Apple http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/reviews en-MY Fully Charged: Saints Row 4 gets expansion and PS4/XB1 port, credit giants onboard with iPhone 6 payments, and a drone’s view of Apple’s new digs http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/fully-charged-saints-row-4-gets-expansion-and-ps4xb1-port-credit-card-giants-onboard-iphone-6- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start the week off right by catching up on the stories you missed this weekend </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell" alt="Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/saintsrow-gat.png?1409556182" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Saints Row 4 gets expansion, new-gen port, and PC SDK release </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It was a very, very busy weekend for <em>Saints Row 4</em> at the PAX Prime gaming expo in Seattle, Washington USA. First up is news that last year&rsquo;s well-received open-world action game will receive a port to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Dubbed <em>Saints Row 4: Re-Elected</em>, the package will include all current downloadable add-on content and sell for just US$29.99 (about RM95).</p> <p>Regardless of which system you play <em>SR4</em> on, you&rsquo;ll have a big chunk of new gameplay to experience in the upcoming <em>Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell</em> standalone expansion. The spinoff sends characters Johnny Gat and Kinzie to hell to battle Satan and features two-player online co-op, plus inventive new weapons like the Arm Chairmageddon and a Locust Gun.</p> <p><em>Gat Out of Hell</em> will sell for US$19.95 (about RM63) and hit Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on 30 January 2015 - the same date that <em>Saints Row 4: Re-Elected</em> launches.</p> <p>And one more thing: developer Volition has also revealed that it will release a software development kit (SDK) for the PC version of <em>Saints Row 4</em>, allowing modders to go crazy with the code and make a very wacky game potentially even weirder and sillier.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.joystiq.com/2014/08/29/saints-row-gat-out-of-hell-volition-deep-silver/">Joystiq</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/xbox-one/e3-2014/first-play-sunset-overdrive/feature">Sunset Overdrive: First Play</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/c-6ZBkaFa08" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Credit card companies onboard with iPhone 6 mobile payments </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to a report from Bloomberg, massive credit card companies Visa, MasterCard, and American Express have all agreed to work with Apple on its planned NFC mobile payment system, which is expected to be introduced with the iPhone 6 on 9 September. Users will be able to use the Touch ID sensor to authorize a payment at retailers set up to accept such things.</p> <p>Getting these heavy hitters in place should allow Apple to push ahead strongly with its reported initiative, but there&rsquo;s surely plenty of work to be done to get retailers onboard with hardware and training - and then convince the average consumer that it&rsquo;s better than pulling out a card.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-31/apple-said-to-team-with-visa-mastercard-on-iphone-wallet.html">Bloomberg</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6-will-have-nfc-and-mobile-payment-feature-says-report/news">iPhone 6 will have NFC and mobile payment feature, says report</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iPhone 6 render (by Martin Hajek)" alt="iPhone 6 render (by Martin Hajek)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-iphone6-render.jpg?1409556182" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Check out Apple’s new campus via drone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An intrepid <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/dji/dji-phantom-2-vision-quadcopter-drone/review">DJI Phantom 2</a> owner flew his aerial drone - equipped with a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/gopro-hero3-black-edition/review">GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition</a> camera - over Apple&rsquo;s under construction Campus 2 in Cupertino, California last week to give us a look at how the &ldquo;spaceship&rdquo; building is coming along.</p> <p>As seen, there&rsquo;s a fair bit of progress made, but still plenty to be done on the campus, which was budgeted at US$3 billion (RM9 billion) and is slated to be completed in 2016.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfZvimPkKio">YouTube</a> via <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2014/08/31/apple-spaceship-campus-construction-caught-on-film-by-flying-drone/">9to5Mac</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/its-official-apple-sends-out-invites-9-september-event/news">It&rsquo;s official: Apple sends out invites for 9 September event</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pfZvimPkKio" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will have a heap of DLC </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tired of the trend of extensive downloadable content being announced for a game before it even hits stores? Well, too bad, because that&rsquo;s exactly what 2K Games has done with <em>Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel</em>, the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC game that takes place between the two numbered entries.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not due out until 17 October, but 2K has already revealed that four premium add-on packs will be released thereafter, adding new missions, characters, and more - and one will feature a playable clone of <em>Borderlands 2</em>&rsquo;s main boss, Handsome Jack. They&rsquo;ll be sold for US$9.99 (about RM31) apiece, but you can snag a season pass with everything for US$29.99 (~RM95) upfront.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/8/31/6090885/borderlands-2s-villain-is-playable-in-borderlands-the-pre-sequel">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/20-most-exciting-games-left-2014/feature">The 20 most exciting games still to come in 2014</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/c9a4wr4I1hk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/fully-charged-saints-row-4-gets-expansion-and-ps4xb1-port-credit-card-giants-onboard-iphone-6-#comments Apple Console games Drones Gaming iPhone 6 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1446254 at http://www.stuff.tv Rumour: the iWatch will only ship in early 2015 and might cost US$400 http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iwatch-will-only-ship-early-2015-and-might-cost-us400-rumour/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A source claims you shouldn’t expect to strap on the Apple wearable device anytime soon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="426" title="The iWatch will only ship in early 2015 and might cost US$400: Rumour" alt="The iWatch will only ship in early 2015 and might cost US$400: Rumour" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/watch.jpeg?1409553469" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You know how you were getting all excited at the notion of Tim Cook bringing out the purported iWatch at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/its-official-apple-sends-out-invites-9-september-event/news">Apple&rsquo;s upcoming 9 September event</a>? You might need to put your emotions in check.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Such a premium device </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Putting that in perspective, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lg/lg-g-watch-new-official-details-emerge/news">LG G Watch costs S$268</a>&nbsp;(RM845). It more likely sits alongside Timex&rsquo;s upcoming Ironman One GPS+ smartwatch or even the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-gear/samsung-galaxy-gear/review-1">Samsung Galaxy Gear </a>priced at US$400 (RM1261) and S$488 (RM1231) respectively.</p> <p>Although, we&rsquo;ve got to make this clear that the source claims the stipulated price is currently only in the discussion phase by Apple executives and has yet to be finalised. We&rsquo;re not even sure if the details will be announced by Apple&rsquo;s 9 September press conference.</p> <p>What drew our interest though is that the leakers claim there&#39;ll be a range of prices for different models &ndash; meaning that there may be lower priced versions of Apple&rsquo;s first wearable device.</p> <p><em>Stuff </em>will be live at Apple&rsquo;s press event in Curpertino, where we&rsquo;ll cop a feel of the iWatch should Apple unveil it alongside its iPhone 6.