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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – Massive Hits, Minor Flaws

Today we’re going to take a look at the massive success that the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been having and also the not-so-minor bumps that Apple encountered soon after the first iPhones hit the market.

On Friday we shared with you some of the newest rumors concerning the new iPad Mini. We’ve seen how some sources are saying that the new iPad Mini won’t be launched at the expected October event and that Apple wants the new iPad Air 3 to be the star of the show. I guess we’ll find out the truth quite soon.

 Apple Set a New Record for Best Sales for Opening Weekend

It’s official, the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are a massive hit! Apple released the official numbers on Monday evening and it appears that it sold over 10 million units on opening weekend. This is a new record for the California-based company. Up until now, its greatest sales were accomplished by iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C two years ago. Over 10 million people grabbed Apple’s new smartphones, making it new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus one of the most popular smartphone in history.

Tim Cook, Apple CEO, revealed that he couldn’t be happier and that the sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations. The really amazing thing about this record is that China had nothing to do with the numbers. Apple was forced to delay the iPhone sales in China, until some regulations are straightened out. This means that the sales could have been even more impressive, had China been a market on opening weekend.

Could BendGate Stop the new iPhone 6 from Reaching Fame?

Now that we’ve already established that the new iPhone is a massive hit, we took a look at what some people are saying about it and some of it is not that good. This week we’ve seen many iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus customers take to the internet to vent their frustration that their new smartphones are bending in their pockets. Just look at the picture below!

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Those customers claim that their iPhone got bent while being carried in the pocket of jeans and other tight pants. Some are saying that people should just not put their phones in pockets and that would fix the problem, while others believe that the phone should simply not bend.

Apple is staying mum on this little scandal the world is calling BendGate. It’s not certain just yet if the tech giant is going to replace the bent phones. The warranty stipulates that the phone can be replaced if there is damage to it caused by inherent mistakes in its construction, not accidents or trauma. We’re waiting for Apple to release a statement about BendGate and we will keep you posted.

Apple Pulls iOS 8.0.1 After Customers Complain of Dropped Calls

After BendGate, there was another bump in the road for Apple this week. In an unprecedented move, Apple pulled its iOS update a few hours after they released it. They also advised people not to update and stated that they would fix the bug as soon as possible.

Some customers who updated to iOS 8.0.1 found that their iPhones could no longer make or receive calls. The TouchID fingerprint sensor also stopped working following the operating system update, which kept people out of their phones.

Apple said in the statement:

We have received reports of an issue with the iOS 8.0.1 update. We are actively investigating these reports and will provide information as quickly as we can. In the meantime we have pulled back the iOS 8.0.1 update.

Do you think that Apple will suffer any damage from BendGate and the operating system mishap? Share your thoughts on this matter in the comment section below, we love hearing from our readers.

Sources Say the New iPad Mini 3 Will Not Be Launched this Year

Last Monday we rounded up all the iPad Air 3 rumors that we could find online and put them all in one article. We got quite a clear image of what to expect from the October event when the new iPad Air 3 is thought to be launched. Apple hasn’t yet confirmed or infirmed the event, but history taught us that Apple launches a new iPad every year in October.

For the past two years, the October event which gave us the iPad Air also introduced us to the iPad Mini, the miniature 7.9-inch tablet computer, but recent rumors are saying that Apple won’t be launching the new iPad Mini 3 during the October event this year.

The New iPad Mini – What to Expect

The current iPad Mini (2nd generation) tablet computer has an Apple A7 processor, 1.4 GHz dual-core Apple CPU and 1GB of RAM memory. The 5 MP back camera features 1080p HD and the whole device weighs 330 grams (0.73 lb, the Wi-Fi model) and 340 grams (0,75 lb the Wi-Fi and Cellular model).

It’s a good tablet, but many were complaining, as was the case for the iPad Air 2, that it was missing the Touch ID Fingerprint sensor that the iPhone 5 had.

Well, it is rumored that both the iPad Air 3 and the new iPad Mini 3 will feature the desired Touch ID Fingerprint sensor. More rumors are hinting at the fact that the new iPad Mini 3 will feature an A8 processor and a better camera, probably 8 MP.

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Why Did Apple Postpone the Launch?

Up until today, we’ve all thought that the new iPad Mini 3 would launch at the much-awaited Apple event in October, but the Taiwanese publication, Commercial Times, has revealed that it had information from chain supply manufacturers that the new iPad Mini 3 will not launch at the October event.

If we choose to believe this rumor, and we to because the Taiwanese publication has been right before when it came to Apple devices, we’re wondering why Apple chose to delay the launch of the new iPad Mini 3.

We’re purporting that there are two reasons behind this decision: firstly, Apple invested a lot of time, money and effort in developing and launching their eagerly-awaited smartwatch, the Apple Watch. Apple simply could not have had enough time to get the iPad Mini 3 ready for the October launch. Does it sound a bit far-fetched? Maybe, but it could be the reason behind their decision.

Secondly, it could have something to do with the new larger iPad Pro that Apple is thought to launch at the beginning of 2015. We haven’t got any official confirmation, of course, but there have been plenty of rumors that say Apple is getting ready to launch a 12.9-inch iPad and the new iPad Mini 3 is believed to be introduced with it.

We tend to believe the second reason more than we do the first. We think Apple is going to let their star of the show, the iPad Air 3, get all the applause and let the iPad Mini wait for a little longer. If this is the case, then we should get ready for some impressive updates to the new iPad Air 3, because Apple can’t introduce one single device without it being truly impressive.

This news about the launch of the new iPad Mini 3 being postponed only tells us that the iPad Air 3 that is thought to launch during an event in October will be something to genuinely looking forward to.

Were you looking forward to a new iPad Mini 3 this autumn? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.

iPad Air 2 Rumor Roundup

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How to Install Microsoft Office for Mac

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The Top Watch Brands May Dive Because of Apple, Experts Say

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The New Apple Smart Watch Has Been Revealed

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All You Need to Know about the Find My iPhone App

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What to Expect from the Upcoming Apple September 9 Event

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The Busy Man’s Guide to the Upcoming iOS 8 Release

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Has the Chinese Government Banned Apple Products?

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