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Apple announces record-breaking 4 million iPhones pre-ordered in just 24 hours

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have set a new record for Apple pre-orders with more than four million advance orders for the new iPhones logged in the first 24 hours of availability. That smashes the previous pre-order record for iPhones, set two years ago by the iPhone 5 with 2 million pre-orders. The pent-up demand for the larger-screened iPhones seems to finally be spilling out, so much so that shipping times for many iPhone 6 models have slipped to a week or more, and all iPhone 6 Plus models have been pushed back to October for any new orders.

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How the Phones 4U collapse affects your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders

Last night British retail received yet another blow with the news that high-street phone retailer, Phones 4U, is heading into administration. From September 12 the retailer had been accepting pre-orders for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and we've now got information as to what's going to happen courtesy of the BBC.

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Apple Watch opens the doors for luxury TAG Heuer smartwatch

Thought that the speculated $1,200 price tag for 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition is pricey? Think again. Luxury Swss watch-maker TAG Heuer, part of the LVMH lifestyle brand umbrella, has confirmed plans that it will enter the smartwatch market after Apple's announcement of the Apple Watch, though details were not given as to what platforms the forthcoming TAG Heuer smartwatch would work with.

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Eager iPhone 6 buyers already lining up in London

Whatever you're doing on this fine Sunday evening, if you're reading this you're likely not already in line to buy the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Right? Despite Apple offering pre-orders and in-store reservations this year for the launch, there is already a tent pitched outside the British flagship store on Regent Street, London as spotted by the team over at Techview.

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UK retailer Phones 4U set to close its doors

UK's Phones 4U is set to close the doors on its 720 outlets after EE becomes the final carrier partner to terminate its relationship with the retailer prompting administration. The decision to shutter its stores will affect almost 6,000 employees though private equity owner BC Partners assures that "employees will continue to be paid until further notice."

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Apple beefs up device security, closes 'back door' exploits with iOS 8

Apple has made some important security upgrades with the iOS 8 gold master, making it harder to scrape data from iPhones and iPad. A number of iOS services are more guarded, and a couple of wireless vulnerabilities have been addressed. For example, third-party application data can no longer be dumped across Wi-Fi. This curtails much of the threat from wireless surveillance of an iOS device, according to iOS forenics researcher Jonathan Zdziarski:

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Miss the Tim Cook interview with Charlie Rose? Catch the first part now on Hulu

If you happened to miss the Apple CEO Tim Cook interview with Charlie Rose, you can now catch the candid interview on Hulu, provided you live in an area that Hulu serves.

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Tim Cook says Apple is working on future products that 'haven't been rumored about'

The first part of a two part interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook on The Charlie Rose Show was broadcast by PBS Friday night (part two airs on Monday) and Cook revealed in the chat that Apple is working on future projects that so far haven't been leaked to the media.

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Apple may have paid big bucks to give away U2's new album on iTunes

Apple may have given every iTunes user on the iPhone and iPad a free album from U2 this week, but a new report says Apple paid tons of money to the band and others to secure that free giveaway.

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18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition could cost $1200

If you want to adorn your wrist with the secial 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition smartwatch, be prepared to pay a hefty premium. While the Apple Watch will start at $349 as announced alongside the iPhone 6, the 18-karat model could cost around $1200 when it launches in 2015.

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