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iwatch-its-itime-change/news" target="_blank">Apple iWatch? It&#39;s iTime for a change &nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://recode.net/2014/08/30/apple-9-9-2/" target="_blank">Re/code</a> and <a href="http://recode.net/2014/08/29/codered-apple-wearable-wont-ship-until-next-year/" target="_blank">Re/code</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Putting that in perspective, the LG G Watch costs S$268" alt="Putting that in perspective, the LG G Watch costs S$268" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/g.png?1409553469" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iwatch-will-only-ship-early-2015-and-might-cost-us400-rumour/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iwatch-will-only-ship-early-2015-and-might-cost-us400-rumour/news#comments Apple iOS iWatch Smartwatches Wearable tech Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:12:02 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1446248 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple wants you to leave your credit cards at home http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-wants-you-leave-your-credit-cards-home/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Major deals apparently in place with Mastercard, Visa and American Express to help the success of Apple&#039;s mobile payments platform </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple wants you to leave your credit cards at home" alt="Apple wants you to leave your credit cards at home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-6-render-01.jpg?1409552015" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The rumours about Apple&#39;s mobile wallet <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/rumour-apple-launch-mobile-wallet-service-iphone-6/news">have been circulating </a>for some time but recent news say that Apple has just signed deals with Mastercard, Visa and American Express. What else could it be for besides mobile payments and it is said the deal will be announced along with the iPhone launch.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Now, what about security? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>How is Apple going to implement the payment system? Word is that it will use a NFC chip, a new addition to the iPhone and along with a fingerprint recognition reader, iPhone users can securely pay for items. So if someone steals your iPhone, without your fingerprint no transactions can be made.</p> <p>Analysts see Apple&#39;s move as making sense - keeping users in its ecosystem, making them continue to use Apple products and keeping up the demand for them. With Android controlling most of the smartphone marketshare, Apple has to work hard to convince users that it is still worth paying a premium to use an iPhone.</p> <p>With the recent naked photos leak on iCloud, there will probably be some concern about security. Apple really has to step up their game where security is concerned now lest the celebrity crowd abandon the iOS platform en masse. Until security concerns are sorted out, it will be tough to convince retailers that they need an Apple wallet reader at their cash registers.</p> <p>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6" target="_blank">iPhone rumours, we have them. And the real news too</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-31/apple-said-to-team-with-visa-mastercard-on-iphone-wallet.html" target="_blank">Bloomberg</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="705" title="Apple wants you to leave your credit cards at home" alt="Apple wants you to leave your credit cards at home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-render-martin-hajek_0_0.jpg?1409552015" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-wants-you-leave-your-credit-cards-home/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-wants-you-leave-your-credit-cards-home/news#comments Apple iPhone 6 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:08:34 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1446244 at http://www.stuff.tv iPhone 6: what it needs to do to reclaim the top spot http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6-what-it-needs-do-reclaim-top-spot/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How can Apple once again make the best smartphone in the world? Let us count the ways… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="717" height="538" title="iPhone 6: what it needs to do to reclaim the top spot" alt="iPhone 6: what it needs to do to reclaim the top spot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-6-render_5.jpg?1409534046" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With Apple gathering the faithful to Cupertino on <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/its-official-apple-sends-out-invites-9-september-event/news" target="_blank">9 September</a>, it&#39;s a near-certainty that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6</a> is almost upon us.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A bigger screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Why does it need it?</strong><br />Steve Jobs was a well-known detractor of large screens on smartphones, pointing out that the original iPhone screen size of 3.5in made the device small enough to use one-handed. Jobs was right, of course, but the truth is that more and more people are willing to use both hands on their phone as a trade-off for more screen space.</p> <p>With Android flagship phones regularly topping 5in in display real estate, it&rsquo;s time for Apple to follow suit and deliver something for the size-hungry.</p> <p><strong>Will it get it?</strong><br />Oh yes. Since taking the helm at Apple, Tim Cook has already approved an increase in the iPhone&#39;s screen size to 4in, and the iPhone 6 is going much, much further. In fact, it looks liks Apple will launch two iPhone 6 models; a 4.7in iPhone 6, and a 5.5 in model, which may rejoice under the name <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6L</a>.</p> <p>The iPhone is finally following in its Android and Windows Phone rivals&rsquo; footsteps, and that&rsquo;s largely (no pun intended) a good thing &ndash; although we expect the decision to upset the many proponents of one-handed phone use still out there.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="A leaked 4.7in iPhone 6 next to a Samsung Galaxy S5" alt="A leaked 4.7in iPhone 6 next to a Samsung Galaxy S5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone_6_leak_galaxy_s5_white_gsmarena_1.jpg?1409534046" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More storage space </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Why does it need it?</strong><br />The iPhone 5s comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB options, and that might seem like enough to you in comparison to Apple&rsquo;s smartphone rivals (the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/g3/lg-g3/review">LG G3</a> has 16GB, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/htc-one-2/review">HTC One M8</a> 16GB or 32GB, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/oneplus-one/review">OnePlus One</a> 16GB or 64GB). But with most of these rivals offering expandable storage via a microSD slot and Apple remaining resolutely expansion-free, there&rsquo;s a lack of flexibility there that hurts current iPhone models.</p> <p><strong>Will it get it?</strong><br />Quite possibly. Rumour has it 16GB will no longer be an option for the iPhone 6, that the 4.7in version will come in 32GB and 64GB flavours and that the 5.5in version will also offer a 128GB option. As for a microSD slot, we wouldn&rsquo;t hold your breath: Apple likes to keep its smartphone lines as clean as possible, and an extra slot for cards just doesn&rsquo;t fit in with that ethos. So, we reckon 128GB might be your maximum.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="937" height="703" title="It won&#039;t support one of these, but the iPhone 6 might offer as much storage" alt="It won&#039;t support one of these, but the iPhone 6 might offer as much storage" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sandisk-128gb_2.jpg?1409534046" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An improved camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Why does it need it?</strong><br />Again, you might be thinking that the iPhone 5s&rsquo; 8MP iSight camera, which sports a wide f/2.2 aperture, two-tone flash and physically large sensor, is pretty darn impressive. And you&rsquo;d be right: it&rsquo;ll capture really lovely images and video, including buttery smooth slow motion clips, in almost any situation. However, Apple can&rsquo;t afford to rest on its laurels here, as a handful of competitors have edged ahead in the snapping stakes: the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/g3/lg-g3/review">LG G3</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-xperia-z2-sirius/review">Sony Xperia Z2</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review">Samsung Galaxy S5</a> are all arguably superior photo performers.</p> <p><strong>Will it get it?</strong><br />Hard to say for certain &ndash; but we&rsquo;re leaning towards yes.&nbsp;With the new models being larger, there&rsquo;s more room inside for Apple&rsquo;s product engineers to play with, and some sources have said a 10MP or 13MP sensor is on the way as well as a larger f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilisation. The latter is a particularly smart bet, especially as spy shots appear to show a protruding camera lens &ndash; and because we know that&nbsp;<a href="http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&amp;Sect2=HITOFF&amp;d=PG01&amp;p=1&amp;u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.html&amp;r=1&amp;f=G&amp;l=50&amp;s1=%2220140009631%22.PGNR.&amp;OS=DN/20140009631&amp;RS=DN/20140009631#ystfuv" target="_blank">Apple has patented a special optical image stabilisation method</a>.