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Apple Releases iOS 8.1


iOS 8
Apple has today released the first major update for iOS 8 in the form of iOS 8.1, a significant patch that offers a number of bug fixes as well as new features. The update itself is available as an over the air update through the software update mechanism on compatible devices running iOS 8. The most significant new feature is that owners of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will now be able to use Apple Pay in compatible retail stores.

In addition, and applicable for users of other devices, is the return of the Camera Roll, as well as support for SMS relay that allows users to send text messages using their Mac with a connected iPhone. There is also an Instant Hotspot feature that allows a Mac to access the Personal Hotspot of a nearby iPhone device.
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iOS 8 Will Be Released Today


iOS 8
As announced at the Apple Keynote Presentation last week, the next generation operating system for the Apple iPhone and iPad, iOS 8, will be released to everyone today. The new OS, which will be made available free of charge, was released as a Gold Master for Developer testing last week, and comes just two days before the first deliveries of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus start to arrive on customer doorsteps. iOS 8 represents a big leap forward for Apple with one major new feature, Continuity, being touted as the ultimate way to connect together iOS devices and Mac OS X.

In addition, iOS also bring AirDrop to iOS devices, as well as Handoff, a new feature which allows users to seamlessly switch between devices when working on tasks. The extends to the ability to send and receive SMS messages from Mac and iPad, using iPhone Handoff functionality. Users will also be able to take advantage of iCloud Drive, a Dropbox-like service which brings full cloud storage features to iCloud users.
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Apple Live Event September 2014


iPhone 6 and 6 plus
Apple today held an event to introduce new devices, including the iPhone 6.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
The company has today introduced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The devices come in two screen sizes 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches diagonally.  The new devices come with Retina Display HD, an improved display that offers a wider viewing angle.  The devices themselves, as well as having a brand new design, are also the thinnest iPhones that Apple has ever made, with 6.9mm for the 4.7 inch version and 7.1 mm in the iPhone 6 Plus.  Interestingly, the iPhone 6 Plus can display apps in landscape mode, as currently found in the iPad, and both devices are powered by a brand new A8 64-bit processor.
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First Amazing Images Of Fully Functional iPhone 6 Appear


iPhone 6
A new report is showing what appear to the be the first legitimate images of an activated and usable iPhone 6. The images were published by a Weibo user and shown on Chinese website cnBeta. The pictures show a white and silver iPhone 6 with a 4.7 inch screen. Notably, the report shows that the device is running iOS 8.0 (build number 12A365) and that it has an extra row of icons, seven, as compared to the six of the iPhone 5 and 5S.

While the device itself looks to have a 4.7 inch screen, interestingly the Passbook icon is also shown to be different in the new OS, with the inclusion of a picture of a credit card, which could indicate incorporation of a new mobile payment system that has been long rumored to be making an appearance in each new iPhone.
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Here Is The Apple Logo From The Back Of The iPhone 6


iPhone 6 logo
A new report has published high quality images of a significant number of components that are destined to be included in the iPhone 6, giving enthusiastic users even more details about the upcoming device. French site nowhereelse.fr has published images of the new camera, the Home button container, the Lightning connector, internal connecting cables, and significantly, the Apple logo that will be embedded in the back of the device. The final component is interesting as the Apple logo has historically been part of the rear casing.
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The iPhone 6 Will Be Unveiled On September 9


iPhone 6
The iPhone 6 will be unveiled by Apple at a large media event which will be held on September 9, according to a new report from Re/code. The company will apparently be issuing media invites for an event that will take place to introduce iPhone 6 devices with both 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch screens, as well as the new A8 processor.
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Rumor: iPhone 6 Launch Date Is October 14


iPhone 6
The iPhone 6 will be released to the public on Tuesday, October 14, according to a new report from MacRumors. Citing sources within the Apple retail chain, the report suggests that Apple is preparing for a major retail event on October 14, and that the month of October as a whole will actually be a very busy month for Apple. In addition, the media event that will launch the iPhone 6 will apparently take place exactly one month prior to the launch, on Tuesday, September 16.

The new report is consistent with previous rumors that have suggested that Apple is preparing to announce the new iPhone in the month of September. However, while previous reports have suggested that the iPhone 6 in September, this report points towards a one month gap in between the announcement and the launch.
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iPhone 6 Will Come In Gold, Silver And Gray


iPhone 6 SIM Card
Following on from Apple’s departure from the traditional black and white with the release of the iPhone 5S in Space Gray, gold and silver, many people have been wondering what colors the new iPhone 6 will actually be available in. It seems that, as a result of component leaks of SIM card trays, as well as other flexes for the volume and power buttons, Apple will be retaining the same color options for the next generation iPhone models (via Czech site Letem svetem Applem.eu).
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The iPhone 6 Has A Bigger Battery


iPhone 6 iPhone 5S
A new report is suggesting that the iPhone 6 will see a moderate increase in battery capacity in order to support the larger screen and increased processing power. According to GforGames who are citing Chinese media reports, the capacity of the battery in the iPhone 6 will actually be between 1,800-1,900 mAh. This is a considerable improvement over the 1,560 mAh battery found in the iPhone 5S and it is therefore likely that Apple is aiming for increased battery life as well as ensuring enough resources for the new device.
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Another Report Claims Early September iPhone 6 Launch


iPhone 6 Rear
Lending support to some recent reports that the iPhone 6 would be launched by Apple in September of this year, a new report from MacRumors is confirming that the device is indeed going to be introduced by Apple in the early part of the month. The report, from sources unknown, further suggests that the device will be launched shortly after, in the later half of September, but no specific date for either the announcement of the iPhone 6, or the launch, is given.
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