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More than half of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models were available in stores as of December 12, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
If you love the high-end tech Samsung crams into its phones but hate the plastic bodies, the Galaxy Alpha may well be the phone for you. Its processor and camera perform brilliantly, while its compact 4.7-inch size makes it very comfortable to hold and use in one hand. Its low-resolution display is a big letdown, though, especially when you consider the high price of the phone, which does take the shine off an otherwise brilliant phone.
The rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model isn't going to be easy to get out the door. At least not at first, a respected Apple analyst claims.
A screenshot from a Chinese website purports to show a 5.5-inch 1,440x2,560 pixel display, a 64-bit octa-core processor and a 20-megapixel rear camera.
The 16GB and 64GB flavors of Apple's new iPhones will ship to you in 3 to 5 business days, but you'll have to wait 7 to 10 days for the 128GB variant.
The iPhone 6 Plus alone accounted for 41 percent of all phablet sales in the US in the fall, according to research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
iOS mobile traffic has inched up across the US after the iPhone 6's launch in mid-September, while Android traffic has dipped, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
The Nokia Lumia 735's body has a colourful back that's really comfy. Its 4.7-inch screen is good and it's extremely affordable too. Hit play to check out Andrew Hoyle's video review of this budget beauty.
Production of the lower-cost iPhone will cease during the middle of 2015, claims Taiwan's Industrial and Commercial Times.