Apple’s first iPhone X sales began in Australia & New Zealand — Apple’s first retail sales of the iPhone X were underway from Friday, having begun wolrdwide at stores in Australia and New Zealand.
CEO Tim Cook tweeted “a big thank-you to all our customers in Sydney,” [where there are actual Apple Stores, not licensed Resellers as in NZ] sharing a photo of two of the first customers, both of whom bought a pair of iPhones. The iPhone X is an expensive prospect in New Zealand, starting at $1799 [or US $1243] and in Australia, A$1579 or about $1218 – both well over the $999 it costs in the US.
The debut brought enthusiastic lines to Union Square in san Francisco, and if you got one, here are tips and techniques to get you started. Here’s how to add a virtual Home button, a Guided Tour video walks users through iPhone X Face ID, Apple Insider posted an ‘ultimate’ Face ID test, Animoji, and more,
Apple has seeded iPhone X-specific version of iOS 11.2 beta 2 to developers.
Dual batteries, layered logic boards revealed in iPhone X teardown — The customary teardown of the iPhone X by iFixit, within hours of its release, reveals Apple has made considerable changes to the internal design of the smartphone, including its layered logic boards and the use of two battery cells, a first for the product line.
Wall Street raises targets as Apple wows with iPhone 8 launch quarter, and as hype rose for iPhone X — With a better-than-expected iPhone 8 launch quarter, and a highly anticipated debut for the flagship iPhone X, investors on Wall Street are riding high on Apple stock, pushing shares into uncharted territory as analysts increase their forecasts to trillion-dollar market cap levels. Apple’s iPhone 8 has done better than expected, Cook claims.
iPad sales are up, but the overall tablet market declined 4.5% in the third quarter — The third quarter of 2017 (3Q17) closed with 40 million tablets shipped globally, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. And Apple’s iPad did better than most.
The Apple Watch sees its third consecutive quarter of 50% growth — Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the Apple Watch saw unit growth of over 50% for the third consecutive quarter during Apple’s fiscal 2017 fourth quarter that ended Sept. 30. As usual, he didn’t mention how many units were sold.
Apple Watch laid the foundation for iPhone X, claims Apple Insider.