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iPhone 6 preorders estimated to have hit 100K in Samsung’s homeland

From the cnet.com article ‘iPhone 6 preorders estimated to have hit 100K in Samsung’s homeland’ by   

The iPhone numbers in South Korea top the preorders seen for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 over a similar period, says the New York Times.

The iPhone 6 is already proving hotter than the Galaxy Note 4 in Samsung’s home base of South Korea, according to preorder data cited by the New York Times.

Apple’s latest iPhones hit the preorder stage last Friday with all three of the country’s mobile carriers jumping in to take orders. Two of the carriers had reported preorder numbers in the tens of thousands in just under an hour, the Times reported Monday, surpassing the numbers for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 over a similar time frame in September.

The high preorder numbers in South Korea continue a trend seen in other countries. In the US and several other markets, initial iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus preorders reached a record 4 million in just 24 hours on September 12. In China, preorders for the new phones reportedly shot past 20 million over three days.

In mid-October, Apple announced that latestiPhone will sail to 36 more regions before month’s end to reach 69 markets altogether. The company plans to expand the phone to 115 countries by year’s end, which Apple said would be the fastest iPhone rollout yet.

In South Korea, the iPhone 6 officially will go on sale Friday. On the same day, sales will also launch in Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Guam, Hungary, Iceland, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macau, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine and Thailand.

Among the three South Korean carriers, KT Corp said that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models captured 10,000 preorders in just one minute, then surpassed 50,000 in 30 minutes, the Times reported. Fellow carrier LG Uplus, which is a newcomer to the iPhone, said it counted 20,000 preorders for the phone in 20 minutes.

SK Telecom, South Korea’s largest mobile provider, wouldn’t reveal specific numbers but told the Times that both the first and second batch of iPhone 6 presales have been fully booked. A third round was slated to start Monday morning.

Counting the specific numbers from KT Corp and LG Uplus and likely estimating the ones from SK Telecom, analysts believe that total presales for the new iPhones have hit around 100,000 in South Korea. That figure tops the estimated 30,000 preorders for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 seen last month over a similar period of time. A spokesman for LG Uplus confirmed to the Times that the pace of preorders for the Note 4 hasn’t matched that of the iPhone 6.

However, Samsung still is by far the dominant mobile phone player in South Korea with no immediate danger of being knocked off its throne. The company owns 63 percent of the market in its home country, said the Times, citing data from Counterpoint Research. In fourth place, Apple accounts for just 4 percent of the mobile phone market in South Korea.

Apple did not immediately respond to CNET’s request for comment.

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Stop Bending the Apple Store’s iPhones

From the Gizmodo.com Article by Ashley Feinberg

In the wake of the uproar that followed last week’s purported iPhone 6 Plus pliability problem, some people have apparently taken it upon themselves to go into Apple Stores and bend iPhones. And while it pains us that this even needs to be said, guys, please: Breaking private property doesn’t prove anything. Except that you’re an asshole.

The most notable case of bandit benders so far comes in the form of a couple of British teens, who tried to stick it to the man by breaking wildly expensive smartphones that they did not pay for. As the Daily Dot notes, in the five-minute video the pair posted online, the kids not only recorded themselves breaking thousands of dollars worth of hardware for all the internet to see, but they round it all off with a solid “I don’t even care to be honest, because it’s Apple’s fault.” Except that no, it’s not.

Apple itself acknowledges that there are confirmed issues with new iPhones bending under some circumstances. But intentionally seeking to destroy an iPhone 6 Plus doesn’t mean it was poorly built, any more than walking into Best Buy with a baseball bat and smashing TVs doesn’t mean that the TVs should be more shatter-proof. It just means that you’re an idiot.

But they’re kids, you might say. Kids make mistakes. They sure do! And hopefully these particular teens have been publicly shamed enough that they’ll at least make their criminal activity less absurdly indictable in the future. But it’s not just kids that are doing this. Full-grown, literate, presumably mentally sound adults are walking into Apple Stores, bending iPhone 6 Plus floor models, and sharing their abuse of private property under the pretext that this somehow validates people’s complaints.

Why are you doing this? What is there to prove? Apple has received at least 9 official complaints. Some users have bent their iPhones through typical use. And physicists haveacknowledged that, yes, this phone does have some weak points. All of this is already established. When you go breaking private property on purpose, you’re not proving anything. You’re just creating noise. You’re distracting from the real conversation that needs to be had, which is just how common is this bending under normal circumstances, not under the circumstance where you intentionally act like a half-wit.

