Gizmodo has obtained what appears to be full marketing materials for two new Fitbit activity trackers — the Charge and Charge HR — ahead of each device’s respective release. Based on the leak, it appears that the two new wearables will have some interesting features like caller ID and heart rate monitoring that could be paired with an iPhone.
Just weeks after Apple launched the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it appears that at least one competitor has been inspired, to say the least, by the design of the new smartphones. Recently leaked images of Lenovo’s upcoming Sisley smartphone provide a first look at what appears to be the latest iPhone 6 clone, with more than a few similarities.
Last year, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration changed its guidelines to allow for expanded usage of personal electronic devices like smartphones and tablets during the takeoff and landing phases of flights. According to the Associated Press, that decision hasn’t sat well with the largest flight attendants union in the United States.
Just two weeks after the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Japan, it was reported that the devices were the hottest smartphones in the country. According to Forbes contributor Chuck Jones, that hasn’t changed. Jones, who has been tracking market research firm BCN, reports that the iPhone 6 remains the top smartphone in Japan.
Following the announcement that prepaid carrier Boost Mobile will begin selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the United States next Friday, October 17th, the wireless provider has confirmed that — as with the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s last year — it will sell the latest iPhone models for $100 off the regular retail price of each device.
Last month, BMO Capital Markets analyst Keith Bachman predicted that Apple could sell up to 189 million iPhones during the 2015 fiscal year. Taiwan-based DigiTimes, citing sources within the supply chain, corroborates that figure by claiming that Apple could sell up to 200 million iPhone 6 units in FY 2015.