhone 4 with diamonds, crystals and pearls? Gresso has just the thing. This baby has a solid diamond-coated mineral glass backing, three independent Swiss clocks and pearl dials.

You can get the $30k diamond model or the more affordable Swarovski crystal version for $7,000. Only 150 of them will be available so you better hurry and mortgage that house. Anybody want one of these?

Is This The iPhone 5 With A 3D Camera?

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on July 11th, 2011

This new leaked photo coming out of China shows an interesting feature that caught us by surprise. A 3D camera. We don’t know if it is a legitimate shot of the iPhone 5, but hey why not? 3D is all the rage right? The question is, do you want a 3D camera on the next iPhone?

We certainly never thought that Apple would jump into 3D market, but a dual camera sensor array has been rumored before for the iPhone 5. I guess time will tell us all we need to know.

AT&T offering iPhone insurance

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on July 5th, 2011

Soon AT&T will offer insurance for your iPhone. They will start covering the iPhone on July 17, the company’s existing mobile insurance policy will offer coverage against loss, theft, accidental physical or liquid damage, and mechanical and/or electrical failure after Apple’s warranty expires.

The plan already covers other phones and mobile devices. Insuring an iPhone will cost $4.99 a month for each mobile number and a $50 or $125 deductible will be applied for each claim, depending on the model of iPhone. AT&T will replace the phone within the next business day in most cases with either a new or remanufactured phone but is limiting the number of claims to two within 12 months.

Unlocked iPhone 4 available for $649 in US

Posted in iPhone by Reuben Drake on June 14th, 2011

Looks like the unlocked iPhone 4 slipped out a day early. In fact it is now available through the Apple Store and is a GSM model only. You can buy the 16GB version for $649.00, while the 32GB version is $749.00.

This is great news since people have been wanting Apple to offer the phone unlocked for some time now. Globally, this is one of the cheaper unlocked iPhones. So, who is going to buy one? Show of hands.

Sprint iPhone in advanced testing?

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on June 9th, 2011

9to5Mac has some sources that claim that Sprint is currently in the late stages of testing the Apple iPhone for its network. So it looks like Sprint might be getting some iPhone action too.

Apparently the device is making the rounds at Sprint’s research and development department. Sources also say that talk of a 4G variant of the iPhone for Sprint is coming along, but the first generation Sprint iPhone that is currently in testing does not feature support for 4G bands.

Walmart offering 16GB iPhone 4 for $147 through June 30

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on June 6th, 2011

A new iPhone is not expected to be announced this week, but despite this, through the rest of June Walmart is offering the 16GB iPhone 4 for $147. That’s more than $50 off the usual $199 price, with a two-year contract. Great deal.

The price reduction began on Monday and applies to both the AT&T and Verizon versions of the iPhone 4. The $147 on-contract price is also available for both the black and white models, so you can get either one.

White Diamond iPhone 4

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on May 30th, 2011

If the standard version of the iPhone just isn’t good enough for you, check out the Platinum and diamond covered, Pearl White iPhone 4 from Continental Mobiles. This iPhone 4 has been covered with VS1 diamonds along its sides, along with a silk finish of platinum.

This iPhone 4 will cost you £6,999 (about $11,600). If you absolutely need a gaudy gadget, this is the one to waste your money on I guess.