It was release week and that means we've got a round up of stories that are all about two things: new iPhones and new iOS. So let's not waste any more time. If you want a quick rundown of the who, what, where, and when, this is the tasty place to be.
It looks as though all those claims of former Android device users jumping ship for the iPhone 6 were true, after all. A new report from Bloomberg states that trade-ins for Samsung smartphones have tripled over at Gazelle, and that number may reach even higher. Indeed, the report states that almost a third of the the site's Android users plan to switch to Apple, with 39 percent reporting that the bigger screens are the deciding factor.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus may not have increased the megapixel count of the 5s, but a new report from professional photographer Austin Mann shows that the improvements are astonishing nonetheless. Mann took the new iPhone and the 5s on a photography trip to Iceland recently to test out the differences and the strength of new features.
So while you're all busy checking out iOS 8 and enjoying tap tap tapping your mobile screens, we've got a boatload of discounts for you. While we've enjoyed the latest, newest Airs and the like coming to the refurb store, this week we're returning to our ~$1,000 limit on refurb Macs. Part of what makes refurbs so awesome is their discount pricing, but once you're up over $1,500 anyway, a discount seems less pressing. So without further ado, here's the best sorta kinda under a grand Macs and plenty other much cheaper goodies to boot.
It's commonly thought that a significant number of people use Android-powered devices over iPhones on account of the larger screens on handsets made by Samsung and other companies; Apple hopes it can win them back with the release of the iPhone 6. To that end (and a day ahead of the public release of iOS 8), the company today released a guide for former Android users that teaches them how to migrate their data to their new, larger iPhones.
Sooo, anything special happen this week? Anything make the news? Oh yeah, I think there was a little something called Apple and they unveiled a new device or two. Soooo, what'd you think? We've got some recaps of what went down and what you need to know in case you missed it, so strap in to relive the moments of the week that was.
Last night was rough for Apple enthusiasts seeking to pre-order the iPhone 6. As we recounted in our Morning Recap, heavy traffic brought down the online Apple Store for almost two hours after pre-orders went live at 12:01 a.m. PST. But apparently plenty of people got through (and it didn't hurt that the sites for AT&T and Verizon worked fine), as a new report says that last night set a record for iPhone pre-orders.
Tuesday's presentation for the iPhone 6 presented extremely few surprises; for the most part, we'd heard accurate rumors about what we would see on stage weeks and months before. But there was one key feature missing from the show, accentuated by Tim Cook's silence regarding the iPhone 6's screen. Where were those sapphire crystal displays we were supposed to see?
If you want to be one of the first to get your hands on the newest iPhone, you won't have to wait that long. You can pre-order the device for yourself tonight beginning at 12:01 a.m. PST, and if you're not in the mood to wait for the FedEx person to show up at your house next week, you can check an option for "Personal Pickup" when you pre-order and get it right at your local Apple retail store on release day.
We've told you before about grabbing the Mac minis when we offer them. This week's crop of refurbs is fresh out of the diminutive powerhouse desktops, but fear not, we have plenty of great deals including, like last week, some of the newest model MacBook Airs we've seen yet. But our youngest model of all is an iMac that just hit the market as a new model this very June — and best of all, it's under a grand. So let's get into these tasty deals while they're hot!