This morning, as millions of new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners unbox their goods in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, France, Germany, and Puerto Rico, one nation remains glaringly absent from the list of first-wave countries to get Apple’s new flagship smartphone.
Despite Apple’s hopes of promptly bringing iPhone 6 to market in China as soon as the device launches, strong regulatory hurdles proved too much of a barrier to swift entry for Apple’s newest smartphone.
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Fresh from Apple’s recent iPhone 6, Apple Watch and iOS 8 media blitz, the Cupertino, California-based tech giant is purportedly gearing up to make headlines once again next month.
Mid October, we’re told, is when the iDevice maker will attempt to wow the mobile world again, this time with a refresh of its tablet line-up.
“The company is planning to hold its next event on Oct. 21, where it will unveil two new iPads and announce the release of OS X Yosemite, the next version of its Mac operating system, according to sources familiar with the matter,” Micah Singleton of The Daily Dot reports.
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On Wednesday, Apple released iOS 8 to the mobile world, just two days before the company’s scheduled launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
This year, however, Apple appears poised to welcome more Android newcomers to the iOS ecosystem than during any previous iOS refresh.
Shortly before iOS 8 dropped, Apple published a detailed guide that walks Android users through the switch to iOS.
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According to our sister site mHealthWatch, some of the nation’s foremost hospitals are rushing Apple in through the ER doors and putting the tech giant’s latest innovation to work in healthcare.
Apple’s recently unveiled HealthKit platform has already attracted the attention of such healthcare heavyweights as Duke and Stanford.
Reuters learned earlier this week that the prominent U.S. hospitals are planning trials with “diabetics and chronic disease patients” using HealthKit.
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Apple on Monday confirmed record-breaking opening weekend preorders for its next-gen iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
More than four million units were preordered during the first 24 hours of availability.
The new iPhones officially go on sale this Friday in the U.S. and a handful of nations around the world.
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We were told unprecedented consumer demand would soon be apparent for Apple’s iPhone 6.
And that’s exactly what the world observed over the weekend as consumers flocked to Apple’s website so aggressively that it put the company’s online store on the fritz at times.
In the first 12 hours of preorders last Friday morning, Apple saw a new overnight record for preorders, setting the stage for a record-breaking opening sales weekend for a new Apple product launch.
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How’s the smartphone market stacking up these days?
Now we know, since comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, has released recent data from comScore MobiLens and Mobile Metrix, reporting key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for July 2013.
Who’s on first? Hand it to Apple. Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with a 40 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the #1 smartphone platform with 52 percent platform market share. Google Sites ranked as the top mobile media property, while Facebook was the top individual app.
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