iPhone 6 preorder records, 6-core GPU, .15% from Apple Pay, HealthKit & hospitals

iPhone 6 has broken preorder records (picture form Apple Inc). NZ gets the new iPhone from 26th September.
iPhone 6 has broken preorder records (picture from Apple Inc). NZ gets the new iPhone from 26th September.

Apple confirms it sold four million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units in first day of pre-orders — Apple today announced record-breaking pre-orders of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handset with orders exceeding 4 million units in the first day of availability The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus beats out previously announced pre-order sales of the 2012 iPhone 5 and 2011 iPhone 4S, which reached two million and one million first day sales, respectively.

Apple’s A8 SoC likely carrying new 6-core PowerVR GPU, clocked at 1.4GHz with 1GB RAM — Apple boasts massive performance improvements in its latest A-series processor in iPhone 6: up to 84x over the first-generation iPhone. The company is thought to have achieved those gains by moving to a new 6-core GPU design alongside a slightly redesigned application processor, data suggests.

Apple’s HealthKit powering ambitious new medical trials at Stanford, Duke — Apple’s new HealthKit tools in iOS 8 are the centrepiece of two separate medical trials about to kick off at prominent US hospitals, aiming to help in treatment of diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Another article tells how hospitals will use HealthKit to monitor your vitals.

Apple will reportedly receive .15% from all Apple Pay transactions — The Financial Times is reporting Apple will receive a small percentage from each transaction consumers complete with Apple Pay, the company’s recently announced mobile payment platform. So more than just a means to drive iPhone sales, Apple Pay will also serve to pad Apple’s bottom line. [Of course!]

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