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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!]

Numerics number visualiser updated — Visualise all your vital business statistics, live, in one place. Numerics helps you know your numbers, focus on your goals and make better decisions. v1.1 gets a Custom JSON integration provider that can consume and render 9 unique types of widgets out of custom data from any business system with minimal programming on the business system end. It’s a free app.

Every Apple Watch face, iPhone 6 H.265 and preorder records, Instagram apps, Scot Siri


WatchFacesEvery watch face shown during the Apple Watch announcement — With all the attention given to the Apple Watch’s functionality during this week’s announcement event, it’s little wonder that the device’s customisable watch face was barely reported on. However, the sheer number of options demonstrated during the event gave a brief idea of what’s to come.

Apple’s iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus use H.265 codec for FaceTime over cellular — Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have drawn attention for their new form factors and flashy Retina HD displays, the handsets boast substantial under-the-hood advancements, including support for the highly efficient H.265 video codec.

Apple Says iPhone 6 Pre-orders hit record numbers — Despite getting off to a rocky start, pre-orders for Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hit record numbers on Friday [in the US – not available in NZ yet]. 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.

7 apps to give your amateur Instagrams professional gloss — If you want to boost your follower and like counts, Caitlon McGarry shows you the apps that will help.

Siri’s struggles with the Scottish accent — Enjoy this man’s humorous quest to have Siri help him find a jam sandwich. It features some not safe for work language, so consider plugging in your headphones before viewing in an office. [‘Jammy dodger’ all right!]