Apple just issued a press release officially announcing that customers preordered over 2 Million iPhone 5 handsets through its online store, in the first 24-hours of the smartphone’s availability. The announcement means that preorders for the iPhone 5 have officially surpassed that of the iPhone 4S, which managed to receive over 1 Million orders in its first 24-hours of availability, and over 4 Million over its 3-day (pre)-launch weekend. Full press release follows.
This just in — as per Jim Dalrymple of The Loop, Apple has sent out invites today for its special media event to be held on September 12 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, kicking-off at 10AM PST. Many speculate that there, Apple will unveil the long-awaited sixth iteration of the iPhone, along with iOS 6, and a host of new iCloud capabilities. Updating after the break! …
Alongside the addition of iTunes Festival on Apple TV, Apple last night also issued the following press release, announcing that both Craig Federighi (Apple VP of Mac Software Engineering), and Dan Riccio (Apple VP of Hardware), will be joining the company’s exeuctive team in a promotion which will see both long-standing department heads become Senior Vice Presidents (SVPs). Press release follows …
New York Times author, David Pogue (@Pogue), announced via Twitter just several hours ago that his iPhone had unfortunately been stolen. While the story is still developing, by tracking the smartphone down using Apple’s Find My iPhone service, Gizmodo has been able to determine that the iPhone was last seen somewhere in (or around) Carmody Hills-Pepper, Mill Village, Maryland.
Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference announced earlier this morning has just sold-out. Tickets for this year’s event – (which is targeted at both iOS and Mac developers) – went on-sale for $1599 a pop.