So please, stop going into Apple Stores to break the iPhones. And for god’s sake, don’t put it on the internet if you do.

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6 of 30 tips (from CNET.com) every new iOS 8 user should know

Yesterday we brought you a CNET article that showed you how to hide photos on your iOS 8 equipped I-device, today we bring a handful of tips from their 30 tips every new iOS 8 user should know by James Martin, if you’d like to learn more please click the underlined link.

  1. Get notified when your boss emails: Tone down the number of email alerts you receive by using the new Notify Me feature in iOS 8. With it, you can set alerts for any email thread.To enable thread notifications, swipe left from the message list > More > Notify Me.
  2. Cut the clutter: Double-tapping the home button in iOS 8 not only shows you the app switcher, but also displays your “Favorite” and recent contacts.
  3. Find out what’s killing your battery: Finally — finally! — there’s a tool that shows you how much power your apps use. The tool organizes them in a list starting with the app (or setting) that demands the most.
  4. Use the camera’s built-in tools: Apple knows how much its users like taking photos, so it included some really useful camera tools in iOS 8. You can now control exposure without affecting the focus, and even shoot timelapses. Get to know all of iOS 8’s camera features.
  5. Find My iPhone — even when your battery is dying : If you lose your phone as the battery is dying, Apple can now automatically save its location data, increasing the chances of finding your phone. In order to use it, you’ll have to enable the option in your iCloud settings.
  6. Hand-free Siri commands Want to prompt Siri without holding the home button? There’s a setting for that. With the setting enabled, you can say “Hey Siri” and the personal assistant will start listening. There’s just one catch — your phone needs to be plugged in.
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Steve Jobs Turned Out To Be Completely Wrong About Why People Like The iPhone

Excited about the new iPhone 6 plus? Steve Jobs would have been surprised. Check out this excerpt from Business Insider’s Jim Edwards or read the full article HERE.

The launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus — and the latter’s massive 5.5-inch screen — appear to prove that Apple founder Steve Jobs was completely wrong when he said in 2010 that “no one” would want to buy a phone with a big screen.

And while this sort of hindsight wisdom feels a little bit tawdry, it actually cuts to the heart of what is driving the $276 billion smartphone market right now: screen size.

Apple launched its new phone with 4.7- and 5.5-inch screens for a reason: Rival companies, particularly Samsung, have spent the past two years building a market in a space that Apple ignored — the market for people who want big, bright screens that are great for consuming mediaand doing work.

To recap: Jobs launched iPhone and its initial updates with a 3.5-inch screen. When the iPhone 4 ran into trouble because it appeared to drop calls when users held it the “wrong” way, Jobs held a news conference. He was asked, why not just make the phone bigger, so that the antenna might have more space within the device and thus get better reception?

He replied that he disliked the new crop of bigger phones from Samsung et al. “You can’t get your hand around it,” he said, “no one’s going to buy that.” He also derided big phones as “Hummers.”

By 2013, however, executives within Apple began to rethink that. Internal documents from that time show that iPhone sales growth was slowing, even though the market as a whole was growing. All the growth was in the sub-$300 price range and among phones with screens bigger than 4 inches. “Consumers want what we don’t have,” was the title of one slide in the documents.

Another document showed that Apple’s own customers placed the small screen size of the iPhone 5, 5C, and 5S among their top complaints about the devices. The iPhone’s small screen size actually seemed to be a liability for Apple, not — as Jobs argued three years earlier — an advantage.

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Apple Iphone 6 & 6 Plus hardware Revealed

In case you kept getting programming interruptions or couldn’t hear over the Chinese interpreter,  here’s a run down on the specs of the new iPhone 6/6 Plus and some information about the Apple Watch.

Storage Capacity: Both the Iphone 6 & 6 Plus come in 16gb, 64gb, or 128gb capacity ranging from $199-$399.
Weight & Dimensions: The iPhone 6 measures 5.44″ x 2.64″ x .27″ and weighs only 4.55 ounces. Its big brother the 6 Plus measures in at 6.22″ x 3.06″ x .28″ and weight 6.07 ounces.
Display specs:  The iPhone 6 has a 4.7″ Retina HD multi-touch display with IPS technology. Its resolution is set at 1334×750 with 326ppi and 1400:1 contrast ratio. The 6 Plus features a 5.5″ Retina HD Multitouch display with IPS technology, 1920×1080 resolution and a 1300:1 contrast ratio.
Processor: Both the 6 & 6 Plus feature an A8 chip with 64-bit architecture and an M8 motion coprocessor.
Camera: Both versions sport an 8-megapixel iSight camera, Autofocus with Focus Pixels, and a plethora of shooting modes including Burst mode,  Timer Mode, Panorama Mode, and improved face detection. Both phones can shoot video in 1080p at 30/60fps, slo-mo video at 120/240fps. Facetime cameras on both phones shoot at 1280×960 resolution and can record in 720p hd.
Security: Fingerprint identity sensor once again appears in the Home button.
Wireless Communication: NFC, 802.11 a/b/g/n/AC Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0

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If you’d like to learn more about the new Iphone 6/6 Plus check out Apple’s Iphone 6 site HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What to expect from Apple’s Event today

Today is the big day, Apple’s Grand Announcement Event!

