Gold iPhone 6 units selling for upwards of $3,600 on Chinese black market

Gold iPhone 6 units selling for upwards of $3,600 on Chinese black market

While the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now available in the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and a number of other countries as of this weekend, the smartphones have yet to make their debut in China due to regulatory approval delays. The result is a lucrative black market in which gold iPhone 6 units are selling for as much as $3,600 in the world’s most populous country.

iPhone 6 tidbits: 1.36 GHz A8 chip with 1GB RAM confirmed, Display Zoom and more

iPhone 6 tidbits: 1.36 GHz A8 chip with 1GB RAM confirmed, Display Zoom and more

As a followup to my iPhone 6 Plus post, here are some of the interesting tidbits about the iPhone 6 I thought were worth mentioning.

Our iPhone 6 unboxing photos

Our iPhone 6 unboxing photos

Here are our first photos of the space grey iPhone 6, to go with yesterday’s iPhone 6 Plus unboxing photos. I have tried to capture various aspects of the device in addition to the unboxing, so let me know what you think.

How to enable VoLTE on your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

How to enable VoLTE on your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus support Voice over LTE (VoLTE) that allow you to make wideband high quality more “naturally sounding” calls.

It also allows you to surf the web while you’re talking at 4G LTE speeds.

Verizon iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 customers can finally surf the web while calling, also make HD Voice calls

Verizon iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 customers can finally surf the web while calling, also make HD Voice calls

If you’re a Verizon customer, then your surfing and calling experience on your shiny new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus would be even better.

This is because, Verizon has started rolling out its Advanced Calling service earlier in the week, which includes the VoLTE (Voice over LTE) feature.

iPhone 6 lineup out-of-warranty costs now listed on Apple’s website

iPhone 6 lineup out-of-warranty costs now listed on Apple’s website

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been on sale for barely a blink of an eye, but Apple has gone ahead and updated their “Other Repair” section of the website to reflect out-of-warranty pricing if you need a repair.

At Palo Alto Retail Store, Tim Cook joined in on the iPhone 6 lineup launch fun

At Palo Alto Retail Store, Tim Cook joined in on the iPhone 6 lineup launch fun

As Apple Stores, wireless retail shops, and other big box retailers opened their doors on September 19, they were more often than not greeted with lines of individuals hoping to get their hands on a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. For those at the Palo Alto Apple Retail location, a special guest made a welcomed appearance.

Our iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus unboxing video

Our iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus unboxing video

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were both released this morning and I was lucky enough to get my hands on them both. I’m really excited about spending more time with both of these devices, but before I do you should check out my unboxing and first impressions video after the jump.

Dodocase has an Apple Watch charging stand you can pre-order now

Dodocase has an Apple Watch charging stand you can pre-order now

On Wednesday, September 9, Apple officially unveiled their smartwatch, the Apple Watch. Unfortunately, rumors that it would not launch until much later turned out to be true, and Apple is making everyone wait until early 2015 to get their wrists under the new wearable.

How to use Display Zoom on your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus

How to use Display Zoom on your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus

As I had mentioned briefly in my iPhone 6 Plus tidbits post, Apple has added a new feature called Display Zoom in the new higher resolution iPhones.

You will be prompted to configure this feature when you set up your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus for the first time.