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Faulty iPhone 6 Plus cameras will be replaced free by Apple

It is no secret that a number of users of the iPhone6 Plus have reported poor quality imaging when using the smartphone’s ‘iSight’ rear cameras. Apple has responded by saying that they have announced replacement program for those smartphones with faulty cameras.

iPhone 6 survives 100,000ft fall from the edge of space

We cannot guarantee that this is the ultimate drop test for a mobile phone, but we would be very surprised if there was a bigger or more dramatic one than the latest test carried out over English countryside on an iPhone6. Now we have heard of devices which have been dropped from aircraft, tested in molten lava, but being taken to the edge of space has got to be as dramatic as it gets surely.

Apple announce no cheap iPhone in the future

Apple has vowed that it will never try to compete with Android or attempt to compete with Microsoft or Google in the lower end devices. We can see why his would be when people will queue all night to be amongst the first to get their hands on any new Apple product, irrespective of the merits of the device.

It’s here at last – the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

People queued all night and slept on pavements waiting for the store to open, one person was lucky and then dropped it live on television and the glass shattered, in Paris a fight broke out in a shopping mall and it was all over the launch of a new mobile phone. Yes it is here and we all know what it is, the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 plus, so was it worth the wait, the fights and for some, disappointment? (more…)

Beware fake iPhone chargers

The London Fire Brigade has issued a warning concerning the use of fake chargers for Apple iPhone’s and other Apple devices, after a number of accidents and fires have been caused through the use of these fakes, which can cost as little as 99 pence.

New iPhone on the way very soon

We have been reading reports that the new Apple iPhone 6 is about to begin production in Taiwan late this month to be ready for the launch planned in the autumn. The first of the new models is apparently going to be a 4.7 inch, with the widely rumoured 5.5 inch version to begin manufacture in the second week of August this year.

Could the new iPhone 6 feature attachable camera lenses?

Last week, leaked images of the supposedly new iPhone 6 surfaced on Chinese social network Weibo and seemed to show that the new device would have a protruding camera. Rumours have been rife about what the protruding camera may be and clever internet sleuths think that they have come up with the answer – interchangeable camera lenses.

Apple and Samsung back in court in $2bn lawsuit

Apple and Samsung are back in court today as the fierce rivalry continues between the two biggest players in the smartphone scene.

Apple is suing the Korean electronics manufacturer for copying distinctive features such as the ‘slide to unlock’ function in an unprecedented lawsuit that if Samsung loses could cost them up to $2bn. Apple wants Samsung to pay a $40 royalty on every device the Californian company deems to be copying their software.

iPhone ranked last in tests

It may come as a surprise to some, possibly not to others, but in a series of test that have been carried out by Which? the consumer watchdog, that performed the same tests on seven of the most popular Smartphones, the Apple iPhone 5 trailed last behind its rivals in speed.

Record Apps download in December

A staggering figure of more than a billion apps have been downloaded for the first time in a single week, this according to analytics firm Flurry who said 1.2 billion apps were downloaded in the last week of December. No doubt the numbers were influenced by many users who received new devices for Christmas and firms offered discounted apps over the holiday period. The US was responsible for nearly half of the figures accounting for 509 million, followed by China with 99 million.The UK alone was responsible for 81 million which easily surpassed Canada with 41 million, Germany and France who each downloaded 40 million. Looking forward to 2012, Flurry expects breaking the one billion download barrier per week will become more commonplace. Unsurprisingly, Christmas proved a boom time for device makers. Flurry estimated that nearly seven million Android devices and iPhone were activated on Christmas Day. Apple does not disclose such figures but Google confirmed that more than 3.7 million Android devices were activated over the Christmas weekend.