We have more Apple news for you! It seems they just can’t stop failing lately. Meanwhile, Samsung is getting ready to announce three new devices with a metallic build.
Something is going on at Apple – they seem to be messing up left and right! As if the iPhone 6 Plus bending issues weren’t cumbersome enough, the latest update is now deeming the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus unusable. iOS 8.0.1 seems to be killing cellphone connectivity.
This is definitely no small bug, and how Apple could have missed it is beyond me. It’s a huge mess, which is why Apple has decided to pull the update. There is definitely a fix in the works, but it must be an annoying problem to those who updated their devices already.
Opinion: It definitely hasn’t been a good week for Apple. They have a lot of redeeming to do, so let’s hope they can take care of the ongoing discrepancies.
Reports of bent iPhones are flooding the internet, which inspired the guys at Unbox Therapy to perform a bend test on the iPhone 6 Plus. The phone definitely didn’t pass the test. It ended up as crooked as can be, which is believed to be partly due to its aluminum construction and the size of the device, factors that can affect how flexible a device is.
Are all phones this size as flexible, though? Turns out they are not! Unbox Therapy has put together a second bend test. This time the victim is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and it performed amazingly. There was a bit of warping towards the end, but it’s nearly unnoticeable, and he does seem to have applied more force to the Galaxy Note 3.
Opinion: It’s fair to mention the Galaxy Note 3 is made of plastic, which tends to be more flexible and retains its form for longer. We definitely can’t blame size on Apple’s bending issues, though.
Samsung is trying to hit the mid-range market with a new series of smartphones. These qre unique in that they will offer a superior metallic build while keeping their specs modest and their prices low. The Samsung Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 will all have LTE connectivity.
New details include pricing information, which is said to range between $350 and $400 for the A3, $400-$450 for the A5 and $450-$500 for the A7. The latter will not see a wide launch, though, and it is said to only be available in select countries.
Specs should include a 720p display on the A5 and A7, while the A3 will have a lesser 540x950p screen. There should also be a Snapdragon 400 or 410 on-board, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and 8 MP cameras.
Opinion: Samsung has never been the best at making well-built smartphones and using solid materials. Can they change turn around their negative reputation in the field?