With all the new about the iPhone 7 the release of iOS 10 has gone (slightly) unnoticed. For those iPhone users who will immediately upgrade to the iPhone 7 when it comes around, there are millions of others who will likely just upgrade their iOS.
Fortunately for all of those people, there is this handy tutorial for how to make that happen:
One rule of thumb: backup your device before updating. It’s not uncommon for phones to freeze up during the update, so it’s important to back up everything just before you make any big changes. Whether you use iCloud or iTunes, have the most recent backup ready in case you have to restore your device.
Get the specifics on the download/upgrade process right here.
What turned out to be the biggest news at the event was the fact a new Nintendo game - Super Mario Run - is coming to iPhone 7 within the next few months. It was a much bigger deal than just about anyone thought it would be. Even bigger than the news that Pokemon Go players can use the Apple Watch to play their favorite game.
Nintendo’s legendary Shigeru Miyamoto himself emerged onstage to announce the product — a Super Mario game that’s optimized for the unique user interface capabilities and limitations of the iPhone.
This is medium-size news for Apple, as developing a signature exclusive game for iPhone is a key step in its longer-term effort to become a player in the gaming space. But it’s absolutely huge news for Nintendo, which for years has not developed games for third-party hardware.
This could be especially good news for iPhone fans, as it might possibly signal that the company is beginning to focus less on the hardware and more on the software that once made their hardware so incredibly unique. To us it seems the company is going back to the basics--the same basics that made their company something the world had never seen.
You can read more about Super Mario Run for iPhone right here.
You can tell a lot about a personal by the smartphone choices they make. No, really. Apparently there are significant differences between the personalities of Android users versus users of Apple products.
Researchers from the University of Lincoln found that people who buy phones running Google's Android operating system are seen as more honest and humble than those who pick iPhones.
Heather Shaw, from University of Lincoln's School of Psychology, and her fellow researchers conducted two studies between iPhone and Android smartphone users.
You can click here to read more about the differences found, and the for fun, make your own comparisons.
The rumor mill has lessened the surprise somewhat. Secret photos and leaked memos tell us what we can expect the new iPhone. All that is really missing is the actual tactile sensation of holding one in your hand.
In the rumor confirmation category, DigiTimes has joined the chorus of those reporting that the top-tier iPhone 7 will accommodate 256GB of storage. And French site Nowhereelse.fr has published a new image of what its says is the iPhone's rear camera apparatus. This supports previous reports that both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will feature optical image stabilization -- a feature previously reserved only for the Plus -- though it's likely that only the larger phone will come equipped with a dual-lens camera.
In just a few weeks the wait will be over and the longer we feel now -- well, even that will be a distant memory.
You can read more about what to expect and when we can expect it, right here.
Turns out the very finest feature of the iPhone might just be its camera. This is most evident in the quality of the films being produced by users around the world. Not just the quality of the videos but the ways in which they can use the camera itself--an iPhone is much easier to wield than a heavy, bulky video camera.
Never underestimate the smartphone as a tool for video. That’s the lesson we learn from “Flying Into Dusk,” an impressive aerial short film completely shot using the iPhone 6s. With the use of a stabilizer and the Filmic Pro app, filmmakers Toby Harriman and Jaron Schneider have created a 4K high-quality video that rivals those filmed with far more expensive gear.
You can read more about the drone video and watch it in its entirety right here.
Cyber crooks are targeting iPhone users who have had their phones stolen with a new scam designed to steal iCloud login details.
As if having your iPhone stolen wasn't bad enough, the hackers are tricking phone theft victims into giving up their Apple ID credentials, giving them access to their personal data.
You can learn more about the hackers efforts and how to protect yourself in this article.
If you just can't stomach the idea of your kids beating you at Pokemon Go because they have the freedom to wander all around outdoors and collect Pokemon while you're stuck at work, then maybe you should consider jailbreaking your iPhone.
There's a new hack out there which allows a jailbroken phone to send a Pokemon Go trainer all around the map without the player actually going any where. That's right, sit at your desk and let your Pokemon Go trainer walk around and catch Pokemon.
People have been banned from the game for using hacks to fake their locations, and it’s quite possible that this cheat will get you banned. That said, it’s highly unlikely. Hacks that have gotten people banned simply teleport players from one place to the next, instantly. With this new hack, however, your character actually walks around the game and you control him or her with a joystick instead of magically being teleported from Ohio to Mexico in the blink of an eye.
The next caveat is even more important. In order to utilize this cheat, you’ll need to jailbreak your iPhone. We recently showed you how to jailbreak your iPhone without even having to connect to a computer, so it’s not very difficult to do. Not everyone is comfortable jailbreaking though, and if that’s the case then this hack isn’t for you.
If you absolutely "gotta catch 'em all!" you can get the complete details of the hack, including instructions for jailbreaking your iPhone right here. Just remember the dangers that go along with jailbreaking your iPhone.
That's right, the latest rumor has it that the smart connector will not be a part of the iPhone 7.
After testing the magnetic based connector on the iPhone 7 Plus, Apple apparently felt that it was not a good fit for the handset. If this rumor is true, that means there will be no Smart Keyboard accessory offered for Apple's phablet in 2016. The Smart Connector is used by Apple on the Apple iPad Pro so that the Smart Keyboard can quickly connect to the tablet. The magnets pass power from the tablet to the accessory, and data is goes back and forth between the slate and the keyboard.
So, that's the latest rumor and seems like a fitting end to the questions about what type of connection to expect from your iPhone 7. But really, after everything that's been said and unsaid, is there any doubt more rumors will be coming soon?
Click here to read the entire story on the smart connector.
Every time we turn around someone is posting an optical illusion via social media -- as if we don't have enough things to stress over.
The latest is an image of someone's "dropped" iPhone on a multi-colored rug, which seems to have vanished completely. We are promised the phone is indeed in the image although it blends perfectly with the rug. And people are freaking out trying to find the phone.
Here's the image:
Here's a link to a story which details where the insanely difficult optical illusion came from and what the response has been on social media about it. Click here for the story.
We're not exactly sure what this guy was thinking when he strapped on an iPhone case which looks like a hand gun, but airport security and local police were definitely not laughing. In fact, they took the added step of publicly shaming the man via social media. The images and the story, of course, went viral, and hopefully this guy learned a valuable lesson.
It's unclear whether the man was detained or may be charged.
However, on Twitter, the police speculated that they could proceed with charges against this man for either a public order offense or for possession of an imitation firearm in a public place.
The police also added on Twitter, with barely concealed contempt: "Bringing this to an airport makes it much less likely you'll catch your plane."
You can read the entire story right here.