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    What? No 6 + ??
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    This amazing graphic shows iOS’s evolution from original iPhone to iPhone 6



    The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are finally official, becoming Apple’s first iOS handsets that match competing devices when it comes to screen size. Of course, the increased screen size is only one of the new features the new iPhones have to offer, so 7DayShop came up with a massive and extremely detailed infographic that shows the evolution of Apple’s mobile platform.

    From the original iPhone running iPhone OS 1.0 to the iPhone 6 models powered by Apple’s iOS 8, the infographic looks at the way Apple’s mobile devices and mobile OS changed over the years. The infographic shows how the iPhone’s Home screen has been modified with each iPhone generation, revealing the subtle design choices from year to year, as well as the obvious move from Scott Forstall’s skeuomorphism to Jony Ive’s flat design style.

    Additionally, the infographic also highlights the main features in each iOS release from the first version up to iOS 8.

    Whether you’re a longtime iPhone user, or just getting acquainted with the platform now that Apple has finally launched those big iPhones you’ve been waiting for, the infographic offers plenty of details about Apple’s mobile history – see it below (also available at the source link).







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    'We're sorry:' Apple experiences numerous iPhone 6 preorder problems from crushing de



    Just like every previous iPhone launch, Friday's kickoff for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus preorders was marred by a series of glitches, issues and errors that left a number of customers frustrated with Apple and its carrier partners' inability to keep up with overwhelming demand.

    Readers who reached out to AppleInsider experienced a number of problems attempting to place their order for Apple's next-generation handsets on Friday. Things kicked off just after midnight Pacific, 3 a.m. Eastern, but initial customers were only able to access preorders via the iOS Apple Store app, and not through Apple's website on a traditional browser.

    And while U.S. carriers AT&T, Verizon and Sprint were accepting preorders, customers could not buy a handset for T-Mobile, directly from the carrier or through Apple's website, for hours Friday morning. That also affected AT&T customers looking to buy a no-contract, no-subsidy unlocked handset compatible with AT&T's network.

    Apple's issues connecting with carrier partners overnight led the company to give temporary reservation numbers to affected customers. Those people began receiving emails on Friday notifying them that they have 24 hours to complete their order, or they will lose their place in line for their purchase.

    For those that did manage to get orders through, other problems occurred. A number of people indicated that their credit card rejected their new iPhone purchase after Apple placed a one-dollar authorization charge on the card in addition to the full cost of the phone.





    Efforts to re-authorize the charge also proved problematic thanks to the crushing demand Apple's website and phone systems were experiencing. Attempts to visit the "Check Order Status" of Apple's online store returned an error page reading: "We're sorry. Something went wrong with your request. Please try again later."

    Apple has told people with rejected credit cards that they have up to a week before the order will be canceled.

    And Apple's default 1-800 number was experiencing similar problems, simply hanging up on callers attempting to check on an order after informing them that the company was experiencing "expectedly high call volumes." Those who could get through on Apple's toll-free number were met with extremely long wait times before reaching a customer service representative.





    A number of AppleInsider readers also expressed frustration that they woke up overnight in an attempt to preorder the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, but were unable to do so because of technical glitches. Then, when they woke up later Friday and made another attempt to purchase, they discovered that launch-day inventory is sold out, and new orders are scheduled to ship more than a month after Sept. 19.

    One reader said they placed an order for a gold iPhone 6 Plus Friday morning and were quoted a shipping time of two to three weeks, but once they received their confirmation email, it indicated the unit would not ship for five to six weeks.

    Of course, issues when attempting to preorder Apple's latest iPhone are nothing new, as every year the demand for the company's latest model only grows. Server meltdowns, error messages and technical glitches have become par for the course for Apple and its carrier partners once the flood gates open.





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    Overnight preorders of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set new record for Apple



    Apple on Friday revealed that preorders for its 2014 iPhone lineup, which have only been available for less than 12 hours, reached a new overnight record, setting the stage for what could become its biggest-ever launch weekend once the devices become available Sept. 19.