For all of you Apple fanatics out there you’ve come pretty accustomed to Apple’s early fall launch events and we are no different. Here’s what Syracuse.com’s Geoff Herbert ( @deafgeoff) wants you to know:

‘ Wish we could say more”: Apple CEO Tim Cook is unveiling a new product — or several — at a special event today at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California. We’ll be posting live updates on syracuse.com starting at 1 p.m. EST.

Expectations are higher than perhaps ever for the famously secretive tech giant, which will likely unveil a new iPhone 6 with a larger display. Other rumors point to a wearable smart device (iWatch?), an NFC chip for mobile payments (iWallet?), an updated iPad, and even a possible appearance by U2, who could use the event to promote their upcoming 13th album.

Here’s what to expect at today’s next-generation iPhone unveiling:

1. Two new, bigger iPhones
Apple may launch not one, but two completely redesigned smartphones: An iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch display, plus an even bigger one with a 5.5-inch display. Different reports, however, suggest the larger model, a full 1.5 inches bigger than the iPhone 5C and 5S, may not be released or even announced until December. Other rumored features include a faster A8 processor, improved camera, an unbreakable (or at least harder to break) sapphire glass display and better security measures for iCloud users.

2. Use your phone like a credit card with “iWallet”
New leaked images of a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 show the Passbook app icon (on an extra row of icons thanks to the larger screen) with four tabs instead of just three. Passbook previously allowed users to store airline boarding passes, movie tickets and gift cards, but the added red tab is believed to use a near-field communication (NFC) chip to make credit card payments at stores and restaurants simply by waving the phone in front of a scanner.

3. iWatch: A smart device you can wear
Smartwatches? Apple’s expected to showcase an “iWatch” device with a curved, rectangular screen made of sapphire crystal, a heart-rate sensor to go hand-in hand with iOS 8‘s new HealthKit app, 8GB of storage, and the ability to make mobile payments with iWallet. It’s unknown if the product will be available before Christmas, so we may only get a preview today.

4. iPad XL: One more thing?
Two iPhone models, an iWatch and an iWallet all at one event? Visionary Steve Jobs loved to add “one more thing” and, while Cook likely won’t use his signature line, he could shock the audience by adding an iPad XL (or an upgraded iPad Air with a fingerprint sensor) to the 2014 holiday shopping season. The iPad currently has a 9.7-inch display and the iPad Mini measures 7.9 inches, but sources say the company will unveil a new iPad with a 12.9-inch display in 2015 — or sooner.

5. A U2 surprise
The New York Times reports U2 will perform at the Cupertino event and demonstrate an “integration” with iDevices to promote the rock band’s upcoming album, expected in stores later this year. Jobs and Bono previously teamed up for a “Special Edition” iPod in 2004 pre-loaded with their music and signed by all four band members.

6. iPhone 6 release date later this month
If history’s any indication, Apple will announce the new iPhone today and release it next Friday, Sept. 19. That gives the company the whole weekend to try and break previous iPhone sales records, which analysts already predict it will by moving 6.5 million units over the first three days. And it’s easy to see why: People have already started lining up to buy it.

 

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The iPhone 6 Rumors, According to CNET

Cnet.com recently published information regarding the new iPhone 6 by Apple. While all of the aforementioned information is stipulation and rumor cnet.com has been pretty good with their info during the last iterations of Apples hardware.
Here’s what we know so far:
1) The iPhablet 6 : You read right, according to cnet.com, the iPhone 6 will be available in its standard 4.7″ and a new 5.5″ to keep up with its bigger screen competition.
2) Released by the Holidays? :  That’s right, if Apple follows its history we will see the formal announcement in September and on shelves just in time for the holidays.
3) Sapphire Glass : Still a rumor but there are already videos on the web showing this super strong glass, even stronger than 3M’s Gorilla Glass. Could this mean fewer broken i-screens, we will have to wait and see.

 

 

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