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