Apple http://www.stuff.tv/apple/all en-GB 10 standout iPods Apple killed – including the iPod Classic http://www.stuff.tv/apple/10-standout-ipods-apple-killed-including-ipod-classic/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After seven years, the iPod Classic is gone – and hard-drive-based iPods are dead. But since 2001, many more iPods have come a cropper </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="357" title="iPod" alt="iPod" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/0-ipod.jpg?1410685381" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>After seven long years and more speculation than you can shake a charging cable at, Apple has quietly removed the iPod Classic from its line-up.</p> <p>The last of the click-wheel iPods lives on only as a tiny icon in its online store, the Apple equivalent of the floppy disk save icon.</p> <p>Of course, the iPod line-up has since its very beginning seen regular change, often serving as a playground for hardware design experiments. Some of them were amazing; some of which made you stare wide-eyed and quietly whisper: &ldquo;Why?&rdquo;</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="/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</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"> 1. iPod (2001) </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 original iPod had a scroll wheel that actually turned, and four buttons around the wheel that made a satisfying click when pressed. With a then-massive 5 GB of storage, and&nbsp;(unlike its rivals)&nbsp;an interface that didn&rsquo;t make you want to punch your own face off), Apple&rsquo;s first iPod was nonetheless derided by plenty of people who didn&rsquo;t see the potential. Little did they know that people love usability &mdash; and are willing to pay for it.</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="iPod" alt="iPod " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1-ipod.jpg?1410685381" /> </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"> 2. iPod, third-generation (2003) </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>Glowing buttons and a touch wheel on the third-generation iPod made you feel a bit like you were living in the future. And it was also a future that Windows users were now properly invited to.</p> <p>Whereas the second-generation iPod had Windows compatibility through Musicmatch, now iTunes moved to Windows, enabling the 95 per cent or so of people who weren&rsquo;t Mac users to &lsquo;enjoy&rsquo; its charms.</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="iPod" alt="iPod" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2-ipod-3.jpg?1410685381" /> </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"> 3. iPod mini (2004) </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>Another great example of how people will buy something if it&rsquo;s genuinely lovely, the iPod mini looked gorgeous, with its brightly-coloured anodized aluminium finish. It felt it, too, with its clever click wheel interface. Although it only sported only a 4 GB drive when the standard iPod by that point started at 10 and went up to 40, the mini was a truly beautiful piece of kit; and its form factor alone must have won it plenty of fans.</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="iPods" alt="iPods " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3-mini.jpg?1410685381" /> </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"> 4. iPod nano (2005) </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>After only 18 months, the iPod mini was dead, and Apple&rsquo;s obsession with miniaturisation began in earnest. The iPod nano was the result. Out went hard drives and in came SSD. Out went capacity, too, with the high-end version of packing 4 GB and the low end a measly 1 GB. Still, the nano stuck around and rapidly became a playground for Apple hardware designers, the device getting a radical overhaul almost annually.</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="Nano" alt="Nano" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4-nano.jpg?1410685381" /> </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"> 5. iPod with video (2005) </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>While the nano battled with making iPods tiny, the original slowly plodded along, gradually adding features. In 2004, the mini&rsquo;s click wheel was adopted, and a colour screen appeared. But in 2005, the fifth-generation iPod went a bit skinnier and added video playback. It was great for watching dodgy ripped episodes of your favourite sit-com, on a tiny screen, which you&rsquo;d spent ages getting into a format that iTunes would actually play. Honest.</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="800" height="480" title="iPod video" alt="iPod video" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5-ipod-video.jpg?1410685381" /> </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"> 6. iPod shuffle, second-generation (2006) </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 original iPod shuffle looked like a USB memory stick, but with playback controls attached. And that&rsquo;s probably because that&rsquo;s more or less what it was. That screenlesss iPod was also designed to help you rediscover your music, by autofilling and randomly playing back songs. It really came of age, though, with the dinky second-generation &lsquo;clip&rsquo; model, which was perfect for listening to music while at the gym. Its proprietary dock was truly awful, though.</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="899" title="shuffle 2" alt="shuffle 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/6-shuffle-2.jpg?1410685381" /> </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-6"><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"> 7. iPod Classic (2007) </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 original iPod finally evolved into the iPod Classic in 2007, only receiving the most basic of incremental updates thereafter. By 2009, it boasted a 160 GB hard drive, and looked rather long in the tooth compared to touchscreen-based upstarts. Yet it remained popular with music fans, due to its large capacity and relatively low price.</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="Dead iPod" alt="Dead iPod" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/7-classic.jpg?1410685381" /> </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-7"><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"> 8. iPod shuffle, third-generation (2009) </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 maddest iPod Apple ever designed, the third-generation shuffle streamlined things a bit too far. Whereas its predecessors did away with screens, this model also decided controls were a trifling distraction and banished them to the earbuds. One saving grace: the introduction of VoiceOver to read aloud song, artist and album names for tracks that might have been dug up from the depths of your collection.</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="899" title="shuffle 3" alt="shuffle 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/8-shuffle-3.jpg?1410685381" /> </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-8"><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"> 9. iPod nano, fifth-generation (2009) </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>Between 2005 and 2008, the iPod nano had gone all colourful, turned into a squat credit-card-sized device, and then became ultra-streamlined. With the fifth-gen, the case remained fairly similar to that of its immediate predecessor, but the technology within was much more interesting.</p> <p>The revised unit added radio and iPod tagging, VoiceOver, Nike+ integration, and &ndash; for the first time in an iPod &ndash;&nbsp;a video camera. Actually recording with the thing was fiddly, and you only got VGA output (640x 480), but it&rsquo;d be another year before the iPod touch line would blaze past, when it finally got HD video recording.</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="1100" height="847" title="nano fifth" alt="nano fifth" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/9-nano-5.jpg?1410685381" /> </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-9"><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"> 10. iPod nano, sixth-generation (2010) </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>For the sixth generation of iPod nano, Apple went square. It was a curious contraption, part embiggened iPod shuffle and part wannabe iOS device, with an interface that resembled (but wasn&rsquo;t actually related to) the one on the iPhone. But its form factor also made it possible to turn into something vaguely resembling a watch. Love for such an idea soon faded for most people, however, when the limitations of the technology became clearer &mdash; issues with charging; the need for the device to boot after inactivity; demands for constant syncing.</p> <p>Here&rsquo;s hoping Apple&rsquo;s solved those problems for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">Apple Watch</a>!</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipod-classic-obituary-thank-you-music/feature" target="_blank">iPod Classic obituary: thank you for the music</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="nano sixth" alt="nano sixth" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/10-nano-6.jpg?1410685381" /> </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/apple/10-standout-ipods-apple-killed-including-ipod-classic/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/10-standout-ipods-apple-killed-including-ipod-classic/feature#comments Apple iPod and MP3 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:42:49 +0000 Craig Grannell 1447224 at http://www.stuff.tv iPod Classic obituary: thank you for the music http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipod-classic-obituary-thank-you-music/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple’s pioneering music player has died, aged 12. It got its big break during the rise of MP3 and revolutionised an industry </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="800" height="600" title="ipod" alt="ipod" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ipod-obit-0.jpg?1410535994" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Few figures truly transform an industry, but alongside Elvis, the Compact Disc, and Mr Blobby, iPod Classic shook up everything we knew about music.</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="/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Born in Cupertino, California, in October 2001, iPod was immediately thrust into the depths of a music industry in the throes of revolution, and had to quickly learn how to navigate and survive within a chaotic market trying to manage the shift from optical media to digital. Skepticism abounded regarding the newcomer&rsquo;s chances, not least because it decided to think different and initially snub famous industry giant Windows, in favour of a partnership with beatnik rival Macintosh.</p> <p>Although something of an outsider, iPod&rsquo;s approachability started to win over many fans, thereby beginning a long association with usability, class and a certain amount of cool. A surprise u-turn regarding Windows then thrust iPod further into the limelight and catapulted it into the mainstream. Cries of iPod &lsquo;selling out&rsquo; weren&rsquo;t enough to curb a rapid ascent to global superstardom.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/how-get-u2-s-songs-innocence-your-iphone-ipad-mac-and-pc/news">How to remove U2&#39;s Songs Of Innocence from your iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>iPod&rsquo;s middle years proved to be a combination of extreme success, dominating an entire industry, and the kind of excess that vividly showcased burgeoning issues with identity. A tendency towards frequent image changes became clear, including a brief dalliance with retro-style glowing buttons in 2003, and a curious obsession with U2. The latter would eventually see iPod paint itself red and black, and then allow Bono and other members of the band to literally engrave their signatures into iPod&rsquo;s skin. It was a low point in iPod&rsquo;s life, but fortunately rumours of affairs with Linux were never proven, despite claims of photographic evidence from unscrupulous tech journalists.</p> <p>A much-needed spell in rehab saw iPod emerge in a smarter, fitter form. By 2005, iPod&rsquo;s frame was thinner, but its capacity to provide music to anyone who wanted it continued unabated, and the now-established player also began making inroads into the video industry. However, there was a sense over the next few years that iPod was starting to be outshone by its own children. As happens with many ageing superstars, iPod cleverly changed its name - to iPod Classic - and settled in to a long semi-retirement, appealing to ageing fans who&rsquo;d been along for the entire ride, and utterly eschewing what iPod referred to as &ldquo;those new-fangled apps and games kids are all snorting these days&rdquo;.