iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4

iPhone 6 Plus

Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus is official; the first big screen iPhone was engineered to tackle the climbing popularity of phablet cell phones fueled by Google’s Android operating system.

iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Design

Dimensions: The iPhone 6 Plus measures 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1mm and weighing 172g. That is amazingly thin for a 5.5in handset. The Galaxy Note 4 measures 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5mm and weighs 179g, making it shorter, fatter and more weighty in the hand.

Materials: The iPhone 6 Plus will have an anodised aluminum frame, a bended glass front and a stainless steel Apple logo on the over of the phone. The Galaxy Note 4 additionally has a somewhat bended glass front, yet it just has a metal casing. On the back of the telephone you’ll discover Samsung’s faux leather material.

iPhone 6 PlusiPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Display

Screen size: The iPhone 6 Plus screen is a 5.5in screen. The Note 4 has a much greater 5.7in screen.

Resolution: The iPhone 6 Plus has a Full HD 1,920×1,080 resolution while the Note 4 has an enormous 2,560×1,440 resolution.

Screen technology: The Note 4 utilizes an AMOLED display. The iPhone 6 Plus, utilizes an IPS panel.

iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Performance

Processor: The iPhone 6 Plus will utilize Apple’s new 64-bit A8 chip.  The Note 4 will houae a quad-center 2.7ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor.

Battery: Apple has promised  around 14 hours of video playback and 24 hours of 3G talk time. The Note 4 has the same 3,200mah battery as the Note 3 did which lasts about 15 hours for video playback.

Storage Capacity: The iPhone 6 Plus will be available in 16gb, 64gb and 128gb models. The Note 4 is available in 32gb and expandable with a microSD card.

iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Camera

The Note 4 has a 16-megapixel camera and has a real-time HDR (high dynamic range) mode. The iPhone 6 Plus will have an 8-megapixel camera with an f2.2 aperture. Panoramas can also be up to 43-megapixels. The iPhone 6 Plus can shoot video in Full HD 30fps and 60fps and slow-mo video in 120fps and 240fps.

Hands on with iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

We’re all excited about the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch that were annouced in Apple’s keynote. We’ve only seen the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch from a distance or in marketing materials. The products look amazing in rendered photos, but what do they look like up close and personal?

A select few of journalists were given the chance to go hands on with the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch after the event today, and have posted videos of their initial reactions. So what we have done is collected some of those up and close iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus and Apple watch videos here for you to enjoy.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

SlashGear:

TechCrunch:

The Verge:

Apple Watch

CNET:

VentureBeat:

The Verge:

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus goes on sale Friday September 12th, and you can learn more about them here. The Apple Watch won’t be available until early 2015, but you can read more about it here.

Christmas Shutdown

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iPhone 4S digitizer cable is too short

My cable is too short!

“I replaced my iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S screen with a new one and the now the cable is too short. What do I do?”

We know this is a bit frustrating. This is a common question and we get it a lot. Take a look at the photo below:

Cable is too short, here’s why.

The cable in this photo is too short. Why? It’s because it has been pinched between the LCD and the frame. Compare the photo with the one below. When you push the cable through the hole, make sure the cable goes all the way through. Notice I said push not pull. Guide the cable through but DO NOT PULL it! If you pull the cable it will tear, and you’ll be out of luck. That cable cannot be mended, glued, or soldered back together and you will have rendered your new screen pretty much useless.

Take a look at the photo below. This is what you want it too look like.

Cable is too short, the correct way it should be.

Torn digitizer cable

What happens when you pull on the cable that is too short? Take a look at the photo below. Notice the top picture. The cable has been ripped in half while the photo below is how the ribbon looks when you receive it brand new. If the screen lights up but there is no touch function, then this is why.

Hopefully this saves you some time, headache and frustration. The next the time the cable is too short, check and make sure it has not been pinched between the frame and LCD.

iPhone 5 Screen Repair – Easy.

iPhone 5 repair

Good news for all you iPhone repair Do-It-Yourself guys and gals. The iPhone 5 front glass should be really easy to replace.

How easy will it be to do an iPhone 5 repair?

Remember back to repairing the iPhone 3GS front glass where all you needed is a screwdriver and a suction cup? This is pretty much all you’ll need if your going to replace the front assembly on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 opens from front-to-back,  just like the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. Replacing a cracked screen on an iPhone 5 is going to be easier than ever. That’s good news!

Things you’ll need – iPhone 5 repair

Or one of these complete kits

How to: track your iPhone 5 without a tracking #

Where’s my iPhone 5 tracking no?

Haven’t received your iPhone 5 tracking number from Apple yet? Give this method a try. It worked for us.

iPhone 5 Tracking without tracking # instructions

Go to: http://www.ups.com/tracking/tracking.html

  1. Track by reference
  2. Put your phone # in under “shipment reference” or your order# minus the last two numbers
  3. Put your country
  4. Leave your shipper acct blank.
  5. Put your zip code

What’s inside the iPhone 5?

