AT&T Supporting Wi-Fi Calling Eventually

6:27 PM EDT, Sep. 12th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega has announced that AT&T will support Wi-Fi calling (announced as a feature of iOS 8) sometime in 2015, even though it's not really necessary due to the great reach and reliability of the AT&T network.

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AT&T says their network is so awesome nobody needs Wi-Fi calling anyway. That's cute.

Walmart to Apple: No Mobile Payments for You

4:10 PM EDT, Sep. 12th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Analysis

Apple says its new mobile payment system for the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch has 220,000 merchants ready to go when it launches in October, but that list doesn't include Walmart or Best Buy -- and it won't, because neither company has any interest in supporting Apple Pay. Without either on board, Apple Pay may have a more difficult time gaining traction and could find itself in the same place as Google with a mobile payment platform that few people use and many retailers resist.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-12

1:22 PM EDT, Sep. 12th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

Pre-orders for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus started early this morning, although not everyone had good luck with Apple's website. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet today to talk about the frustrations with the pre-order process, and they also dive into what you need to know to make sure the contract you choose is the right one for you.

iPhone 6 Plus Pre-orders Sell Out, iPhone 6 Still Available

11:34 AM EDT, Sep. 12th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

If you're hoping to have an iPhone 6 Plus on September 19, your best option now is to wait in line at your local Apple Store or cell service provider store because Apple has sold out of its pre-order inventory only hours after starting orders. The smaller screen iPhone 6 is still available for next Friday delivery instead of the week or longer wait iPhone 6 Plus buyers are now facing.

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If you didn't want to get up far too early and fight with Apple's fumbled pre-order system, and you want to have a new iPhone delivered on September 19, it looks like you're buying the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. If you really want the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, you'll be waiting in line next Friday.

T-Mobile Joins iPhone 6 Pre-order Lineup

9:24 AM EDT, Sep. 12th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

When Apple's just introduced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders started -- or at least tried to start -- just after midnight Pacific time, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint were option, but T-Mobile wasn't. That finally changed several hours later, which means not only can hopeful iPhone buyers pre-order the new model, but they can get an unlocked version that works with multiple carriers, too.

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Apple's iPhone 6 pre-order process was a pain, and T-Mobile's absence when it launched just after midnight was frustrating for many potential customers. Considering how many people seem to want the new models, however, the T-Mobile delay probably won't have a negative impact on sales.

Dock Folder Shortcuts: How Do They Work?

8:32 AM EDT, Sep. 12th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

Today we'll learn about all of the things we can do with folder shortcuts in the Dock, from adjusting how the files within them appear to switching to (or away from!) Stacks view. Why, we'll even talk about how to sort those folders to find your stuff more easily! It's all here in this Quick Tip.

Apple Reserving iPhone 6 Preorders When Carrier Connections Hang

5:09 AM EDT, Sep. 12th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · News

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Apple began reserving some iPhone 6 customer spots two hours into its pre-order day when it was unable to connect to its U.S. carrier partners. This allowed affected orders to go through instead of hanging during the ordering process. Our own Dave Hamilton reported this when ordering an iPhone 6 Plus at 1:37 AM PDT on September 12th.

Want to Pre-order iPhone 6? Try the iPad Apple Store App

4:17 AM EDT, Sep. 12th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Victory!

Apple's iPhone 6 preorder event got off to a rough start Friday morning. The company's online Apple Store remained inaccessible to everyone for the first 30 minutes, and hit and miss for would-be customers for at least another half hour after that. Some people did report placing orders, however, and many of them appeared to be through Apple's iPad Apple Store apps.

Apple’s iPhone 6 Preorder Undergoing Massive Fail, Twitter Freaks Out

3:28 AM EDT, Sep. 12th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

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Apple is experiencing a rare bit of massive FAIL with the live streaming for Tuesday's media event iPhone 6 preordering. From having two audio feeds during the pre-show to a live Chinese translation that makes it hard to hear Apple's executives to the stream itself dropping out to intermittent outages of Apple's site itself With the online Apple Store still offline 25 minutes after preorders were supposed to begin, this has so far been a catastrophe for a company that normally gets everything right.

Senators Request Security Update From Tim Cook Over iCloud Attack

9:40 PM EDT, Sep. 11th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

Senators John D. Rockefeller and Claire McCaskill

Two Senate committee chairs have sent a letter to Tim Cook requesting more information about the security situation at Apple, specifically as it concerns iCloud security and measures taken to protect customer data.

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Hopefully this is an awareness move and not just a move to get attention and look like they're doing something about iCloud security.

Simon Pierro Does iPad Magic Using LEGO

6:57 PM EDT, Sep. 11th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Remember Simon Pierro? He's a magician who uses an iPad in his act. He's amazing, and he has a new video out where he is set up a LEGO store using real-world LEGOs for his iPad magic. I'm not sure which I enjoy most—Simon Pierro's abilities and incredibly fast hands or the awe on the children's faces as he works his magic. It's good stuff!

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Register for the Epic iPhone 6 Giveaway

5:09 PM EDT, Sep. 11th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Register for the Epic iPhone 6 Giveaway

We have a killer giveaway for you called the Epic iPhone 6 Giveaway. That's because it's an epic iPhone 6 giveaway. Cool, right? All you have to do is sign up to receive TMO Deal notifications, and you're entered to win. In two months, our friends at Stack Social will choose a winner, and—if you register—it could be you. If you're really keen to win, you can get additional entries by sharing on Twitter and Facebook. Good luck!

How to Type an Apple Symbol in iOS

5:00 PM EDT, Sep. 11th, 2014 · Adam Christianson · TMO Quick Tip

Typing an Apple Symbol in iOS

Now that we have Apple Pay and the Apple Watch it looks like Apple may be moving away from their ’90s “i” branding to a more modern and corporate branded “Apple” naming scheme. On the Mac there is an easy keyboard shortcut to type that Apple symbol, but how can you do it on iOS? Adam Christianson has the answer.