</p> <p>For the next few years, iPod Classic became little more than a background player, observing from afar an industry it had defined. Rumours of ill-health for years resulted in predictions iPod Classic would soon be gone, but it nonetheless came as a shock when it was found to have died suddenly on September 9, 2014. Apple.com immediately in tribute placed a picture of iPod in its online store (above &lsquo;Shop iPod&rsquo;, just like the commercial superstar would have wanted), to forever remind everyone about the impact and marketing clout of the hard-working pioneer.</p> <p>iPod is survived by its children: shuffle, nano and touch.</p> <p><em>&bull;&nbsp;iPod Classic, revolutionary personal music player, born October 23, 2001; died September 9, 2014</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="800" height="800" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipod-obit-1.jpg?1410535994" /> </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/apple/ipod-classic-obituary-thank-you-music/feature#comments Apple iPod and MP3 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:33:15 +0000 Craig Grannell 1447339 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iPhone 6 vs HTC One M8: the weigh in http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-6-vs-htc-one-m8-weigh/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hear that? That&#039;s the sound of metal clashing against metal </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="CLASH" alt="iPhone 6 vs HTC One M8: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/m8-vs-iphone6.jpg?1410528414" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Death to false metal. It was the mission statement of slightly embarrassing 1980s heavy metal band Manowar, and it could easily be the tagline to either the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-2/review" target="_blank">HTC One M8</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6</a>. If their respective marketing departments lost their minds.</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="/users/andrew-williams" title="View user profile.">Andrew Williams</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"> Build: Let the sparks fly </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>Aluminium: it&rsquo;s what all the most expensive-feeling phones are made of, and it&rsquo;s what both the HTC One M8 and iPhone 6 offer.&nbsp;</p> <p>They&rsquo;re both curvy, both beautiful and both are very hard to criticise on this front. We think they are a delight to hold and use.&nbsp;</p> <p>However, if you&rsquo;re used to a smaller phone you may well get on with the iPhone 6 better. It&rsquo;s 2.5mm thinner, a whopping 12.2mm shorter and 3.6mm less wide than the One M8.&nbsp;</p> <p>While their screen sizes aren&rsquo;t worlds apart - 4.7in to 5in - the iPhone 6 is a significantly smaller phone. Why? Part of it is because the HTC One M8 doesn&rsquo;t really try to be all that thin, and part is because of the lovely stereo front-facing speakers you get on HTC&rsquo;s phone. They significantly increase the phone&rsquo;s footprint.&nbsp;</p> <p>These BoomSound twins provide much beefier sound than most phone speakers including &ndash; we expect &ndash; the iPhone 6. There&rsquo;s more to sound than just volume, and it&rsquo;s these extra bits: tone, a bit of bass and power, that the BoomSound brothers provide.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Winner: <em>Draw</em></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6 hands-on 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="690" height="517" title="Bringing sexy back" alt="iPhone 6 vs HTC One M8: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/m8-vs-iphone-6-1.jpg?1410528414" /> </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="872" height="654" title="Looks positively bulletproof" alt="iPhone 6 vs HTC One M8: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/m8-vs-iphone6-back.jpg?1410528414" /> </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"> Screen: 1080p vs Retina HD - cutting through the noise </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 jacked up the size of its iPhones this year &ndash; you can pick between the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 or the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. In a year or two Tim Cook will probably wryly refer to the 4-inch days like an old, slightly embarrassing holiday romance.&nbsp;</p> <p>Still, bigger screens are better for just about everything apart from fitting in your pocket, and as we&rsquo;ve already seen, the iPhone 6 is about as slim as a 4.7-inch phone is going to get.</p> <p>Size has changed, but some other factors stay more-or-less the same as last year. The iPhone 6 still uses an IPS LCD panel, and from what we&#39;ve seen so far it still looks lovely.&nbsp;</p> <p>The HTC One M8 has a slightly larger 5-inch LCD screen. Its panel type is SLCD3 rather than IPS, but the technologies are so similar in their effects you could mistake them for twins. Overall, the M8&#39;s screen is a cracker, with great viewing angles, colours and (for an LCD) contrast.</p> <p>Where the two differ a bit is in resolution. While Apple calls the new iPhone 6 resolution Retina HD, this is &ndash; as the more cynical among you may have guessed &ndash; marketing nonsense.</p> <p>The iPhone 6 has a pixel density of 326ppi &ndash; the exact same density as the iPhone 5S. It does this by using a rather weird-sounding 1334 x 750 pixel resolution. You don&rsquo;t see those everyday.&nbsp;</p> <p>We soon will.&nbsp;</p> <p>HTC&rsquo;s One M8 has a much higher resolution 1080p screen that offers greater pixel density of 441ppi, despite having a significantly larger screen. To those with eagle eyes or a case of tech pedantry, this difference may be quite obvious. But you will need to get your eyes pretty close to the glass to notice it.&nbsp;</p> <p>There&rsquo;s also a difference in the glass these phone use. The HTC One M8 has good old Gorilla Glass 3 &ndash; used here, there and everywhere these days &ndash; while the iPhone 6 has &lsquo;ion-strengthened&rsquo; glass.&nbsp;</p> <p>This could in theory mean it&rsquo;s Gorilla Glass 3 with an ultra-thin layer of Sapphire on top, But you&rsquo;d need to get Tim Cook extremely drunk, or have incriminating pictures of Phil Schiller, to wring it out of them. Hopefully a teardown will tell us the truth soon.</p> <p>It&#39;s tough to make a call on this without having spent an extended period with the new iPhone, but for now we&#39;re going to say that the bigger size and higher resolution of the M8 gives it the edge.</p> <p><strong>Winner: <em>HTC One M8</em></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="850" height="637" title="What&#039;s your size?" alt="iPhone 6 vs HTC One M8: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Untitled-1_6_1.jpg?1410528414" /> </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="Luscious screen" alt="iPhone 6 vs HTC One M8: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/HTC_One_M8-review-lockscreen_6.jpg?1410528414" /> </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"> 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"> Camera: Pixel frugal or pixel poor </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 and HTC are big believers in the idea that cameras aren&rsquo;t about megapixels.</p> <p>So while rival flagships from Samsung, Sony and LG have 12, 16 or even 20MP cameras, the iPhone 6 sticks with just an 8MP sensor - exactly the same size as that on the iPhone 5S, the iPhone 5, and the iPhone 4S.</p> <p>That&#39;s not to say that it hasn&#39;t been improved. Each individual pixel is now bigger, which should result in more detailed photos in good light, plus it should also be able to focus faster as it uses in-sensor phase detection, much like the Samsung Galaxy S5.&nbsp;</p> <p>The iPhone 6 also has image stabilisation - software-based rather than the physical kind on the 6 Plus or LG G3 - which should improve low-light photography, and it&nbsp;can also now record super slow-motion video at 240fps in addition to capturing standard 1080p footage.</p> <p>The HTC One M8 is even more extreme in its pixel hatred, bringing a mere 4-megapixel sensor to the smartphone party. It likes to call its megapixels UltraPixels, but all that really means is that the sensor pixels are a bit bigger than those of most mobile phones. If a giant DSLR uses megapixels, they&rsquo;re good enough for the HTC One M8. </p> <p>It doesn&#39;t do this just on a whim, though - the idea being that a lesser number of bigger pixels will result in better low-light photography, at the expense of being able to blow your pictures up big. And it works, with the M8&#39;s low-light performance beating that of almost any other phone.</p> <p>It also has a rather unusual trick up its sleeve: it uses two sensors and two lenses to help produce photos with a 3D element and ones with blurred backgrounds &ndash; making your photos look as though they&rsquo;ve been taken with a much fancier camera and a much fancier lens.&nbsp;It doesn&rsquo;t always work, but with a bit of luck it can really pep up your portraits.&nbsp;</p> <p>So both cameras have their special skills, but ultimately, the verdict&#39;s out on this round until we&#39;ve really put the iPhone&#39;s camera through its paces.</p> <p><strong>Winner: <em>Draw</em></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">Apple Watch hands-on review</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="567" height="425" title="Double vision" alt="iPhone 6 vs HTC One M8: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/HTC_One_M8-review-duo-camera_6.jpg?1410528414" /> </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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-06_1.jpg?1410528414" /> </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"> Power and storage </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 HTC One M8 is an excellent performer among Androids. It has a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU with 2GB of RAM and we&#39;ve never known it to be fazed whether by high-end games, multi-tasking or full HD video.&nbsp;</p> <p>Just look at the numbers and it seems like it should cream the iPhone 6, which has a dual-core CPU. It&rsquo;s not quite that simple, though.&nbsp;</p> <p>The iPhone 6&rsquo;s new Apple A8 processor is a few steps more advanced than the Snapdragon 801. First, it&rsquo;s 64-bit where the Snapdragon is fundamentally a 32-bit processor.&nbsp;</p> <p>The way it&rsquo;s made is also more advanced. Where the 801 uses a 28nm process, the iPhone 6 is a 20nm CPU. And, yes, the lower the number the better.&nbsp;</p> <p>Without wanting to dig too deep, this means the transistors that make up the processor are 20 nanometers in size in the iPhone. And smaller transistors make a processor more efficient.&nbsp;</p> <p>Comparing an iPhone with an Android is never going to be 100% fair, though, as their power is used in different ways. For now, we&#39;ll settle for saying that we expect the iPhone to at least match the M8.&nbsp;</p> <p>Of course the other type of power is that which you get from a battery, and the M8 excels here too. We generally get a full day&#39;s use from it - and trust us, we&#39;re the kind of people who really do put a phone through its paces. Plus, it has a superb battery-saving mode which can eke hours more out of a mere few percent.</p> <p>It&#39;s hard to say how the iPhone 6 will fare, but Apple itself only claims 10hrs of talk time (HTC reckons 20hrs for the M8), so we&#39;d be very suprised if it ends up topping its rival on this front.</p> <p>Finally, the M8 also has one other thing the iPhone 6 lacks: a microSD slot. No iPhone has ever offered one of these, and there are no signs that&rsquo;s going to change any time soon.</p> <p>However, you can get a 128GB iPhone 6, which will store enough cat photos and episodes of&nbsp;<em>Dawson&rsquo;s Creek</em>&nbsp;to fill a month&rsquo;s worth of miserable, lonely evenings. Of course, you&rsquo;ll probably have to sell your kidneys and most of your family to afford a 128GB iPhone 6, but that&rsquo;ll just key you into Dawson&rsquo;s angst all the more.</p> <p>Stepping back into the real world, a 128GB iPhone 6 will cost you &pound;700. That&rsquo;s a &pound;260 upgrade, while a 128GB microSD card costs about &pound;70-80.