iPhone 6 Plus teardown reveals battery twice as big as iPhone 5s', 1GB of RAM
iFixit also notes that there are no “booby traps” once the front panel of the device is removed from the rest of the handset, a gentle nod towards the cable that ran from the Lightning port to the Touch ID sensor in the iPhone 5s. The battery in the iPhone 6 Plus is indeed bigger than the iPhone 5s (not that that should have been a shock at all to anyone), measuring in at 2915mAh at 3.82 volts. (As a reference point, the iPhone 6 battery is measured in at 1810mAh.)
The invasion of corporate news - FT.com
A population of 100,000 is no longer a guarantee that a city like Richmond, California can sustain a thriving daily paper. Readers have drifted from the tactile pleasures of print to the digital gratification of their smartphone screens, and advertising revenues have drifted with them. Titles that once served up debates from City Hall, news of school teams’ triumphs and classified ads for outgrown bikes have stopped the presses for good.
In Real Life: A gaming graphic novel giveaway from Joystiq
With the fall gaming season in full swing now, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the flood. Do I play Destiny ? Hyrule Warriors ? What about good ol' Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call ? Too many games! Let's step back from playing, give our brains a collective breather, and just read about playing them instead. Doesn't that sound relaxing?
Lucky for you, Jen Wang and Cory Doctorow have just released In Real Life . With slick writing and warm art, In Real Life is a graphic novel about a teenage gold farmer that will soothe the savage gaming beast inside. Read a preview of the book in the gallery below.
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In Real Life: A gaming graphic novel giveaway from Joystiq
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A mindset to match The Evil Within
I think a lot about mental health. Partly because I co-founded a charity dedicated to increasing empathy and education about mental health issues, but mostly because I love horror games like The Evil Within . Zombies and ghosts and demons are fun, of course, but what I really like is a good old-fashioned psycho killer. See? "Psycho," as in "crazy," as in "mentally ill." Part of The Evil Within , like so many other horror games, takes place in an abandoned mental asylum (they're always abandoned and left to decay, never bulldozed and turned into condos). There is a stigma about mental health that prevents people from seeking care, and even though I believe the way mental health is portrayed in entertainment is a big factor in maintaining that stigma, I still love me some crazy bad guys. So, I think a lot about mental health.
I'm going to use some terms in this article that get thrown around a lot when discussing the mentally ill, like "crazy," "psycho," "nutcase," and so forth. These are commonly-used, accepted shorthand, but they're not appropriate when encountering real-life situations of mental illness.
iCloud for Windows update means PCs can use iCloud Drive before Macs can
Otherwise, iCloud for Windows continues to be more limited than iCloud on either iOS or OS X. It can sync with your Photo Stream and sync Safari bookmarks with either Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome, and if you have Outlook 2007 or later installed it will also offer to sync your iCloud mail, calendars, contacts, and reminders. However, it can't use iCloud Keychain to sync passwords, nor does it provide any kind of "Find My Device" functionality as it does in both iOS and OS X. You can't sync Notes data directly either, though that feature is accessible via iCloud.com.
Larry Ellison Has a Long List of Memorable Quotes
Fun? You think we’re here for fun? Do you think losing is fun? I don’t. This is professional sports, not a third-grade T-ball game. Is sailing fun? Yes, if you want to sail to Sausalito and sit and do a little fishing or sunbathing out with your family, that can be fun. If you’re sailing in the America’s Cup, if it’s your job, you are supposed to work very hard. We are here to win. Winning, that’s my idea of fun.
Nanotechnologists Discover How to Carve Tunnels Beneath the Surface of Silicon Chips | MIT Technology Review
That’s an interesting development. Tokel and co say the tunnels can easily be used as photonic channels to carry light or to carry liquids in microfluidic systems. They’ve even shown how they can store information that can be read by an ordinary smartphone camera that is sensitive to infrared light. “The demonstrated silicon processing technology can be used for the realization of multilayered silicon chips, optofluidics, and on-chip quantum optics experiments,” they say.
iOS 8 Third-Party Keyboards Roundup
No longer are iOS users chained to the default keyboard. If a developer can build it (and get it through the App Store approval process), you can add it to your iPhone and iPad. Get ready for an onslaught of keyboard apps .
