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According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have nearly reached the final regulatory approval of the Chinese authorities, which means that the handsets may soon go on sale in China. The purported launch date is October 10th.
As it was previously announced, Apple is today launching its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 22 new countries. It is strange, but looks like the guys from Cupertino have enough handsets to cope with the demand in these countries. What do I mean by the word strange? Well, last year the initial batch of the iPhone 5s units was significantly smaller and that caused delays in shipping handsets to customers. This year everything is different.
Following the release and record-breaking first weekend sales, AnandTech experts took both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for testing and benchmarked them. Moreover, the newly-released handsets were compared to the iPhone 5s and a number of rival handsets including the HTC One (E8), Motorola Moto X, Samsung Galaxy S5, Google Nexus 5 and some others. If you one of those people, who like Apple and its products, you will be pleased with the results of the benchmarks.
Apple on Monday announced that the sales of its 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus in the opening weekend topped ten million units. That is a new record for the guys from Cupertino. Apple managed to break the last year’s record of nine million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c units sold during the first three days. What an impressive result!
Immediately after the start of sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in several countries, first drop and crash tests began to appear on the Internet. The bad news is that both handsets are not doing well in these ultimate durability tests. While they somehow manage to remain intact when dropped on the side and back, they have no chances when dropped on the face. The smaller iPhone seems to demonstrate slightly better results, but in general, both handsets can’t be called the strongest devices on the market. Take a look at the video and you will understand what I mean.
According to the latest reports from reliable sources, the guys from Cupertino have sold out all the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 models they had. Shipping estimates for each iPhone 6 model have slipped to 7-10 business days, which means that currently there's nothing left and those who plan to purchase the next-generation iPhone have to wait.
Earlier today, AT&T announced that the amount of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders had set a new record. In fact, the number of people willing to purchase Apple's next-generation handsets was so enormous that it even caused some problems to the webpage, where one could pre-order the iPhone, forcing the company to switch to the reservation system to cope with the load. However, the exact amount of those, who decided to buy the next-gen iPhone is still unknown.
As you probably know, iPad sales have dropped in the past several months. This information was shared by the guys from Cupertino in July, as they announced their financial results in the third quarter of 2014. Despite noticeable decrease in sales, Apple CEO Tim Cook still believes that iPad is a successful project.
Microsoft has recently released three new Surface Pro 3 ads. As usual, the ads mock Apple and the gadgets the guys from Cupertino create.
This time Microsoft chose Apple's MacBook Air as a victim. The company from Redmond claims its newest tablet is more efficient and portable than the laptop manufactured by Apple. Of course, Microsoft fails to mention that the sales of the Surface tablets are weak and that the company lost nearly 1.7 billion dollars since the launch of its first-gen version. Anyway, the three ads are available below.
Apple has reportedly hired former Nike and Burberry social media director Musa Tariq. According to what people familiar with the matter say, at Apple Tariq will get a post of Digital Marketing Director.
Although Apple’s iPad sales continue to decline, the company from Cupertino still remains the leader of the world’s tablet market. As to the other members of the Top 5 rating, they include Samsung, Lenovo, Asus and Acer.
Apple has recently announced its financial results of the third quarter of fiscal 2014, which ended on June 28th. According to the figures shared by the guys from Cupertino, the company’s revenue over the last months is $37.4 billion. As to the net profit, it is $7.7 billion. These results prove that the third quarter of 2014 has become more successful than the year-ago quarter. Well, I don’t think this is something that surprises you.
Samsung has released two anti-iPad Air ads. The first one bashes the lack of true multitasking and the so-called ‘Split Screen’ mode on Apple’s tablet and the second one claims that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S’s Super AMOLED display is better than the LCD display of the iPad Air. Both ads are available below, so you can watch them and tell me what do you think in the comments section.
According to a new report from a research firm ABI Research, Apple's iPhone 5s is currently the world’s top selling smartphone. The second, the third and the fourth places in the rating are occupied by Samsung’s Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 LTE respectively. The last spot in the Top 5 ranking was given to the iPhone 4S.
It is always hard to choose good stereo system for home or office use. With growing popularity of smart devices, like iPhone or iPad, most users demand wireless features, for example, bluetooth support. Today we will take a look at Creative T30 Wireless - 2.0 Wireless Speakers with NFC. While the quality of this device is quite good, the price is attractive as well. You can get one for about $200.