Made In China
The iPhone 6’s questionable bendiness — perhaps better known as #Bendgate — might have just become a lot more serious.
A man, Phillip Lechter, claims his iPhone 6 bent and caught fire in his pocket following a minor pedicab accident in Tucson, Ariz., on the weekend of Oct. 11. The flaming gadget, Mr. Lechter attests on his blog, burned through his jeans, and left first- and second-degree burns on his leg.
Apple in Your Eye
New Yorkers might have lined up for days leading up to the iPhone 6’s launch, but the gadget’s debut in China — which happened Friday morning — doesn’t sound like it was met with the same level of enthusiasm.
A mere 100 customers lined up outside the Apple Store in an upscale Beijing shopping district to pick up their pre-ordered new iPhones, the Wall Street Journal reports. The paper also described the event as “decidedly low-key.” Womp womp.
Wait Before You Update
Apple’s been in the news lately, but little of it has been good.
In the last day, the company has come under fire for a terrible iOS 8, an even worse update that crashed, burned and was pulled hours later, and the fact that its newest phone physically bends if you sit down with it in your pocket.
It was only a week ago that iPhone users took to Twitter to complain about iOS 8.
Today, there’s a new trending iOS topic, and it’s no better. Users are tweeting complaints about the assortment of major problems iOS 8.0.1 unleashed on their phones, because in case you haven’t heard, Apple’s first iOS 8 update crashed and burned. In fact, the update caused so many problems that, today — on the same day as its release — Apple pulled iOS 8.0.1.
If you’re one of the bazillion people who didn’t like iOS 8, you’re definitely not going to like the operating system’s first update.
Apple today released iOS 8.0.1, a mere week after debuting iOS 8. But don’t click download just yet; according to Mashable, the new update is rife with problems, and users are reporting losing cell service, and that their Touch ID is now completely unusable.
Don’t feel like shelling out a couple hundred dollars for a new iPhone 6? Here’s a disgusting and probably dangerous solution.
No doubt seizing on people’s widespread desperation to get their hands on Apple’s new gadget, creepy Craigslisters are now attempting to sell the iPhone 6 in exchange for sex.
In the most gut-wrenching story you’ll hear all day, the Australian man who was first in line to buy an iPhone 6 at Perth’s Apple Store dropped the coveted gadget immediately after purchasing it — and all on live TV.
Jack Cooksey, who’d camped out at the Apple Store all night, was reportedly revealing his new iPhone 6 on camera for Australia’s Today Show. Let’s break down the footage — which is now posted on YouTube — and have a look at what happened, shall we?
Twitter Makes It Real
Apple’s new operating system, iOS 8, debuted today, and as we predicted last week, no one’s particularly thrilled about it. Though iOS 8 has some intriguing new features, like an updated keyboard and device continuity (i.e., the ability to receive texts and phone calls from your desktop computer), we can’t exactly say that excitement is abounding.
By the end of today’s Apple Keynote, there were already a few hundred articles microscopically telling us which features are meaningless, why or why not the Apple Watch will transform humanity forever and when you can start handing over your sweet money. The announcement was also marred by ironic technical difficulties more worthy of a Motorola Read More
In case you haven’t ventured within a 50-foot radius of Twitter today, Apple debuted its highly-anticipated new iPhone 6 this afternoon. Because it’s hard to keep track of all those new features — NFC chip! f2.2 aperture! A8 processor! — and also because everything’s way more fun when it’s in list form, Betabeat has pooled its efforts to create a definitive list of the iPhone 6’s new features, ranked from most to least exciting.