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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…

iPad Air 2 part leaks hint at Touch ID, A8X processor and more

Apple’s rumored second-generation is expected to be unveiled at the company’s media event this Thursday, October 16. As usual, as we approach a significant Apple launch and the company ramps up production, parts begin to leak out of the supply chain. Taiwanese Apple blog Apple.club.tw has posted a number of such parts over the past few days. A fairly…

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…

Apple Pay setup and usage revealed, already in use at Apple HQ

According to new training materials shared by 9to5Mac, Apple has begun preparing its retail employees and retail partners for the launch of its Apple Pay mobile payments service. The screenshots, reportedly shared by a reliable source, show many of Apple Pay’s features in action. As we’ve seen before, Apple Pay can be set up within the Passbook or…

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…

Apple to live stream October 16 event!

Apple has confirmed that it will live stream its special event on October 16 via its website. Unlike the iPhone event in September, there’s no countdown timer on the page, but it does reiterate that the event will begin at 10am Pacific. We ran through our expectations for the event including new iPad and Mac hardware, iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite, Apple…

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…

iOS 8.1 beta 2 hints at Retina HD iPads

iOS 8.1 beta 2 was released to developers just days ago but the latest investigations into the software has found that the OS contains many iPad UI elements with “@3x” versions. Triple-sized elements are already used on the iPhone 6 Plus to maintain Retina quality on the larger display and the inclusion of iPad-specific UI elements at this size could…