Have you ever try iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 wireless charging? You may do it without any needed things to be tinkered with your device’s hardware.
Wireless charging appeared few years ago, but this method hasn’t been adopted for real consumers usage. Of course charge iPhone 6 wirelessly is huge convenience, but only some companies have adopted this method and only for a few of its iOS devises. However for now, Apple is one of many companies which stands away from this way of charging.
That’s why Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus don’t support wireless charging. Ewan Spence stated at Forbes that if Apple wasn’t going to go for it, he created a home-made innovation for it. Spence demonstrate how to add to 6 / 6 Plus wireless charging feature. Here’s what he developed:
But before use this method please note that charging your iPhone with non OEM chargers is really unsafe and is not recommended to do.
Qi Wireless Charging Card. (You can get one on eBay, it should have the Lightning port.)
Qi compatible wireless charging pad.
Protective case. (Not necessary, but recommended)
Here is instruction:
Step 1. Please make sure to set up Wi-Fi syncing for iTunes, and you’ll have to plug in your iPhone to your PC / Mac for that. This is necessary step to avoid constantly removing the Qi Wireless Charging Card for syncing, in other case it would wear down the Lightning port.
Step 2. After you have done the step 1 unplug the iPhone from your computer, and plug in to your iPhone the Lightning connector of the Qi Wireless Charging Card.
Step 3. Than flip the card to the back of your device so that the rings on it are exposed.
Step 4. The card is needed to be protected. You can use tape to stick the card to the back of iPhone 6. But it will be hard to put it to your pocket. A protective cover will keep the card in place and safe.
Step 5. After you have done it, pop in the compatible charging pad into a power source, and place your iOS device onto the pad to begin iPhone 6 wireless charging.
Now your iOS device can be charged wirelessly. Although it is recommended to avoid replacing wired charging for your device with this method. As if exposed to longer hours of wireless charging your iPhone 6 will heat up.
Users who have the most recent model of Apple smartphones, iPhone 6 Plus or iPhone 6, can have one of the two types of NAND memory. There is memory based on TLC and MLC. Why would anyone need to know what iPhone NAND flash memory he or she has?
According to some users, their Apple handset gets stuck in a boot loop if they have TLC iPhone NAND memory and thus, once you know what type your gadget has, you can be sure that you can be out of trouble or look at one down the road.
There is a way how to check iPhone memory type on both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Knowing about possible issues is always better as you can be prepaired and not waste your nerves. One little thing, only jailbroken users can currently check their NAND memory type. Users who are not jailbroken should just know that possible issues can be faced by TLC based NAN memory devices.
The issue is mostly faced by 128GB and 64GB iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus versions. If you have a different device, you are lucky.
iOS 8.0.1 bugs have been noticed by Apple. Besides, the company has offered its customers the official iOS 8.0.1 apology pronounced by Greg Joswiak, the company’s VP of iPhone marketing. Such unexpected iOS 8.0.1 release notes were added during the interview with two U.S. mass media, the WSJ and Walt Mossberg.
So what Apple had to say about the firmware update? The iOS 8.0.1 Apple statement announced by Joswiak assures the company made an error with its distribution. It looks like the Cupertino giant didn’t want to launch iOS 8.0.1 version to public as this software didn’t include a bug in its code, as mentioned by Apple’s VP.
Users who updated to this firmware have had problems with Wi-Fi connection, Touch ID option and cellular connectivity. This is all in past as the company released iOS 8.0.2 and iOS 8.1 later on to fix the problems for its users.
There is no need to order iOS 8.0.1 unlock since this firmware version is buggy. It is better to update to iOS 8.1 via iTunes and unlock iOS 8.1 iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus or earlier smartphone models.
Apple confirms that its iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 versions are quite popular among users. With Christmas arriving in less than two months, people start to think about their Christmas gifts and this year the new iPhone 6 models are on the list of a lot of users across the world.
You can make two gifts at once and save money on the full priced iPhone by purchasing the locked smartphone from AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Vodafone, O2 or any other carrier and ordering affordable distant iPhone 6 AT&T unlock or unlock from other network. This way your contract handset will be permanently unlocked and you won’t have to pay the full iPhone 6 / 6 Plus price at once.
What is Apple SIM lock? John Legere from T-Mobile discussed this topic during the Re/code’s Code/Mobile event. He explained what Apple SIMlock status means and when you get it. For example, when a user purchases the new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus at a full price directly from Apple he or she gets a fully unlocked smartphone which can support any network. The similar thing happens to the iPad mini 3 and iPad Air 2.