FIFA 15 booting up for EA Access members today
In FIFA 15, Authentic Player Visuals come to life on a Living Pitch where everything is alive and the turf evolves at every step, plant, or slide. For the first time ever, the FIFA development team utilized physically based rendering to bring atmospheres and players to life, further blurring the line between the virtual and real world of football. The new rendering works in combination with a new player model and rigging system to make every athlete look and feel athletic, lean, and true to their natural form. FIFA 15 is played on a Living Pitch where boots and hard slide tackles will leave their mark as each match progresses; players will get mud and dirt on their kits. Other visual details including animated LED ad boards, corner flag and goal frame movement, and realistic atmosphere conditions will keep fans immersed in the game.
Forget The Skyscrapers, Check Out New York City's Basements
In 2010, while apartment-hunting with her husband in upper Manhattan, German photographer Gesche Würfel began documenting these hidden basement homes. In a city of 8.3 million, where open space and privacy is hard to come by, it can take a lot of creativity to make close quarters bearable. A new exhibit at the Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Ore. showcases Würfel's full-color series, “Basement Sanctuaries,” featuring underground lairs transformed into cozy dens, vaults of strange art, and dungeon-like gyms.
Wearables After The Apple Watch: Still Not As Disruptive As Smartphones
Hi Kevin - I think the choice to by a traditional mechanical watch is a totally different one to buying the latest electronic gismo.
I am not a watch wearer but I have always lusted after a Rolex or Tag etc -The Rolex is classic design that has outlasted and outlived so many Hi tech offerings from the past I and will continue to do so.
I am an I-phone user but I do not see the need to continually upgrade to the latest variant (I am a 4s user )
The latest watch whilst an attractive design is not a classic as in many minds it has already been superseded by a new variant in development. The apple phone will enjoy its 15 minutes of fame and then be relegated to the old gadgets drawer like so many other 'fad 'devices.
Sometimes devices can be too clever......
NFL's Roger Goodell Just Had the Press Conference From Hell
In his approximately 10-minute prepared statement, and in answering questions from reporters, Goodell continually stressed the importance of "getting better" as a league and his hopes to effect change beyond just the NFL. He said he intends to have the new conduct policy drafted by Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1. He is not considering resigning, despite calls from many pundits to step down, and admitted the league lacks a consistent policy for dealing with domestic violence by players.
Alibaba Now Public As It Raises $21 Billion in Biggest Tech IPO
The IPO has huge ramifications for Yahoo, which in 2005 bought a 40 percent stake in Alibaba for $1 billion in a plan hatched by then-CEO Terry Semel* and co-founder Jerry Yang that has turned out to be one of the smartest deals of the last decade. Since then, Yahoo has sold a chunk of its stake back to Alibaba but still owns 22.4 percent. It sold less than half of that in today’s offering, which could be worth as much as $8 billion. Yahoo plans to return at least half of that to shareholders and will hold on to somewhere around a 16 percent stake in Alibaba after the IPO.
Final Fantasy Agito+ is a free Vita game for Japan
Final Fantasy Agito is coming to Vita in Japan as a free game called Final Fantasy Agito+ , due out on January 15, 2015. A new trailer details the Vita game, with information translated by Final Fantasy Union . Final Fantasy Agito+ contains the content in the original mobile RPG launched in May in Japan. The new game will be available digitally for free or at retail for 3,800 yen ($35).
There's no word on a western release of Final Fantasy Agito+ or its original counterpart for iOS and Android.
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The Dark Web Gets Darker With Rise of the 'Evolution' Drug Market | WIRED
Since it launched early this year, the anonymous black market bazaar Evolution has grown dramatically, nearly tripling its sales listings in just the last five months. It now offers more than 15,000 mostly illegal products ranging from weapons to weed, cocaine, and heroin. That’s thousands more than the Silk Road ever hosted. And Evolution’s popularity has been driven not only by a more secure and professional operation than its competitors, but also by a more amoral approach to the cryptomarket than the strict libertarian ethos the Silk Road preached. Case in point: About 10 percent of Evolution’s products are stolen credit card numbers and credentials for hacked online accounts.