    The company issued a statement to Re/code on Friday revealing the new record, but declining to say how many units have been pre-sold thus far. Preorders began overnight at 12:01 a.m. Pacific, 3:01 a.m. Eastern, through Apple and its carrier partners.

    "Response to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been incredible with a record number of preorders overnight," the company said.

    Apple's carrier partner AT&T also spoke out on preorders earlier Friday in a statement to Fierce Wireless, in which CEO Ralph de la Vega indicated that his company had taken "hundreds of thousands of preorders" for the new iPhone models this morning.

    "It's amazing to see the volume," he said, adding that the demand for the new models is topping last year's record breaking iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c launch.





    Both the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus will find their way into the hands of customers in one week, on Friday, Sept. 19, in a total of nine countries: The U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan.

    Last year, Apple set a new record, selling a total of 9 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c units in the first weekend of availability.





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    Apple's iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus use H.265 codec for FaceTime over cellular



    While Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have drawn attention for their new form factors and flashy Retina HD displays, the handsets boast substantial under-the-hood advancements, including support for the highly efficient H.265 video codec.

    As seen on Apple's iPhone tech specs webpage, both the iPhone 6 and its larger iPhone 6 Plus sibling leverage next-generation H.265 technology, also known as High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), for encoding and decoding FaceTime video calls over cellular. The phones also support the older H.264 standard first championed by Apple with legacy devices like the Apple TV and third-generation iPad.

    According to Matthew Fleming, an expert in the field of signals processing who spotted the new iPhone 6 feature, H.265 promises to deliver video quality identical to H.264 AVC at only half the bit rate. This translates into a massive overhead reduction much needed in constrained data systems like cellular networks.

    "This has the potential to give Apple a serious advantage in the mobile video calling domain where bandwidth is at a premium," Fleming said.

    Exactly how Apple is implementing H.265 is unknown at this time, but considering the feature is restricted to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, some speculate the new A8 SoC incorporates a specialized encoder/decoder module not present in older handsets. Further, Fleming points out that while Macs have the processing power to run software-based H.265 encoder/decoder solutions, portables usually require hardware integration.

    The H.265 draft standard was first released by the Motion Pictures Expert Group in 2012, but has yet to see wide adoption in the consumer device market.





    When Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller took the stage at Tuesday's unveiling, he highlighted the new iPhones' processing prowess, saying the A8's graphics core chews through operations 50 percent faster than its A7 predecessor. Also improved is CPU performance, which shows a 25 percent boost over last year's chip.

    Apple initiated iPhone 6 and 6 Plus preorders earlier today, though servers were quickly overwhelmed by record-breaking demand for the larger-screened iOS handsets. The new hardware will hit store shelves on Sept. 19 in nine launch countries, while a wider international rollout is expected a week following.





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    Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reach record 4 million preorders in first day



    The company said on Monday that demand for its newest iPhones has already exceeded the initial preorder supply, and many orders placed are scheduled to ship in October. The comments may suggest that Apple's initial launch weekend sales figures will be held back by supply rather than demand.

    "iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are better in every way, and we are thrilled customers love them as much as we do," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO.""Pre-orders for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set a new record for Apple, and we can't wait to get our best iPhones yet into the hands of customers starting this Friday."

    Last year, Apple sold 9 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c units in their launch weekend. That easily exceeded the record 5 million iPhone 5 units the company sold on that device's launch weekend in 2012.

    When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus become available this Friday, additional units will be available at Apple Stores and other retail partners for walk-in customers. The handset arrives first in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the U.K.





    Apple also announced on Monday that 20 additional countries will get the iPhone 6 starting the following Friday, Sept. 26. They include Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.

    The company had already revealed last week that overnight preorders of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were at record levels. Last Friday, Apple characterized demand for its new, bigger phones as "incredible."

    Demand was so strong that Apple and its carrier partners' websites experienced a number of problems accepting customer orders. Such issues have occurred every year since the first iPhone launched in 2007, with demand for Apple's latest models only growing each year.

    As of Monday morning, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is advertised to ship within 7 to 10 business days, while the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus will ship in 3 to 4 weeks.