</p> <p><strong>Winner: <em>HTC One (M8)</em></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="567" height="425" title="A8, m8" alt="iPhone 6 vs HTC One M8: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/a8_0.jpg?1410528414" /> </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"> 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"> OS: The classic battle </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>iOS or Android? It&rsquo;s a question we&rsquo;ve ben dealing with for the better part of a decade now.&nbsp;</p> <p>The HTC One M8 uses Android 4.4 with HTC Sense on top while the iPhone 6 has iOS 8. The big news for iOS 8 is that it massively increases support for mobile payments, now that NFC is included in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (and eventually the Apple Watch).</p> <p>What&#39;s more, if you also have a Mac running the new OS X Yosemite (still in beta right now, but due to be released next month), you&#39;ll get access to extra tricks via Yosemite&#39;s new Continuity feature, such as being able to start an email on your laptop and seamlessly finish it on your iPhone.</p> <p>Other features new to iOS 8 include the Health app, which will integrate the data from all of your fitness-tracking gadgets, the ability to run 3rd-party keyboards, improved notifications, extra gaming potential and improvements to iCloud. Frankly, there&#39;s too much new stuff to really go into it all here, so check out our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-8/review">iOS 8 preview</a> for the full deal.&nbsp;</p> <p>The HTC One M8 runs a customised version of Android 4.4, called HTC Sense. And as the One M8 already has NFC, it has the same mobile payments potential as the iPhone 6. Android just hasn&rsquo;t got its act together in the same way as Apple.&nbsp;</p> <p>There&rsquo;s one key added feature in HTC Sense, and it&rsquo;s called BlinkFeed. This is a neat home screen page that gives you a stream of updates from your favourite online sources &ndash; including websites and social networks.</p> <p>Which is better? This is a very tough one to call. iOS 8 is a bit more streamlined, and iOS still offers a better selection of games, and apps for creative types. However, HTC Sense is one of our favourite custom Android interfaces and Android on the whole is still a far more open, customisable platform.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&rsquo;s close, but Google needs to release Android L to really pull ahead of Apple at this point.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Winner: <em>iPhone 6</em></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="Very handy" alt="iPhone 6 vs HTC One M8: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-08_0.jpg?1410528414" /> </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="BlinkFeed ftw" alt="iPhone 6 vs HTC One M8: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/HTC_One_M8-review-blinkfeed-2_4.jpg?1410528414" /> </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"> Initial 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 iPhone 6 looks like being Apple&#39;s best iPhone yet, having had the size upgrade it so desperately needed while also gaining more power, a few new camera skills and a feature-packed new OS. It&#39;s still one of the best looking of all phones, it has more storage than before (if you have deep pockets) and the choice on the App Store remains unrivalled.</p> <p>On the other hand, the HTC One M8 has been one of our favourite phones for half a year now, and with good reason. Physically it&#39;s a thing of beauty, performance-wise it purrs along like a high-end sportscar and its battery is one of the best. The microSD memory slot and cheaper price will appeal to some too, and on spec alone its full HD screen also beats that on the iPhone.</p> <p>Can we choose between them at this stage? Not really. It&#39;s just too close to call.</p> <p>What we can say is that we&#39;ll be reviewing the&nbsp;iPhone 6 very soon, and as soon as we&#39;ve done so we&#39;ll give you a definitve judgement.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten" target="_blank">These are the top 10 best smartphones in the world right now</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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 pre-review winner" alt="iPhone 6 vs HTC One M8: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-04.jpg?1410528414" /> </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/apple/iphone-6-vs-htc-one-m8-weigh/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-6-vs-htc-one-m8-weigh/feature#comments Apple HTC iPhone 6 One (M8) Smartphones Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:32:52 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1447335 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iPhone 6 hands-on http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPDATED WITH VIDEO: The long wait is over – Apple has taken the wraps off its new flagship smartphone. Read on for our hands-on impressions </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 iPhone 6" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-6-04.jpg?1410515219" /> </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="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The wait is over: the iPhone 6 is here at long, long last</p> <p>Here&#39;s everything you need to know about the iPhone 6, complete with our first hands-on impressions of the device.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/10-things-you-need-know-about-iwatch/news">11 things you need to know about the Apple Watch</a></strong></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"> £540.00 </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"> Makeover time </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 iPhone 6 is the thinnest iPhone ever made. At just 6.9mm, it makes the 7.6mm iPhone 5s sound positively fat, on paper at least.</p> <p>Taking a leaf from the iPad design book, the iPhone 6&rsquo;s overall shape is a lot more organic too. Its softer, rounder edges look as if they&rsquo;ll feel a lot more comfortable in the hands than the straight, sharp edges of the iPhone 5s.</p> <p>The power button has thankfully moved to the right hand side for easy access &ndash; a welcome change given the overall larger size of the device.</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/F771ctzYYL4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </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"> Hands-on impressions </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>The metal body is really, really nice, and for anyone who&rsquo;s teetered between small-but-look-how-wonderful-the-apps-are iPhones and big-but-oh-the-apps-are-slightly-less-wonderful Androids, the iPhone 6 in particular will feel like a nice compromise.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s very thin and very light, like a small iPad Air. But while the influence of the Air is obvious, there&rsquo;s a sharp difference between it and the previous iPhone, last year&#39;s 5S. Or rather, there&#39;s a blunt one: where the 5S is an edgy, chamfered block, the 6 is much softer. Think of an HTC One (M8), but lighter and thinner.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </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-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"> 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"> Android-matching screens </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 iPhone 6 has a 4.7in screen which is substantially larger than the 4in display on the iPhone 5s, but it&rsquo;s still dwarfed by the 5.5in iPhone 6 Plus.</p> <p>Contrary to the many, many rumours which pointed towards a sapphire-protected screen, the iPhone 6 instead has an ion-strengthened display.&nbsp;</p> <p>While not as hardy as a pure sapphire option, it should still hold up very well against scratches, though we&rsquo;ll have to wait till our full review to make any final judgements.</p> <p>The resolution of the iPhone 6&rsquo;s screen has been bumped up to 1134 x 750, giving a total of 326ppi. Apple tells us that iOS 8 uses desktop-grade scaling to ensure that all apps will look consistent across all iDevices, so these different resolutions hopefully won&rsquo;t cause any problems.</p> <p>&nbsp;</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="850" height="637" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Untitled-1_6.jpg?1410515219" /> </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"> Hands-on impressions </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>On the front, the screen looks to have that classic Apple superiority in terms of colour and sharpness &ndash; again, it has that bright, light, iPad Air look to it &ndash; but the 6&rsquo;s soft rails mean the edges of the screen are soft, too, giving a slightly Nokia-esque bulge to the very edge of the display.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </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-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"> 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"> Camera tweaks </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 iPhone 6 hasn&rsquo;t had an increase in megapixels, but its 8MP sensor has still got some new tricks up its sleeve.&nbsp;</p> <p>Its sensor packs in bigger pixels, along with phase detection autofocus which should result in snappier shots.</p> <p>Panoramas have increased to 43MP in size with improved stitching, and the camera can now record super-slow-motion video at 240fps, in addition to the standard 1080p recordings at 30/60fps.</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-06.jpg?1410515219" /> </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"> Hands-on impressions </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>The one detail that stands out, literally, is the main camera: it protrudes, only slightly &ndash; not enough to get in the way as the Nokia Lumia 1020&rsquo;s magi-cam does, but enough that you might worry about its ability to survive in a pocket full of keys and pebbles and kitchenware.</p> <p>However, the benefits of this extra bump are immediately obvious in the Camera app: autofocus is very quick indeed, snapping subjects into the clear all but instantly. The image stabilisation seems impressive, too, from what we could tell in a busy room.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </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"> 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 power </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 class="MsoNormal">The iPhone 6&rsquo;s new A8 processor is not only 25% faster than the iPhone 5s&rsquo; A7 offering, but it packs in 50% more graphical grunt too.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Expect to see the best looking iOS games yet, although we&rsquo;ll need to determine if those impressive numbers translate to any noticeable differences with our own eyes.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The new M8 motion co-processor also lets the iPhone track elevation, so you can see how many flights of stairs you&rsquo;ve climbed. Plus, it can differentiate between cycling and walking automatically.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The iPhone 6 is also the first Apple device to land with NFC. Apple Pay is a service which lets US MasterCard, Visa and American Express users make contactless payments using NFC, with the Touch ID fingerprint scanner taking care of the encryption. Clever stuff.&nbsp;</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-08.jpg?1410515219" /> </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-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"> 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"> Storage and 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>The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus both offer three storage options: 16GB, 64GB and a new top-end size of 128GB. The 32GB option has been dropped entirely.</p> <p>The battery is, as you&rsquo;d expect, built-in and not user-replaceable. However, despite the larger screens on the new devices, battery life compares or betters that of the iPhone 5s. Generally, the iPhone 6 Plus battery also outperforms that of the iPhone 6.</p> <p>According to Apple&rsquo;s figures, the iPhone 6 offers up to 50 hours of audio playback, 11 hours of HD video or Wi-Fi browsing, ten hours of LTE or 3G browsing, 14 hours of 3G talk, and ten days (250 hours) of standby.</p> <p>The iPhone 6 Plus can get you 80 hours of audio playback, 14 hours of HD video, 12 hours of Wi-Fi/LTE/3G browsing, 24 hours of 3G talk, and 16 days of standby (384 hours).</p> <p>Presumably, both iPhones will still drain rather more rapidly when you&rsquo;re playing the latest and greatest 3D games that also turn them into hot-plates.