As you may have heard, the first iPhone 6 purchased from a retail store in Perth, Australia tumbled right out of its owner's hands this morning — but judging from the sheer number of drop tests being performed on Apple's latest smartphone, it's all good.
Apple's forthcoming iPhone 6 continues to make headlines across the rumor mill, with new word of a major differentiating feature for the phablet-sized model and a possible release date looming on the horizon.
Never mind the fact that the iPhone 5s is still hard to find for many Americans -- the show must go on, and Apple has a schedule to keep, starting on Oct. 25 when the latest handsets touch down in more than 25 new countries.
It's iPhone 5 day, and Apple Stores around the country opened its doors an hour early to greet hoards of diehard Apple devotees with a new handset. It's a fairly exciting sight to see: people line up early in the morning -- some even camp out for days -- for the chance to be one of the first to get an iPhone 5. Those who were queued downtown at the San Francisco Apple Store, where I participated in the iPhone launch, had lined up on a whim early in the morning without a pre-order to guarantee them a unit. The person at the very front of the line, however, wasn't there for his own iPhone, but to wait in line for someone else. And he was paid to do it.
Friday marks the fifth anniversary of the iPhone, so naturally at least one research company has been busy running the numbers to see what kind of impact Apple's iconic handset has had since its debut.