T-Mobile SIM card is locked when you get the new iPhone 6 directly from T-Mobile or AT&T store. The carriers offer the Apple SIM that is pre-coded to their particular network. In other words, once you got the iDevice where TMobile SIM is locked you can not longer use it as an interchangeable because it will work with one carrier only, the one you bought your gadget from.
If you buy the new iPad from Apple you will receive a tablet with an interchangeable SIM card inside that supports T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T. So anyone who is looking for the fully unlocked tablet has to make the purchase from Apple store and not from the carrier’s store.
As Legere notes, the new iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus are two models that are very successful. As he says, any modern “store without the iPhone is sh*t” and he is right as the high demand for the new “fruit” smartphone is only growing. The supply of these popular handsets still haven’t caught up to the demand.
The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is iOS 8. The software will come pre-installed on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Also it is available as a free update for other compatible devices beginning September 17th. iOS 8 has several new features. They make the software platform much more open, including functionality like third-party keyboards and widgets. Look through the major features:
• Interactive Notifications
• All-New Messages app
• Quick Type and Third-party Keyboard support
• Handoff makes switching between iOS and Mac seamless
• App Extensions
• Notification Center Widgets
• Family Sharing
• New Accessibility features
• Mail app gets time-saving features
• Photos, Camera and Image Editing: What’s New
• Improved Safari
Apple Pay is a developed mobile payments system. It is powered by the NFC chip on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. To make a payment you simply hold your iPhone near the point-of-sale system. And verify you are the card holder by scanning your thumb with Touch ID.
The system stores your credit card info in an encrypted and secure way, with the help of Touch ID and the new A8 chip. Apple Pay are also useable with the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s when paired with an Apple Watch.
The service is deeply integrated with Passbook. Apple Pay doesn’t store your credit card numbers. It does not transfer them to the merchant. And this service doesn’t register what you have bought or how much you have paid for purchase . It simply creates a complex number for your card. And uses a one-time code for when you make payments.
Apple Pay supports credit and debit cards from the three major payment networks: American Express, MasterCard and Visa. Works with 6 major banks including Bank of America, Capital One Bank, Chase, Citi and Wells Fargo As for stores, Apple says that more than 220,000 retailers will work with Apple Pay including Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Wallgreens, Duane Reade, Subway, and McDonalds.
The iPhone 6 is of course larger than its predecessor and has all-new design. The standard iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch display, though the iPhone 6 Plus packs a 5.5-inch screen.
The new Smartphones are also much more thinner. With the iPhone 6 measuring in at 6.9 mm and the iPhone 6 Plus a hairline bulkier at 7.1 mm. To make such a design, which looks along the lines of a fifth-generation iPod touch, the iPhone 6 has a seamless transition between glass and metal. The newer iPads, iMacs and other Apple products have the same combination. The handset is made with a mix of anodized aluminum, stainless steel and glass.
The Apple company wants to ensure one-handed use of the iPhone 6. So it has moved the Sleep / Wake button (or the power button) to the right side of the phone. There are pill-shaped volume buttons and a mute switch for silencing on the left the device. On the back is a slightly protruding iSight camera next to thick antenna bands at the top and bottom. And a beautiful lightening Apple logo in the center and typical iPhone tagline underneath.
The smartphone still has an anodized aluminum finish to keep your iPhone 6 looking new. The chamfered edges are replaced with a smooth, seamless bond of metal and glass that could be less prone to cracking or shattering if you drop your iPhone. The use of ion-strengthened glass should also make the iPhone 6 more resilient at surviving the impact of a drop.
The design of The iPhone 6 features vs iPhone 6 Plus are still feel familiar for the most part. But to compare between a rounder iPhone 3GS and Iphone 6 the difference is huge.
Retina HD Display
The first smartphone that has a Retina display was the iPhone 4. That is the marketing term to describe any device with a high-resolution screen. Four years later, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have become the first smartphones to feature Retina HD displays.
The standard 4.7-inch model has a resolution of 1,334 x 750 pixels. Which is density of 326 PPI. Althouh, the larger 5.5-inch model becomes the first iPhone to be 1080p with a full 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution and 401 PPI. Both resolutions definitely raise the bar over the iPhone 5s, which measures at 1,136 x 640 pixels.
The all-new Retina HD Display includes a lot of innovation. They are: a full sRGB color standard, higher contrast and so-called incredible brightness and white balance. To achieve higher contrast, Apple developed an advanced process of photo alignment .This process involves using UV light to precisely position the display?s liquid crystals so they lay exactly where they should. The end result is a better viewing experience, with deeper blacks and sharper text.
A wider viewing angle is the result of dual-domain pixels that enable color accuracy from corner to corner. When you’re wearing sunglasses an improved polarizer provides you with a clearer view of your iPhone’s display. The four main components of a Retina HD Display are the glass, polarizer, IPS display and backlight.
