iPhone 6 Pre-order Kick Off Sept 12 at 12:01AM Pacific Time

1:35 PM EDT, Sep. 11th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple promised pre-orders for the ,iPhone  and iPhone 6 Plus would start on Friday, September 12, but didn't say exactly what time. Thanks to Apple's carrier partners, we know that time is 12:01AM pacific time, which means there will be a lot of people up early Friday morning placing orders.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-11

1:11 PM EDT, Sep. 11th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

TMO's Dave Hamilton had the chance to go hands on with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, so today he joins Jeff Gamet to talk about his first impressions and which model he's buy. Dave also squares off with Bryan Chaffin to debate whether or not Apple Pay really will be the jump start the NFC-based mobile payment market needs.

Nearly 5 Million Gmail Passwords Dumped to the Internet

10:10 AM EDT, Sep. 11th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Over 4.9 million Gmail user names and passwords were posted on a Russian Bitcoin forum earlier this week, posing a potential security headache for a lot of people. Google said there wasn't any data breach, which means the logins were likely culled from other sites.

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Posting user names and pasword lists online is a pretty crappy thing to do and sometimes the Internet is a pretty crappy place. This Gmail password leak is a great reminder to avoid using the same login information on more than one site.

Apple Refunds New iCloud Price Difference to Current Subscribers

9:01 AM EDT, Sep. 11th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Current iCloud customers received a welcome email from Apple Wednesday evening telling them the rates they're paying for extra storage have been adjusted to be in line with the new lower prices. Apple also said customers are receiving refunds for the difference in what they already paid for their annual subscription.

T-Mobile Unleashes Wi-Fi In Latest Uncarrier Event

8:40 PM EDT, Sep. 10th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

T-Mobile held another Uncarrier event Wednesday, title Wi-Fi Unleashed. This includes free Wi-Fi calling and texting for any capable T-Mobile device, a partnership with In-flight internet provider Gogo, and a T-Mobile Personal CellSpot, hardware to help improve reception indoors.

Apple Turns to The Gap for New Marketing Executive

7:10 PM EDT, Sep. 10th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · News

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Apple has turned to the fashion industry to boost its executive ranks again, hiring Marcela Aguilar as its new director of global marketing Communications. Ms. Aguilar was lured away from The Gap, where she was that retailer's senior global director-marketing communications.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-10

1:20 PM EDT, Sep. 10th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

Apple seems to be moving away from its "i" prefix for new products, and that may be a sign that CEO Tim Cook is putting his own mark on the company. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on why the i-name scheme is fading away, and they take a look at why Apple Pay doesn't pose the same potential security risks as iCloud.

Analyst: Apple’s iPhone 6 to Drive Record Sales

11:32 AM EDT, Sep. 10th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Apple Stock Watch

Get ready for record breaking iPhone 6 sales. That's what Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley is expecting in part because he thinks many iPhone owners skipped the iPhone 5 and 5S cycle in anticipation of this year's models.

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Expecting high iPhone 6 sales seems like an easy bet considering how much interest there was going into yesterday's media event. We'll probably see tight inventory for the larger iPhone 6 Plus, but hopefully the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will be easier to get ahold of.

Apple Launches New iCloud Pricing with 1TB Storage Option

10:23 AM EDT, Sep. 10th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple announced new iCloud storage pricing was coming during its WWDC keynote presentation earlier this year, and for the first time we get to see just how much the company thinks a terabyte of online storage is worth. Users who need a full TB of iCloud storage will be paying US$19.99 a month, or twice what Dropbox users pay for the same amount.

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It's good to see iCloud get 500GB and 1TB storage options. Whether or not Apple's users see those as reasonably priced options remains to be seen considering Dropbox's 1TB option costs half as much.