</p> <p>Leaked shots of the iPhone 6&#39;s internals also show that Apple&#39;s managed to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6/review/more-megapixels" target="_blank">shrink its two-tone LED flash</a> down into a single unit, explaining why spy shots od the iPhone 6&#39;s rear case only have one circular opening.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="That two-tone LED flash? It looks like it won&#039;t be on the iPhone 6" alt="That two-tone LED flash? It looks like it won&#039;t be on the iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-5s-camera_0.jpg?1409534046" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A cheaper asking price </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Why does it need it?</strong><br />The iPhone 5s is really, really expensive in comparison to most of its contemporaries, with SIM unlocked 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models priced at RM2399, RM2749 and RM3149 respectively. Yes, the 5s is a top notch smartphone, but with almost-as-impressive Android handsets like the OnePlus One going for less than RM1000, Apple&rsquo;s pricing is definitely pushing a number of potential customers into the arms of rival manufacturers.</p> <p><strong>Will it get it?</strong><br />We&rsquo;ve had few indications that Apple intends to lower the price on its flagship phones, and in the past the company has generally kept previous-generation devices around as the option for buyers operating on a tighter budget. Even the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-5c/review">iPhone 5c</a>, predicted by many to be &ldquo;the first budget iPhone&rdquo;, was basically just an iPhone 5 with a natty plastic body and a decidedly non-budget asking price. The smart money&rsquo;s on both iPhone 6 models coming with a premium price tag attached.</p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/59937401@N07/5929622407/in/photolist-a2YSa6-bta55K-82xTtv-5EMAYS-dB7F8e-aFDjPB-aFATbM-aFAaK6-aYWk56-aFAQEv-PNrwk-84wJAM-62QVKf-apUnh-3q1C3-82zjvr-bZvUDS-2Bvzr6-bta3kH-abWteX-QxcaH-7HKuTk-h3Hnof-brd1K2-5dTR5Y-dTUAhR-9tUy9S-5p8w8o-5rzm-2BUQXp-7jm7SP-aah9wX-8F5t1j-dUSc9a-a5SwX-biaRHp-68vjKV-68zxeQ-5TWEfA-9C9vCS-aFAPtx-cMnty-2zWHnv-dSZe91-9ZA9J6-9kJxyv-5CeF99-9uKMHb-b6MUJK-68zxij/" target="_blank">Images Money</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Will the iPhone 6 cost THIS MUCH?" alt="Will the iPhone 6 cost THIS MUCH?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/money.jpg?1409534046" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A longer-lasting battery </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Why does it need it?</strong><br />Ask the average consumer what they&rsquo;re hoping for in their next smartphone and they won&rsquo;t say a 2K screen, a 21MP camera or louder speakers &ndash; they&rsquo;ll say a battery that lasts at least a day on a full charge. Battery life is often one of the last things manufacturers talk about when bigging up their new phone, because thanks to huge screens and life-sapping quad-core processors, most phones will, at some point, have you anxiously scrambling for a charger when it&rsquo;s really inconvenient. The iPhone 5s has enough battery to get the average user through a day of normal use, but it&rsquo;s not the best out there.</p> <p><strong>Will it get it?</strong><br />If rumours are accurate, it just might. With both iPhone 6 models rocking a bigger body, there&rsquo;s space inside for a bigger fuel tank, and reports claim it might be a 2,100mAh capacity battery &ndash; a big jump from the 1,560mAh battery inside the iPhone 5s. Of course, there&rsquo;ll be a bigger screen (or rather, bigger screens) to power, so it could be that overall battery life remains roughly the same. We&rsquo;ve also seen a leaked shot of a 2,915mAh battery, which could be destined for the larger 5.5in model.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Some iPhone 6 batteries, apparently" alt="Some iPhone 6 batteries, apparently" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-batteries_2.jpg?1409534046" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Water resistance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Why does it need it?</strong><br />Two of the iPhone&rsquo;s biggest competitors, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Sony Xperia Z2, are both water resistant, and we can&rsquo;t count the number of times we&rsquo;ve heard iPhone-using friends and family members bemoaning their dead devices thanks to unplanned dips in the bath, basin or bog. Waterproofing would save a lot of tears.</p> <p><strong>Will it get it?</strong><br />Probably not. Much has been written and leaked concerning the iPhone 6&rsquo;s build, and barely any of it suggests that Apple has decided to seal the phone against the watery ravages of a dunking. There&rsquo;s still hope, of course, but this is one feature we definitely wouldn&rsquo;t bet on. Don&#39;t count on being able to carry on your game of Candy Crush while you&#39;re taking a shower.</p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanorwood/5317801982/in/photolist-96V8g5-78nhic-5qD4Md-mUhJxf-4NCsJp-g8Bsgw-dcUoYj-kkcoWP-nqLVvx-b18F74-7eQ3Si-bhFUAH-bhFWEB-bhFYba-5yuLPg-43MntB-7s6nHV-5BqwUi-734sL8-8648Hq-eJqDxZ-eJqDAB-dEH341-eaShJX-7BPyi9-ejiJSM-8H1GCG-9i9tmo-ocJmjf-9bCbuy-8hGeB9-khBbUS-amSPgg-eJwHzQ-eJwHnu-eJqD7K-eJqDeM-eJqDxp-eJwHhd-eJwHsY-eJwHfo-eJwH8u-eJqDt4-9JKKoL-7QPw3q-7G9C6Q-9tfeGz-7wZkRP-dHFCk2-dHFB5e" target="_blank">Lisa Norwood</a></em></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">Apple iPhone 6 preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Are the days of wet iPhones being rescued by bags of rice over? " alt="Are the days of wet iPhones being rescued by bags of rice over? " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wet-iphone-rice.jpg?1409534046" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6-what-it-needs-do-reclaim-top-spot/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6-what-it-needs-do-reclaim-top-spot/feature#comments Apple iPhone 6 Smartphones Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:04:04 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1446229 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iPhone 6L http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A rumour within a rumour, the iPhone 6L is supposedly Apple’s upcoming giant iPhone. If it exists, here’s what it might be like… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The supposed iPhone 6L next to the rumoured iPhone 6" alt="Apple iPhone 6L review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-6L-review-01.jpg?1409533220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Having once argued that a smartphone should boast a display where every edge could be <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY4c2mh15Yk" target="_blank">reached by a typical human thumb</a>, Apple is reportedly about to give in regarding ginormophones.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default"> stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What&#039;s in a name? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Chinese website Apple Daily got the <a href="http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/new/20140816/452708/" target="_blank">6L rumours going</a>, with a series of surprisingly not entirely blurry photographs, seemingly showing a device that could feasibly be a larger iPhone (or possibly a Chinese iPhone clone, but that reality would be less exciting).&nbsp;Further&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/55in-iphone-6-shell-revealed-new-pics/news" target="_blank">l</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/55in-iphone-6-shell-revealed-new-pics/news" target="_blank">eaked images</a>&nbsp;appeared on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.evasi0njailbreak.com/iphone-6-5.5-inch-leaked-housing/" target="_blank">Evasi0nJailbreak.com</a>, purportedly showing a larger iPhone shell alongside the back of an iPhone 6.</p> <p>The iPhone 6L moniker gels with previous Apple iPhone naming convention regarding single-letter suffixes, such as iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. The L would presumably unofficially stand for Large, Luxury, Lovely, or Leaked Yet Again, Dammit. Apple would helpfully not tell anyone what it actually means.</p> <p>Case-wise, the device is <a href="http://imgur.com/a/gtdn8?" target="_blank">said to closely resemble the iPhone 6</a>, which reportedly: is more rounded, akin to current iPads (and therefore more comfortable to hold); has an Android-style power switch on the right-hand side; includes a standard headphone jack, despite rumours Apple would go mad and force people to buy <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/future-apple-earpod-headphones-will-measure-heart-rate-and-blood-pressure/news" target="_blank">Lightning-port headphones</a> solely for their iPhones; and recessed volume buttons that will make iPhone photographers swear very loudly, since they liked using the more tactile iPhone 5 ones as triggers.