The Retina HD Display also has an innovative new feature called Display Zoom. With a higher resolution screen, the ability to scale the Home screen or apps makes a lot of sense. Also the iPhone 6 Plus has a Landscape view on. It allows you to view the Home screen and several stock apps in a new dimension.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have got an improved 8-megapixel iSight rear-facing camera that packs a long list of new features:
Focus Pixels: Focus pixels are enabled through Apple’s new image signal processor. These pixels provide the sensor that carries more information about your image. This leads to better and faster autofocus that can even be seen in preview.
Optical Image Stabilization: Apple has added optical image stabilization exclusively to the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. This feature the company describes as working with the Apple A8 processor, gyroscope and M8 motion coprocessor to measure motion data and provide precise lens movement to compensate for hand shake in lower light. The fusion of long- and short-exposure images helps to reduce the subject motion.
Face Detection: The new iSight camera has the ability to recognize faces faster and more accurately, when you are far away in the distance or in a crowd. The result is better portrait and group shots, with improved blink and smile detection and a selection of faces in burst mode.
Exposure Control: with a simple slide this feature enables you to lighten or darken a photo or video in the preview pane. You can go up to four f-stops in either direction.
1080p HD at 60 FPS and Slo-Mo Video at 240 FPS: When you shoot HD video on the iPhone 6, there is an option of recording at 60 frames per second. You can capture more action in each second and create sharper images that translate to more true-to-life video. Likewise, there is an option to shoot HD video at 120 fps or 240 fps in 720p in slow motion & full videos or parts.
Time-Lapse Videos: iOS 8 enables iPhone users to create time-lapse videos that will snap photos at dynamically selected intervals. When they are stitched together, they create these still videos that have a very cool effect.
Continuous Autofocus: This is described as an advanced optical feature that makes use of Apple’s new Focus Pixels technology to ensure that shots remain sharp and stay that way while you’re recording. Even if subjects or objects move. Faster autofocus means fewer inadvertent focus changes as well.
Cinematic Video Stabilization: The cinematic video stabilization aims to fix the shaky videos, by keeping your shots steady and as smooth as gliding through the scene on a rig.
Apple has also improved face detection in the front-facing FaceTime HD camera on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Added a larger aperture and all-new sensor technology for capturing 81 percent more light.
A larger screen needs a more powerful processor. The new Apple A8 chip features second-generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture and an advanced 20-nanometer process. It delivers performance up to 50 times faster, and with up to 50 percent more energy efficiency, than the original iPhone. Accompanied by a new M8 motion coprocessor, graphics performance is also up to 84 times faster than the original iPhone.
The A8 chip uses an advanced 20-nanometer process. It is 13% smaller, but delivers 25 percent improved performance with up to 50 percent more energy efficiency than the A7 chip, which powers iPhone 5s.
Apple details the following about the M8 Motion Coprocessor:
“When you?re in motion, the M8 motion coprocessor continuously measures data from the accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, and a new barometer. This offloads work from the A8 chip for improved power efficiency. And now those sensors do even more, measuring your steps, distance, and elevation changes.”
Apple claims that battery life on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus either matches or outperforms that of the iPhone 5s.
Some comparison of battery life on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus based on several categories: audio, HD video, Wi-Fi browsing, LTE browsing, 3G browsing, 3G talk and standby time.
On a single charge, the iPhone 6 gets up to 50 hours of audio playback, up to 11 hours of HD video playback, up to 11 hours of Wi-Fi browsing, up to 10 hours of LTE browsing, up to 10 hours of 3G browsing, up to 14 hours of 3G talk and up to 10 days or 250 hours of standby time.
Although, the iPhone 6 Plus has a larger battery capacity and better battery life. Therefore, gets up to 80 hours of audio playback, up to 14 hours of HD video playback, up to 12 hours of Wi-Fi browsing, up to 12 hours of LTE browsing, up to 12 hours of 3G browsing, up to 24 hours of 3G talk and up to 16 days or 384 hours of standby time. The actual capacity of the lithium-ion batteries has not yet been confirmed.
The iPhone 6 features vs iPhone 6 Plus have improved wireless connectivity for faster LTE download speeds of up to 150 Mbps. The iPhone 6 users can experience faster download and upload speeds for browsing the web, streaming music, making video calls and more. The devices also support Voice over LTE, or VoLTE, enabling wideband high-quality calls that are crisp and clear sounding.
The iPhone 6 has up to 20 LTE bands. This allows the iPhone 6 to connect to more high-speed LTE networks in more areas, convenient for travelers that are data roaming or those that live in international countries. Plus, you can keep browsing on iPhone 6 while you are talking, with simultaneous voice and LTE data.
