The Apple hype keeps going since news of bending iPhone 6 Pluses started spreading. We have a couple good Apple stories this morning, but Xiaomi is also taking some time in the spotlight. Let’s take a look at this morning’s hottest news.
The hype about bending iPhones has reached inconceivable levels. Everyone knows about the dreaded “bendgate” and people are likely avoiding purchasing the iPhone 6 Plus. It sure would help to know this kind of damage was covered by insurance.
The guys at The Next Web have taken it upon themselves to reach out to Apple and find out the details. Sadly, there is no concrete answer. Apple support mentioned the device must pass a “Visual Mechanical Inspection”, and then it would be the Apple Genius’ decision whether it should be replaced for free or at a price.
Inspection guidelines are not made available to Apple support, apparently. Meaning you are left at the Apple Genius’ mercy. It’s still worth a try, so hit the Apple Store if your device has suffered the same bad luck.
Opinion: I would be really upset if my phone bended with regular usage. Apple really needs to come forward about this issue. They are probably working on it very hard, but we would really like an official statement on the matter.
The guys at Blendtec just can’t see a shiny new phone without wanting to blend it. Of course, we expected them to make an iPhone 6 blend test, and the iPhone 6 Plus is the lucky version today. The device goes against the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which is a good competitor considering the size.
Of course, they both blend… as they always do. This is more an ad about the powerful blender, as opposed to a real resistance test. The iPhone 6 Plus bends and blends.
Opinion: There is a very odd pleasure we get from seeing these expensive gadgets obliterated. Even if it hurts to see, we can’t stop looking.
Xiaomi is now known for making some of the best affordable mobile devices in the world. Their phones are cheap, well-built and relatively powerful. Can they get the same reputation in other markets? Their newest venture was the acquisition of iHealth Labs, which is already bearing fruits.
The Chinese manufacturer has just released an iHealth phone dock that measures your blood pressure and heart rate. It would be a great tool for those who need to keep track of their circulation, especially considering the affordable price point. This dock goes for 199 Yuan, or about $33 USD.
Opinion: Smartphone manufacturers moving into the health market is no news, but Xiaomi is taking a different approach. This is not for working out purposes, which is what most are doing. I can see this becomign a big hit, but I am not sure it will reach many markets.