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.
Apple has just announced that it has sold more than 10 million units of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus over the opening weekend.
The team at iFixit, a website that is best known for providing in-depth hardware teardowns of various products, was on hand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch in Melbourne, Australia. The team quickly posted a detailed iPhone 6 Plus teardown, and it has now followed up with an iPhone 6 teardown as well.
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.
While there has been unprecedented demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in several countries, with over 4 million pre-orders on the first day alone, Apple could be missing out on a huge opportunity in China this year. According to the 21st Century Business Herald, the two smartphones may not launch in the world’s most populous country until early 2015 due to difficulties in gaining regulatory clearance in the nation.
Palo Alto Networks has found and analyzed a new malware for iOS called “AppBuyer” that affects jailbroken iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The malware is designed to steal a user’s Apple ID username and password and upload the information to the attacker’s server, at which point he can download apps from the App Store from that account.
When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were unveiled at the Flint Center last week, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller touted that the smartphones have an all-new A8 chip with an M8 coprocessor that provide up to 25% faster CPU performance and up to 50% faster GPU performance than the A7 chip and M7 coprocessor on the iPhone 5s.
The shipping estimates for most iPhone 6 models has slipped to 7 to 10 business days in the U.S., which means that customers pre-ordering now will likely get their new iPhones only in October, and certainly not on September 19th, which is the launch day.
Apple along with its carrier partners started accepting pre-orders for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus earlier today.