Inside the iPhone 5

So here’s the big question. What’s inside the iPhone 5? In our last post were rumors of what we might see in the iPhone 5. Here is the first picture of what’s inside the iPhone 5.

Photos of inside the iPhone 5

inside the iPhone 5
first picture of what’s inside the iPhone 5
iPhone 5 sapphire lens

Inside the iPhone 5 Specs

  • iPhone 5 Model Number: A1428
  • iPhone 5 Model ID: iPhone5,1
  • A6 Processor (2x faster CPU and 2x faster graphics)
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA and LTE
  • 1080p HD video / 8-megapixel iSight camera, backside illuminated, f/2.4, 5-element lens
  • iPhone 5 battery life exceeds that of the iPhone 4S
  • 720p HD front facing camera
  • Noise canceling earpiece
  • iPhone 5 dock connector “Lightning”
  • iPhone 5 unibody

When can I order the iPhone 5?

Apple will be taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5 on Friday Sept. 14, 2012. Orders will take place online and from the Apple Store App.

iPhone 5 pre-orders start Sept 14.

When can I buy the iPhone 5?

You can buy the iPhone 5 at your favorite Apple Retail Store starting at 8:00 a.m. on September 21.

When will the iPhone 5 be shipping?

The iPhone 5 will be shipping in the US on September 21st, 2012.

How much is the iPhone 5?

The iPhone 5 starts at $199 for the 16GB version, $299 for the 32GB version, and $399 for the 64GB version?

 

More info on inside the iPhone 5 to come, stay tuned…

The new iPhone 5 repair parts

iPhone 5 parts

Are these the new iPhone 5 parts

Here we go again. The next generation iPhone purportedly looks to be right around the corner. But are these iPhone 5 parts really part of the next iPhone?

iPhone 5 parts
iPhone 5 parts

iPhone 5 parts leaked

Comparing several sources around the net it seems to be fairly consistent that these might be in fact next generation iPhone 5 parts.

Here are some of the obvious things to note:

  • The frame is a different form factor.
  • The screen size is definitely larger.
  • The dock connector is much smaller.
  • The headphone jack is positioned at the bottom instead of the top.
  • The volume button, power button, and silent switch are no longer just silver in color like the iPhone 4/4s.

Below are several photos of what looks to be iPhone 5 replacement parts. Time will tell if these are real or not. I guess we’ll all find out shortly at the likely September 12th announcement of the iPhone 5.

The new iPhone will likely have :

  • 4-inch Retina display
  • an A5X variant chip
  • 1GB RAM
  • iOS 6
  • 4G LTE technology
  • near field communication (NFC) technology
  • improved Siri
  • aluminum unibody
  • an 8+ megapixel rear camera
  • a 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • much-improved battery life.

Photos of iPhone 5 parts

Video of the New iPhone 5 Renderings Concepts Based on Leaked Parts

These are 3D CAD concept renderings of the upcoming new iPhone 5, based upon leaked prototypes. Created by Bryce Haymond, a Product Manager and Industrial Design Director at HandStands in Salt Lake City, Utah, a leading manufacturer of auto air care and technology accessory products.

Who’s excited about the next generation iPhone? We certainly are. Stay tuned for real replacement iPhone 5 parts to be in stock shortly after the official release.

AT&T Will Unlock Your Off-Contract iPhone Starting On April 8

Unlock your iPhone

Chalk this up as a win for anyone with a GSM iPhone: AT&T on Friday announced that starting Sunday, the company will allow customers who have fulfilled their two-year contracts to unlock their iPhone for use on any GSM network.

AT&T will unlock out of contract iPhones

AT&T gave the following statement to 9to5Mac (and confirmed it in an email to Macworld Friday): “Beginning Sunday, April 8, we will offer qualifying customers the ability to unlock their AT&T iPhones. The only requirements are that a customer’s account must be in good standing, their device cannot be associated with a current and active term commitment on an AT&T customer account, and they need to have fulfilled their contract term, upgraded under one of our upgrade policies or paid an early termination fee.”

This brings AT&T’s iPhone unlocking policy closer to that of its other supported devices: In the past, subscribers could unlock a non-Apple phone after their contract had expired, but the company refused to unlock the iPhone except in special circumstances.

Now, customers who wish to use AT&T’s network can purchase an iPhone at a subsidized price and have it unlocked after their contract term is up, rather than purchase an unlocked phone at full price directly from Apple.

Unfortunately, AT&T subscribers who wish to roam internationally on their iPhone 4S using a local micro-SIM card will still have to purchase an unlocked device at full price: AT&T won’t unlock the GSM micro-SIM for international use during a contract term, as doing so would also enable you to use any GSM network at home. In contrast, Verizon and Sprint can offer the iPhone 4S with the GSM micro-SIM slot unlocked for international use because the companies use the CDMA standard in the United States.

Unlock your iPhone without jailbrake

If you have an out of contract AT&T iPhone 4 or 3GS, however, the stakes change: It’s now a lot cheaper to use it internationally, or give it to a friend or family member who uses T-Mobile.

[via MacWorld]