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With the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple added numerous features designed to make life better for users. Photographers are no exception, getting goodies like phase detection autofocus and optical image stabilization --?AppleInsider took a look at all of the imaging upgrades coming to the next-generation handsets. Still Imaging The iPhone has largely derailed the once-booming point-and-shoot camera industry --?as the old saying goes, "the best camera is the one you...
The unveiling of Apple's iPhone 6 handsets has unsurprisingly fueled a flood of trade-in requests from previous-generation iPhone owners lured by the new devices' larger displays and bonus features. But they're not the only ones preparing to make the jump -- many owners of smartphones from Apple's chief rival Samsung are also eager to upgrade their experience. Image via eCycle Best. According to buyback service and AppleInsider partner Gazelle, trade-ins of Samsung...
In a rare public interview, Apple Vice President Greg Joswiak will appear onstage at the Code/Mobile conference in late October, where he will discuss his company's fall 2014 lineup, set to include the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. His planned appearance at the conference, which is scheduled for Oct. 27 and 28, was announced on Thursday by Re/code, which noted that Joswiak is not known for making public appearances on behalf of Apple. However, the Apple VP has been...
Apple is still working to perfect methods of manufacturing Liquidmetal parts, according to a new patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, with the company moving on to processes for melting the unique metal alloy and feeding it to casting and processing equipment. The application, entitled "Methods of melting and introducing amorphous alloy feedstock for casting and processing," shows a number of ways in which amorphous alloys like...
With preorders for Apple's next-generation iPhone beginning tonight, AppleInsider takes a look at the precautions iPhone owners planning to sell or trade their old handset for a brand-new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus need to take before divesting themselves of their pass? device. Backups Before taking another step, you should ensure that you've backed up your data -- there's no worse feeling than realizing your contacts, photos, or Angry Birds saves have disappeared into...
It took Samsung just one day to deliver six new ad spots that take pot shots at the new iPhone 6, Apple Watch and even Apple's handling of the Tuesday keynote's live stream. Posted to Samsung's YouTube channel late Wednesday, the commercials feature two Apple Genius lookalikes working in what is presumably a back-of-house Apple Store repair room. The pair banter about Apple's -- arguably successful -- keynote that introduced the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch,...
Apple on Wednesday added two new assets to its iCloud.com beta webpage ahead of its upcoming public debut, bringing iCloud Drive access and a new dedicated Settings page to the Web portal. In preparation for a scheduled iCloud Drive launch with OS X 10.10 Yosemite later this fall, Apple added two new Web assets to the iCloud.com beta page, offering developers access to files, folders and documents stored using the upcoming service. Announced at WWDC in June, iCloud...
As part of its new iCloud storage pricing initiative, Apple is allowing existing subscribers to keep "legacy" plans while paying a cheaper annual fee than they would if signed on to the monthly rates introduced on Wednesday. While Apple's new iCloud storage tiers are only being offered as a monthly subscription service, the company is extending to existing customers an option to keep the same amount of cloud space for a less-expensive annual fee. Apple sent out emails...
As part of its free promotional offer of U2's "Songs of Innocence" LP, it appears Apple is flagging the content as owned for all iTunes accounts, meaning iOS device users who have automatic downloads enabled will get the entire album pushed to their device without prior approval. First spotted by ArsTechnica, U2's "Songs of Innocence" is now showing up in the iOS Music app even if users did not previously opt-in to accept the free content. Because Apple is linking the...
Apple on Wednesday added two new assets to its iCloud.com beta webpage ahead of its upcoming public debut, bringing iCloud Drive access and a new dedicated Settings page to the Web portal. In preparation for a scheduled iCloud Drive launch with OS X 10.10 Yosemite later this fall, Apple added two new Web assets to the iCloud.com beta page, offering developers access to files, folders and documents stored using the upcoming service. Announced at WWDC in June, iCloud...
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