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ios-8/review">Everything you need to know about Apple iOS 8</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iPhone 6L" alt="Apple iPhone 6L" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6l-01_0.jpg?1409533220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iPhone 6L" alt="Apple iPhone 6L" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6l-02_0.jpg?1409533220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iPhone 6L" alt="Apple iPhone 6L" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6l-03_0.jpg?1409533220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The L stands for Ludicrous number of pixels </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The main reason for a bigger iPhone is to pack in the pixels and provide people with more space to gawp at videos of hilarious cats and websites with rumours about the iPhone 7. The screen&rsquo;s physical dimensions are well known: 5.5 inches. But the resolution has been subject to speculation.</p> <p><a href="http://daringfireball.net/2014/08/larger_iphone_display_conjecture" target="_blank">Apple expert John Gruber&rsquo;s reasoning</a> delves deeply into Apple&rsquo;s approach to iOS, based around screen points and usability. This is in stark contrast to many sites that have just yelled 1080p and made a break for the pub, or oddly argued Apple&rsquo;s flagship device would have an identical resolution to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, but with less sharpness.</p> <p>Gruber speculates there&rsquo;ll be a 1334 x 750 Retina display on the 4.7-inch model and a 2208 x 1224 kind of &rsquo;super Retina&#39; display on the 5.5-inch iPhone 6L, which packs even more pixels into a tiny space. This would leave the iPhone short of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/g3/lg-g3/review" target="_blank">LG G3</a>&rsquo;s &lsquo;Quad HD&rsquo; 2560 x 1440 resolution, but no doubt Apple will nonetheless argue its screen&rsquo;s revolutionary anyway, while iOS developers en masse smack their heads repeatedly into their desks at having to support yet more resolutions and deal with new scaling issues.</p> <p>On the plus side, some swift back-of-an-envelope calculations here at Stuff HQ suggest this resolution provides space for an extra row and column of icons on every home screen! (<em>Stuff</em> sometimes wonders why Apple doesn&rsquo;t just shove a Phone app and associated technical gubbins into an iPad and be done with it.)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bigger, bolder, battery-er </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are two ways to look at the iPhone 6L: one is that it&rsquo;s a big iPhone 6 and will merrily utilise the smaller device&rsquo;s innards, but also have a bigger battery, in order to deal with the larger display. <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2014/08/15/purported-photos-of-5-5-inch-iphone-6l-show-outer-shell-battery-and-more/" target="_blank">Rumours point to</a> a 2915mAh beast inside the unit, versus a 1810mAh battery in the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the relatively wee 1560mAh in the iPhone 5s.</p> <p>A new A8 chip is likely to be unveiled, at <a href="https://twitter.com/SonnyDickson/statuses/444604977290301440" target="_blank">twice the speed of the A7</a>, and it could conceivably <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/08/04/analyst-apple-could-equip-55-iphone-6-with-more-powerful-processor-than-47-model" target="_blank">be clocked higher on the larger iPhone or have more graphics clout</a>. There&rsquo;s also the possibility Apple could bung more RAM in the device, upping the relatively miserly rumoured 1GB on the iPhone 6 to 2GB in the iPhone 6L. This could make split-screen multi-tasking a feature of the larger model, without apps grinding to a halt.</p> <p>Another slice of conjecture is a rather curious rumour surrounding optical image stabilisation. <a href="https://commerce.us.reuters.com/purchase/showReportDetail.do?docid=67025347" target="_blank">According to KGI</a>, Apple might limit this advanced feature to the iPhone 6L due to expense, shortage of components, and the requirement to further differentiate its new devices.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/icheapskate-25-best-free-apps-iphone-and-ipad/feature">iCheapskate - 38 amazing free apps for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Leaked shots of the battery in the &quot;iPhone 6L&quot;" alt="Apple iPhone 6L review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6L-review-02.jpg?1409533220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More bang, more buck(s) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Pricing for iPhones has remained reasonably stable in recent years, and it would seem UK off-contract iPhone 5s price-points will become iPhone 6 price-points in September. Expect the cheapest device to start at &pound;549, with &pound;80 jumps per memory bump.</p> <p>But the 6L is an unknown.&nbsp;<a href="http://bgr.com/2014/06/13/iphone-6-4-7-inches-vs-5-5-inches/">Online reports</a>&nbsp;have suggested Apple might be about to charge US$100 extra in the States for the bigger device, but follow that rumour-trail and you merely end up with a&nbsp;<a href="http://bgr.com/2014/03/26/iphone-6-specs-price/">survey</a>&nbsp;saying that US iPhone owners would pay extra, and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/pacific-crest-upgrades-apple-2014-3">an analyst talking about Apple increasing prices in general</a>, because iPhone owners are relatively wealthy.</p> <p>Still, just because rumours lack substance, that doesn&rsquo;t mean they&rsquo;re wrong. In pricing terms, it&rsquo;d be logical for the 6L to be the 3G iPad to the 6&rsquo;s normal iPad, upping the price by &pound;100 for each equivalent unit in the line. Alternatively, Apple might&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techtimes.com/articles/9215/20140626/iphone-6-rumors-apple-may-offer-128gb-variant-for-5-5-inch-model.htm">restrict top-end memory storage (128 GB) to the 6L</a>, in order to soften the blow to your wallet, capping the iPhone 6 at 64 GB.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartphone-photography/feature">Tips and tricks for smartphone photography</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Unannounced product delayed! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Immediately after the iPhone 6L became a possible thing, there were reports of production issues. MacRumors has&nbsp;<a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/07/13/iphone-6-production-issues-5-5-inch-delay-2015/">repeatedly</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/07/23/iphone-mid-september-iphone-event/">reported</a>&nbsp;that the device - which, remember, might not even exist - is possibly (but not definitely) delayed. iBetHedge.</p> <p>There have been issues with pretty much every component: the display; the battery; the case. We&rsquo;re frankly surprised someone hasn&rsquo;t claimed&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nowhereelse.fr/date-sortie-iphone-6-manuel-100404/">the boxes</a>&nbsp;have come out &ldquo;a bit wonky&rdquo;, leading to Jony Ive smashing up all the iPhone 6Ls in a fury.</p> <p>In short, no-one knows when the iPhone 6L will arrive. September 19 seems the probable release date, assuming the iPhone 6L is on time and not a figment of the tech industry&rsquo;s collective imagination. Or some other random date in 2015 if it&rsquo;s delayed.</p> <p>Whatever the case, claims that the iPhone 6L will be limited seem staggeringly obvious given supply chain issues with every other iPhone to date shortly after release. On that basis, have your trigger finger at the ready to pre-order the second the device goes on sale.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/why-i-m-dreading-bigger-iphone-6/feature">Unless you don&rsquo;t have the thumbs for it</a>, obviously.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartphones/top-ten">These are the 10 best smartphones in the world right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The iPhone 5s in all its glory" alt="Apple iPhone 6L review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC01884_2.JPG?1409533220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What&#039;s the iPhone 6L? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> L for large screen, obviously </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6L-review-01_0.jpg?1409533220" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review#comments Apple iPhone 6L Smartphones Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:53:51 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1446110 at http://www.stuff.tv iPhone 6 will have NFC and mobile payment feature, says report http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6-will-have-nfc-and-mobile-payment-feature-says-report/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite resisting NFC for several years, Apple may finally have found a use for it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="iPhone 6 will have NFC and mobile payment feature, says report" alt="iPhone 6 will have NFC and mobile payment feature, says report" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-6-render_4_0.jpg?1409276389" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Apple iPhone 6 will have NFC and a new mobile payment platform, according to a report by <em>Wired</em>.</p> <p>The report says the platform will be one of key features highlighted when Apple launches the iPhone 6 on 9th September.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NFC looking likely </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To date, Apple has steered clear of featuring Near Field Communications on its devices, but a mobile payment platform would be a compelling reason to change that stance. With the user&rsquo;s financial details stored on an NFC-equipped iPhone, all he or she would have to do to make a purchase is touch the handset on a receiver in a shop or restaurant.