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TONS of iPhone 6 Shipped

93 tons arrived in the United States iPhone6 ​​open book boom

That’s about 600,000 iPhone 6 flying to the U.S.. Cook intends to have seventy million made by the end of the year.

I saw a photo of an airfreighter being loaded with an iPhone shipment in Weibo but couldn’t get the large image of it due to Weibo problems.

Next-day update: And here’s that image.

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How To Afford An iPhone 6

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Taken from a hilarious article ripping apart Apple, the iPhone 6, and the Apple Watch [Google Translate].

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iPhone 6 Plus: No 32GB Version

These are the options and prices for an unlocked iPhone 6 Plus:

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And it doesn’t matter if you choose a subsidized version from a carrier.

There’s just no 32GB version at all. Yet the base model is 16GBs.

This is clearly naked evil. Apple wants unlocked buyers to spring for US$849. Had they made the base model 32GBs, it would have upset their greedy spreadsheet by giving people enough storage not to go further.

Same-day update: It’s the same with the iPhone 6. The iPhone 5s is 16 or 32GBs. The iPhone 5c is now 8GBs only. 8GBs is appalling. Got greed, Apple?

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The NFC Hits The Fan

With the Mi 4 phone, Xiaomi didn’t include NFC as it did in prior phones, claiming that its user statistics showed it wasn’t being used.

When Apple announced NFC in the iPhone 6-series yesterday, I just knew something would erupt in China about Xiaomi dropping NFC. And I was right.

The first Weibo communiqué:

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Apple Gets Satirized In China

Weibo communiqué:

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Enough of it makes sense to be funny and worth re-publishing here.

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When Prices Make No Sense, Part Two

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Previously here:

When Prices Make No Sense

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Apple Watch: I Don’t Care

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US$349 is a hell of a lot more than I’m willing to flash on my wrist.

That’s also more than the original iPad Mini cost.

It’s probably a great device but the presentation bored me and I really don’t care to see it again.

Loose ends: We didn’t hear a thing about screen resolution or battery life.

And there’s this footnote:

This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.

Standard boilerplate for any device. But is there really any chance it won’t go on sale even if it fails FCC regulations? Please.

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iPhone 6 Plus: A Screen That’s Not Magical

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Tick Tock

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Soon we will see if the above has any relation to reality.

My bet is that it’s all CGI and anyone counting on something like it is in for a huge disappointment.

But then, Apple surprised everyone with the iPhone.

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Only This On Tuesday

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September 8, 2014 · 7:19 pm