With new support for 802.11ac, there is also up to three times faster Wi-Fi on the iPhone 6 over the 802.11n technologies used on previous iPhones. A new feature allows you to initiate calls over Wi-Fi using your own phone number. And your call can seamlessly transition to VoLTE once you go out of range of your Wi-Fi connection. When you’re traveling between your house, car, work, airport or so forth, this feature is ideal.
Storage and Colors
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available in 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB storage capacities. You can choose one of three colors: space gray, silver and gold.
Availability and Accessories
You could pre-order iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from September 12th. Before the public release on September 19th in the the United States, France, Hong Kong, Canada, Germany, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Australia and Japan. Apple plans to launch the Smartphones in 115 countries by the end of this year.
The second wave of lunching the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will begin on the 26th of September. That countries are Switzerland, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Luxembourg, Russia, Austria, Turkey, Finland, Taiwan, Belgium, Portugal. The United Arab Emirates will begin selling the iPhone 6 on September 27th.
Apple is selling both Leather Cases and Silicone Cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Leather Case is made from premium, hand-crafted leather treated with high-quality aniline dye, designed to fit perfectly over the curved form of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with color-matched microfiber interior to keep the smartphones protected. The colors are brown, black, beige, navy blue and red for $45 to $49.
The Silicone Case is a new custom-fit case that covers the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus while maintaining an incredibly slim form factor. It is available in the colors black, sky blue, pink, green, white and red for $35.
All of the cases and accessories are available for purchase at the Apple Store both online and in store on September 19th.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come with several built-in apps right out of the box. The Apple company also offers a selection of free apps that can be downloaded through the App Store.
Free Apps from Apple: iMovie, Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iTunes U, GarageBand, Apple Store, Trailers, Remote, Find My iPhone, Find My Friends
Based on a new two-year contract the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus price are available starting at $199 and $299. The devices are also offered unlocked for a full retail price starting at $749 and $849 respectively, which can be paid upfront or in monthly payments through carrier financing programs like AT&T Next, Verizon Edge and T-Mobile Jump. The complete pricing breakdown is as follows, based on iPhone model and storage capacity.
With the official release of the seventh-gen Apple smartphone a lot of people become curious how to jailbreak iPhone 6 with the newest iOS 8 firmware. Once you start searching for iPhone 6 jailbreak you might find information about Pangu tool created by the Chinese hackers which proved to jailbreak iOS 8 betas but it is now unclear whether it can support the final iOS 8 or not.
iOS 8 jailbreak is developed by a lot of hackers, but since Apple hasn’t unveiled it yet they can’t test their programs to make sure everything works and their exploits are not patched by the famous Cupertino company. Will Evad3rs release iOS 8 jailbreak or it will do other enthusiasts?
There are a lot of iOS jailbreak pros and cons and you should learn them before you actually choose to jailbreak. iOS 8 brings a lot of new features and options that can help you customize your iPhone and iPad. Still some users wish to have Cydia on their Home screen as well and this well-known store with jailbreak apps and tweaks becomes available only after you jailbreak your iDevice firmware.
Should I Jailbreak iOS 8 or Not?
Right now we can’t tell you how to jailbreak your iPhone 6 with iOS 8 on it because Apple begins to ship this new handset later in September. Still we can list advantages and disadvantages of being jailbroke and installing different hacks and applications that will never appear in the iTunes and App Store.
Jailbreaking gives you an access to thousands of useful tweaks, apps, cool hacks that can make your iPhone or iPad truly unique and easy-to-use. You can install the browser you like, download tons of useful staff, change your iPhone look, add cute tricks etc.
Jailbreaking removes the limitations set by Apple on your firmware. It allows installing third-party applications that you can download from internet.
You get a lot of alternatives to default applications, customization and tethering.
Once you jailbreak you invalidate your Apple warranty. Jailbreaking might hurt your device so you are doing this at your own risk since you download files from internet and might get a virus or malware program.
Being not jailbroken means using only apps and games approved by Apple. This means you get no hacks, tweaks and tricks.
You just get the iPhone and that’s it. It works, but it is just like any other iPhone that is not jailbroken.
P.S. Millions of users are being jailbroken for a lot of years in a row. This has begun in 2007 and lasts in 2014. Users jailbreak and enjoy getting all the new features that will never be available directly from Apple.
The long-awaited Apple media event roundup is here to highlight the most interesting announcements and confirmations that were made by the Cupertino-based giant on September 9, 2014. Let’s take a closer look at the real iPhone 6 models that will come in two models just like it was predicted, the new Apple Watch that work in pair with the iPhone only and the new pay system introduced by the iOS company for the fall of 2014.