The iPhone 6’s physical design received some appreciation today from someone you’d least expect. Former Android Vice President Hugo Barra today called the iPhone 6 “the most beautiful smartphone ever built” at the WSJD conference.
Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus goes on sale in South Korea and 22 other countries this Friday, October 31. So the country’s three biggest mobile carriers including SK Telecom, KT Corp and LG UPlus started accepting pre-orders for the new iPhones began last Friday.
Along with China, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus also went on sale in India on the 17th of October. The two devices launched in India to a good response, with Apple’s authorised resellers opening their stores from 12AM midnight to queues of customers, who wanted to get their hands on the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus before anyone else.
When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were launched last month, the smartphones were put through a pocketability test to see how comfortable carrying the two smartphones were in skinny jeans and otherwise. While the iPhone 6 is pretty much your average sized smartphone with its 4.7-inch display, the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus belongs more to the phablet category and isn’t as easily pocketable.
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.