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

Victory!

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.

Apple Refunds New iCloud Price Difference to Current Subscribers

9:01 AM, Sep. 11th, 2014 · · iObserver

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.

Hands (and Wrist) on the New Apple Watch (Video)

3:00 PM, Sep. 10th, 2014 · · iObserver

hands on with Apple Watch

Self-professed watch geek Dave Hamilton was in attendance at yesterday's Apple event and had the opportuntity to demo and wear an Apple Watch. He took some time to share his initial reactions of this completely new product line from Apple.

Analyst: Apple’s iPhone 6 to Drive Record Sales

11:32 AM, Sep. 10th, 2014 · · iObserver

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, Sep. 10th, 2014 · · iObserver

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.