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On Tuesday Apple decided to launch their ‘new’ flagship device, the iPhone 6 along with a glossy launch event which included U2 playing a live song from their new album. However, even before the show got underway social networks began to see activity mocking Apple and the iPhone 6. This first began with Samsung who very early in the morning tweeted they would giveaway a free pear for every tweet about an apple. This was very quickly followed by HTC tweeting an image of the iPhone 6 side by side with the HTC One M8 and a message which essentially read welcome to the big league. To add further insult ASUS also joined the party by posting a Facebook page advising readers they could buy six ASUS ZenFones for the price of one iPhone 6. If this was not enough Samsung again threw some more punches by releasing 6 videos mocking the new iPhone.
You may be thinking what’s with all the big Android companies picking on little ole Apple. However, it seems it weren’t only the big boys who were not impressed by Apple’s latest creation. An image created by Ron Amadeo (Reviews Editor for ARS Technica) mocking the lack of current iPhone features seems to have gone viral. While the likes of HTC and OnePlus have sent out various images comparing the iPhone 6 to their latest flagship devices, Amadeo compared the iPhone 6 to the Nexus 4 (circa 2012) with the title “Dear iPhone 6 users: Welcome to 2012”. With the two devices side by side and although two years apart the similarities are remarkable. Both devices offer a 4.7”screen, NFC payments, notification actions, widgets, 3rd part keyboards and cross-app communications. More interestingly the resolution of the Nexus 4 is slightly greater with a 760p resolution compared to the iPhone 6 (750p resolution).
However, probably the funniest element of the image is down the bottom where Amadeo mocks the future of iPhone “In 2016, you guys will love: Wireless Charging, water resistance, multi-user support, split screen apps and virtual buttons”. Amadeo even pushes the joke a little further by advising iPhone users if they need any help with their new features to ask an Android user “We’ve had this stuff for years”. To make it worse for Apple the joke has not been lost on the public with the original tweeted image by Amadeo already being retweeted almost 17,000 (and favorited over 7500) times in the last two days. On Google+ the image has also been liked over 4000 times and reshared nearly 4000 times (just from Amadeo’s account alone). Of course, it’s not all bad for Apple users. Afterall, the iPhone 6 does have some features which the Nexus 4 does not have, but either way the similarities between the 2014 iOS device and the 2012 Android device cannot be ignored.
Memory specialist SanDisk has created an SD card with 512 gigabytes (GB) of storage space - the highest capacity ever released.
The card, which is the size of a postage stamp, will go on sale for $800 (£490).
The launch comes a decade after the firm released a 512-megabyte (MB) SD card with one-thousandth of the space.
Experts believe SD cards could eventually hold up to 2 terabytes (TB) of data, about 2,000GB.
The new card is aimed at film-makers shooting in the high-quality 4K format.
The 4K format - which is four times the resolution of HD - requires large file storage. Depending on compression, a single minute of 4K shooting will typically take around 5GB of storage space.
"4K Ultra HD is an example of a technology that is pushing us to develop new storage solutions capable of handling massive file sizes," said Dinesh Bahal, vice-president of product marketing at SanDisk.
The SD card format is one of the most widely used standards of flash storage, popular with digital cameras, camcorders and other mobile devices.
While camera types, resolutions and settings vary - a 512GB card could potentially hold around 30 hours of HD video.
John Delaney, a senior mobile analyst from IDC, said innovation in physical storage was critical to the future of our devices - even if a lot of people are turning to cloud storage instead.
"The thing that is driving cloud storage is multiple devices usage - which solves the, 'Where's my stuff?' problem: if you use cloud storage for everything, whatever device you have with you can be used to access your content."
But he added: "So far there's still a strong preference for local storage.
"People just feel more in control and more able to rely on being able to access the content when they literally know where it is.
"Storing in the cloud means you literally don't know where it is."
So it's been released! And we have our pre ordered handsets delivered to us at the office.
I tell you what, this time the package looks so rubbish and fake, I hope the phones are better than before :) yeah right. Poor clients of ours, no common sense, well at least many of them have seen the light and moving on in life without the i.
