Samsung Offers One-Month Free Trial to iPhone Users
Samsung is letting iPhone owners test drive one of its phones for a month with no commitment other than $1. It's a gutsy move, but Samsung either has a lot of confidence in its latest smartphones or it is desperate or perhaps it's a combination of both. The promotion is only for iPhone owners and you have to access the Samsung promo page from an iPhone. You will receive a working Samsung S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, or Note 5 with a SIM card for your current carrier. This isn't a way to get free minutes, mind you. But you can use the Samsung phone with your existing cellular plan.<!--break-->
Samsung's promotion reads "For just one dollar, you can try one of our latest Samsung phones for 30 days with no obligation. Your test drive kit will come with the phone of your choice, an activated sim card, and a step-by-step guide to help you start your test drive. After 30 days, if you buy a qualifying Samsung device, there’s even more love in store for you."
Keep in mind that smartphones break, especially ones that you're not familiar with holding and protecting. You probably won't have or buy a case for it either, since this is just a test drive. And depending on the model, there's that stylus that could easily get lost. No word from Samsung on your responsibilities in such an event but it likely expects the loaner back in decent condition. In fact, even if you fall in love with the Samsung device, you have to return the loaner and buy a new one.
Switching from iOS to Android isn't easy, and Apple doesn't want it to be. Your music, contacts, messages, iCloud drive, photos, etc., are all embedded in the Apple ecosystem, so the trial could be cumbersome. Samsung includes a file transfer cable that should help, but be prepared for a very different experience. Also keep in mind that, within the next 30 days, Apple should announce and start shipping the next iPhone. Then it will be easier to compare Apples to Samsungs.Topics: Apple EventNewsiPhoneWant to master your iPhone and iPad? Sign up here to get our tip of the day delivered right to your inbox.
Cool Kickstarter Project: Remora Stylus and Pen Holster
All signs point to Apple reversing its anti-stylus stance when the rumored iPad Pro debuts. For those with the current iPad or iPad mini however, there are already a lot of non-Apple stylus options. But regardless of which stylus you choose, you have to worry about losing it. In fact, when he introduced the iPhone, Steve Jobs said "Who wants a stylus? You have to get 'em, put 'em away, you lose 'em."<!--break-->
That's where Remora comes in. The Remora is a metal-backed leather holster for your stylus. Thanks to the magnets in Apple's Smart Cover or Smart Case, the Remora attaches and stays put. You can even roll up the case or cover and the Remora gets safely tucked away. You could bring your own stylus, but Remora is including a nice one as an option in its Kickstarter campaign. Check it out at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hand/remora-a-stylus-and-pen-holder-for-apple-ipad-smar .Topics: AccessoriesCasesiPadWant to master your iPhone and iPad? Sign up here to get our tip of the day delivered right to your inbox.
Last Chance to Enter Our August 24 Biweekly Giveaway!
Don't forget to enter this weekend's Giveaway Contest!
Here's how it works: Every other weekend we raffle off tons of great apps and accessories for FREE then announce the winners through iphonelife.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. To enter, go to iPhoneLife.com/giveaways. If you win an app, we will email you the promo code. If you win an accessory, we will ask you for your mailing address.
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1. IK Multimedia iRig2: Retail Price $39.99
Now everyone can plug in their guitar, bass or other instrument and enjoy killer tone on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or Android device — with the release of iRig 2, the world’s most popular guitar interface is now better than ever before.
2. IK Multimedia iRig Mic Field: Retail Price $99.99
The first ultra-compact audio/video stereo field mic for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Now anyone can make high-quality stereo recordings while on the move: Introducing iRig Mic Field, the pocket-sized digital stereo microphone for Apple’s range of Lightning-compatible devices.
3. Toddy Smart Cloth: Retail Price $9.99
Toddy Gear was nice enough to send us these customized iPhone Life Toddy Smart Clothes and we want to share the love. These handy little clothes are great for cleaning your iPad, iPhone, or just about anything else!
Questions or comments? Email Brian@iphonelife.com. Good luck and remember to visit iphonelife.com/giveaways to enter! Also check out our other contests at iphonelife.com/contests. The next contest drawing is September 7!Want to master your iPhone and iPad? Sign up here to get our tip of the day delivered right to your inbox.
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