BGR » Apple: Why the iPhone 6s is and isn’t waterproof

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Over the weekend, some bold iPhone 6s owners decided it was time to do something crazy with the new device, so you don’t have to: they dunked the phone in water to see what happens. And, surprisingly, the iPhone 6s proved to be a lot more water-resistant than we would have expected. But why didn’t Apple say anything about this particular characteristic, something that would make the iPhone 6s even more desirable than it already is? It turns out that the company has made certain design changes and used several components that make the iPhone 6s water-resistant. At the same, though, other parts are yet to receive the same treatment, which means the iPhone 6s isn’t exactly ready to sport a waterproof

9to5Mac: Apple strikes US drone attack-reporting ‘Metadata+’ from App Store

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As long as there has been an App Store, Apple has practiced strong discretion over which apps it approves and which it doesn’t allow on the iPhone and iPad. This has sometimes meant controversy for Apple, as its judgement is called into question when apps that were once approved are sometimes pulled for questionable reasons. Metadata+, an […]

Cult of Mac: The magic that makes iPhone 6s so water-resistant

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No, it’s not a collective delusion — the iPhone 6s really is more water-resistant than its predecessors. In a new teardown carried out by our friends at iFixit, the iPhone 6s was found to include a gasket-style “mystery adhesive” around the handset display, especially designed to keep water out. As iFixit noted: “Apple takes this […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Daring Fireball: ‘The Point Is He Is Not So Much a Broken Clock as a Compass That Points South’

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Ars Technica: Man builds house, then finds out cable Internet will cost $117,000

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Charter falsely told man it could provide Internet service, he says.