Sebastien is the Founder and Editor in Chief of iDB. Once a BlackBerry user, Sebastien instantly fell in love with the iPhone when it was first announced in 2007. Shortly after, he decided to start sharing his knowledge of iPhone jailbreaking and unlocking, which led to the creation of this blog. Sebastien currently owns 7 iPhones, 4 iPads, an iMac, a MacBook Air, and 2 Apple TVs. When he's not surfing the web, you can usually find Sebastien surfing the waves of Southern California, or traveling the world with his wife Tina and his daughter Chloé. You can find Sebastien on Twitter, Google+, and App.net. You can also email him at seb [at] idownloadblog.com.
We’re almost there, folks! After months of rumors, speculations, and leaks from “sources familiar with the matter,” iPhone 6 will be launching tomorrow Friday at 8am. For many of us, this is arguably one of the most exciting days of the year. If you have pre-ordered your iPhone 6, then you’ll likely be waiting for it from the comfort of your home, or maybe it will just be waiting for you at the door when you come back from work.
But for those of us who haven’t pre-ordered and opted to get in line to pick up an iPhone 6, some decisions have to be made, and a game plan has to be drawn. Today, I’ll share with you some of the things I’ve learned from waiting in line for an Apple product several years in a row. This is not rocket science, but it might as well be. Read More
Apple has released iOS 8, the latest version of its mobile operating system, to the public on Wednesday after months of testing by developers.
iOS 8 has been months in the making and was unveiled for the first time in June, at Apple’s annual developers conference. Building on the foundations of iOS 7, iOS 8 can be qualified as a more opened version of the operating system, as developers are now able to tap deeper into the software and offer more powerful features to iOS users. Read More
The Chinese police arrested a Foxconn factory worker suspected of having stolen and sold shells of the iPhone 6 on September 4, reports the WSJ today. Motivated by money, the man had stolen no less than 6 shells that he sold to a local electronics market in Shenzhen. Read More
Apple updated the new iOS 8 Tips app with three more tips earlier today. In this over-the-air update, Apple is now explaining future iOS 8 users how to see when a message was sent, how to use Siri to find out what song is currently playing on the radio or elsewhere, and how to use Family Share. This is the second update to the Tips app since it was introduced in iOS 8 beta 4. The first update happened on August 21. Read More
Like every Sunday, we get to take a look at some of the most popular posts that were published on iDB during the week that just ended. Whether it is a news item, a new jailbreak tweak, a tutorial, or an app review, we sum it all up in one convenient place for you.
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This is the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with Retina HD display: Putting an end to months of rumors, speculation and analysis, Apple finally showed off its eighth-generation iPhone with higher-resolution 4.7 and 5.5-inch screens, improved cameras, new sensors, a dedicated NFC chip for mobile payments and more.
iPhone 6 pricing, availability and more: Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will go on sale in the United States on Friday, September 19, and will start at $199 with a standard two year contract.
Apple seeds iOS 8 GM to developers: As expected, Apple has seeded the GM (or Golden Master) version of iOS 8 to developers ahead of its public September 17th release. Registered developers can grab the new beta from either the online dev portal as a standalone download.
Apple introduces new mobile payment service “Apple Pay”: Apple has been putting together a new mobile payment service. The service involves adding your credit cards to Passbook, and waiving your iPhone in front of what looks like an NFC reader to pay for goods and services in-store.
This is the Apple Watch, Apple’s first foray into wearables: In addition to the new iPhones, Apple’s finally taken the wraps off its highly-anticipated wearable device during the invite-only press event held Tuesday morning at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in its hometown of Cupertino, California.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus photo gallery: Along with our coverage of the event, we collected a fairly large amount of photos of both devices. All these photos are publicly available on Apple.com of course, but we thought we’d bundle them all here in one convenient location.
Hands on with iPhone 6, Apple Pay and Apple Watch: Select journalists were given the chance to go hands on with the aforementioned products after the event today, and have posted videos of their initial reactions. So naturally, we’ve rounded up some of those clips of folks trying out the iPhone 6, Apple Pay and Apple Watch for you.