How to make the switch from iPhone to Windows Phone
However, abruptly veering from Apple’s flagship device to Microsoft’s isn’t always the easiest task. You’ve likely accumulated a wealth of vital contacts, precious photos, and other content over potentially years of ownership. Lucky for you, we’ve got everything you need to know to make the transition a seamless one. What follows is our step-by-step guide on how to transfer everything from your contacts and email, to your photos and music, from an iPhone to your new Windows Phone. Unfortunately, you’re on your own when it comes to apps.
U.S. judge awards $40.7 million in SEC case over bitcoin Ponzi scheme
(Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge in Texas ordered Bitcoin Savings and Trust and its owner to pay a combined $40.7 million after the Securities and Exchange Commission established that the company, which sold investments using the virtual currency, was a Ponzi scheme.
Alibaba Surges in New York Trading Debut After U.S. IPO
The Chinese company’s shares rose 38 percent to $93.89 in New York today, after the IPO was priced at $68. The e-commerce company, which started in 1999 with $60,000 cobbled together by founder Jack Ma, is now valued at $231.4 billion. That makes it larger than Amazon.com Inc. and EBay Inc. combined, and more valuable than all but 10 companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
TGS 2014: Here's the New Final Fantasy 15 Trailer - IGN
At the start of Tokyo Game Show 2014, Square-Enix released this stunning new look at the much-anticipated RPG. While that initial trailer at E3 2013 highlighted the game's new action-focused battle system, this new look showcases some of XV's quieter moments. This brief car ride around the game's gorgeous world acts like more of a tone piece to what Square-Enix is going for in this new game.
Shonda Rhimes Shares 'Scandal' Blooper Reel After Bonkers Season 3 Finale
Rhimes also fielded several questions about the season's last episode, "The Price of Free and Fair Election." Rhimes gives insight into whether Olivia (Kerry Washington) really quit Olivia Pope & Associates, how Jake almost became a vice-presidential candidate instead of B613's leader as well as what the thought process was for Huck and Quinn's sex scene.
Super Early Data Suggests iPhone 6 Is Outselling 6 Plus By A Lot | TechCrunch
The data is really, REALLY early (the phone has only been on the shelves for about 18 hours at this point, after all) — but so far, the 6 seems to be outpacing the 6 Plus by quite a bit.
Patient Access And Control: The Future Of Chronic Disease Management? | TechCrunch
Sufferers of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States are among the more active practitioners of disease self-management. It involves, among other disciplines, rigorous self-monitoring of blood glucose and blood pressure levels, strict dietary discipline and, possibly, self-administering of insulin injections. It is a complex program of continuous diagnosis and treatment that also entails the regular communication of patient data to, and sharing among, multiple care providers.
The “Oculus Platform” Marketplace For Virtual Reality App Launches This Fall | TechCrunch
[ Update 4:35pm PST : After sitting down with Oculus co-founder and VP of Product Nate Mitchell, we've got new details on the future of the Oculus Platform. First, the goal is to eventually give VR developers a way to make money. Mitchell tells me the top question Oculus gets from VR app developers is when they'll be able to sell their experiences. He believes this will create "a cycle that improves the ecosystem. If they if they can be super successful (making money), they can reinvest in development, and that’s the best thing." Creating a great marketplace for developers is largely why Oculus hired Jason Holtman, who turned Valve's Steam online game store into a favorite in the gaming comunity, as its Head Of Platform.
iPhone 6 tidbits: 1.36 GHz A8 chip with 1GB RAM confirmed, Display Zoom and more
The iPhone 6 got a single-core score of 1612, and multi-core score of 2918, which is marginally higher than the iPhone 6 Plus, which got a single-core score of 1612, and multi-core score of 2881. iPhone 5s got a single-core score of 1408, and 2,513 (higher scores are better). Apple has said that the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 are powered by A8 chip which offers up to 25% faster CPU performance, and up to 50% more graphics performance.
Destiny attracts 5 million unique viewers on Twitch in first week
Destiny drew in 5 million unique viewers and 20 million total views on Twitch last week, making it the "biggest console game launch of the year" on the streaming service, Activision said in a press release. Viewers watched 240 million minutes of Destiny gameplay during the week.