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ll find out Apple&rsquo;s iPhone 6 plans for certain very soon: the company has just sent out invitations to a press event on 9th September. In the meantime, check out our full <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">iPhone 6 preview</a>.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/08/iphone-6-to-use-nfc/" target="_blank">Wired</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s4/ditch-your-wallet-now-nfc-mobile-payments-explained/feature">Ditch your wallet now: NFC mobile payments explained</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6-will-have-nfc-and-mobile-payment-feature-says-report/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6-will-have-nfc-and-mobile-payment-feature-says-report/news#comments Apple iPhone 6 Smartphones Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:33:41 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1446105 at http://www.stuff.tv It's official: Apple sends out invites for 9 September event http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/its-official-apple-sends-out-invites-9-september-event/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iPhone 6, here we come – Apple invites the faithful to Cupertino </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple invite" alt="Apple invite" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-invite-01.jpg?1409276031" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&#39;s been rumoured for a long time, now it&#39;s happening: Apple has sent out invites for an event on 9 September.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As usual, Apple is playing coy with the details, and dropping clues to what&#39;ll be announced on its invite. The tagline is &quot;Wish we could say more,&quot; and the graphic is a minimalist slice of Apple logo on a white background; previous event invites have teased the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-invites-go-out-september-12th-event-%E2%80%93-iphone-5-incoming/news" target="_blank">name of the iPhone 5</a> and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-sends-out-invites-10-september-launch/news" target="_blank">colourful cases of the iPhone 5c</a>. So what does this latest one mean?</p> <p>It could point to an overhauled version of Siri, to be released as part of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ios-8/review" target="_blank">iOS 8</a>. Or it could offer clues to the design language of the rumoured iWatch &ndash; the launch of which is reportedly being <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-unveil-iwatch-alongside-iphone-6-9th-september/news" target="_blank">brought forward</a>. Or it could just be that the graphic designer responsible couldn&#39;t be bothered faffing about with colours and just slapped a drop shadow on an Apple logo.</p> <p>Whatever the case, we&#39;ll find out on 9 September. Check out our iPhone 6 preview for all the latest info, and let the speculation begin! Or, er, continue.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-iphone-6-event-2014-8" target="_blank">Business Insider</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6L preview &ndash; is Apple launching an iPhablet?</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="733" height="655" title="Apple invite" alt="Apple invite" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-invite-02.jpg?1409276031" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple sends out invites for 9 September event </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/its-official-apple-sends-out-invites-9-september-event/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/its-official-apple-sends-out-invites-9-september-event/news#comments Apple iPhone 6 iPhone 6L iWatch Smartphones Wearable tech Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:36:21 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1446104 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple to unveil iWatch alongside iPhone 6 on 9th September? http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-unveil-iwatch-alongside-iphone-6-9th-september/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Report claims Apple’s first wearable device is mere days from its first official outing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Apple to unveil iWatch alongside iPhone 6 on 9th September?" alt="Apple to unveil iWatch alongside iPhone 6 on 9th September?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-iwatch_0_0_0%20%282%29.jpg?1409275690" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple may have plans to launch its iWatch wearable device alongside the iPhone 6 on 9th September, according to a report.</p> <p><a href="http://recode.net/2014/08/27/codered-apple-plans-to-announce-wearable-in-september/">Re/code</a>&rsquo;s John Paczkowski claims that Apple is aiming to unveil its first wearable a little earlier than originally planned: an October launch date has been canned in favour of one much sooner.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">Apple iPhone 6 preview</a></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A universal remote control on your wrist? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>He goes on to say that there&rsquo;s still a chance that Apple&rsquo;s plans will change (the company usually sends out invitations to its events about a week before they occur), but believes the iWatch &ndash; which, unlike the iPhone 6, hasn&rsquo;t been leaked pre-release &ndash; is almost ready for public view.</p> <p>He also says the iWatch will support Apple&rsquo;s HealthKit health and fitness platform (which makes sense) as well as HomeKit, a new feature that will allow wearers to control &ldquo;connected devices&rdquo; &ndash; although he doesn&rsquo;t seem sure exactly what devices those are. So the iWatch could double as a remote control for your TV, your DVD player and your light switches.</p> <p>With that 9 September date looming, we&rsquo;ll find out soon enough whether or not Re/code&rsquo;s sources are on the money. In the meantime, you can read all about Apple&rsquo;s first wearable device in our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iwatch/review">iWatch preview</a>.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://recode.net/2014/08/27/codered-apple-plans-to-announce-wearable-in-september/">Re/code</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/design-tuesday-10-interesting-imaginings-iwatch/feature">The 11 most impressive iWatch concepts so far</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-unveil-iwatch-alongside-iphone-6-9th-september/news#comments Apple iWatch Wearable tech Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1446101 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Apple replacing faulty iPhone 5 batteries, Amazon acquires Twitch, and Google Slides hits iOS http://www.stuff.tv/my/amazon/fully-charged-apple-replacing-faulty-iphone-5-batteries-amazon-acquires-twitch-and-google-sli <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Read up on all of the tech news you need to start your day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iPhone 5" alt="iPhone 5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-5_1.jpg?1409111312" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple swapping select iPhone 5 batteries for free </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If your iPhone 5&rsquo;s battery seems to be petering out much faster than it should, you might be eligible for a free replacement from Apple. The company announced that a replacement program will begin in the UK come Friday, 29 August for iPhone 5 batteries that don&rsquo;t hold a full charge.</p> <p>You can input your serial number on <a href="https://ssl.apple.com/support/iphone5-battery/">Apple&rsquo;s website</a> for the program, and it&rsquo;ll tell you if your device falls within the group identified as problematic. From there, you&rsquo;ll be able to get the battery swapped without charge at an Apple Store or authorized service provider.</p> <p>However, if you have a cracked screen that impedes opening up the device, you may need to pay to fix that issue before moving ahead with the replacement process. This program extends warranty coverage of the battery to two years from the purchase date or 1 March 2015, whichever is longer.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://ssl.apple.com/support/iphone5-battery/">Apple</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/18-ways-unknowingly-killing-your-iphone-battery/feature">18 ways you&rsquo;re unknowingly killing your iPhone battery</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon acquires Twitch game streaming service </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Earlier this summer, it seemed certain that YouTube and Google were set to acquire Twitch, the wildly popular video game livestreaming service. But then we heard little about the reported deal. Here&rsquo;s why: Amazon leapt in as a new suitor for Twitch, and the official deal was closed and announced today.</p> <p>Amazon is forking over about US$970 million (RM3.06 billion) in cash for control of Twitch, which had more than 55 million unique visitors in July alone and commands a huge amount of web traffic, and Twitch CEO Emmett Shear says the company will retain independence under its new mega-corporate umbrella.