Are you eligible for an iPhone 6 upgrade? Here is how to find out: If you’re not sure what your current eligibility status is, we have a way for you to check if you’re going to be able to pick up the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus at the subsidized price, or if you’ll have to break that piggy bank you’ve been preciously keeping on your dresser for the past 15 years.
Where to get the most money for your old iPhone: There are a number of ways you can sell your iPhone, whether it is on Ebay, Craiglist, or any number of gadget reseller websites. We’ve got a list of where you can get the most money for your much loved, but now outdated iPhone.
The best password manager apps for iPhone and iPad: In light of recent hacking antics that have come to light regarding Apple’s iCloud service, we are all much more aware of how important it is to secure our personal data. To help you protect yourself, we’ve got a list of what we think are the best password manager apps for iPhone and iPad.
8 awesome things you can do with Activator: Today, we’ve put together a list of some useful Activator actions/gestures you can set up on your iOS device. This is just the tip of the iceberg because with Activator, you can create an endless combination of gesture controls.
Don’t forget to listen to the latest episode of our new podcast, Let’s Talk iOS:
You were barely able to pre-order your new iPhone 6 Friday morning, but don’t stop that from entering our iPhone 6 case giveaway, brought to you by the fine folks over at Spigen. Unlike Apple and the carriers, iDB’s servers will most definitely be able to handle the traffic of this special giveaway, so if you have a couple minutes to spare, and want a chance to win a case for your yet-to-be-delivered iPhone 6, you’ve come to the right place. Read More
Unlike last year, Apple will let you pre-order your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus tonight, starting at 12.01 am PT. If our recent poll is any indication, it seems that almost twice as many people will pre-order the phone rather than wait in line next Friday to buy it directly from an Apple Store or one of the authorized retailers.
Pre-ordering has both its advantages and its drawbacks, so you should carefully weight your options before making a decision. To help you out, we’ve created this survival guide to pre-ordering your iPhone 6 where we share some simple tips on how to prepare for tonight. Read More
Every year it is the same scenario: Apple unveils a new iPhone, and we all start wondering what we’re financially able to afford. The question on everybody’s lips then becomes “am I eligible for an upgrade?” If you bought your device 2 years ago, then chances are you are already eligible for an upgrade. If you’re not sure what your current status is, we have a way for you to check if you’re going to be able to pick up the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus at the subsidized price, or if you’ll have to break that piggy bank you’ve been preciously keeping on your dresser for the past 15 years. Read More
If you weren’t able to watch the live stream of the event yesterday, Apple has made the whole video available for download from iTunes. Clocking at 2 hours and 3 minutes, the HD video goes over the announcement of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch.
Up until now, you were only able to stream the video of the event from Apple’s website, which of course depends on an internet connection. Available as a standalone download, the video of the event is now available in the Podcasts section of iTunes. You can download it here.
Apple entered a new product category today with the announcement of the Apple Watch. A beautiful smartwatch that doubles as a powerful health and fitness tracker, Apple Watch is presumably going to set a standard in the industry. we spent our entire day bringing you detailed coverage of the event, and along our musing, we collected dozens of images of the Apple Watch that we want to share with you. All these images are available on Apple’s website, but we bring them all in one place for you. Right here. Read More
With not much surprises left to anyone who follows Apple closely, the company unveiled two new devices today: the iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. Along with our coverage of the event, we collected a fairly large amount of photos of both devices. All these photos are publicly available on Apple.com of course, but we thought we’d bundle them all here in one convenient location. Without further ado, here is the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus photo gallery. Read More
Apple has just published the Apple Watch promo videos to its YouTube channel. And because the Apple Watch won’t be available until next year, that’s pretty much as close as you’ll get to one until then. Watch, enjoy, and share what you think about it all in the comments section. Read More
Apple just posted the intro video of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. If you haven’t seen it during the live event, now is your time to catch up on some alone time with Jony Ive, walking you though the magnificence of both devices. Read More