“In the first 24 hours of preordering, Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus orders hit a record 4 million, the kind of demand that Apple’s biggest competitor Samsung likely envies,” Althea Chang reports for CNBC. “That compares with 2 million iPhone 5 orders made within 24 hours after preordering began, according to the company.”
“‘I can tell you that Samsung wishes that they had that sort of demand,’ said Mark Spoonauer, editor in chief of LaptopMag.com,” Chang reports. “‘With the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, people are getting a bigger screen, a faster processor, more enhanced camera and I think that puts a lot of pressure on Samsung,” Spoonauer said.”
Chang reports, “‘Between the two devices, the iPhone 6 Plus seems to be the most exciting of the two because not only do you get the bigger screen, but you also have optical image stabilization in the camera and you have a really cool dual-pane effect when you’re looking at apps that take advantage of a larger and sharper display,’ Spoonauer said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: If you think they’re envious now, wait until the wannabes get a load of the Apple Watch launch.
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