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How to setup a new iPhone from an iTunes backup

We previously wrote a guide on how to setup a new iPhone from an iCloud backup, but that is limited by the fact that Apple only gives you 5 GB of free storage. If you have more than 5 GB of music, apps and other data, and you do not wish to pay for additional iCloud storage, you will have to resort to an iTunes backup. Read ahead for step-by-step instructions on how to setup a new iPhone from an iTunes backup.

How to setup a new iPhone from an iCloud backup

I know quite a few iPhone users that upgrade their smartphone once every few years, often coinciding with the two-year contract they locked into with AT&T or other carriers. For some reason, a lot of these people seem to think that transferring all of their content over to the new iPhone is a daunting task. In reality, the process is actually fairly simple. Read ahead for step-by-step instructions on how to restore an iCloud backup on a new iPhone.

Apple reports 26 million iPhones sold, 17 million iPads in Q3 earnings

Apple ahead of the markets close just announced results for the calendar 2012 second quarter, the company's fiscal 2012 third quarter. As Apple is now an iPhone company, let's just get down to business. Apple shipped 26 million iPhones in the quarter, representing a 28% growth over the year-ago quarter.

The number is down substantially though, from the previous quarter, in which it sold 35.1 million handsets. Apple refreshes the iPhone annually and typically sees two gangbuster quarters after a new model is out, followed by two quarters when growth pauses as buyers await the new model.

iPad and Mac sales, and other performance metrics after the break...

New in iOS 6: set a song as your alarm

iOS 6 beta dropped a few hours ago, and while some of us – including me – are struggling to get it installed, others like iDB reader @aligee97 are busy digging into the beta firmware.

And some little gems have already been uncovered. New in iOS 6 is the ability to set a song as your alarm...

This is what the new Music app looks like in iOS 6

The iTunes and App Store apps aren't the only one to get a make over with the introduction of iOS 6. Next on the list is the Music app, which was in serious need of a redesign as well. Not that it was bad, but after 5 years, it just gets old.

The Music app now has a slick grey skin and the music player a black skin that could make jailbreak themers jealous. More screenshots below...

iOS 6 brings brand new privacy settings you can’t miss

You might remember the privacy fiasco that started earlier this year when it was discovered that Path was uploading your whole address book to its servers. Of course, Path wasn't the only app to do that, but it was the first to get the backlash that followed, forcing Apple to slightly change what the company requires app developer to do with your data and how they notify you.

Because privacy is such a hot topic these days, Apple has gone the extra mile in the beta release of iOS 6, giving "privacy" its very own tab inside the Settings app...

New app allows you to watch free premium UK TV no jailbreak required

A new app has appeared on the App Store that allows users to watch premium UK television for a $0.99 one time fee.

We've tested it and can confirm it works, though we're not exactly sure how the developers of the app were able to pull off such a thing at such a low cost.

Because of this, it's highly likely that the app will be pulled by Apple due to its shady nature...

And the winner of our new iPad giveaway is…

Ladies and gentlemen, we are pleased to announce that we have selected the winner for our new iPad giveaway.

Special thanks to all that entered! The feedback has been insane, and it's truly great to know that there are so many fans of iDB out there.

As we've stated before, we really wish we had the means to provide all of you with a new iPad, but there can only be one grand prize winner...

The new iPad giveaway!

Ladies and gentlemen, this is by far the biggest giveaway that we've done at iDownloadBlog, and we're inviting you to participate.

Yes, we're giving away a 3rd generation iPad to one fortunate reader. Why buy a new iPad when you can get one for absolutely free?

All you have to do is follow a few instructions and you'll be entered to win. The winner will be announced next Friday. Check inside for more details...

Our predictions for tomorrow’s iPad 3 event

Apple's hosting its iPad 3 event tomorrow morning at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. Yesterday we told you what announcements to expect from the event, and now we're going to give you our last minute predictions.

What will the iPad 3's list of features look like? Will Apple announce new iPad 2 pricing? A new Apple TV? We answer these questions and more, inside...