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.twitch.tv/p/thankyou">Twitch</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/fully-charged-youtube-eyeing-twitch-streaming-deal-halo-collection-rumoured-xbox-one-and-h">Fully Charged: Halo collection rumoured for Xbox One, YouTube eyeing Twitch streaming deal, and how to get lunch for &pound;1 every Monday</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Twitch" alt="Twitch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/twitch_1.jpg?1409111312" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google’s Slides released for iOS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Following through on a promise made earlier this summer, Google yesterday released a free iOS version of <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id879478102?mt=8">Slides</a>, its presentation creation software. Additionally, its <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-docs/id842842640?mt=8">Docs</a> and <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-sheets/id842849113?mt=8">Sheets</a> apps - first launched a couple months back on iOS - have been updated to support Microsoft Word files.</p> <p>Now you can use all three of Google&rsquo;s free productivity services on a huge array of devices, whether iOS, Android, or computer, and all three feature offline editing support so the fate of your workday isn&rsquo;t tied to a steady Internet connection.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://googledrive.blogspot.com/2014/08/docssheetsslidesios.html">Google Drive Blog</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/fully-charged-leapfrog-s-wearable-tech-kids-new-google-docs-and-sheets-apps-and-nasa-s-tron-i">Fully Charged: LeapFrog&rsquo;s wearable tech for kids, new Google Docs and Sheets apps, and NASA&rsquo;s Tron-inspired spacesuit</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="714" title="Google Slides, Sheets, and Docs" alt="Google Slides, Sheets, and Docs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-docssheetsslides.png?1409111312" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Minecraft recreated in Trials Fusion </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Well, this is kind of mind-blowing. Trials Fusion, the latest in Redlynx and Ubisoft&rsquo;s side-scrolling motorcycle challenge game, features a rather extensive level editor - so extensive, in fact, that someone used it to create a full 3D version of Minecraft.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a small stage, but the amount of time this sort of total transformation took is surely immense. The same creator apparently made a Titanfall-inspired wall-running level as well - again, surely no small feat considering the toolset - which you can <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK3mlAE6TVk">watch here</a>.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/8/25/6065201/minecraft-trials-fusion-level">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/minecraft-goes-hollywood/news">Minecraft goes to Hollywood</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/y2Pzmopkwo0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/amazon/fully-charged-apple-replacing-faulty-iphone-5-batteries-amazon-acquires-twitch-and-google-sli#comments Amazon Apple Gaming Google iOS apps iPhone 5 Minecraft Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445991 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple’s launched a new battery replacement program, and all the other news you’ve missed http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-s-launched-new-battery-replacement-program-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don’t miss our round up of this week’s top news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple’s launched a new battery replacement program, and all the other news you’ve missed " alt="Apple’s launched a new battery replacement program, and all the other news you’v" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1.png?1409105609" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With so many new devices and gizmos being released on a daily basis, we understand that it&rsquo;s quite hard to keep up with what&rsquo;s hot and what&rsquo;s not in the tech world. And that&rsquo;s why you need to read this news round-up right now.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple’s got a new battery replacement program for faulty iPhone 5 units </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you feel that your iPhone 5&rsquo;s battery juice has been depleting too fast, you might be eligible for Apple&rsquo;s new battery replacement program. Apparently, Apple agrees some units have been showing signs of faulty batteries. Do a quick serial number check on its website and if you pass it, Apple will replace the battery for free. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/if-your-iphone-5-has-faulty-battery-apple-will-replace-it-free/news">If your iPhone 5 has faulty battery, Apple will replace it for free</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="430" title="Apple’s got a new battery replacement program for faulty iPhone 5 units " alt="Apple’s got a new battery replacement program for faulty iPhone 5 units " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2_1.jpg?1409105609" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This is how the highly anticipated Moto X+1 looks like </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Take a good look, because this could be Motorola&rsquo;s upcoming Moto X+1. Serial smartphone-outer @evleaks posted spyshots of the purported device, showing the possibility of an option with a wooden finish. Some of its specifications were also leaked, so we&rsquo;re waiting on Motorola to confirm or debunk these rumours.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/motorola/here-s-first-official-pic-motorola-moto-x1/news">Here&rsquo;s the first official pic of the Motorola Moto X+1</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="This is how the highly anticipated Moto X+1 looks like " alt="This is how the highly anticipated Moto X+1 looks like " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3_2.jpg?1409105609" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG confirms the launch of a circular faced Android Wear at IFA 2014 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>LG&rsquo;s all set to launch a new smartwatch at IFA 2014, based on what we saw from its latest new trailer. What&rsquo;s so special about the wearable device is that it&#39;ll sport a circular watch face, like what we&rsquo;re expecting from the Moto 360. Apparently, the new smartwatch will be named the G Watch R.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lg/ifa-2014-will-house-lg-s-new-circular-faced-android-wear/news">IFA 2014 will house LG&rsquo;s new circular faced Android Wear</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="LG confirms the launch of a circular faced Android Wear at IFA 2014 " alt="LG confirms the launch of a circular faced Android Wear at IFA 2014 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4_3.jpg?1409105609" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HTC will soon out its Desire 820 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>HTC&rsquo;s on a roll this year - it&#39;s only just launched its One (M8) and One (E8), along with its Butterfly 2 and now, has announced plans to reveal one more. By the looks of the invite it sent out (it&rsquo;s got a big 8-2-0 splayed across the image), it&rsquo;s most likely the Desire 820. And the only other hint we got is that it&rsquo;s going to be one speedy unit.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/ifa-2014/htc-desire-820-most-likely-its-way/news">The HTC Desire 820 is most likely on its way</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="HTC will soon out its Desire 820" alt="HTC will soon out its Desire 820" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5_3.jpg?1409105609" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is Microsoft unveiling Windows 9 next month? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The rumour mill&rsquo;s spinning of a new Windows OS, and it could possibly arrive as early as 30 September. Sources claim that Windows 9 is on its way and Microsoft&rsquo;s planning on calling it &ldquo;Threshold&rdquo;. It&rsquo;s also claimed to sport a number of new features and UI changes, including its Cortana personal assistant.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/windows-9-be-unveiled-30th-september/news">Windows 9 to be unveiled on 30 September</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Is Microsoft unveiling Windows 9 next month? " alt="Is Microsoft unveiling Windows 9 next month? " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/6_0.jpg?1409105609" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-s-launched-new-battery-replacement-program-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news#comments Apple HTC LG Microsoft Motorola Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:08:44 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445983 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple planning 12.9in iPad for early 2015 release http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-planning-129in-ipad-early-2015-release/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Long-rumoured extra-large tablet would battle Surface Pro 3, laptops </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iPads" alt="iPads" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ipadairmini_0.jpg?1409103712" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple has thus far resisted the urge to go any larger with its signature tablet, despite <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/13in-ipad-and-larger-iphones-development-apple-hq/news">frequent rumours to the contrary</a>, but a new report claims that will change come early next year.