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    iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus preorder delivery dates slip as AT&T sees biggest-ever



    Exactly one day after preorders for went live, demand for Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus remains high, as evidenced by continued slips in shipping estimates and the announcement of a record-breaking preorder launch from AT&T.

    As reflected on the Online Apple Store, launch day preorders for the new iPhone are going fast, with many 4.7-inch models showing 7 to 10 day ship-by dates and all allotted 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus stock sold out.

    The iPhone 6 Plus was the first to see preorder shipping estimates pushed back shortly after the unit became available Friday morning. Current U.S. Online Apple Store estimates are showing ship-by dates of 3 to 4 weeks for all iPhone 6 Plus options, a scenario mirrored in many international stores.

    As for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile still have a few color and capacity combinations available for delivery by Sept. 19, though supplies are being rapidly depleted. It is unclear at this time if launch supply for the iPhone 6 Plus is constrained or consumer interest in the phablet device is grossly outstripping that of the 4.7-inch model.

    Pent-up demand for the latest iPhones continues to set records for both Apple and its partner wireless carriers, and AT&T late Friday announced record-breaking preorder sales.

    "This is our biggest iPhone, pre-order launch day ever," AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie said in a prepared statement.

    Earlier in the day, Apple itself reported that overnight iPhone preorders set a new record for the company.

    When preorders for the iPhone 6 kicked off on Friday, the onslaught of customers caused server congestion issues for both Apple and its partner resellers. The issue was so severe that Apple resorted to taking reservations for later processing instead of completing transactions in realtime. The company's online storefront was also down for the initial preorder period, prompting iOS device owners to place orders through the Apple Store app.

    Although online preorders are selling out, customers still have a chance to grab an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus on launch day by visiting brick-and-mortar Apple Stores, which will have limited supply on hand for walk-in buyers.





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    First iPhone 6 benchmark shows solid performance, but falls short of Android rivals



    The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus aren’t even out yet and a first GPU benchmark for the Apple’s new 4.7-inch handset has already been discovered on Rightware, revealing that the device will not offer a significant performance bump compared to its predecessor, the iPhone 5s.

    According to the alleged benchmark test, which was picked up by GSM Arena, the iPhone 6’s 1.4GHz dual-core A8 processor scored 21,204 points in a Basemark X GPU test. Comparatively, the 1.3GHz dual-core A7 processor in the iPhone 5s scored 20,254 points in the same test.

    During its iPhone 6 event last week, Apple said that its 20-nanometer 64-bit A8 chip is supposed to offer up to 25% faster performance and up to 50% faster graphics compared to the A7. Furthermore, Apple said the iPhone 6 models will offer sustained performance over time, running at full power without generating additional heat.

    However, Apple did not reveal certain details about the iPhone 6’s internal components, including RAM and GPU choice, although the first iPhone 6 teardowns will also shed more light on everything that’s inside the iPhone 6.

    It’s not clear where this Benchmark X test was performed, but it’s likely that additional tests will be performed as soon as the new iPhone 6 models will be out later this week.

    For what it’s worth, the Full HD Galaxy S5 scored 23,501 in the same GPU benchmark, the publication notes.

    A similar benchmark test for the iPhone 6 Plus, which has a display with higher resolution than the iPhone 6 is not available yet.

    A screenshot showing this iPhone 6 GPU test follows below.







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    Apple’s employee reservation system seemingly excludes iPhone 6 Plus, lends weight to



    Apple has advised store staff that those working overnight or morning shifts on Friday will be able to reserve an iPhone 6, but not a 6 Plus, if a tweeted photo is genuine (and we have evidence it is). This would lend further weight to longstanding rumors and overwhelming evidence that the 5.5-inch model would be in short supply …

    A purported photo of a document issued to Apple Store staff was tweeted by an anon store employee this morning.

    All models of the iPhone 6 Plus went to 3-4 weeks shipping almost immediately after pre-orders opened last Friday, while most of the 4.7-inch models remained available. Prior to launch, it had been rumored that the 5.5-inch model might even be released at a later date, with production starting later. While this did not turn out to be the case, it is looking likely that supplies of the larger model are indeed constrained.





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