By Roger Fingas Friday, October 26, 2018, 11:12 am PT (02:12 pm ET) Small or non-existent waiting lines for the iPhone XR at Apple stores don't mean the product isn't selling well, Gene Munster observed on Friday, tackling the issue of launch demand for the second time in a week.Image Credit: Lexy Savvides on Twitter "Our typical launch day line counts reveal much shorter lines for iPhone XR," said Loup Ventures' Gene Munster. The claim backs up anecdotal evidence on Twitter and elsewhere, noting that even at Apple Union Square in San Francisco, launch day foot traffic was underwhelming. Munster pointed out that early adopters willing to wait in line most likely bought the iPhone XS in September, and that short online delivery times don't give people much reason to go to a store. U.S. delays for the XR are currently averaging under two weeks. The XR will ultimately triumph as the most popular iPhone in 2019 because of its value, the analyst argued. "Apple's most loyal user base will … [Read more...] about Short lines aren’t predictive of the iPhone XR’s long-term prospects, analyst clarifies
Waiting line models
Apple's iPad 2 made its offficial debut in the States, but as stores stateside suffer from shortages and delivery times have grown to the discouraging over 4 weeks, the rest of the world is getting the iPad today. Launch time is 5pm in most countries, but waiting lines have already started forming. Unlike the huge queues in the US, we're looking at smaller yet nevertheless ludicrous lines of people waiting for a gadget. The second-gen tablet will be made available in 25 additional countries today including Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, France and Germany. When it comes to pricing, there could be some differences as prices in Canada for example, start from $519 for the 16 gig Wi-Fi only model and ranging to $849 for the 64GB version with 3G radio. But this won't stop people from getting the "third post-PC blockbuster" product, will it? Especially given that no other similar product currently on the market matches that price point. But if you want a more substantial evidence … [Read more...] about Apple iPad 2 reaches the rest of the world, lines start forming now
posted on 07 Sep 2012, 18:17 3 1. MalakiMills (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Jun 2010) Oh glob, this or that HTC monster. (I understand both are only rumored, but if either come to fruition I'll be one happy man) posted on 07 Sep 2012, 20:01 4 8. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2315; Member since: 18 Apr 2011) Noooooooo!!! Bring it too at&t posted on 08 Sep 2012, 10:35 1 15. mc1191 (Posts: 40; Member since: 08 Sep 2012) I actually agree. Verizon has better LTE hands down but HSPA+ support would be very nice for the folks without LTE towers near by. Anyway, the news is that the G is also coming to at&t and Sprint. posted on 08 Sep 2012, 12:49 2 18. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011) oh glob? wtf! posted on 11 Sep 2012, 19:12 1 22. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012) go in this an never close this tab/browser until it's done. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV4RKwFlG4Y posted on 12 Sep 2012, 04:35 0 33. Non_Sequitur … [Read more...] about Comments for : LG Optimus Blaze to be Verizon’s model of the LG Optimus G?
Last weekend, an over-the-air update was deployed to vehicles that run the newest version of Fiat Chrysler of America’s Uconnect software system. And on Monday, Jalopnik discovered that the update sent some customers’ infotainment screens spiraling into an endless loop of reboots. While it was previously unclear how widespread the problem was, The Verge has learned that it is localized to the Northeast region of the US and Canada, after obtaining a notice that was sent out by the Uconnect team to FCA dealerships. The notice also spells out that seven specific “sales codes” are affected, meaning that cars kitted out with a very specific entertainment trim — Uconnect 4C NAV with an 8.4-inch screen — have been impacted by whatever went wrong. It’s still not clear what caused the glitch, but the notice also states that the problem has to do with SiriusXM Travel Link, a detail that the Uconnect support account shared publicly overnight. The … [Read more...] about Chrysler’s over-the-air update fiasco is limited to the Northeast, but customers are still waiting for a fix
Tesla admittedly went into fall with a lot on the to-do list, but CEO Elon Musk, who also runs SpaceX and SolarCity, may be rearranging plans in order to keep everything in order. Musk tweeted Friday the Tesla Semi truck unveiling, once planned for October 26th, would now take place November 16th. The Semi timing was shuffled, Musk said, in part to get production of the Tesla Model 3 back on schedule. Last week, the company admitted “production bottlenecks” meant only 260 Model 3s had been built so far, off of the 1,500 target. However, there’s also another reason — Musk may be gearing up to have Tesla help Puerto Rico, still devastated by Hurricane Maria, restore power to the island: Tesla Semi unveil now Nov 16. Diverting resources to fix Model 3 bottlenecks & increase battery production for Puerto Rico & other affected areas.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 6, 2017 “It is important to emphasize that there are no fundamental issues with … [Read more...] about Musk delays Tesla Semi unveil to focus on Model 3, Puerto Rico