It's difficult to directly compare these numbers to other console game launches on Twitch, since those stats aren't readily available. "We can't provide those numbers since it is up to our partners to determine what they want to publicize about their channel's engagement," a Twitch spokesperson told Joystiq.
However, there are Twitch engagement numbers for the Xbox One and PS4: Titanfall was the game most often broadcast on Twitch via Xbox One in its first month, with 10 million minutes of streaming. Players broadcast 23 million minutes of gameplay in Xbox One's first month with Twitch, and on launch day, Xbox One players accounted for 30 percent of all Twitch streams. In its first month, PS4 players accounted for 10 percent of all Twitch streams , with 20 million minutes of live broadcasting.
Alibaba expected to open at $80 to $83 in trading debut
Similar euphoria greeted Alibaba.com when its stock debuted on the stock exchange in Hong Kong in November 2007 on the eve of the global financial crisis. The stock more than tripled on day one, but five years later Ma delisted the company at the IPO price after failing to impress investors.
How to make REAL Japanese ramen from scratch
The author's remarks about Ramen in the US being unhealthy and carcinogenic is unfounded. The gist of this recipe is how to make noodles . . which, in and of themselves are just a starchy filling . . not necessaritly healthy as a food choice by itself. . . and then salt and bouillion as additives for the mix, are not healthy either . . A cursory search online can give you recipes on how to make noodles . . nothing special here . . the most important thing for a healthy and delicious Ramen is ingredients . . the author suggests just tossing a flavor packet from one of those Ramen packages included in the cheap Raman . . well . . for everyone's information . . that is the unknown factor in store bought raman and is the carcinogenic part if there is one . . it'd be nice if the author was teaching people how to make a flavorful ramen and healthy one by instructing on how to prepare and add meat and vegetable ingredients. . . too bad. . this is just a recipe to make noodles. You'd be better served to buy noodles pre-made and learn how to prepare ingredients.
Sweeten, A Match-Making Platform For Homeowners And Renovators, Launches Out Of Beta | TechCrunch
Sweeten is an award-winning site that matches home and small business owners with renovation needs to the best architects, designers and general contractors for their projects using a proprietary algorithm.
Currently Sweeten hosts over $70 million in construction projects for thousands of homeowners in the New York City area, and has successfully completed hundreds of major renovations to date.
TechCrunch Giveaway: LogMeIn Rescue + 1 Year Mobile License | TechCrunch
LogMeIn is a leading provider of on-demand, remote-connectivity solutions to mobile operators, handset OEMs, small and medium businesses, IT service providers and consumers. LogMeIn products are deployed on demand and are accessible through a Web browser. LogMeIn is based near Boston in Woburn, Massachusetts, with offices in Australia, Hungary and the Netherlands. https://secure.logmein.com
iPhone 6 Plus tidbits: iOS 8 build number different, 1.38GHz A8 chip with 1GB RAM confirmed and more
Nice post. Some interesting points here. I think I read somewhere once that the amount of unavailable space on any system always increases with the amount available. So for instance, with the 128gb iphone, 18gb is lost giving you 110gb, but with a 64gb iphone, you may only loose 8gb (this is the case with my iphone 5 as I have 56gb available with a fresh restore). No idea why this is the case, I just read that it is. Ha! So in the future when we see 1tb iPhones, we will probably be able to utilise 900gb of the space! Maybe a tech guy could explain further as to why this is?
Veteran Venture Capitalist Pierre Lamond Joins Formation 8 As An Advisor | TechCrunch
So when they heard that Lamond was leaving Khosla Ventures, he and Yu reached out to see if their mentor would be interested in joining Formation 8. Lamond didn’t want the full responsibilities of a partner, but agreed to be heavily involved in the firm. And as part of his advisory role, he’ll be allowed to invest along with Formation 8 whenever they choose to back a company.
Ice Climbers won't be in the new Smash Bros, and here's why
Fans of the Nintendo Entertainment System launch title Ice Climber (yes, they exist) may be disappointed to learn that stars Popo and Nana will not return for the latest entry in the Super Smash Bros. series, due out this year for the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS. In a recent issue of Famitsu, Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai revealed that the pair's absence was due to technical limitations, rather than any ill will aimed at Ice Climber .