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-planning-129in-ipad-early-2015-release/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-planning-129in-ipad-early-2015-release/news#comments Apple iPad iPad Air 2 iPad mini 3 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:21:28 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445980 at http://www.stuff.tv The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has entered the tech space http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/als-ice-bucket-challenge-has-entered-tech-space/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple, HTC, and Nokia, get your ice buckets up; Samsung’s putting you up to the challenge </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="590" height="425" title="The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has entered the tech space " alt="The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has entered the tech space " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsing.jpg?1408955343" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;re all familiar with what the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is &ndash; we&rsquo;ve even seen our editor, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/yes-alsicebucketchallenge-remember-its-true-aim/feature">Tein Hee Seow, get soaking wet</a> after dunking a pail full of icy water on himself. But this trend has now extended beyond humans doing it; even tech companies are jumping on the bandwagon.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A publicity stunt </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But as you know, after getting splashed, you&rsquo;ve got to nominate three others to partake in the challenge within 24 hours, or pay up to charity. And it doesn&rsquo;t take a genius to guess which other devices the Samsung Galaxy S5 brought on to the battlefield &ndash; the Apple <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/node/1425521">iPhone 5S</a>, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/htc-one-2/review">HTC One (M8)</a> and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lumia-icon/nokia-lumia-icon/review">Nokia Lumia 930</a>.</p> <p>We think Samsung should stop being such a bully; we&rsquo;re sure <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc-butterfly-2/review">HTC&rsquo;s Butterfly 2</a> can live up to the challenge and more (we&rsquo;ve seen it get submerged in water with our own eyes). &nbsp;</p> <p>And as for Apple and Nokia, they should just confront the challenge with <a href="http://youtu.be/wkO4NIqAMss" target="_blank">some degree of class the way Patrick Stewart did</a> &ndash; sign a cheque, pull out a bucket of ice, and prepare themselves a scotch on the rocks.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/yes-alsicebucketchallenge-remember-its-true-aim/feature">Say yes to the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, but remember its true aim &nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.businessinsider.sg/samsung-galaxy-s5-ice-bucket-challenge-2014-8/#.U_qQb8fEaRc" target="_blank">Business Insider</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6w4Gqt-ljb4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/als-ice-bucket-challenge-has-entered-tech-space/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/als-ice-bucket-challenge-has-entered-tech-space/news#comments Apple Galaxy S5 HTC iPhone 5S Lumia 930 Nokia One (M8) Samsung Smartphones Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:53:31 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445841 at http://www.stuff.tv If your iPhone 5 has a faulty battery, Apple will replace it for free http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/if-your-iphone-5-has-faulty-battery-apple-will-replace-it-free/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The tech giant launches a battery replacement program for faulty units </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="If your iPhone 5 has a faulty battery, Apple will replace it for free " alt="If your iPhone 5 has a faulty battery, Apple will replace it for free " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ip.png?1409532574" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Battery life&rsquo;s always been an issue for many users but for some, it&rsquo;s more of a problem than the rest. If you own an iPhone 5 and think your smartphone&rsquo;s battery life needs to be salvaged, Apple might just agree with you this once.</p> <p>The i-device maker has unveiled a new iPhone 5 battery replacement program for, well, if it isn&rsquo;t already evident enough, iPhone 5 units that have faulty batteries.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do a check </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To make it easier for you, Apple&rsquo;s set up an <a href="https://ssl.apple.com/my/support/iphone5-battery/" target="_blank">eligibility checker on its support page</a> &ndash; all you need to do is key in your iPhone 5&rsquo;s serial number into the checker and it will determine for you if your smartphone is eligible for the program.</p> <p>And if it is, Apple will replace your iPhone 5 battery for free &ndash; just bring it in to any of Apple&rsquo;s authorised service providers. The replacement process has been rolled out in the US and China (as of 22 August) and will be made available to the rest of the world, along with Malaysia from 29 August.</p> <p>If you were ahead of the pack and paid to replace your battery prior to the program introduction, fret not; you can contact Apple for a refund.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/18-ways-unknowingly-killing-your-iphone-battery/feature">18 ways you&#39;re unknowingly killing your iPhone battery&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="430" title="If your iPhone 5 has a faulty battery, Apple will replace it for free " alt="If your iPhone 5 has a faulty battery, Apple will replace it for free " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/prog.jpg?1409532574" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Replace your faulty iPhone 5 battery </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Absolutely free, true story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ip_0.png?1409532574" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/if-your-iphone-5-has-faulty-battery-apple-will-replace-it-free/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/if-your-iphone-5-has-faulty-battery-apple-will-replace-it-free/news#comments Apple iOS iPhone 5 Smartphones Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:53:54 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445828 at http://www.stuff.tv Oops! One of Apple's telco partners outs an iPhone 6 poster http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-telco-partner-outs-iphone-6-poster/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Right, so it’s almost set in stone that this is what we can expect from the next iPhone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="An Apple telco partner outs an iPhone 6 poster " alt="An Apple telco partner outs an iPhone 6 poster " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphoneeee.jpg?1409532196" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Take a good look at it. We&rsquo;re pretty sure that this is what the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">iPhone 6</a> is going to look like, or at least, this is as close as we&rsquo;re going to get to the truth about the device. That&rsquo;s because the source that pre-released a promo poster of it was China Telecom &ndash; one of Apple&rsquo;s largest telco partners.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oops! Is that the iPhone 6? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> China Telecom might have prematurely revealed Apple&#039;s new phone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphoneeee.jpg?1409532196" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-telco-partner-outs-iphone-6-poster/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-telco-partner-outs-iphone-6-poster/news#comments Apple iOS iPhone 6 Smartphones Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:09:21 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445815 at http://www.stuff.tv MacBook Pro Retina 13in (2014) http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/macbook-pro-retina-13in-2014/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Business as usual for Apple – that is, the business of tinkering with an awesome laptop and then reducing the price </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="MacBook Pro Retina 13in 2014 review" alt="MacBook Pro Retina 13in 2014 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSCF1281.JPG?1409019180" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/henrywinchester" title="View user profile.">henrywinchester</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The laptop market is in a bit of a weird place at the moment. