Apple Says iPhone 6 Pre-orders Hit Record Numbers

8:10 PM, Sep. 12th, 2014 · · iObserver

Despite getting off to a rocky start, pre-orders for Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hit record numbers on Friday. The company isn't saying just how many smartphones it sold, but anyone wanting the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will see shipping delays of about a week, and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus is showing even longer delays.

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Interest in the new iPhone models is clearly high considering Apple and its carrier partners are pleased with first day pre-order activity. So much for interest in the iPhone is fading.

AT&T Supporting Wi-Fi Calling Eventually

6:27 PM, Sep. 12th, 2014 · · iObserver

AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega has announced that AT&T will support Wi-Fi calling (announced as a feature of iOS 8) sometime in 2015, even though it's not really necessary due to the great reach and reliability of the AT&T network.

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AT&T says their network is so awesome nobody needs Wi-Fi calling anyway. That's cute.

Walmart to Apple: No Mobile Payments for You

4:10 PM, Sep. 12th, 2014 · · iObserver

Apple says its new mobile payment system for the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch has 220,000 merchants ready to go when it launches in October, but that list doesn't include Walmart or Best Buy -- and it won't, because neither company has any interest in supporting Apple Pay. Without either on board, Apple Pay may have a more difficult time gaining traction and could find itself in the same place as Google with a mobile payment platform that few people use and many retailers resist.

iPhone 6 Plus Pre-orders Sell Out, iPhone 6 Still Available

11:34 AM, Sep. 12th, 2014 · · iObserver

If you're hoping to have an iPhone 6 Plus on September 19, your best option now is to wait in line at your local Apple Store or cell service provider store because Apple has sold out of its pre-order inventory only hours after starting orders. The smaller screen iPhone 6 is still available for next Friday delivery instead of the week or longer wait iPhone 6 Plus buyers are now facing.

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If you didn't want to get up far too early and fight with Apple's fumbled pre-order system, and you want to have a new iPhone delivered on September 19, it looks like you're buying the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. If you really want the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, you'll be waiting in line next Friday.

T-Mobile Joins iPhone 6 Pre-order Lineup

9:24 AM, Sep. 12th, 2014 · · iObserver

When Apple's just introduced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders started -- or at least tried to start -- just after midnight Pacific time, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint were option, but T-Mobile wasn't. That finally changed several hours later, which means not only can hopeful iPhone buyers pre-order the new model, but they can get an unlocked version that works with multiple carriers, too.

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Apple's iPhone 6 pre-order process was a pain, and T-Mobile's absence when it launched just after midnight was frustrating for many potential customers. Considering how many people seem to want the new models, however, the T-Mobile delay probably won't have a negative impact on sales.

Apple Reserving iPhone 6 Preorders When Carrier Connections Hang

5:09 AM, Sep. 12th, 2014 · · iObserver

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Apple began reserving some iPhone 6 customer spots two hours into its pre-order day when it was unable to connect to its U.S. carrier partners. This allowed affected orders to go through instead of hanging during the ordering process. Our own Dave Hamilton reported this when ordering an iPhone 6 Plus at 1:37 AM PDT on September 12th.

Want to Pre-order iPhone 6? Try the iPad Apple Store App

4:17 AM, Sep. 12th, 2014 · · iObserver

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Apple's iPhone 6 preorder event got off to a rough start Friday morning. The company's online Apple Store remained inaccessible to everyone for the first 30 minutes, and hit and miss for would-be customers for at least another half hour after that. Some people did report placing orders, however, and many of them appeared to be through Apple's iPad Apple Store apps.

Register for the Epic iPhone 6 Giveaway

5:09 PM, Sep. 11th, 2014 · · iObserver

Register for the Epic iPhone 6 Giveaway

We have a killer giveaway for you called the Epic iPhone 6 Giveaway. That's because it's an epic iPhone 6 giveaway. Cool, right? All you have to do is sign up to receive TMO Deal notifications, and you're entered to win. In two months, our friends at Stack Social will choose a winner, and—if you register—it could be you. If you're really keen to win, you can get additional entries by sharing on Twitter and Facebook. Good luck!

How to Type an Apple Symbol in iOS

5:00 PM, Sep. 11th, 2014 · · iObserver

Typing an Apple Symbol in iOS

Now that we have Apple Pay and the Apple Watch it looks like Apple may be moving away from their ’90s “i” branding to a more modern and corporate branded “Apple” naming scheme. On the Mac there is an easy keyboard shortcut to type that Apple symbol, but how can you do it on iOS? Adam Christianson has the answer.

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

1:35 PM, Sep. 11th, 2014 · · iObserver

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.