Sakurai notes, via a Nintendo Everything translation, that the Ice Climbers were up and running in the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros , but the 3DS lacked the hardware horsepower to render the team, making a roster cut necessary. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Melee , players controlled both Popo and Nana simultaneously, requiring hardware capable of rendering eight playable characters at once in the event that all four players chose the Ice Climbers.
As consolation, players can look forward to a similar retro-inspired team making its debut in Super Smash Bros. No, it's not Balloon Fight 's heroes, sadly, nor is it a pair of whatever-they-ares from Clu Clu Land .
"The Mess We're In" by Joe Armstrong
"The Mess We're In" by Joe Armstrong
Sunday's Climate Protest Could Be a Turning Point on Global Warming
“The climate movement is becoming one of the historic and powerful social movements, and, in some ways, the biggest social movement on a global basis that we have ever seen,” Gore said. “It is still in its early years. Many people have been at it for a long time, some of them a lot longer than me, and yet for the mass of people, it is just now becoming a social movement that it must be in order to prevail.”
The $300 Headband That Gamifies Your Moment Of Zen | TechCrunch
The Muse brain-training headband promises to help you reduce stress and anxiety in just three minutes a day. I went with our TechCrunch TV crew to chat with Muse co-founder and CEO Ariel Garten and to try out the tech…which turned into my own, personal calmness competition.
The Priest Who Invented The Big Bang - OpenMind
In 1927, at age 32, Lemaître published the first study in which he proposed that the universe was expanding and provided the first estimate of its speed. His study, in French, went unnoticed. The few physicists who came to hear his theory rejected it outright, as they saw it unacceptable. The idea of a stable universe, without a beginning, was so widespread that even Einstein had included in his theory of general relativity a “cosmological constant” that functioned as a negative force of gravity. Its function was to prevent the universe collapsing back on itself being under the pressure of the force of gravity. The result of this hack was a stable, static universe. Without this constant, nature showed Lemaître to be right, and Eddington was convinced of this when his former student turned up looking for him. The priest published an English version of his study, with the help of Eddington, in 1931 and continued to develop his idea that the universe came from a tiny point, a “primeval atom” or a “cosmic egg” that exploded at the time of the “creation” of the universe .
25 iOS 8 Tips and Tricks
Apple made a lot of changes to Safari with iOS 8, but one that went unnoticed is an iCloud Tabs feature that lets you close a tab on your iPad, from your iPhone or vice versa. Just open the Tab view in Safari, scroll down to see iCloud tabs, and slide right on any of the tabs, and tap on Delete. Note that this requires both devices to be running iOS 8.
SchoolMint Takes $2.2 Million To Make School Enrollment Easier | TechCrunch
Startups have raised millions of dollars to improve every aspect of the classroom experience, but now there’s one focused on making it easier to actually enroll kids in schools.
Scotland Saves the Union Jack, a True Design Masterpiece | WIRED
In addition to decorating Mini Coopers and Paul Smith’s menswear, the Union Flag is quietly one of the most brilliant works in the history of graphic design. The Union Jack, as it’s popularly known, cleverly combines the flags of England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland in a way that respects the constituents while creating a greater whole. It’s a brilliantly executed design, and though many don’t even notice the layers at first, like the invisible arrow in the FedEx logo, it’s impossible not to see once discovered.
After 'No' Vote, Scotland's Leader Steps Down
"I spoke to the Prime Minister today and, although he reiterated his intention to proceed as he has outlined, he would not commit to a second reading vote by 27th March on a Scotland Bill," Salmond said. "That was a clear promise laid out by Gordon Brown during the campaign. The Prime Minister says such a vote would be meaningless. I suspect he cannot guarantee the support of his party."
New Nintendo eShop releases: Curtain Call, Smash 3DS Demo
Sure, there are a few new releases on Wii U, but this week the eShop's really all about the 3DS. For starters, if you've yet to grab a code for the Super Smash Bros. demo, the good news is it'll be available for all starting 9AM PT/midday ET tomorrow, September 19. The demo includes Mario, Link, Pikachu, the Villager and Mega Man (where's my Wii Fit Trainer dangit!) and a single stage, namely Battlefield. Other things to note : The demo supports local multiplayer but not online, its save data isn't compatible with the full game, and like other eShop demos you can only open it 30 times. If you'd rather wait it out, the game proper hits stores on October 3.