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/acer-c720-chromebook/review" target="_blank">Google&#39;s Chromebooks</a> are currently popping up all over the place, and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/microsoft-surface-pro-3-hands/review" target="_blank">Microsoft&#39;s Surface Pro 3</a> is the first laptop-tablet hybrid that actually functions rather well as both.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM4,099.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price from </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM5699 as tested </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Slightly upgraded performance </div> <div class="field-item even"> Slightly more affordable </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Still jaw-droopingly lovely </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dedicated graphics are a pricey option </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Typical Apple build quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you want something really slim and light, you want a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple-macbook-air-13in-2014/review" target="_blank">MacBook Air</a>, but that&#39;s not to say the MacBook Pro is back-breaking. What it is is reassuringly weighty, solid and really nicely made. There&#39;s no advance on the millimetre trim it got last year, though.</p> <p>Apple&rsquo;s trackpad and keyboard are often imitated, but never bettered, and even typing in a humble web address has the satisfying feel of seriously important typing going on. Sort of like writing a shopping list with a typewriter.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple-macbook-air-13in-2014/review" target="_blank">Apple MacBook Air review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The 2014 model is visually identical to last year&#039;s" alt="MacBook Pro Retina 13in 2014 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1_1.JPG?1409019180" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="MacBook&#039;s still have the best keyboards" alt="MacBook Pro Retina 13in 2014 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF1304.JPG?1409019180" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Retinal scan </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The screen is still one of the most gorgeous you&#39;ll see on a laptop, and we adore Apple&rsquo;s approach to ultra-HD. There&rsquo;s also a lot more 4K content out there now than there was when we were first wowed by Retina screens back in 2012. YouTube&#39;s gradually filling its servers with ridiculously large video files, which mostly seem to be of tigers. It&#39;s good news if you&#39;re a big cat fan.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1339" height="900" title="The Retina display is as brilliant as ever" alt="MacBook Pro Retina 13in 2014 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MBPRD13_Aperture_PRINT.jpg?1409019180" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fun Size Boost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We specifically asked for the price equivalent of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-macbook-pro-retina-13in-2013/review" target="_blank">the model we looked at last year</a>, which gives us a 2.8GHz Intel Core i5 processor over last year&#39;s 2.6GHz, but the same amount of memory (8GB) and the same size PCIe-based flash storage (512GB).</p> <p>As expected the tiny processor boost gives a wee spurt in benchmarks, and it whizzes through CPU intensive tasks such as video editing and large Photoshop files.</p> <p>Intel&#39;s latest processors are well-optimised for battery life, too, and we got the same seven-ish hours as we did last year. It&#39;s great for the more intensive bits of day-to-day computing.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/mac-os-x-yosemite/review" target="_blank">Mac OS X Yosemite hands-on preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="There&#039;s a small boost to performance over last year&#039;s model" alt="MacBook Pro Retina 13in 2014 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5_0.JPG?1409019180" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="You&#039;ll get about seven hours from a fully charged battery" alt="MacBook Pro Retina 13in 2014 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2.JPG?1409019180" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MacBook Pro Retina 13in 2014 tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All specs for model tested. For full pricing and customisation options check out the <a href="http://store.apple.com/my/buy-mac/macbook-pro" target="_blank">MacBook Pro configurator here</a>.</p> <p><strong>Operating System</strong> - <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/os-x-mavericks-109/review" target="_blank">OS X Mavericks</a></p> <p><strong>Screen</strong> - 13.3-inch LCD with 2560 &times; 1600 resolution</p> <p><strong>CPU&nbsp;</strong>-&nbsp;2.8GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5</p> <p><strong>GPU</strong> - Integrated Intel Iris 5100 Graphics</p> <p><strong>RAM</strong> - 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM</p> <p><strong>Storage</strong> - 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage</p> <p><strong>Optical Drive</strong> - none</p> <p><strong>Connectivity</strong> -&nbsp;802.11ac, USB 3.0 (x2), Thunderbolt 2 (x2),&nbsp;SDXC,&nbsp;HDMI</p> <p><strong>Dimensions</strong> - 31.4 x 21.9 x 1.8cm</p> <p><strong>Weight</strong> - 1.57kg</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> To Infinity (but only just) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Intel&rsquo;s inbuilt Iris graphics take care of gaming, but you still need to lower the quality and resolution to get modern games - such as <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/playstation-3/bioshock-infinite/review" target="_blank"><em>Bioshock Infinite</em></a> - to run at playable framerates. It&rsquo;s a shame given how jaw-dropping games can look on ultra-HD displays, and how substantial the MacBook Pro&rsquo;s speakers are, but the fact that such games are playable at all is a very good thing.</p> <p>For proper graphical skills you&rsquo;ll have to splash out on the 15-inch 2.5GHz version of the MacBook Pro, which comes with Nvidia Geforce 750M graphics - but also costs RM7899. We&#39;d love to see dedicated graphics on the lower models.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/stuffs-200-greatest-games-all-time/feature" target="_blank">The 200 Best Games of All Time</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="You&#039;ll have to pare the graphics back a bit to get the latest big games running" alt="MacBook Pro Retina 13in 2014 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4_2.JPG?1409019180" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The price is right </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple has reshuffled things in terms of price, and for the first time you&rsquo;re able to own a MacBook Pro with Retina for less than a grand: pick up the 2.6Ghz model and you&#39;ll be left with exactly one pound to put towards a hideously overpriced but totally lovely &ldquo;flat white&rdquo; accessory.</p> <p>The rest of the range has similar processor boosts and price cuts, making every model just a little bit more reasonable. A better computer for less money is never a bad thing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Every model in the range is a little more powerful and a little cheaper than before" alt="MacBook Pro Retina 13in 2014 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF1309.JPG?1409019180" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MacBook Pro Retina 13in (2014) verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The new MacBook Pro with Retina is the tiniest product refresh yet, and while there&rsquo;s nothing here to get hugely excited about, now is the best time to pick up one of these wonderfully-made, adequately powerful and beautifully thought-through laptops. It still stands head-and-shoulders above the competition, too.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/laptops/top-ten" target="_blank">The 10 Best Laptops in the World right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="MacBook Pro Retina 13in 2014 review" alt="MacBook Pro Retina 13in 2014 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF1307.JPG?1409019180" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> battery </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It may be a microscopically tiny change to the MacBook Pro&#39;s formula, but when combined with the price cut it&#39;s a winner</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MacBook Pro Retina 13in review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More power and a price cut for 2014 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF1281.JPG?1409019180" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/macbook-pro-retina-13in-2014/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/macbook-pro-retina-13in-2014/review#comments Apple Laptops Mac OS X MacBook Pro Retina 13in 2014 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 01:30:03 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1445805 at http://www.stuff.tv