Latest iPhone first weekend sales blast through 10 million

IMG_7033EDMONTON, AB, Sep 22, 2014/ Troy Media/ – After record-breaking pre-orders and massive line-ups world-wide, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models – which launched on September 19 – broke first weekend record sales by topping the 10 million mark. This milestone is one million more than the then record-breaking nine million iPhone 5S and 5C handsets sold on their first weekend release set under a year ago.

“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We would like to thank all of our customers for making this our best launch ever, shattering all previous sell-through records by a large margin. While our team managed the manufacturing ramp better than ever before, we could have sold many more iPhones with greater supply and we are working hard to fill orders as quickly as possible.”  READ MORE at Troy Media

iPhone 6 lineups prove Apple’s magic continues

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Jesse Letain emerges with his iPhone 6

With pre-orders at record levels, early indication was that Apple’s new iPhone 6 models were going to be a hit. And it looks like it is as the lineups at Apple Stores around the world are proving once again that Apple still has a lot of magic left in it.

And such was the case at Edmonton’s Southgate Centre where the first people to line up arrived at the doors of the Apple Store almost 24 hours before.

Read more… At Canoe Tech Blog

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus differ beyond size

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While the much-anticipated iPhone 6 models officially announced today, it seems that this time around the rumour mills more or less got it right. At today’s Apple Event, Apple unveiled the new 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and a larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. So besides size, what are the differences between the two models?

Unlike last year’s release, where we saw the unveiling of the iPhone 5C in the iPhone 5S, it was blatantly obvious that the unapologetically plastic 5C was the poor cousin to the iPhone 5S. This time, it’s a little bit different. The two new models are more closely related than you might think, but there are a few key differences.

Read more… at Canoe Tech Blog

Time to dump your old iPhone?

EDMONTON, AB, Sep 9, 2014/ Troy Media/ – The closer we move to the introduction of the iPhone 6, and its many expected variations, you are probably asking yourself if it is time to dump your current iPhone.

In fact, there are a growing number of iPhones on offer on the resale market. According to eBay Canada there was a significant jump in the number of listings offering the iPhone 5 leading up to last year’s announcement of the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S models, compared to the same period a month prior.  Read full article at TROY MEDIA

Seidio Innocell Plus Combo makes your hip “hip” once again

SeidioInnocell Front Side BackEDMONTON, AB, Aug 8, 2014/ Troy Media/ – The bigger smartphones get, the less likely we are to see people opting to wear them on their hips. And the need of the latest and greatest for even more power and bigger and extra batteries is another reason to simply sock them into your pocket or purse.

But sometimes (think if you’re working out in the field or up on a telephone pole), a phone on your hip still makes perfect sense.

The Seidio Innocell Plus Combo is a nifty little accessory for your iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S that acts as a case with a battery plus holster in an all-in-one combination.

The case is a snap-together sleek slim protector for your phone. It features Seidio’s signature soft-touch coating, that feels nice to handle while keeping your phone free from scratches, and doesn’t add too much excessive real estate to your phone. It has a built-in 2000mAh battery which, in effect, doubles your iPhone’s battery’s capacity, with an extra 25 per cent more to boot.

Your Innocell Plus case clips right into the perfectly matched felt-lined Innocell Plus Holster, which you then simply need to clip it right onto your belt. It allows quick access to your phone and swivels in seven different directions to accommodate almost any type of hip. The belt clip also has a lip on it to make it less likely that the phone will fall off your belt.  READ FULL ARTICLE at TROY MEDIA

Apples are red – Apples are pink

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If colour is important to you or loved one for this Valentine’s Day, then you’ll be thrilled to know that many of Apple’s iOS devices are available in red or pink. And if they’re not, there are certainly red and pink cases as well as matching accessories to go along with them.

Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog

G4TV.ca Review: Hang tight with MonkeyOh, MonkeyDo

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There are tons of gadgets on the market that are either cute or useful, but together they often come up short in one category or another. Enter MonkeyOh,by Felix. It comes up as top banana; pardon the pun, in both categories.  Shaped like a monkey, it’s a fun little 3-in-1 dock, stand and cord wrap that keeps your desk, table or wall socket clutter free and keeps a grip on your iPhone in either landscape or portrait mode.

READ MORE at G4TV Canada

Gold iPhone 5S fetches over $10,000 on eBay (or maybe not)

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Even if someone spent two days standing in line waiting to get his or her hands on a gold iPhone 5S, it might have been time well spent as one sold today on eBay for $10,100 US. Now I know that the gold version of Apple’s latest high-end iPhone model is somewhat on the scarce side but paying what amounts to over 15 times its retail price seems a little bit ridiculous, there’s no actual gold in it!

Read more…AT CanoeTech Blog

Apple sells 9 million iPhones sets new record

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While it has only been a year, but it seemed to be a long time coming as the world anxiously awaited the arrival of a new iPhone. Critics said Apple was way behind and quickly losing market share, but after the first weekend, when the dust settled, Apple sold a record breaking number of new iPhone 5S and 5C models in just 3 days after its initial launch this past Friday, September 20th.

“This is our best iPhone launch yet―more than nine million new iPhones sold―a new record for first weekend sales,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible, and while we’ve sold out of our initial supply of iPhone 5s, stores continue to receive new iPhone shipments regularly. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough new iPhones for everyone.”

Analysts had predicted that the company would sell 5-6 million iPhones in the first weekend, but easily surpassed that figure.

Read FULL STORY AT TROY MEDIA

Diehards return to the Apple Store for new iPhone 5S, 5C

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A decent sized crowd lined up almost out the mall doors this morning at Edmonton’s Southgate Centre anxiously waiting in line to get in to the Apple Store and get their hands on the latest models of the iPhone – the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S.

Read more… AT CANOE TECH BLOG