</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-27.jpg?1410515219" /> </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-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"> 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"> iOS 8 </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 class="MsoNormal">iOS will come preinstalled on every new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. As expected, there are loads of new features, including Apple&rsquo;s health system, and Continuity, which will integrate with Macs. A big new change, however, is a new landscape mode, taking advantage of the larger screens of the new iPhones.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The Home screen can now display app icons in landscape, and several apps - such as Mail - have iPad-like two-pane views.</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-25.jpg?1410515219" /> </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"> Hands-on impressions </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>It&rsquo;s nice to see iOS rotating obligingly into landscape mode, and this allows apps such as Messages to make the most of the bigger screens.</p> <p>The double-tap feature, which pulls down the top of the screen in any app, works pretty much unfailingly and is literally really handy.&nbsp;Its most immediately obvious use is for inputting a URL in your browser one-handed: a quick double-tap and the browser bobs down obligingly, putting the URL bar within easy reach of your thumb.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </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-6"><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"> 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"> Price and release date </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 iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will ship on September 19, but will be available for pre-order on September 12. If you want any hope of your iPhone arriving within weeks, it&rsquo;d be a smart move to pre-order as soon as you can. (Also, if experience is anything to go by, you might just get your device a day earlier than you expect.)</p> <p>In the UK, SIM-free pricing for the iPhone 6 is &pound;539 for the 16 GB model, &pound;619 for 64 GB, and &pound;699 for 128 GB, each of which is &pound;10 cheaper than the equivalent iPhone 5s &lsquo;slot&rsquo; on that device&rsquo;s debut.</p> <p>The iPhone 6 Plus will be &pound;619 for the 16 GB model, &pound;699 for 64 GB and &pound;789 for 128 GB.</p> <p>In the USA, two-year contracts will start at $199 for the 16 GB iPhone 6, $299 for 64 GB and $399 for 128 GB. Contract-free pricing starts at $649.</p> <p>The iPhone 6 Plus will start at $299, and then cost from $399 for the 64 GB model and from $499 for 128 GB. Contract-free pricing starts at $749.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-6-vs-samsung-galaxy-s5-weigh/news">The weigh-in - Apple iPhone 5s vs Samsung Galaxy S5</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-01.jpg?1410515219" /> </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"> 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"> iPhone 6 launch live blog – join us from 6pm UK time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item big image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image" width="920" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/carousel-images/iphone-6-caro_0.jpg?1410515219" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review#comments Apple iOS 8 iPhone 6 Smartphones Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:38:38 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1428771 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple Watch hands on http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Apple has just launched its first bit of wearable kit in Cupertino - we go wrists-on </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 Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/watch-8.JPG?1410453861" /> </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="/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Apple Watch - as it&#39;s officially known - has been unveiled.</p> <p>After months of hints and mystery, Apple has finally taken the plunge and joined the battle for your wrist with its own smartwatch.&nbsp;</p> <p>As you&rsquo;d expect with a brand spanking new bit of Apple tech, the Apple Watch has polarised opinion. Some have hailed it as the new Best Thing Ever, some have decried it as Just Another Smartwatch.</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"> £0.00 </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> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> US$350 </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"> Design and build </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>Build quality is what you&rsquo;d expect from Apple: light (very light) but strong, and slim, too.</p> <p>The Apple Watch is not nearly as slim as the iPhone 6, and it&rsquo;s flat, so in form factor it&rsquo;s not radically different from the other smartwatches on the market. But Apple has been careful to keep it from looking bulky, and even the larger version didn&rsquo;t look out of place on a dainty female wrist.&nbsp;</p> <p>The dial &ndash;&nbsp;sorry, Digital Crown &ndash;&nbsp;looks less obtrusive in real life than it does in Apple&rsquo;s promo shots. It&rsquo;s smaller than the dials on most men&rsquo;s watches, but it&rsquo;s also very easy to access.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re going to use the phrase &lsquo;knob feel&rsquo; here, so brace yourself: the Apple Watch&rsquo;s knob feel is light, with very little resistance and no click. It&rsquo;s a great piece of design, allowing you to move things on screen without covering them with your clumsy great prodfingers.</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/WmtXRpAitrM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </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 Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-3.JPG?1410453861" /> </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 Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-4.JPG?1410453861" /> </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="899" title="Apple Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-5.JPG?1410453861" /> </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"> 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>The screen is bright and crisp, and looked at from the kind of glancing angles you&rsquo;d expect to look at a watch screen from &ndash; edge-on while riding a bike or balancing in a crowded train &ndash; words and pictures remained nicely readable.</p> <p>While some of the watch faces look fantastic, this watch will never be able to ape posh fashion watches in the same way as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review" target="_blank">Moto 360</a>. Well, not circular posh fashion watches, anyway.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">Apple iPhone 6 revealed: hands-on review&nbsp;</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="Apple Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-2.JPG?1410453861" /> </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 Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-6.JPG?1410453861" /> </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"> Taptic feedback </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 demo unit we tried on was running a loop of app demos, a couple of which (including the heartbeat-sharing app) used the &lsquo;taptic engine&rsquo;, as Apple calls it, or buzzer, as we&rsquo;re going to call it.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re not exactly Haptic Feedback Review Monthly, but there is a difference between nuanced haptics and a flat buzz &ndash; Valve&rsquo;s Steam Controller, for example, uses it to fool your hands into thinking you&rsquo;re holding something with a different shape &ndash; and we think it&rsquo;s an area that will become increasingly important as wearable tech becomes more popular.</p> <p>The haptics in the Apple Watch have that sort of nuanced feel, with the heartbeat delivered as a softly detailed pulse.</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="Apple Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-7.JPG?1410453861" /> </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 Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-10.JPG?1410453861" /> </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"> 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>Is the Apple Watch a revolutionary piece of hardware? Yes and no. No, because it&rsquo;s not a completely different kind of smartwatch, but as with all things Apple, the hardware &ndash; even if it&rsquo;s nicer than anyone else&rsquo;s &ndash; is only half the story.</p> <p>As with the iPhone, the Apple Watch has a hulking great advantage in the apps department, something that was obvious from its unveling: where Google tends to talk about the amazing potential of Android Wear, Apple talks about big brands that are already signed up and making apps for its platform &ndash; apps to find your car, let you into your hotel room, control your smart heating or track and share your exercise, not to mention shopping with Apple Pay.</p> <p>For that reason, the Apple Watch may be the device that brings the smartwatch to the masses and gets the wearable revolution revolving.</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="898" title="Apple Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-1.JPG?1410453861" /> </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"> When can you strap in? </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&#39;s being cagey about when, exactly, you&#39;ll be able to slip an Apple Watch onto your wrist; it says only that the Watch will be available in early 2015. Prices will start at US$350 (&pound;215), and it&#39;ll be available in three different variants: Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-6-vs-samsung-galaxy-s5-weigh/news" target="_blank">Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: the weigh-in</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> <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"> 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"> Apple Watch hands-on </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"> It&#039;s about time: Apple takes the wraps off its smart timepiece </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review#comments Apple Smartwatches Watch Wearable tech Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:37:23 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1427850 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iPhone 6 Plus http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPDATED WITH VIDEO: The iPhablet is here. This is everything you need to know </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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/6_0.jpg?1410453380" /> </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="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 4.7in iPhone 6 wasn&rsquo;t the only smartphone Apple revealed at its launch event. Meet the 5.5in iPhone 6 Plus &ndash; the very first iPhablet.</p> <p>Although it looks like a stretched out iPhone 6, there are still a few key differences. Here&rsquo;s everything you need to know:</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank"> iPhone 6 preview</a></strong></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"> £620.00 </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> </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"> The iPhablet is born </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 iPhone 6 Plus shares the same rounded iPad-inspired design as its 4.7in brother. That means rounder corners and softer edges, which could make it more comfortable to hold in the hands than the sharp chamfered edges of the iPhone 5s.</p> <p>Its power button has mercifully moved to the right hand side, allowing for easy one-thumb access despite its size.</p> <p>The 6 Plus is marginally thicker than the regular iPhone 6, measuring in at 7.1mm, but it&rsquo;s still thinner than the iPhone 5s, which is impressive in itself.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/A4zs3D_EEYA" 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"> 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 biggest iPhone screen ever </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 5.5in backlit IPS LCD display will stretch Apple fan&rsquo;s fingers further than ever. Its full HD resolution makes for a pixel-packed 401ppi, but the equally-sized LG G3&rsquo;s display still bests it on paper with its 2K resolution.</p> <p>The screen itself isn&rsquo;t covered in sapphire as the rumours suggested, but it is ion-strengthened which means it has been chemically treated to be scratch resistant.