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How many new iPhones have sold so far?

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Last year the iPhone 5S and 5C broke Apple’s previous record of opening weekend sales with over 9 million units sold.

 

We like to think that everyone in New Jersey went out and bought one.

 

This opening weekend, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus broke that record, with the opening weekend ringing up sales of over TEN million units.

 

AND not just in New Jersey! The iPhones were on sale here in the US, as well as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK and will be available in more than 20 additional countries on September 26, with another 115 countries by the end of the year.

 

 

“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We would like to thank all of our customers for making this our best launch ever, shattering all previous sell-through records by a large margin.”

 

 

Boom! Shatter those records Tim!

 

 

Thinking of becoming one of those millions buying an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? You’re currently looking at shipping estimates of 7-10 business days for the former, and 3-4 weeks for the latter.

 

 

 

 

Black Friday deals

 

 

Yay!

 

Here’s a couple of excellent, techy, exciting, WONDERFUL  Black Friday deals for y’all  to look out for!

 

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Walmart will have the 16GB Apple iPad Mini + $100 Walmart Gift Card for $299.00.

 

Apparently they will have stock guaranteed for 1 hour BUT you can’t use the gift card on the mini. Walmart says they will price match but you must have the ad and the store must be open with their sales starting when you try.

 

Walmart, opens at 6 p.m on Thanksgiving day.

 

 

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Target  will have the iPad Air 16GB w/ WiFi + $100 Target Gift Card for $479.00 for Black Friday.

 

Target opens at 8 p.m on Thanksgiving day.

 

It also seems that both online and in-store shoppers get a 20% gift card if they spend at least $75 between Thanksgiving and end of business on Black Friday. The gift card can be used Dec. 1 to Dec. 7.

 

 

It’s almost here!

 

 

 

 

 

Image courtesy of CNNsomepets.com

Only 50,000 Galaxy Gear Smartwatches sold!

 

Ruh Roh Samsung!

 

The Galaxy Gear, Samsung’s wearable tech effort has only sold around 50,000 units according to a report from BusinessKorea.

 

Launched a short time ago in September, the watch has not been received well by critics, or as it turns out, by buyers. It costs $299, it is not standalone, and this is what it looks like:

 

 

Samsung were (/are?) impressed with themselves for getting their version of wearable tech in watch form out first. Especially when the perception is that Apple usually play the role of tech innovators. This was their turn to create history with a first, but should they have waited?

 

The people say …mmmmmmmyeahprobably.

 

The customer and critical reviews of the Galaxy gear have mentioned that it is too bulky, it doesn’t sync with all of their smart-phones, and the battery life, at one day, is nowhere near good enough.

 

Apple is among other tech giants said to be working hard on their own version, named in the press the iWatch. A standalone gadget, it is said that a huge priority for the company is in trying to make the battery last at least four days and have a design aesthetic that will make people who don’t wear a watch currently, want to wear the iWatch.

 

So, kinda sucks for Samsung. But you know what this means, don’t you guys?

 

This can only be a fantastic thing for us, the consumers. Wearable tech, in this case specifically watches can and will only get better from here.

 

And if you were one  of the 50,000 peeps who bought the Galaxy Gear, kudos to you! If things continue in the same vein, now you’re the proud owner of some rare tech. Rare tech is good for the wallet!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images courtesy of Cheezburger.com & digitaltrends.com

Wait, how many new iPhones have been sold?!

 

 

 

Do you guys know how many polar bears there are in the world? C’mon we’re going somewhere with this, we promise.

 

 

It’s around 25 thousand. What about Penguins? You guys know much about penguins?

 

 

Well we got a few more of those cute bastards running around. Around 2 million.  Annnnd… how many pet birds in the United States?

 

 

That’s sitting at about 6 Million-ish.

 

 

Put all of that together, and now you have the number of iPhones Apple sold in the first three days of their release.

 

 

 

Yup, that’s NINE MILLION IPHONES.

 

 

 

 

That’s right, Kanye. NINE MILLION Sheesh.

 

 

That’s like almost half of all Australians bought an iPhone. OR like, everyone in Slovenia bought 4 and  a bit. Last year in the same 3 day period, the iPhone 5 only ( ha, ‘only’) sold 5 million units.

 

iOS 7 has also been updated by 200 million users- doubling the rate that iOS 7 was adopted.

 

Here we have Tim Cook:

 

“This is our best iPhone launch yet — more than 9 million new iPhones sold — a new record for first weekend sales. The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible. And while we’ve sold out of our initial supply of iPhone 5S’s, stores continue to receive new iPhone shipments regularly. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough new iPhones for everyone.”

 

 

He later went back on Twitter to say:  “Thanks to all our amazing customers for the fantastic weekend!”

 

 

Not surprisingly, Apple stock has jumped back up around $490.

 

 

Although Apple has not broken down the sales between the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C, the general consensus is that the iPhone 5S has far outsold the iPhone 5C worldwide – but that the cheaper model will start to catch up in time.

 

 

SO, Yay apple! You guys did good.

 

 

 

 

 

p.s. it was depressingly hard to find enough cool animals to compare to the sale of the new iPhones in 3 days. Sorry to sad out on you guys, but like, give a lion a dollar or something next time you see one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images courtesy of imore.com, themetapicture.com, imfunny.net, cafemom.com