You’re Almost There: Waiting 8 Hours in Line for iPhone 6

You’re Almost There: Waiting 8 Hours in Line for iPhone 6

Apple began accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on September 12th, although I passed up that opportunity and decided that I would wait in line on launch day instead. After all, two years ago, I was able to get an iPhone 5 on launch day from my local Apple Store in just an hour.

iPhone 6 Plus vs. iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 5s: Speed test

iPhone 6 Plus vs. iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 5s: Speed test

With the iPhone 6 being released, we wanted to put both iPhone 6 models head to head and throw in the iPhone 5s for good measure. So we tested the boot up speed, network, opening stock applications, graphically demanding game loading times, and Geekbench scores. Let’s dive in.

Where did the Camera roll go in iOS 8? And how to find your Photos

Where did the Camera roll go in iOS 8? And how to find your Photos

Following the iOS 8 update, many users were confused after they found that the Camera Roll in the Photos app had disappeared, and had instead been replaced by a Recently Added Photos album.

iPhone 6 Teardown reveals A8 chip, 1GB RAM and 1,810 mAh battery

iPhone 6 Teardown reveals A8 chip, 1GB RAM and 1,810 mAh battery

The team at iFixit, a website that is best known for providing in-depth hardware teardowns of various products, was on hand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch in Melbourne, Australia. The team quickly posted a detailed iPhone 6 Plus teardown, and it has now followed up with an iPhone 6 teardown as well.

iOS 8 bugs we’ve found till now

iOS 8 bugs we’ve found till now

iOS 8 added tons of changes, included huge additions to the SDK, that developers use to build apps, and a lot of new user-facing features as well. As with every x.0 release, iOS 8 has a number of bugs, which we list below.

Watch this iPhone 6 Slo-Mo Video of Wine Pouring at 240 FPS

Watch this iPhone 6 Slo-Mo Video of Wine Pouring at 240 FPS

Apple made a number of improvements to the 8-megapixel iSight camera on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, including an option of recording slow-motion video at 240 frames per second. The results are simply fantastic, and we’ve shared a demonstration video of slow-mo wine pouring ahead that you should watch.

How to use Reachability for easier one-handed use on iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6

How to use Reachability for easier one-handed use on iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6

One of the nice things about the previous generation iPhones was that they were great for one-handed use.

When Apple launched the iPhone 5 with a taller 4-inch display, it acknowledged that the need for extra screen real estate, was genuine, but the only thing prevented them from moving towards that was one-handed navigation.

Gold iPhone 6 units selling for upwards of $3,600 on Chinese black market

Gold iPhone 6 units selling for upwards of $3,600 on Chinese black market

While the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now available in the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and a number of other countries as of this weekend, the smartphones have yet to make their debut in China due to regulatory approval delays. The result is a lucrative black market in which gold iPhone 6 units are selling for as much as $3,600 in the world’s most populous country.

iPhone 6 tidbits: 1.36 GHz A8 chip with 1GB RAM confirmed, Display Zoom and more

iPhone 6 tidbits: 1.36 GHz A8 chip with 1GB RAM confirmed, Display Zoom and more

As a followup to my iPhone 6 Plus post, here are some of the interesting tidbits about the iPhone 6 I thought were worth mentioning.

Our iPhone 6 unboxing photos

Our iPhone 6 unboxing photos

Here are our first photos of the space grey iPhone 6, to go with yesterday’s iPhone 6 Plus unboxing photos. I have tried to capture various aspects of the device in addition to the unboxing, so let me know what you think.