If you're more a lover than a fighter, there are plenty of other activities to explore on the go. Musical types can take on Theatrhyhtm Final Fantasy Curtain Call , which Danny Cowan said "easily surpasses its predecessor" in our review , and there are fishing RPG (yup) and culinary larks in Legend of the River King 2 and Cooking Mama 5 . River King dev Natsume has another Virtual Console game this week in arcade-style western shooter Wild Guns , available on Wii U.
iFixit cracks open an iPhone 6 Plus to get at the massive battery inside
Need something to make today's wait for your new iPhone easier? Watching the crew at iFixit go at a brand new iPhone 6 Plus with their screwdrivers, spudgers and iSclacks probably won't help, but at least it will pass the time. They're in the middle of pulling Apple's XL-sized phone apart, and while there's not a lot new to report (it's a phone, and it has 1GB of RAM) the pics are always entertaining. The 6 Plus' 5.5-inch display also leaves room for a larger battery, and now we know that it's a 2915 mAh unit. That's about twice the size of the one in the iPhone 5s, slightly bigger than the battery in the Galaxy S 5, but smaller than the swappable 3,220mAh unit slotted inside the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4 .
CrunchWeek: Alibaba’s IPO, Minecraft, And Sarah Gets A ManServant | TechCrunch
Happy Friday, everyone, and welcome to another episode of CrunchWeek. This time around the table, TechCrunch’s Sarah Buhr , Ryan Lawler and myself discussed Alibaba’s massive IPO , Microsoft picking up Minecraft for a few dollars , and why Sarah had someone hold an umbrella for her .
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Keyboard apps make typing a breeze in iOS 8
Keyboard apps make typing a breeze in iOS 8
SAN FRANCISCO — Swipe it, type it, set a shortcut, grab a dictionary perfect for texting from your favorite sporting event: Typing on new Apple gadgets gets a lot easier with iOS 8.
Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1umSpZJ
The ultimate photo shoot: on location in Iceland with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
In the middle of this week we were driving back from the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon when we passed a road that had a couple of extra signs. I looked at the road and saw it going up into the mountains. Since we had plenty of time, we decided to turn around and see what was up there — the signs indicated there was some sort of snowmobiling adventure. It was super foggy and we just kept driving into the mist with very limited visibility. At one point, we passed a giant gorge and looked down, only to see the faintest representation for what looked like a ski slope. We kept going, got to the end, hung out there for awhile and turned around. On our way back about 30 minutes later, the fog had lifted and at the bottom we saw the largest glacier I’ve ever seen in my life.
The UX App That's Driving Design Everywhere, From Airbnb to Zappos | WIRED
In Valberg’s view, design isn’t about pixel-perfect mock-ups, but instead, creatively solving a business’ problems. “All things need to be designed, and dealing with products that are consumed online is where InVision comes in,” he says. “E.B. White said ‘The best writing is rewriting’ and we believe the best design comes through iteration.” He likens using InVision to the process of building a house, noting that it’s easier to change a design when it’s a blueprint, rather than after bricks have been laid.
10 Things We Want From Our Vendors
The toughest part of any vendor negotiation is determining who is going to accept what amount of risk for what price. Buyers want the vendor to take on maximum risk for as little money as possible. Vendors want to assume as little risk for as many dollars as possible. What you need is for your vendors to have some skin in the game, so that they will share in the success or failure of whatever project, service, or hardware they are providing. This can be achieved by putting fees at risk in the SLA, so that a vendor that does not achieve a certain score on a KPI or SLA must reduce its fees by a certain percentage.
Get started with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
You can transfer your contacts one of two ways. If your old device uses a nano-SIM card, you can copy all your contacts to its SIM; once you’ve set up your iPhone, you can copy those contacts by swapping out your iPhone’s card with your old nano-SIM and heading to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Import SIM Contacts. Once the import has completed, eject your old SIM and put the one that came with your new iPhone back in its tray. (If you’re worried about doing this yourself, you can always head down to your nearest Apple Store—any employee should be able to do it for you.)