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iOS 10 Will Make These Apple Gadgets Obsolete

Launched in 2011 as the hardware vanguard for Siri, the iPhone 4s was a big software leap for Apple. But iOS 10, which even focused on making Siri better than ever before, will not work on the iPhone 4s. Sad! Read More >>

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I Used the iPhone 4S for Several Days and Didn’t Die

On Monday night, someone stole my iPhone 6. I had it in my pocket as I ran up the stairs to catch the soon-to-depart train, but when I sat down, it was gone. Read More >>

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iOS 8.1.1 is Here

iOS 8.1.1 is here, and while it's a pretty minor update, Apple says it should increase performance for the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S, two of the oldest devices that make the leap to iOS 8. Go grab it now, especially if you have some more elderly devices. Read More >>

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Don’t Put iOS 8 on Your iPhone 4S

Apple assures us that iOS 8, which goes out to the public today, will work on iPhones reaching all the way back to the venerable 4S. Technically, that's true. But as Ars Technica found out the hard way, subjecting your elderly iPhone to new software is just downright cruel. Read More >>

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Chinese Apple Scammers Swap Fake iPhone Parts for the Real Deal

A very ingenious new kind of high-tech scam has been going down in China, where clever thieves are returning fake iPhone components to Apple and claiming they're broken official parts, receiving genuine Apple-made pieces in return. And making a nice profit in the process. Read More >>

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iOS 6.1 Screws Vodafone’s 3G and We’re Still Waiting on a Fix

This might be a little bit too late, but Vodafone's warning iPhone users to steer clear of the latest iOS 6.1 update as it apparently causes issues with 3G data, texts and calls -- basically everything, then. Apparently Apple's working on a fix, but who knows how long that'll take. Read More >>

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The Only Case I Would Consider Using With an iPhone

No, you don't need a damn case for your iPhone 5—but if you have butterfingers and you must use a case, this seems to me like the only acceptable one. The SurfacePad is not only simple and elegant—complementing the iPhone's design rather than turning it into an ugly hulk or a clear-plastic-wrapped granny sofa—but also has function. And it protects your screen too, unlike 99 per cent of the offensively horrible covers out there. Read More >>

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iOS 5 Versus iOS 6 Face-Off: Siri Is Finally Useful in the UK

Believe it or not, new Siri on iOS 6 might actually be useful in the UK, finally doing what you ask instead of spitting out the "Only in the US" rubbish we're used to. We took new Siri from the final, release version of iOS 6 for a quick test run, and put it up against crappy old, iOS 5 Siri. Read More >>

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Here’s a Side-By-Side Comparison of a Picture Taken with the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4S

Though we won't get an official side-by-side comparisons of the camera in the iPhone 4S and the new iPhone 5 until we get our hands on it, this is about as close as it gets: Scott Everett, from Dpreview, took nearly the same picture of Big Sur that Apple has been using in its iPhone 5 sample gallery with his own iPhone 4S. It's the first head to head look of the camera in the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S. Read More >>

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A Real Life Photo of the iPhone 5 Compared to the iPhone 4S

The iPhone 5 is tall and beautiful in all those Apple product shots, but how does it look compared to the iPhone 4S in real life? NYT's Jenna Worthman took this image, raw and unretouched, during the post-event hands-on session. Read More >>

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Make Yourself an iPhone 5 Right Now, Kinda

On the face of it, not a lot is changing for the next generation iPhone, well, in design aesthetic at least. Which is great news for those of us stuck with an iPhone 4 or 4S, because you can turn it into a pretty convincing iPhone 5 with just a quick mod. Read More >>

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Watch a Samsung Galaxy SIII and an iPhone 4S Compete in a “Get Dragged Behind a Car” Test

Samsung and Apple are going head to head in court right now, so doesn't it make sense for the Galaxy S III and the iPhone 4S to go head to head behind a speeding car? OK, maybe it doesn't follow, but it's fun to watch. Read More >>

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Martin Scorsese Likes Siri; Thinks She’s “Going Places”

The latest installment in Apple's arsenal of celebrity Siri promos is here, featuring a very peppy Martin Scorsese headed downtown in a yellow NYC taxi. Marty makes the most of his time alone with his virtual assistant, switching around appointments and consulting her for the downtown traffic report. Read More >>

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Binder Clip Case Boosts Your iPhone’s Note Taking Capabilities

Not even Siri's voice-recognition capabilities can match the efficiency of jotting down a quick note on a piece of paper. So we like this simple binder clip adorned iPhone case that keeps a small stack of paper close at hand. Read More >>