If all that hullabaloo about record numbers of preorders and crowded Apple stores didn't tip you off, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are selling quite well. How well? According to a press release sent out by the company this morning, customers acquired more than 10 million of the devices over the weekend. Yes, that's a record.
Wondering why you had so much trouble trying to preorder that iPhone 6 on Friday? Turns out a record number of people were trying to do the exact same thing, leading to the largest 24-hour preorder sales in Apple's history.
We're still recovering from a lack of sleep after waking up in the middle of the night in an effort to place a preorder for the iPhone 6 Plus, and it seems we certainly weren't alone. In addition to that misadventure, Friday's Morning Report also dishes on new LaCie d2 drives and the ability to upload 10GB files to Microsoft SkyDrive. Onward to the news!
Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Philip W. Schiller had the pleasure of detailing the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which will be available for preorder on September 12th, with in-store availability coming September 19th.
If you love Facebook, you now have extra incentive to stay within those gated walls: On Tuesday, the social network announced the launch of Save on Facebook, a new option that delivers a built-in "read later" style service for saving links, places, and even movie, TV, or music pages for quick, easy access from mobile or web. Save on Facebook is rolling out to iOS, Android, and web "over the next few days," so keep an eye out for it as you're perusing this edition of the Mac|Life Morning Report!
Despite a veritable tidal wave of new media streaming boxes for the living room, many consumers still prefer to keep a slim, headless Mac or PC connected to their HDTV — but suffering with a keyboard in a darkened room doesn't sound like much fun.
Way back in April of last year, one of our overnight recaps talked up a new Thunderbolt docking station from the folks at Sonnet -- a product that's still not shipping, but now has an even more powerful sibling.
Sure, Apple ditched the faux leather on the Calendar app with OS X Mavericks, but it didn't actually do all that much to improve the software itself -- but those looking for a better solution may want to jump on this preorder offer.
Despite the best efforts of tech giants including Google, the dream of a truly cashless mobile wallet remains out of reach -- but next summer, a slim black gadget could finally fulfill that goal, and it won't even require your smartphone to pay.