</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="624" height="468" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/8_1.jpg?1410453380" /> </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"> 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 evolved 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>While the 8MP sensor remains, its pixels are larger, capturing more light and more detail in the process.&nbsp;</p> <p>Panoramic shots have also increased to 43MP, and stitching has also apparently improved.</p> <p>The iPhone 6 Plus, unlike its smaller brother, also boasts optical image stabilisation, matching its LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rivals. This should provide clearer, less blurry low-light shots, while the shutter remains open for longer, guzzling in more light.</p> <p>30/60fps video recording returns, but slow-motion capture has improved even more, with 240fps capture now on offer, compared to the 120fps that was available previously.</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-06_0.jpg?1410453380" /> </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"> 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 power </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 iPhone 6 Plus also has a new A8 processor and M8 motion co-processor. The A8 offers 25% more power and 50% more graphical grunt, promising the best-looking iOS games we&rsquo;ve seen to date.</p> <p>The M8 motion co-processor can also now determine whether you&rsquo;re cycling or walking, and its elevation detection means that stair climbs can also now be recorded.</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-plus-02.jpg?1410453380" /> </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"> 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"> Cavernous storage, promising 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>A massive (yet pricey) 128GB storage option will be welcomed by media hoarders, although no microSD slot is present. No surprises there.</p> <p>While Apple hasn&rsquo;t shared the exact size of the 6 Plus&rsquo; non-removable battery, it promises up to 80 hours of music playback and up to 24 hours of talk time. Compared to the iPhone 6&rsquo;s 50 and 14 hours respectively, that&rsquo;s rather impressive.</p> <p>Considering the iPhone 5s had 40 hours of music playback and up to 10 hours of talk time, it&rsquo;s safe to say that Apple has bumped up the battery capacity.</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-27_0.jpg?1410453380" /> </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"> 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"> iOS 8 and NFC at last </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&rsquo;s plenty we&rsquo;ve already said about iOS 8 in our preview, but the iPhone 6 Plus has a few unique tricks up its sleeve.</p> <p>For starters, you can enjoy a landscape home screen to take advantage of its extra dimensions. Not only that, but it&rsquo;s got a special &lsquo;reachability gesture&rsquo; which lets you double-tap the home button, causing the display to slide down so that you can reach things at the top.</p> <p>Apple has used NFC for the first time ever in both new iPhone 6 models. Combined with Apple&#39;s new iOS 8 Pay service, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus as a contactless payment device (in the US only for now), using the Touch ID home button to securely encrypt transactions. Take that, Android.</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/9.jpg?1410453380" /> </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-6"><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"> 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"> Price and Release date </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 iPhone 6 Plus will hit shelves on 19 September 19, with pre-orders kicking off on 12 September. UK SIM-free prices are below:</p> <p>16GB - &pound;620</p> <p>64GB - &pound;700</p> <p>128GB - &pound;790</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/10_0.jpg?1410453380" /> </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"> Apple launches iPhone 6 Plus </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"> Everything you need to know about Apple&#039;s 5.5in smartphone </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review#comments Apple iPhone 6 Plus Smartphones Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:36:22 +0000 Marc McLaren 1446027 at http://www.stuff.tv How to remove U2’s Songs of Innocence from your iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC http://www.stuff.tv/apple/how-get-u2-s-songs-innocence-your-iphone-ipad-mac-and-pc/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple’s given you a new album you probably don’t want. Here’s how to get rid of 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="684" height="512" title="U4" alt="How to remove U2’s Songs of Innocence from your iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/u2-0.jpg?1410444980" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On September 9, Apple announced new iPhones, an Apple Watch, a new payment system, and the mandatory acceptance of a mediocre new U2 album for anyone with an iTunes account.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;re looking at your iPhone or iPad Music app, carefully weighing up whether to avoid scrolling down past T in the Artists tab, or just putting your device out of its misery by smashing it with a hammer, WAIT!</p> <p>It&rsquo;s possible, by jumping through some stupid hoops, to remove <em>Songs Of Innocence</em> entirely!</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="/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</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>1) First, open iTunes (sorry, iTunes haters), and sign in with whatever Apple ID you&rsquo;re using on your devices. Feel free to curse if this means installing iTunes on your PC.</p> <p>2) Click iTunes Store and then the Home icon, and then click Purchased from the Quick Links section in the sidebar. Quietly seethe at the many U2 adverts goading you from the top of the screen.</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="930" height="581" title="You Too" alt="How to remove U2’s Songs of Innocence from your iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/u2-1.jpg?1410444980" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>3) Click Music and you&rsquo;ll see <em>Songs Of Innocence</em> lurking not entirely innocently. Hover your cursor over the cover art, and then gleefully click the little cross in the top-left corner. The artwork will vanish.</p> <p>4) Now go back to your iOS device, ensuring it&rsquo;s signed into the same account. In theory, <em>Songs Of Innocence</em> should vanish entirely within a second or two. If it doesn&rsquo;t, go to the Settings app, select iTunes &amp; App Store, and then turn the Music switch off and on again. Twice, just to be sure. That&rsquo;ll do it. Sorry, Bono.</p> <p>Note that if you&rsquo;re one of the &lsquo;crazy ones&rsquo;, in a sense other than how Apple alluded to them in a classic advert, you can get your freebie back. Select Account from Quick Links, and click the Manage link next to Hidden Purchases. You&rsquo;ll then be able to raise <em>Songs Of Innocence</em> from the dead, like some kind of doddering music zombie.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">This is the iPhone 6 - hands on with Apple&#39;s new smartphone</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="721" height="312" title="Ewe Too" alt="How to remove U2’s Songs of Innocence from your iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/u2-2_0.jpg?1410444980" /> </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/apple/how-get-u2-s-songs-innocence-your-iphone-ipad-mac-and-pc/news#comments Apple iOS 8 iPhone & iPad iPhone 6 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:16:21 +0000 Craig Grannell 1447311 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple Watch will use your skin for payment security, might require daily charging http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-watch-will-use-your-skin-payment-security-might-require-daily-charging/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More details on Apple&#039;s clever timepiece emerge after its launch </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="424" title="Swanky" alt="Apple Watch will use your skin for payment security, might require daily chargin" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/watch-1.JPG?1410443396" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Days after the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">Apple Watch</a> was <em>finally </em>revealed, some new information has shed some light on its inner workings.</p> <p>Apple was very tight-lipped when it came to battery life at the launch. As in, it didn&#39;t mention it at all. But that hasn&#39;t stopped the rumour mill from churning out some information.</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="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</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"> Skin detection </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 second slice of Apple Watch info to emerge post-launch is how it will secure NFC-powered Pay transactions.</p> <p>Cult of Mac has reported that the Watch requires a pin code to authorise Apple Pay. Once you wear it, sensors on its rear in contact with your skin can detect that it&#39;s being worn.</p> <p>Once it&#39;s taken off, a password will once again be required to activate Pay when it&#39;s worn again.</p> <p>This is a security measure to prevent a thief from stealing the Watch and going on a contactless payment spending spree.&nbsp;</p> <p>A precise release date beyond &#39;2015&#39; has yet to be revealed, so stay tuned for more information, as and when we get it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/why-apple-watch-more-just-another-smartwatch/feature" target="_blank">Why the Apple Watch is more than just another smartwatch</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>[<a href="http://recode.net/2014/09/10/codered-apple-watch-battery-life-charge-nightly/" target="_blank">Re/code</a>, <a href="http://www.cultofmac.com/295024/apple-watch-anti-theft/" target="_blank">Cult of Mac</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="731" height="548" title="Business at the back" alt="Apple Watch will use your skin for payment security, might require daily chargin" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iwatch-rear-2.jpg?1410443396" /> </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/apple/apple-watch-will-use-your-skin-payment-security-might-require-daily-charging/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-watch-will-use-your-skin-payment-security-might-require-daily-charging/news#comments Apple Smartphones Smartwatches Watch Wearable tech Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:43:05 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1447320 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple doomed as company goes for days without launching a new product line http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-doomed-company-goes-days-without-launching-new-product-line/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Literally several sunrises pass since the launch of the Apple Watch, so is it time for Tim Cook to go? </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="1000" height="750" title="Sad Tim" alt="Sad Tim" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tim2_0.jpg?1410436482" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On September 9, 2014, Apple revealed the Apple Watch, previously known as the iWatch. Tim Cook and other Apple executives unveiled the new device in an event that also saw new iPhones announced; Cook claimed: &ldquo;We believe this product will redefine what people expect from its category.&rdquo;</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="/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;Back when Steve Jobs was running the company, he&rsquo;d be innovating from the second he got up until the moment he went to sleep,&rdquo; said an unnamed Apple employee we totally spoke to. &ldquo;We&rsquo;d literally be selling new devices and product lines all the time, if you ignore the actual years-long gaps between new product lines, and so this gap between the Apple Watch and whatever&rsquo;s next really shows how Apple&rsquo;s vision and ability to change the world has just been totally eroded under Tim Cook&rsquo;s watch.&rdquo;</p> <p>As the pressure grows, analysts have noted that Apple is still yet to unveil an Apple smart television, Apple smartglasses, an Apple driverless car, and an Apple scary-as-hell four-legged sci-fi-nightmare robot, which, despite already existing elsewhere in the world of technology, would somehow confirm Tim Cook as a visionary leader. Especially if all of them were announced by next weekend. Please. The online publishing industry needs the hits from Apple news articles.