Well, the glass looks superb and an absolute winner if you ask me. (Glass only) But the recent drop tests for the iPhone has proven otherwise and yet on other videos, it seems brill. Point is, the screen is rubbish!
China's Hunger for Apple's New iPhone Fuels Smuggling
HONG KONG—Apple Inc.'s new iPhone has become an object of more than just desire in Asia, where tussles broke out near stores selling the phones, and police in Hong Kong over the weekend foiled what they called a suspected attempt to smuggle a stash of the gadgets out of the city.
Behind the incidents is the extreme imbalance between the number of iPhones available in the region and the demand, a gap made larger this year because Apple hasn't even started selling its latest smartphones—the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which went on sale in many other countries Friday—in one of its largest markets, China. Chinese state media attributes the delay to regulatory issues. Apple spokespeople didn't reply to requests for comment.
Tight supplies have created lucrative arbitrage opportunities for scalpers, who can resell the new iPhones in China for almost double their retail price, according to third-party resellers in Hong Kong. In the tech-hungry Asian-Pacific region, the phones are on sale only in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Australia.
Hong Kong authorities said Sunday that they foiled an apparent attempt to smuggle 3 million Hong Kong dollars ($387,000) worth of high-end electronics—including at least 138 new iPhones—that were being loaded onto a speedboat in a rural coastal area opposite the Chinese shore. Customs officials said several men fled on the boat when approached by law-enforcement officers, leaving behind 15 boxes that also included 1,890 hard drives and 16,235 computer-memory chips. A spokesman for the customs department said Monday that the investigation was ongoing.
Social media was full of reports on Friday of line-cutting by presumed scalpers in Japan and Singapore. In Singapore, officers responded to several calls before the devices went on sale early Friday morning, after at least six malls became concerned about the number of people gathering outside Apple's third-party retailers, a spokeswoman at the Singapore Police Force said. At least one of the calls was due to a dispute over line cutting, according to people familiar with the matter.
Stock quickly sold out. As of Monday, the new iPhones were unavailable through Apple's two official stores and website in Hong Kong. Several third-party retailers and mobile-phone operators in Singapore—where no official Apple stores exist—said they ran out of stock over the weekend and that it wasn't clear when their supplies would be replenished. In Japan, Apple's website said orders would take between three and four weeks to deliver.
Driving much of the iPhone 6 hunger is China, which has become increasingly important to Apple's bottom line. Apple's sales in Greater China, which includes Taiwan and Hong Kong, grew 28% during the fiscal third quarter ended June 28 to $5.94 billion, making up nearly 16% of its total revenue. As a reflection of this importance, China was one of the first countries last year to begin selling the iPhone 5S. China's official Xinhua News Agency said last week that the new iPhones cleared two major regulatory hurdles but still needed a network-access license before official sales could begin.
On the gray market for scalped iPhones, the price premium for the most expensive model, the 128-gigabyte version of the iPhone 6 Plus, jumped to more than $1,000 on Friday, according to phone retailers in Mongkok, a bustling neighborhood that is well known to anyone shopping for unlocked iPhones and other gray-market electronics.
Jay Lam, a Hong Kong shop manager, left Apple's store in Causeway Bay on Friday with a big smile on his face as he picked up two gold iPhone 6 Pluses. Mr. Lam said he planned to sell the two phones for HK$20,000 each ($2,600), making a handsome profit from the official retail price of HK$8,088. Gray market vendors with big suitcases could be seen counting money outside the store. Most of them were interested in collecting the iPhone 6 Plus, especially the gold model, which they said had strong demand from China.
The mania to get a new iPhone wasn't limited to scalpers. Several of Apple's retail partners in Hong Kong offered their best customers a chance to reserve iPhone 6s. Luxury department-store chain Lane Crawford invited 1,000 loyal customers to reserve and purchase the new iPhone at two of its stores in Hong Kong on Friday. On Monday, a spokeswoman for Lane Crawford said that every single customer took up the offer and that it sold out of its supply.
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.
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