Robot waits in line for the new iPhone as Sydney kicks off sales of the newest models
posted by Alan F. / Sep 24, 2015, 7:00 PM
The line was led by Lindsay Handmer who says that he is not an Apple fan. Still, he was possessed to wait in line for two days as a way to promote his business, and raise money for charity. Handmer will later auction off the two iPhones he buys today, with the proceeds going to charity. A woman named Lucy Kelly had her place on line held by a "telepresence robot" made up of an internet-connected iPad on top of a base station. With the robot holding on to her place in line at the Apple Store, Lucy was able to go to work on Thursday, and still pick up her new iPhone on Friday.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are built this year using a stronger Series 7000 aluminum. The material, employed on the Apple Watch, is used in aerospace production and should eliminate the bending that took place last year. In addition, 3D Touch allows the screen to differentiate between a light, regular, and hard tap. This allows users to "peak" and "pop." Press lightly to get a peak at content, press harder to pop into the content. On the home screen, 3D Touch brings you short cuts, and also works inside apps to give you different options. Other changes include the new 12MP rear-facing camera and the 5MP FaceTime shooter, up from 8MP and 1.5MP respectively. There is a new A9 chipset inside the device, RAM has been doubled to 2GB, and the new Rose Gold color has been extremely popular.
Last year, Apple sold 10 million Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus units during the launch weekend. Based on pre-order demand, it looks like this is one record that will be broken this weekend.
source: CNET (1), (2)
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I'm first in line at my local AT&T.
posted on Sep 24, 2015, 7:36 PM 2
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Which color are you getting?
posted on Sep 24, 2015, 7:53 PM 0
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IIRC, the reason for that is that they want to keep the top and bottom bezels the same for a more symmetrical look. And since they can't trim the bottom bezel as well due to the physical home button, that's how it is. There were reports of them making the home button part of the screen (as in a non physical button but a touch one) and IIRC the problem was incorporating Touch ID into it as well. But until that happens I expect they'll keep the larger top bezel.
posted on Sep 25, 2015, 12:15 AM 0
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That wouldn't last one night in America without being either stolen or torn apart.
posted on Sep 24, 2015, 8:13 PM 2
It reminded me of this. http://www.usatoday.com/story/
I don't know why SOME Americans have an IQ of almost 10-0. It's as worse as voting for Donald Trump. Anyway: No to DONALD TRUMP.
posted on Sep 24, 2015, 8:19 PM 1
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