</p> <p>Simultaneously, analysts are also anxious that the Apple Watch doesn&rsquo;t actually represent any real innovation from Apple, because smartwatches already existed elsewhere in the world of technology, unlike computers, music players, smartphones and tablets before, respectively, the arrival of the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad.</p> <p>As it stands, it&rsquo;s going to be a tough time for Apple over the coming months, which will have to eke out survival from quarterly profits barely approaching US$8 billion, and with products that only manage to achieve satisfaction ratings in the region of 98 per cent.</p> <p>&ldquo;If only Apple would follow in the footsteps of Samsung, releasing at least three new devices before breakfast, and adding features no-one really asked for, just to check more boxes no-one really cares about, then it would show that it&rsquo;s a true innovator again,&rdquo; argued an entirely interchangeable analyst looking for some kind of validation by having their hollow words echo round the internet like so much generic prattle.</p> <p>Instead, there are now calls for John Rubinstein to take the reigns at Apple, despite being a TV and Broadway actor, because someone mis-spelled the name of ex-Apple and ex-Palm, Inc. executive chairman Jon Rubinstein on an online petition that&rsquo;s gone viral on Twitter, and none of the tech blogs noticed the mistake. Analysts have already leapt on this to say they believe the character of Linwood Murrow that Rubinstein played in popular cult TV show <em>Angel</em> should be the template for a whole new era of amazing and magical Apple products.</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/apple/apple-doomed-company-goes-days-without-launching-new-product-line/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-doomed-company-goes-days-without-launching-new-product-line/feature#comments Apple iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus Smartphones Smartwatches Watch Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:43:53 +0000 Craig Grannell 1447309 at http://www.stuff.tv SwiftKey for iOS revealed - the best Android keyboard, coming soon to your iPhone http://www.stuff.tv/swiftkey-ios-revealed-best-android-keyboard-your-iphone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The virtual keyboard giant shows off its Apple-friendly version of its best-selling android app </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="895" height="671" title="Keyoard lovers rejoice" alt="SwiftKey for iOS revealed - the best Android keyboard, on your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/swiftkey.jpg?1410426363" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>SwiftKey has shown off its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-8/review" target="_blank">iOS 8 </a>keyboard, and it looks like it&#39;s carrying over all the features from its Android counterpart. In case you&#39;ve yet to venture into the Android camp - this is a good thing.</p> <p>The company has topped countless Play Store charts across the world with its number one keyboard app, with its scarily accurate word predictions playing a big factor in its popularity.</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="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</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>In addition to traditionally pecking away at on-screen letters, you can also choose to use the Flow input method, which lets you swipe your finger/thumb across across the keyboard without having to lift it off the screen, Swype-style.</p> <p>SwiftKey Cloud is also present. If you allow it to, it can learn learn the way you write and which words you commonly use across Facebook, Gmail and Twitter, for a more tailored prediction experience.</p> <p>Sadly there&#39;s no price or release date for the time being, but we&#39;d be surprised if SwiftKey missed out on iOS 8&#39;s 17 September release date. Stay tuned for more info</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6 hands-on 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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/oilBF1pqGC8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </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="800" height="600" title="A soon-to-be-familiar site" alt="SwiftKey for iOS revealed - the best Android keyboard, on your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/swiftkey2.jpg?1410426363" /> </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/swiftkey-ios-revealed-best-android-keyboard-your-iphone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/swiftkey-ios-revealed-best-android-keyboard-your-iphone/news#comments Apple iOS 8 iOS apps Smartphones Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:01:17 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1447225 at http://www.stuff.tv Why the Apple Watch is more than just another smartwatch http://www.stuff.tv/apple/why-apple-watch-more-just-another-smartwatch/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple’s wearable has already been dismissed by some months before its release, but tech fans are missing the point </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="340" title="Apple Watch" alt="Why the Apple Watch is more than just another smartwatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-watch-1.jpg?1410402232" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s just a smartwatch.&rdquo; &ldquo;It&rsquo;s just a <em>watch</em>.&rdquo; &ldquo;Android got there first.&rdquo; &ldquo;It doesn&rsquo;t do anything new.&rdquo;</p> <p>As tech fans and pundits alike clamour to make direct comparisons between the Apple Watch and various smartwatches already on the market, they miss the point.</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="/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</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"> Back in time </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>Manufacturers scream first and foremost about specs, Android owners grin about open ecosystems, and industrial design (with some exceptions) veers towards the manly and chunky. It&rsquo;s almost a mirror of digital music players in the early 2000s. And then the iPod arrived.</p> <p>The Apple Watch could very easily turn out to be the iPod of smartwatches, disrupting an industry before it&rsquo;s really gotten started. And it certainly has characteristics the iPod was roundly criticised for: it&rsquo;s &lsquo;too expensive&rsquo;; it&rsquo;s part of Apple&rsquo;s &lsquo;closed&rsquo; system; it&rsquo;s as much about good looks as anything; it&rsquo;s about <em>fashion</em>, not technology.</p> <p>Of course, you&rsquo;d have been a fool at the time to really believe such nonsense about the iPod, and the same&rsquo;s true for the Apple Watch, which is packed full of cutting-edge technology, including its amazing display and cleverly designed chips. But while Apple mentioned these things during the Ive-narrated video, it placed more emphasis on the human aspect of its new product.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipod-classic-finally-dead/news">The iPod Classic is finally dead</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="604" height="340" title="Apple Watch" alt="Why the Apple Watch is more than just another smartwatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-watch-2.jpg?1410402232" /> </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"> Being human </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&rsquo;s long argued that the company is positioned at the intersection of the liberal arts and technology, and Tim Cook introduced the Apple Watch by saying his company&rsquo;s staff &ldquo;love to make technology more personal and allow people to do things they&rsquo;d never have imagined&rdquo;. Ive added that the design was driven by a &ldquo;compulsion to take incredibly powerful technology and make it accessible, relevant and ultimately personal&rdquo;, where &ldquo;unparalleled technical innovation&rdquo; boasted a design that connected with the wearer.</p> <p>So rather than cramming an iPhone interface into a tiny space, Apple rethought the customer experience entirely. Recognising that the screen needed to be uncovered as much as possible, interaction controls have often been assigned to a digital crown - an analogue to a mechanism that&rsquo;s been part of watches for decades. Simplicity and elegance pervades, echoing the intuitive nature of the original iPod or the iPhone.</p> <p>This has then been joined by materials and design that will appeal to the fashion-conscious and watch geeks alike. It&rsquo;s not just about strapping technology to your wrist, but also wearing an accessory that suits you, that&rsquo;s in context for the type of life you lead. And then there are sweet personal touches, such as being able to share doodles or even your heartbeat with another Apple Watch owner.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-6-vs-samsung-galaxy-s5-weigh/news">Which smartphone? Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5</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="604" height="340" alt="Why the Apple Watch is more than just another smartwatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-watch-3.jpg?1410402232" /> </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"> iHate </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>These are the kinds of words, sentiments and approaches that make Apple detractors gag. It directly plays into arguments that Apple is first and foremost about subjective taste, people with more money than sense, and those who don&rsquo;t care about the guts of the technology.</p> <p>But through being subtle and natural regarding interfaces, ambitious but intuitive regarding capabilities beyond mere notifications, premium in terms of build and materials, and appealing to the masses rather than remaining resolutely fixed on the tech-happy, there&rsquo;s more of a chance we&rsquo;ll still be talking about the Apple Watch in a decade than the majority of its contemporaries. And by then, the device will be to the original what the iPhone 6 is to the original iPhone, which might just even please the geeks of this world too.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review">Hands on with the Apple Watch</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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/why-apple-watch-more-just-another-smartwatch/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/why-apple-watch-more-just-another-smartwatch/feature#comments Apple Opinion Smartphones Smartwatches Watch Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:23:11 +0000 Craig Grannell 1447205 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iPhone 6 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus: the weigh-in http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6-vs-apple-iphone-6-plus-weigh/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Confused about which of Apple’s new smartphones you should buy? Let’s dare to compare… </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 iPhone 6 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus: the weigh-in" alt="Apple iPhone 6 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus: the weigh-in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-6-vs-6-plus.jpg?1410401511" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Now that the dust has settled in Cupertino and Apple&rsquo;s next batch of iPhones is officially revealed, we can say this: neither the iPhone 6 nor the iPhone 6 Plus held too many surprises for us. Not because we&rsquo;re particularly prescient or anything, but because both of these phones were leaked to high heaven before their 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="/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"> Design and build: thin and seamless </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>Aside from their overall sizes, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus look incredibly similar: on each, the front glass panel curves seamlessly into the anodised aluminium side panels and back. They&rsquo;re extremely thin, too: the iPhone 6 just 6.9mm and the iPhone 6 Plus barely fatter at 7.1mm. Both models are available in the same three finishes: gold, silver and space grey.</p> <p>It&rsquo;d be silly to pick a winner from two devices that look pretty much the same. OK, so the iPhone 6 Plus is bigger and wider, and thus less likely to appeal to stubby-fingered users &ndash; but really this round has to be called a straight-up tie. Both phones look lovely, we think.