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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus see low-key launch in China

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale in China today after regulatory delays. Following reportedly strong reservations and pre-orders in the country, the launch day was fairly low-key compared to previous years. The Wall Street Journal was on the scene on Beijing and reported fairly small queues and respectful crowds: Unlike some past debuts for its…

Apple dominating US smartphone sales as iPhone 6 & 6 Plus demand exceeds supply, iPhone 5s sales remain strong

Apple is dominating smartphone sales in the US, according to new data from Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley (via AppleInsider). According to the data, Apple’s iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 5s were the top three selling smartphones at all four major carriers in the country last month. Walkley stated that his data showed the iPhone 6…

Lenovo’s “Sisley” smartphone looks awfully familiar

Lenovo is set to unveil the iPhone 6 its Sisley smartphone in the near future and photos of the as-yet-unreleased device have made their way onto the net. The phone features a stunning design that I feel like I’ve seen before for some reason… Ah yes. It does look just a tad like Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, released on September 19, which have…

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to roll out into 36 more countries this month

Apple has confirmed its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will hit 36 more countries and territories before the end of the October. In a press release, it confirmed the launch dates for countries across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The new territories will take the total to 69 for the new devices by the end of the month. Apple has…

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders reportedly hit 20 million in China

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have almost hit 20 million units in China, according to Tencent (via DigiTimes). The report states that the country’s major carriers have processed a total of 10 million preorders with e-commerce sit Jingdong Mall (JD.com) processing 9.5 million pre-orders since pre-orders opened on October 10. Following previous reports that millions…

What to expect at Apple’s October event: iPads, Macs, Apple TV and more…

It’s here. It’s official. After months of speculation, Apple has confirmed it is holding a media event on October 16. As usual, the company’s cryptic, or tongue-in-cheek, media invite reveals little about what we’re likely to see at the event, but we’ve seen and heard enough over the past few months to be able to speculate as to what will be on show in a…

OtterBox Symmetry for iPhone 6 review: Solid protection… at a price

Everybody knows OtterBox produces high-quality smartphone cases. Every year, it is among the first wave of companies to bring out a number of cases to fit the new iPhone(s) and 2014 is no different. One such case is OtterBox’s Symmetry series. While not as rugged as its all-out protection Defender series, the Symmetry, available for iPhone 6 (and…

Apple will focus on preserving jobs after sapphire supplier’s ‘surprising decision’ to file for bankruptcy

Apple has broken its silence following the announcement from its sapphire supplier that it had filed for bankruptcy. Following further information about Mesa, Arizona-based GT Advanced’s financials being revealed this morning — including a $139 million payment withheld by Apple — the Cupertino company has made its first official statement on the matter…

Apple withheld $139 million payment to sapphire partner GT Advanced, future sapphire iPhones in doubt

Concerns were raised on Monday when Apple’s sapphire supplier filed for bankruptcy. Mesa, Arizona-based GT Advanced filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 meaning it could continue “business as usual” until issues with creditors were solved. The surprising turn of events at the plant led many to speculate as to the reasons why the company was…

Apple’s sapphire crystal supplier files for bankruptcy

Apple’s supplier of sapphire crystal has filed for bankruptcy. GT Advanced, the company responsible for producing the scratch proof material for future device screens has release a statement announcing that it will be filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 — this means that the company will be able to continue “business as usual” until it can clear issues…