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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus goes on sale in 20 more countries; kicks off with life-sized emoji line in New Zealand [Updated with photos]

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus goes on sale in 20 more countries; kicks off with life-sized emoji line in New Zealand [Updated with photos]

Following the successful launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, Singapore, United Kingdom and a handful of other countries last week, resulting in over 10 million iPhones sold, the highly-anticipated smartphones are now launching in New Zealand and 19 other countries.

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Bend Test

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Bend Test

By now, you have probably heard about Bendgate. Earlier this week, both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were bent on video and the mainstream media has been pouncing on the situation since. The result has been a huge controversy about how Apple could allow this to happen, but the matter of fact is that aluminum is malleable.

iPhone 6 is the hottest smartphone in Japan right now

iPhone 6 is the hottest smartphone in Japan right now

Apple included Japan as one of the initial launch countries for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on September 19th, and it was a worthwhile move. In the near week that has passed since the smartphones were released, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been blowing the competition out of the water in terms of units sold.

Apple will replace bent iPhones if it passes ‘Visual Mechanical Inspection’

Apple will replace bent iPhones if it passes ‘Visual Mechanical Inspection’

Early on Tuesday, September 23, a series of reports surfaced that cited several owner complaints about the iPhone 6 Plus, and the new handset bending in their pockets.

There have been concerns about how Apple plans to handle these complaints.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ranked the world’s best smartphone cameras

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ranked the world’s best smartphone cameras

Apple commonly promotes the iPhone as the world’s most popular camera, but a new study awards the all-new 8-megapixel iSight module with an even better accolade. According to the highly-respected and influential DxOMark Mobile study, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are ranked as the world’s best smartphone cameras that are currently available.

iPhone 6 Plus costs just $15.50 more to build over iPhone 6

iPhone 6 Plus costs just $15.50 more to build over iPhone 6

Yesterday, a teardown analysis of the iPhone 6 revealed that it costs Apple somewhere in the $200 range to build the smartphone based on parts and labor alone. Taking a closer look at the numbers, research firm IHS claims that it costs Apple a mere $15.50 extra to build an iPhone 6 Plus compared to the iPhone 6, despite charging a $100 premium for the larger smartphone in all three storage capacities.

iPhone 6 crowned as ‘most durable iPhone yet’ in breakability test

iPhone 6 crowned as ‘most durable iPhone yet’ in breakability test

SquareTrade has put the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus under a series of breakability tests to see how well the smartphones stack up against four foot drops, water damage, sliding across wood and plastic surfaces and more. The results show that the iPhone 6 was the most durable iPhone ever in these tests, while the iPhone 6 Plus also did quite well.

New rubber gasket around buttons make iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus more resistant to water and dust

New rubber gasket around buttons make iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus more resistant to water and dust

iFixit did an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus teardown last week, and found that Apple has added a new rubber gasket around volume and power buttons to better protect it from water and dust.

Watch out: iPhone 6 Plus could accidentally bend in your pocket

Watch out: iPhone 6 Plus could accidentally bend in your pocket

Apple heavily markets the iPhone 6 Plus as the thinnest and largest smartphone that it has ever released, but a new report claims that the ultra-thin 5.5-millimeter chassis has led to a growing number of users accidentally bending the smartphone in their pocket. The problem is informally becoming known as “bent-gate.”

Get notified when the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus are in stock with this website

Get notified when the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus are in stock with this website

If you’re finding it hard to get the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in stock in stores near your area, you’ll find a new website called 6tracker very useful.