</p> <p><em><strong>Winner: Draw</strong></em></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="Both new iPhones are incredibly thin" alt="Both new iPhones are incredibly thin" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-side-view.jpg?1410401511" /> </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"> Screen: the big differentiator? </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>Screen size and resolution could well be the two areas that most clearly differentiate the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The former has a 4.7in display with a resolution of 1334 x 750 and a pixel density of 326ppi, which the latter sports a 5.5in screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and 401ppi pixel density.</p> <p>Both, Apple says, are improvements on previous iPhone models in terms of colour, contrast, white balance, brightness, and viewing angles. Both have a new polariser that should make them easier to view while you&rsquo;re wearing sunglasses, and both have new glass on their outer surface (it&rsquo;s not the near-unbreakable sapphire glass of the Apple Watch, but it&rsquo;s ion-toughened and less partial to shattering than previous iPhone screens).</p> <p>So which is better? Well, without wishing to get all wishy-washy on you, it really depends on what you&rsquo;re looking for. The iPhone 6&rsquo;s screen may not have a particularly impressive resolution on paper, but in all honesty edges of objects and text are still going to look smooth and sharp unless you butt your nose right up against it. And many would claim that 4.7in is the sweet spot for a smartphone screen: big enough to display content properly but not too big for the average person&rsquo;s hands or pockets. Others (although we suspect not as many) might feel they need the screen acreage of a phablet to see everything properly, in which case the iPhone 6 Plus &ndash; which is also the first iPhone to offer a landscape home screen and native apps &ndash; is the obvious choice.</p> <p>Us? We suspect the 4.7in iPhone 6 will be the more popular choice and with good reason, although the 5.5in screen of the iPhone 6 Plus is surely the &ldquo;better&rdquo; display on paper. So that&rsquo;s a draw, we suppose.</p> <p><strong><em>Winner: Draw</em></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">Apple iPhone 6 hands-on</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 screens are the biggest we&#039;ve yet seen on an iPhone" alt="The screens are the biggest we&#039;ve yet seen on an iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-screen.jpg?1410401511" /> </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"> 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"> Camera: OIS is the best </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>Both models sport an 8MP iSight camera with f/2.2 aperture, True Tone flash and 1.5-micron Focus Pixels, which Apple says speeds up the autofocus. On the video front, both can now record 1080p footage at 60fps and slow motion 720p footage at 240fps. All of that sounds good to us &ndash; but there&rsquo;s one crucial difference between the two: the iPhone 6 Plus has optical image stabilisation, which physically moves the lens components to compensate for your hand&rsquo;s movements. It&rsquo;s a feature which should drastically boost the iPhone 6 Plus&rsquo; performance in low light, and we&rsquo;re a bit disappointed Apple couldn&rsquo;t fit it into both models.</p> <p><em><strong>Winner: Apple iPhone 6 Plus</strong></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="567" height="425" title="The iPhone&#039;s getting a new camera – but the same megapixel count" alt="The iPhone&#039;s getting a new camera – but the same megapixel count" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone%206%20plus%20camera.jpg?1410401511" /> </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"> OS: they’re the same </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>Oh, come on.</p> <p>Look, they both use iOS 8. It&rsquo;s the same operating system on both phones. Got to be a draw.</p> <p>Not happy? Alright then, we&rsquo;ll bite. We suppose you could say the iPhone 6 Plus has a slightly different OS because it supports landscape orientation on more apps &ndash; but nobody in their right mind is going to buy a phone just for that. So we&rsquo;re sticking with a draw.</p> <p><strong><em>Winner: Draw</em></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review">Apple iPhone 6 Plus 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="iOS 8 apiece" alt="iOS 8 apiece" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-vs-6-plus-ios.jpg?1410401511" /> </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"> 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"> Performance: ditto </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>Again, both smartphones feature the same vital innards: Apple&rsquo;s new A8 processor (which the company says is 50 percent more efficient than the iPhone 5s&rsquo; A7 processor), as well as an improved M8 motion coprocessor. Both models come in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities. Performance should be exactly the same, to all intents and purposes &ndash; although we realise that the iPhone 6 Plus has more pixels and thus might require a little more power to push them.</p> <p>Battery life, however, isn&rsquo;t the same. The iPhone 6 Plus has a larger battery (because it has more room for one) and thus should go on for longer than its little brother: Apple claims the iPhone 6 offers 14 hours of 3G talk time, 10 days of standby time and 10 hours of 3G web browsing, while the iPhone 6 Plus offers 24 hours, 16 days and 12 hours. That&rsquo;s enough to nudge it ahead in our opinion.</p> <p><em><strong>Winner: Apple iPhone 6 Plus</strong></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="567" height="425" title="Apple&#039;s A8 processor offers 50x the power of the original iPhone&#039;s" alt="Apple&#039;s A8 processor offers 50x the power of the original iPhone&#039;s" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-a8.jpg?1410401511" /> </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"> Verdict: Shock! The iPhone wins! </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 go through and tally up each section, the iPhone 6 Plus is the &ldquo;better&rdquo; of the two iPhones &ndash; at least on paper. However, we suspect that the 6 Plus&rsquo; large size and pricing (almost &pound;800 for the 128GB model!) will ensure that the &ldquo;normal&rdquo; iPhone 6 proves itself a more popular choice &ndash; and for most of us, it&rsquo;s probably the more suitable of the two.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-6-vs-samsung-galaxy-s5-weigh/news/performance-a8-vs-801">Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: the weigh-in</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6-vs-apple-iphone-6-plus-weigh/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus Smartphones Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:30:05 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1447207 at http://www.stuff.tv Philips Fidelio ML2 headphones slot straight into your iPhone's Lightning connector for high quality audio http://www.stuff.tv/apple/philips-fidelio-ml2-headphones-slot-straight-your-iphones-lightning-connector-high-quality-aud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Prepare your ears: the first wave of Lightning headphones is upon us </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="645" height="484" title="Mmmm, Lightning" alt="Philips Fidelio ML2 headphones slot straight into your iPhone&#039;s Lightning connec" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-phidelio-ml2.jpg?1410358017" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Remember when Apple confirmed that headphones would be able to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-lightning-connector-spec-could-mean-boost-ios-audio-quality/news" target="_blank">plug directly into the Lightning connector for better audio</a>? Well the first pair has landed, courtesy of Philips.</p> <p>The Fidelio M2Ls take advantage of Apple&#39;s proprietary connector by offering higher quality 24-bit Digital to Analogue Conversion.</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="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</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"> In good company </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>Philips also unveiled a slew of audio gadgets at IFA in Berlin, including its first ever pair of noise cancelling Fidelio headphones - the NC1s.</p> <p>The NC1s use four microphones for active noise-cancelling, detecting distracting ambient noise then inverting the signal and cancelling it out for a more silent listening experience.</p> <p>One pair of microphones is dedicated to dealing with low frequency noises, while the other pair takes care of mid and high frequencies. An impressive 30 hour battery life &nbsp;promises isolated music playback for super-extra-long-haul commutes, while a USB rechargeable battery negates the need for regular battery purchases.</p> <p>If the batteries do run out then you can still use them as regular passive headphones too. The NC1s will be available to treat your ears to in October for &euro;250. Stay tuned for our ears-on impressions.</p> <p>Other notable launches were the &euro;100 A1-PRO on-ear DJ headphones, developed with trance god Armin van Buuren, and a range of Spotify multi-room speakers - the SW700M and SW750M.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://Philips also unveiled a slew of audio gadgets at IFA in berlin, including its first ever pair of noise cancelling Fidelio headphones - the NC1s. The NC1s use four microphones for active noise-cancelling, detecting distracting ambient noise then inverting the signal and cancelling it out for a more silent listening experience. One pair of microphones is dedicated to dealing with low frequency noises, while the other pair takes care of mid and high frequencies. An impressive 30 hour battery life promises isolated music playback for super-extra-long-haul commutes, while a USB rechargeable battery negates the need for regular battery purchases. If the batteries do run out then you can still use them as regular passive headphones too. The NC1s will be available to treat your ears to in October for €250. Stay tuned for our ears-on impressions. Other notable launches were the €100 A1-PRO on-ear DJ headphones, developed with trance god Armin van Buuren, and a range of Spotify multi-room speakers - the SW700M and SW750M" target="_blank">iPhone 6 Plus hands-on review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="For those who hate (background) noise" alt="Philips Fidelio ML2 headphones slot straight into your iPhone&#039;s Lightning connec" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips-noise-cancelling-headphones-NC1_Image-5.jpg?1410358017" /> </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="Wait for the drop..." alt="Philips Fidelio ML2 headphones slot straight into your iPhone&#039;s Lightning connec" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips-professional-DJ-headphones-A1-PRO_Image-2_KI_0.jpg?1410358017" /> </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/apple/philips-fidelio-ml2-headphones-slot-straight-your-iphones-lightning-connector-high-quality-aud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/philips-fidelio-ml2-headphones-slot-straight-your-iphones-lightning-connector-high-quality-aud#comments Apple iPad Air iPhone 6 Philips Smartphones Tablets Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:06:58 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1447200 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple's iCloud just got cheaper http://www.stuff.tv/cloud-drive/apples-icloud-just-got-cheaper/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In the battle for cheaper Cloud offerings, iCloud doesn’t want to get left behind </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&#039;s iCloud just got cheaper " alt="Apple&#039;s iCloud just got cheaper " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ic.jpg.jpg?1410362183" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>While Apple was busily launching the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6 Plus</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">Apple Watch</a>, it did some tinkering to its cloud offering, too.</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="/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"> Cloud wars </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>&pound;2.99 a month or &pound;35.88 per year will get you 200GB of storage space, &pound;6.99 per month gives you 500GB, while its top-tier storage, 1TB, will cost you &pound;14.99 a month.</p> <p>Although it&#39;s a change for the better, there are some very competitive offerings from other Cloud service providers.