On September 12th Apple started taking pre-orders for its new iPhone models, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. After just 24 hours the company announced that it had received a record number of pre-orders. Sales started on September 19th and already customers have received their units in a handful of markets around the world. Now that the smartphones are out in the world Apple has formally revealed the out-of-warranty iPhone 6 repair costs that customers will have to pay when they bring their devices in for fixing after the warranty runs out.
China is a very lucrative market for consumer electronics and given the country’s recent relaxation of rules pertaining to gaming consoles both Microsoft and Sony confirmed the launch of their new consoles for the Chinese market. Microsoft’s new console, the Xbox One, has been trailing the PlayStation 4 as far as sales are concerned and if it was looking to make up some ground in China its hopes have been dashed for now. Microsoft has confirmed that it is delaying the Xbox One release in China.