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In case you haven't already heard, 4K or Ultra HD, video is coming to iPhone 6S. That's really good news for a tiny sliver of the population who refuses to watch what they consider inferior quality video.
However, for just about everyone else, it's a big yawn at best, and an incredible hassle at worst.
The problem is not with the recording of 4K video, the quality of the device or the screen. The problem is bandwidth: 4K, or Ultra HD, video simply uses way more bandwidth for transfer than anything else, which is a costly problem for just about everyone.
4K video is about four times the resolution of full HD, aka 1080p. That means a far more detailed image. That’s nice, but it’s also the very reason 4K has been so slow to catch on. It requires enormous bandwidth to stream, and requires costly new backend infrastructure to broadcast. 4K televisions have been paraded out for years, but few people buy them because of the added expense and the fact that there’s just not much to watch in 4K! From a consumer standpoint, ultra high def remains a spectacle and not a standard....
It’s just not something that is going to carry broad appeal. Regular people won’t be able to spot the quality difference, especially when watching on their phone or social media where the added resolution is diluted by compression and tiny displays. They will only be saddled by the added storage demands of the larger 4K video files. We don’t know the specifics of Apple’s 4K file compression, so the extent of this issue can’t yet be measured, but it’s a likely outcome.
You can read more about Apple's 4K plans for the iPhone 6 right here. Let us know in the Comments if you're excited, saddened, or yawning at the news.
Do you use your Apple iPhone 6 to shoot awesome video? Then maybe you should be sending those videos to Apple!
Apple today updated its "Shot on iPhone 6" site to add five new videos to the film section of the gallery. First added to the site in early June, the gallery showcases videos that were created using the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, incorporating camera features like Slo-Mo, Time-Lapse, and more.
You can read more about the videos they chose, and who submitted them, here.
Been wanting to upgrade to the new iPhone 6 but don't have a spare $650 laying around? Fortunately, for you some other folks have already been working on the problem and found a few solutions that will get you a new iPhone 6, albeit a used one, that works as good as a new one.
A recent c/net story outlines some of the places to shop for a used iPhone 6 and some smart advice for making certain you get one which you can use on your network. They also give you some tips for making certain it is in full working order:
The obvious way to check for damage is to look at the phone. Scratches and dents to the casing are fine, but the phone shouldn't look like it's been through a UFC match. Minor cracks to the edge of the screen shouldn't be a problem, but hairline cracks that lead across the screen can lead to more damage as the phone gets used. Check the buttons for usability (including the Home button's fingerprint reader, if applicable), plug some headphones into the headphone jack, play music over the speakers, and check the screen for dead pixels using the iPhone Dead Pixel Test.
You can read the entire story right here.
You might think you know all there is to know about your new iPhone 6, but are you quite sure you really do?
Apple always seems to bundle at least a few surprise features in their newest designs, and even if you aren't into searching for hidden tricks, some of these tips might just help you keep your iPhone 6 in good working order and avoid some perilous disasters!
According to some iPhone 6 users the seam between the metal case and the glass is just wide enough to catch a strand or two of hair when held against the users head. Some users have said that the iPhone 6 is also catching and pulling out their facial hair. Hence a new hashtag was born: #hairgate.
An unscientific study by The Guardian technology reporter staff discovered that while the iPhone 6 did indeed pull out beard hairs, none of its competitors did. However, none of the phones tested wrested any hairs from anyone's head. Incidentally, it's worth noting that if the phone is not pressed hard against facial hair no hairs will be harmed during use.
Or, do what we do and get a case from Luvvitt. Problem solved!
Now that you've finally got your hands on the new Apple iPhone 6 all that's left is figuring out how to set it up.
Although Apple touts the ease of use for their products, owning a completely new and different device can be daunting; figuring out how to add your contacts, even access your voice mail, can be frustrating.
You can follow this link to get some helpful tips on how to set-up your new iPhone 6.
And as long as you're taking care to properly set-up your iPhone 6, why not get yourself some protective gear as well. We have a full line of cases for your new iPhone 6, so drop by and get yourself some serious protection.
Nothing says "buyers remorse" quite like the look on the face of this guy in Perth, Australia, who dropped his brand new iPhone 6 just moments after buying it. Oh, and not to mention he was doing a televised interview at the time, so the whole world could see it.
You can watch it happen right here.
Although Jack Cooksey said the iPhone 6 was fine after the fall we couldn't help thinking that the whole thing could have been avoided if he would have bought himself some protective gear from Luvvitt.com. We have a full line of protective accessories for your brand new iPhone 6 --accessories which are no less important than the charger, or the iPhone itself.
So before you start showing off your new iPhone make certain you wrap-it in something that will keep it safe and sound.
There's been a lot of talk about what Apple's next iPhone(s) will be like. Some of the rumors have verged on the outlandish, with 5.7" iPhone (iPhablet?) models being thrown about by the press. Now, an analyst has claimed that Apple has finally zeroed in on what it actually wants to do with the iPhone 6, and he claims that they have 'locked down' its screen size, among other things. Read on below the break to know more.
There is never any dearth of predictions made by the rumor mills about the next Apple device, but the upcoming next generation of Apple products is a Pandora’s Box of sorts. All bets are off as Apple is being expected to increase the iPhone’s screen size substantially, while the iWatch is an absolutely unknown quantity and no one quite knows how it’ll turn out. Regardless, DisplaySearch has thrown its hat into the ring and made some bold predictions about the next gen iPhone and the iWatch. Read on below the break to know more about it.
Over the last couple of years, Apple has been losing a sizable portion of its market share to Android devices. Apart from cost, one of the biggest reasons for this shift is considered to be bigger screens found in Android phones. When the iPhone was first launched, people were fine with a 3.5 inch screen, but now peoples' expectations from their smartphones have changed.
Apple did address these concerns when it launched the iPhone 5, which was the first ever change in the phone's screen size since its launch. If analysts are to be believed, Apple is planning to increase the screen size even further.
A variety of sources have expressed that iPhone 6 will have almost a 5 inch screen. This information has come from Apple suppliers in Asia through interviews conducted by analysts such as Brian White. An investors note released by White about this matter goes as follows.
"Our meeting with a tech supply chain vendor highlighted a bigger iPhone is in the works, and our contact expects a launch in the 2Q:14/3Q:14 time frame. Nearly a year ago, our research in Asia uncovered early stage work on a larger iPhone, and we indicated in our Apple initiation report dated 9/4/13 that 'a larger screen size on the iPhone is possible in 2014 that could approach 5 inches.' Given today's meeting, we are confident that a larger iPhone (approximately five inches) will become a reality in 2014."
White also maintains that Apple is working on an iWatch as well, which will come out before the end of 2014.
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