</p> <p>Here&rsquo;s why &ndash; for one, Apple&rsquo;s free storage plan sits at only 5GB and when you compare it with what other players have to offer, Google and Microsoft is way more charitable with its 15GB gratis <a href="https://blog.onedrive.com/new-onedrive-storage-plans/" target="_blank">OneDrive</a> offering.</p> <p>And if you compare prices, Google charges US$10 (&pound;6.20) monthly for 1TB&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;cheaper than Apple&rsquo;s &pound;14.99&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;and also has a mid-range 100GB option which Apple lacks. Even <a href="https://www.dropbox.com/plans" target="_blank">Dropbox</a> is ahead of the game with its recently revised &pound;7.99 per month offering for 1TB of storage.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank"><strong>Apple iPhone 6 hands-on</strong></a></p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/09/apple-reveals-new-icloud-pricing-but-you-still-only-get-5gb-free/" target="_blank">Engadget </a>and <a href="http://mashable.com/2014/09/09/icloud-new-prices/" target="_blank">Mashable</a>]&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="425" title="Apple&#039;s iCloud just got cheaper " alt="Apple&#039;s iCloud just got cheaper " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ic2.jpg.jpg?1410362183" /> </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/cloud-drive/apples-icloud-just-got-cheaper/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/cloud-drive/apples-icloud-just-got-cheaper/news#comments Apple Cloud Drive iCloud Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:29:18 +0000 Stephen Graves 1447199 at http://www.stuff.tv iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s: should you upgrade? http://www.stuff.tv/apple/x-reasons-ditch-your-iphone-5s-iphone-6/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you&#039;ve got an iPhone 5s, cover its eyes now </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="In the spotlight" alt="iPhone 5s vs iPhone 6: should you upgrade?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-reasons-to-upgrade.jpg?1410634531" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The smartphone world is a harsh, fickle mistress.</p> <p>As loyal a servant as your <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5s/review" target="_blank">iPhone 5s</a> has been, it&#39;s impossible to ignore the shiny new i<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">Phone 6</a>.</p> <p>That small sensible voice in the distant nether regions of your brain will be whispering to you, urging you to be sensible and hold on to your 5s for another year, and we can&#39;t blame it.</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="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</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"> 1. It has 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>Unlike the 5.5in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6 Plus</a>, the 4.7in display of the iPhone 6 should still be manageable for most people, although we&#39;re not going to lie and say that easy one-handed use will be possible for everyone. Just <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/why-i-m-dreading-bigger-iphone-6/feature" target="_blank">ask Craig Grannell</a>.</p> <p>Android users have had the luxury of 4in+ smartphones for what seems like forever, so the Apple faithful might be scared off by a larger screen.</p> <p>Try it out, however, and you&#39;ll be rewarded with a better browsing and gaming experience, albeit at the expense of being able to easily reach all corners of the display with a single thumb.</p> <p>If 4.7in really does feel too big for your hands then that could very well be a deal breaker. But if you&#39;re willing to adjust - and trust us, after a day or so you&#39;ll get used to it - then that extra space will definitely be worth it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://10 things you need to know about the iPhone 6 Plus" target="_blank">10 things you need to know about the iPhone 6 Plus</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="850" height="637" title="The lineup" alt="iPhone 5s vs iPhone 6: should you upgrade?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Untitled-1_5-2.jpg?1410634531" /> </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"> 2. It has more power </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 iPhone 5s is hardly a slouch, but Apple&#39;s new quad-core A8 processor is a beast. It&#39;s faster, and offers more pixel-pushing power thanks to an improved graphics processor, all of which promises to deliver the best-looking iOS games we&#39;ve ever seen.</p> <p>No, it&#39;s not like the current slew of iOS games look hideous, but you might find that releases later down the line stretch the iPhone 5s&#39; silicon a little.</p> <p>The new M8 motion co-processor can also now automatically detect if you&#39;re cycling or walking, and you can track how many flights of stairs you&#39;ve climbed too, thanks to elevation measuring.</p> <p>If you&#39;re a spec fiend after the best numbers or an avid gamer, then switching to the iPhone 6 is a no-brainer, but otherwise there&#39;s probably not enough reason to upgrade based on power alone.</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="600" height="450" title="Souped-up silicon" alt="iPhone 5s vs iPhone 6: should you upgrade?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/a8.jpg?1410634531" /> </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"> 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"> 3. It has a new design </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>Even if you don&#39;t care about the GHz beneath the hood, it&#39;s hard to resist the allure of an all-new design, especially if you&#39;ve been accustomed to the almost identical bodies of the iPhone 5 and 5s over the past two years.</p> <p>The iPhone 6&#39;s design is a whole generation different from its forebears. Its softer, rounder edges should feel more comfortable in the hands, and its insanely thin 6.9mm shell is a marvel to behold. Although the protruding camera lens might be a bit off-putting at first.</p> <p>Ultimately, a change of scenery is always nice - so if you&#39;re bored and looking for something new, an upgrade is the way to go.</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="904" height="678" title="Gorgeous profile" alt="iPhone 5s vs iPhone 6: should you upgrade?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Untitled-3_2_1.jpg?1410634531" /> </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"> 4. It has a souped-up 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>The camera changes to the iPhone 6 aren&#39;t drastic, but there are still some improvements to consider.</p> <p>While the 8MP sensor remains the same, it packs in larger pixels which should, in theory, guzzle up more light and produce more detail.</p> <p>The iPhone 6 also uses phase detection technology for very fast and clear autofocus, and we were impressed with the shooting speed during our hands-on demo.</p> <p>Sadly, there&#39;s no optical image stabilisation on the regular iPhone 6. You&#39;ll have to spring for the larger iPhone 6 Plus for that pleasure.</p> <p>Panormas have been upgraded to 43MP, while stitching has apparently improved too.</p> <p>On the video front, you can now record in super slow motion at 240fps as opposed to 120fps, and it looks very impressive indeed.</p> <p>Overall it&#39;s hard to gauge just how much better standard photos taken on the iPhone 6 really are until we carry out our full review.</p> <p>From what we&#39;ve seen of it so far, there&#39;s probably not enough to justify upgrading based on the camera alone. Of course that might all change once we&#39;ve had&nbsp;a chance to put its through its paces properly.</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="776" height="582" title="The sum of many parts" alt="iPhone 5s vs iPhone 6: should you upgrade?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2_9_1.jpg?1410634531" /> </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"> 5. It has NFC payment magic </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 iPhone 6 is the first iDevice to land with NFC. Traditionally it hasn&#39;t been useful for anything more than quickly pairing up with other Bluetooth devices, and while there have been a few contactless Android payment solutions, they certainly haven&#39;t been widespread enough to be practical.</p> <p>Apple&#39;s new Pay service looks set to change that. Big names such as MasterCard, American Express and Visa have all partnered up to allow contactless iPhone payments using NFC, and they&#39;ll be securely encrypted using the TouchID fingerprint scanner.&nbsp;</p> <p>Sadly the service is US-only for now, but this will hopefully pave the way for widespread phone payment adoption. If you&#39;re in the US then this alone makes a very good case to upgrade to the iPhone 6, but for the rest of the world, it&#39;s another excuse to wait.</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="771" height="578" title="US only? :(" alt="iPhone 5s vs iPhone 6: should you upgrade?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3_8_0.jpg?1410634531" /> </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"> 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"> 6. It has cavernous storage </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 iPhone 6 is the first major mobile device to land with a whopping 128GB of storage, and it should kill off space worries for good.</p> <p>And while Android rivals such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 support microSD cards up to 128GB in size (in addition to their built-in storage), as far as Apple devices go, that&#39;s unlikely to ever be an option.</p> <p>The only problem is price. The 128GB iPhone 6 will set you back a massive &pound;700 SIM-free, although it will obviously be a lot easier to swallow on contract, where the payments are spread out.</p> <p>It&#39;s unlikely that many people will need this much space, but if you&#39;re set on Apple and have a massive media collection, then this could be a very tempting reason to upgrade, especially as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipod-classic-finally-dead/news" target="_blank">iPod Classic has just been killed off.</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipod-classic-finally-dead/news" target="_blank">The iPod Classic is finally dead</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="652" height="489" title="Plenty of storage" alt="iPhone 5s vs iPhone 6: should you upgrade?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6_1-1.jpg?1410634531" /> </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-6"><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"> So.... should you upgrade? </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>Maybe. It depends on what you&#39;re after.</p> <p>The biggest reasons to upgrade are obviously the new design, larger screen and NFC payments, although the latter is a US-only feature for now.</p> <p>The screen size alone will be enough to win over most people, with major benefits to gaming, video watching and even just web browsing. It&#39;s a massive change, and unless you actively don&#39;t want a bigger screen is reason enough to upgrade on its own.</p> <p>If a big screen isn&#39;t a big deal for you, the remainder of the iPhone 6&#39;s new features - for instance the changes to the camera and upgraded processor - are not really enough to justify the upgrade on their own. Or at least they don&#39;t appear to be; we might change our mind once we actually test the phone properly.</p> <p>Of course, there&#39;s nothing wrong with wanting the newest, shiniest thing either, so go ahead and fuel the flames of your inner geek with an upgrade. We won&#39;t blame you one bit.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">Apple Watch hands-on review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="Decisions, decisions..." alt="iPhone 5s vs iPhone 6: should you upgrade?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-reasons-to-upgrade.jpg?1410634531" /> </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"><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"> iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s </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"> Should you upgrade? Find out here </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-6-vs-iphone-5s.jpg?1410634531" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/x-reasons-ditch-your-iphone-5s-iphone-6/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/x-reasons-ditch-your-iphone-5s-iphone-6/feature#comments Apple iPhone 5S iPhone 6 Smartphones Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:06:08 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1447100 at http://www.stuff.tv