[Link] This killer trick will charge your iPhone 6 in half the time

 

This killer trick will charge your iPhone 6 in half the time | Cult of Mac

But here’s a killer trick. You can use a 12W iPad charger to juice up the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in half the time when compared to the 5W iPhone charger your device ships with by default.

So if you’re frustrated by how long it takes your iPhone 6 to charge to 100%? Try plugging it into your iPad charger.

Nice tip.

[Link] Apple iPhone 6 Plus Second Impressions from Microsoft Commentator Paul Thurrott

 

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Second Impressions from Paul Thurrott

I’ve only been using iPhone 6 Plus for a day, but I’ve already noticed that the battery life is fantastic. I used it all day yesterday and didn’t charge it overnight and it made it past noon this morning too. I’ll be looking at this more closely, obviously, but I can’t recall a smart phone with that kind of staying power.

I think it’s fair to note that most people would be quite happy with the iPhone 6 Plus or, if they’re not interested in a phablet, the smaller iPhone 6. This is a wonderful smart phone overall.

[Link] Six Colors: Why I bought the iPhone 6 Plus

 

Dan Frakes on Why he bought the iPhone 6 Plus

I realized that part of my initial 6-versus-6-Plus indecision was that I continued to think of my iPhone as a phone: “Phones aren’t that big” and “That looks ridiculous” and “There’s no way I’d be caught dead in public holding that thing up to my ear.”

But I can count on one hand the number of times each week I actually hold my iPhone up to my ear. Part of this is because I don’t really talk on the phone that often any more. But even when I do, I’m usually using a Bluetooth headset, headphones with a microphone, or the iPhone’s speakerphone.

More to the point, my phone simply isn’t “a phone that does other stuff” anymore. When Steve Jobs introduced the original iPhone as a combination of a phone, media player, and Internet communicator, that was an apt description. But these days, my iPhone is primarily a computer that runs apps—and one of those apps (a seldom-used one) just so happens to make phone calls.

Indeed, the vast majority—I’d guess 95+ percent—of my iPhone use has nothing to do with the Phone app. I use the device for reading in apps such as Reeder (RSS), Instapaper, NextDraft, Kindle, and iBooks. I browse the Web and Facebook. I communicate with others via email, text messages, Twitter, and Slack. I listen to music and watch video. I play games. I take and browse photos. I even use the FaceTime app more than I “talk on the phone.”

For every one of these things, a larger screen is better: I can see more content, the interface has more room to breathe, buttons are larger, and so on. Even listening to music is better, as album art and buttons are larger. I probably use more apps on my iPhone than I do on my Mac, and most of these apps are better on a bigger screen.

Completely agree. Stop thinking of the iPhone as a phone and instead a computing device and it becomes more clearer to understand and eradicate any concerns you may have had on how big a phone should be. When the watch comes out, you will more than likely need some sort of headset to be able to voice communicate with it so maybe a headset can be used with the iPhone as well so you never need to hold the phone up to your ear. 

[Link] Six Colors: iPhone 6 Plus: It’s not an iPad nano

 

Six Colors: iPhone 6 Plus: It’s not an iPad nano

I’m not saying the iPhone 6 Plus is wrong for not being an iPad. Not at all. What I’m saying is, it’s not an iPad—and that I think people who expect it to be one are going to be disappointed. If the question is, “Big iPhone or small iPad?”, the answer is clear: The iPhone 6 Plus is called iPhone for a reason, and it’s not the Phone app.

[Link] Samsung smartphone trade-in requests surge in wake of Apple’s iPhone 6 announcements

 

Samsung smartphone trade-in requests surge in wake of Apple’s iPhone 6 announcements

According to buyback service and AppleInsider partner Gazelle, trade-ins of Samsung devices were up threefold on a weekly basis immediately following Apple’s Sept. 9 announcement, suggesting Apple’s larger screen sizes may already be doing their part to court over Android switchers.

Talking of Samsung….Let the people talk.

[Link] Samsung mocks Apple’s iPhone 6 in adverts for its Galaxy Note 4 | Mail Online

 

Samsung mocks Apple’s iPhone 6 in adverts for its Galaxy Note 4 | Mail Online

  • Samsung has created six adverts mocking Apple’s latest announcements
  •  One video refers to the fact Apple’s live stream crashed on Tuesday
  •  Others poke fun at Apple’s Watch, as well as the lack of multiple windows and styluses on the new phones
  •  Each advert was designed to show off features of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4
  •  The ‘It Doesn’t Take a Genius’ title refers to Apple’s in-store Genius bars

Haters gonna hate…

[Link] Cult of Mac’s First Impressions of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

 

Hands-on: First impressions of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus | Cult of Mac

Next up is the “bigger than bigger” iPhone 6 Plus, which comes with an eagerly anticipated 5.5-inch display. It’s nearly as huge as the Galaxy Note 4, but Apple’s cleverly figured out a way for you to use it with only one hand. Watch the video below to see it in action.

I love how Apple have got round the big screen-too-big-to-operate-with-one-hand scenario – double tap the home button and the screen moves down so you can access what would of been hard to reach areas with only one hand. Simple idea but genius.