iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Sales

Chinese workers make $17 a day building the iPhone 6, but it’ll cost them $4,000 to buy one

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Chinese workers make $17 a day building the iPhone 6, but it’ll cost them $4,000 to buy one

There’s no doubt about it, the iPhone 6 launch is the biggest handset launch of the year. Apple had sold well over 4 million iPhone 6 units during preorder availability, but that didn’t stop thousands of buyers from lining up in front of Apple retail stores in the various markets, days ahead of the actual launch. But as many reports have shown, not all of them are doing it to buy an actual iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus for themselves. More →

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iOS 8: iCloud Drive for Windows

Irony: PC users first to get full access to a major iOS 8 feature

By on September 19, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Irony: PC users first to get full access to a major iOS 8 feature

Apple on Wednesday released iOS 8, its latest major mobile operating system update, but some of the main features in it will only become operational – or fully operational – later in October, following an important update. One of them is iCloud Drive, which Mac users who also own iOS 8 devices are advised avoid enabling until OS X Yosemite is here. But for PC owners who also happen to use iPhones and iPads, iCloud Drive is already available, Ars Technica reports. More →

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Uber Vs. Lyft Vs. San Francisco

Mobile apps are absolutely murdering San Francisco’s taxi industry

By on September 19, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Mobile apps are absolutely murdering San Francisco’s taxi industry

San Francisco has been the ground zero for mobile apps that help people find car rides, and now the epic battle between Uber and Lyft is burning at its most intense in the Bay Area. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has just come out with statistics that demonstrate how rapidly and deeply the taxi industry has been affected: According to the new SFMTA director Kate Toran, the number of average trips per taxicab in San Francisco has plunged to 504 in this past July from 1,424 in March of 2012. This drop came despite the fact that rides from the airport remain a taxi industry monopoly. More →

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iPhone 6 Security and Privacy

iPhone 6 still susceptible to law enforcement spying, despite beefed up privacy and security features

By on September 19, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

iPhone 6 still susceptible to law enforcement spying, despite beefed up privacy and security features

Apple may be focusing on ensuring customers that their personal data stored on iOS and OS X devices is safer and more private than ever, but that doesn’t mean law enforcement and spy agencies won’t be able to access iOS 8 devices anymore. Wired points us to a new blog post published by security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski, who says that regardless of the steps Apple has taken to further protect personal data and regardless of whether the company is willing to help such agencies, they’ll still be able to force their way into an iPhone 6 or any iOS device running Apple’s latest operating system. More →

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Apple Store iPhone 6 Lines

iPhone fans who sleep outside Apple Stores are ridiculous… and I think they’re great

By on September 19, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

iPhone fans who sleep outside Apple Stores are ridiculous… and I think they’re great

Let’s get this out of the way: There is simply no sane reason to spend days sleeping outside the Apple Store just so you can be among the first people to get the new iPhone. This is especially true because you have the opportunity to both preorder the new device online or to buy it at a number of other retail locations that won’t be as crowded. Nonetheless, while I’m not an iPhone user and I would never sleep outside a store for any smartphone, I really admire iPhone fans’ passion despite the fact that I also think they’re ridiculous. More →

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Best iOS 8 Apps Download

Now that you have iOS 8, here are 15 apps Apple thinks you should try

By on September 19, 2014 at 4:32 PM.

Now that you have iOS 8, here are 15 apps Apple thinks you should try

Now that you’ve ever bought your new iPhone 6 or have installed iOS 8 on your old iPhone, Apple has listed some apps on its App Store that it thinks you should try to take advantage of some key features such as support for third-party keyboards, widgets and extensions. Below we’ve listed 15 of the apps on Apple’s list along with links to their pages on the App Store and brief descriptions. More →

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iPhone 6 Launch Day Tim Cook

Tim Cook surprises Apple fans waiting for the iPhone 6 in Palo Alto

By on September 19, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

Tim Cook surprises Apple fans waiting for the iPhone 6 in Palo Alto

Tim Cook knows he’s got a hit on his hands with the iPhone 6 and he’s taken some time out of his day to meet and greet iPhone fans who are waiting in line at the Apple retail outlet in Palo Alto, California. IDG News reporter Martyn Williams brings us word that Cook has been walking up and down the line at the Palo Alto store on Friday to meet customers and thank them for coming out. Cook was apparently asked if he was going to wait in line with them to buy his own iPhone 6 and the CEO replied that he’d already got his months ago. Be sure to check out Williams’ picture of Cook meeting with Apple fans below. More →

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Apple Pay

iPhone 6: This might be Apple’s smartest marketing trick for selling even more units

By on September 19, 2014 at 3:33 PM.

iPhone 6: This might be Apple’s smartest marketing trick for selling even more units

Apple will sell an impressive number of handsets during its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch weekend, including the already announced 4 million-plus preorders placed in just one day, but the company may have a secret marketing trick up its sleeve compared to rivals that should help it sell even more iPhone 6 models in following months. More →

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iPhone 6 Launch Day Samsung

What it’s like to be a Samsung exec on iPhone 6 launch day

By on September 19, 2014 at 3:09 PM.

What it’s like to be a Samsung exec on iPhone 6 launch day

Legendary fake metal band Spinal Tap once said that their song “Christmas With the Devil” was about trying to see Christmas from Satan’s point of view simply because the holiday season must be a rather depressing time for the poor guy. You might think the same would be true for Samsung executives on iPhone 6 launch day, but you’d be wrong — and no, Apple fans, it has nothing to do with whether Samsung is the personification of evil and darkness. More →

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iPhone 6 Cool Factor

The iPhone 6 just isn’t cool enough for some consumers

By on September 19, 2014 at 2:49 PM.

The iPhone 6 just isn’t cool enough for some consumers

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are poised to be the biggest launches in the history of the company. Thousands of fans lined up for days in anticipation of the release while others got up at 3 a.m. last week to preorder online before the first batch inevitably sold out. In other words, iPhone is as hot a commodity now as it was last year… but is it still cool to own an iPhone? More →

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iPhone 6 vs iPhone Upgrade

‘Mother of all upgrades:’ From iPhone 3G (iOS 4) to iPhone 6 (iOS 8)

By on September 19, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

‘Mother of all upgrades:’ From iPhone 3G (iOS 4) to iPhone 6 (iOS 8)

Tim Cook was apparently not kidding when he told The Wall Street Journal that the iPhone 6 models will trigger the “mother of all upgrades,” as one MacRumors forum poster just revealed. Forum member Kalsta upgraded from the iPhone 3G all the way up to iPhone 6, in what can only be described as a massive upgrade for an iPhone owner using ancient software and hardware, at least by today’s smartphone standards. More →

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iPhone 6 Best Keyboard Apps Download

The biggest iPhone 6 launch day surprise

By on September 19, 2014 at 2:04 PM.

The biggest iPhone 6 launch day surprise

It is no shocker people are busting blocks lining up for the new iPhone around the world and that the shipping times for new phones are moving deep into October in many channels — after all, Apple has created a highly unusual, artificial case of pent-up demand by being the last major smartphone vendor to release a phablet. More →

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