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How Apple's Launch Strategy Makes Your iPhone More Expensive

Apple’s release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus felt like its biggest launch in years. But just how big was it — and how does its launch strategy mean you potentially end up paying more for your phone?


Connect Any External Microphone To Your iPhone With A Powered USB Hub

If you want good quality audio in an interview recorded on an iPhone or need to add a voiceover for the video you’re editing on your iPad, it’s best to connect an external microphone. Here’s how to do it.


Ask LH: How Can I Find Out Which Carriers Have iPhone 6 Stock?

Hey Lifehacker, Is there an easy way to check iPhone 6 availability by carrier?


Everywhere In Australia Opening Early To Sell You An iPhone 6 Or iPhone 6 Plus

If you want an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and haven’t already pre-ordered one, the only way to get your hands on one on launch day, Friday 19 September, will be to hit an Apple store or a phone retailer. Here’s a complete list and map of all the stores that are opening early to sell the device.


Planhacker: Every Australian iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Plan From Optus, Telstra, Virgin Mobile And Vodafone

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus can be pre-ordered now, and go on general sale from Friday 19 September. If you’re planning to buy on contract, we’ve rounded up every single one of the offers from Telstra, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile and Optus in an interactive spreadsheet and a series of tables so you can easily compare the total cost and features and choose the one that’s ideal for you.


Ask LH: Where Should I Sell My Old Phone?

Dear Lifehacker, With the iPhone 6 coming out next week, where is the best place to sell my old iPhone and other tech gear?


iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus: Australian Price And Release Date

Apple has officially announced its long-rumoured iPhone 6 models. Here’s when they come out in Australia and what you’ll pay.


Apple Is Replacing Some Defective iPhone 5 Batteries

Does the battery life on your iPhone 5 suck? There’s a small chance that might be because Apple sold you a defective unit. Here’s how to find out.


Briefly: $3.99 Whiskey Stones, Go AMD Radeon R7 SSD Review, 'Phone 6' Video

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 38 meals under 500 calories, get nine whiskey stones from ALDI for $3.99, TMZ releases video of what it claims is the iPhone 6 (Hmm.)


Ask LH: Can I Take Decent Photos With An iPhone 5?

Dear Lifehacker, I am a keen photographer but have no actual training. All my photos are taken on my iPhone 5, and I’m generally happy with them, outside of extreme close-ups. I often see competitions which have quite strict criteria for the quality of images submitted. Can phone cameras actually take decent photos? Is it possible to tell if they’re any good on the device itself, or do you need them How can you tell the quality of a photo without a program like photoshop. And does editing the photo with filters reduce the quality?