More than 23,000 flight attendants of the US company United Airlines will receive an iPhone 6 Plus for work, at the beginning of 2015. This statement was made on Wednesday by United Airlines and it comes after they announced in 2011, the massive investment of $120 million in which they replaced all the paper technical documentation with iPads.
“iPhone 6 Plus will enable them to deliver an even higher level of flyer-friendly service and will offer our flight attendants simple, one-touch access to valuable work information, enabling them to better serve our customers.”
Said Sam Risoli The United States senior vice president of inflight services.
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iPhone 6 Plus is the latest and best version of iPhone by Apple. It comes in three color choices and three available storage options: 16 GB, 64GB and 128 GB. The smartphone comes with headphones, lightning to USB cable and an adapter as accessories. By mixing the USB cable with the adapter, you get the charger.
If you want your coverage to be extended by 2 years after purchase and to add two other accidents covered by your damage insurance, you can also purchase Apple Care + from the Apple Store. iPhone 6 Plus’ price varies from $199 to $499, depending on the features.
Because of the bending problems reported after the release of iPhone 6 Plus, Apple stated it will offer replacements for every bent device and not just refurbished versions.
The bending problem did not appear in any of the other Apple devices like Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone 5 or Apple iPhone 5c. Another disadvantage of the Apple new iPhone is the fact that it has the biggest screen out of all the other iPhones, so it is going to cost a lot more to get it fixed, if broken.
This kind of makes you miss the Apple iPhone 4s or Apple iPhone 4 era, when everything was easier, prices were lower and you did not have so many apps and technology that suck up your battery life.
iPads were introduced instead of paper copies because they save fuel because of the weight difference between an iPad and a manual and they also save trees from being cut down to make paper.
“Each iPad, which weighs less than 1.5 pounds, will replace approximately 38 pounds of paper operating manuals, navigation charts, reference handbooks, flight checklists, logbooks and weather information in a pilot’s flight bag,” said the United Airlines spokesperson. “The airline projects EFBs will save nearly 16 million sheets of paper a year which is equivalent to more than 1,900 trees not cut down. Saving 326,000 gallons of jet fuel a year reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 3,208 metric tons.”
United Airlines was one of the first airlines to make such an investment in Apple products and it plans to upgrade the iPads to Apple’s new iPad Air 2 devices and also introduce iPads for general customer use.
This initiative of buying iPhone 6 Plus devices for flight attendants also targets the replacement of all safety manuals with electronic versions, for easier access to any aircraft cabin issues or repairs.
Lately, with the release of the new Apple iPhone that the company’s shipping service is kind of stuck, the average shipping time currently being between three to five business days. However, the situation is supposed to improve by the middle of 2015, making it easier for big companies such as United Airlines, to place huge orders.
The company has yet to offer a news release on whether or not it is going to use the Apple Pay service and the date on which the iPhone 6 Plus upgrade will take place.
Apple Pay is a new service that lets you pay for different services and features just with one touch, with Touch ID. Simply approach your iPhone 6 to the contactless reader in the Apple Store, while holding your finger on Touch ID. An option to pay within apps is also available for iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini3.
- If you are looking for ways on how to change the Apple ID on your phone, well you first need to sign out of any service, out of all your devices.
- You then must go to My Apple ID, manage your Apple ID, sign in and Edit your Apple ID and Primary Email Address. You can find the complete guide and other customer support user services, here. -> http://support.apple.com/en-ie/HT202667