Apple: Only Nine People Have Complained about Bent iPhones

2:56 PM, Sep. 25th, 2014 · · iPhone

#Bendgate

Apple said on Thursday that only nine customers have complained about bent iPhone 6 or 6 Plus devices, and that "With normal use a bend in iPhone is extremely rare." The company has gone on its equivalent of a full-court press, offering the statement to The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Re/code, and other mainstream outlets at once.

Apple: iOS 8.0.1 Fix Coming in the Next Few Days

11:30 AM, Sep. 25th, 2014 · · iPhone

Following Wednesday's release and subsequent retraction of iOS 8.0.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Apple has said that an iOS 8.0.2 is coming "in the next few days." The 8.0.1 update added Health app support, but also killed cell service and Touch ID support on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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It's good to see Apple addressing the call-free iPhone problem from the iOS 8.0.1 updater, although it would've been better if the problem hadn't been there at all.

Beware Fake Adverts Saying You Can Charge Your iPhone in a Microwave

6:49 PM, Sep. 24th, 2014 · · iPhone

Hoax

There is a fake advert going around telling people they can recharge their iPhone in a microwave. Don't do it—it will destroy your phone. The ads are malicious fakes designed to look like Apple advertising, complete with an Apple copyright as shown below, but it's a pack of lies designed to take advantage of folks who aren't tech savvy.

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I haven't been this angry in a long time. The cynical and depraved depths to which a human must sink in order to eke pleasure from a prank like this is astounding. This was a vile and disgusting thing to do, and those responsible should examine their life choices and values.

OtterBox Defender Case for iPhone 6 Plays Great Defense

5:45 PM, Sep. 24th, 2014 · · iPhone

There are occasions when you must have an iPhone with you, readily available, but the environment is rugged. Examples are construction, airline and military operations. In those cases, one may prefer to have the ultimate in iPhone protection: ports covered, display protected, and a multi-layer, cushioned shells. This case fills the bill.

iPhone 6 Earns Best Ever SquareTrade Drop Test Score

10:45 AM, Sep. 24th, 2014 · · iPhone

Apple's new iPhone 6 may bend, but it doesn't break. That's the word from the electronic device protection plan company SquareTrade after putting the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus through a series of drop tests.

iPhone 6 Review: Bigger, Better, and BIGGER

9:15 PM, Sep. 23rd, 2014 · · iPhone

Apple went big with its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus introduction —  with the launch event and screen size. Both models are bigger than any iPhone Apple has made before, and very noticeably so. That size, however, does come with some benefits like faster processors, better cameras, and even support NFC-based mobile payment systems. Compared to the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, the new models really are a lot bigger, and for some people, the extra features may not be worth the size increase. Read on to see if the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are worth the price for you.

iOS 8 Adoption at 46%, or Maybe 35%

9:55 AM, Sep. 23rd, 2014 · · iPhone

Apple's iOS 8 has reached a 46 percent adoption rate only six days after it was released, according to the company's developer site data. Tracking services Appsee and Mixpanel, however, are showing a lower adoption percentage at around 35 percent, which still accounts for a substantial number of iPhones and iPads upgrading in just a week.

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iOS 8 is trailing a little behind iOS 7's first week adoption rate, and that may be because some features are waiting on OS X Yosemite's release for the Mac. We could see a jump in updates once Yosemite is available.