iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Available in China on Friday, October 17

BEIJING—September 30, 2014—Apple® today announced that iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, will be available in China beginning Friday, October 17 from the Apple Online Store(www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores, and an expansive network of retail stores through all three major carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers. With support for TD-LTE and FDD-LTE, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus provide customers access to 4G/LTE networks from China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom across mainland China. Customers can pre-order iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from the Apple Online Store beginning Friday, October 10. Beginning Tuesday, October 14, customers can reserve the new iPhones for in-store pick-up starting Friday, October 17.

“We are thrilled to bring iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to our customers in China on all three carriers at launch,” said Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. “With support for TD-LTE and FDD-LTE, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus customers will have access to high-speed mobile networks from China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom for an incredible experience.”

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the biggest advancements in iPhone history, featuring two new models with stunning 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina® HD displays, and packed with innovative technologies in an all-new dramatically thin and seamless design that is still comfortable to hold and easy to use. Both models are better in every way and include: the Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture for blazing fast performance and power efficiency; advanced iSight® and FaceTime® HD cameras; and ultrafast wireless technologies.

The new iPhones include iOS 8, the biggest release since the App Store?, featuring a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience with new Messages and Photos features, predictive typing for Apple’s QuickType™ keyboard and Family Sharing. iOS 8 also includes the new Health app, giving you a clear overview of your health and fitness data and iCloud Drive?, so you can store files and access them from anywhere.

Pricing & Availability
iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space gray, and is available in China for a suggested retail price of 5,288 (RMB) for the 16GB model, 6,088 (RMB) for the 64GB model and, for the first time, a new 128GB model for 6,888 (RMB). iPhone 6 Plus comes in gold, silver or space gray, and is available in China for a suggested retail price of 6,088 (RMB) for the 16GB model, 6,888 (RMB) for the 64GB model and 7,788 (RMB) for the new 128GB model. Both models are available in China from the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), by reservation only from Apple’s retail stores, and through China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom and Apple Authorized Resellers beginning Friday, October 17. Customers can pre-order iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from the Apple Online Store beginning Friday, October 10. Beginning Tuesday, October 14, customers can reserve the new iPhones for in-store pick-up starting Friday, October 17.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

Adding All Accessories To The Microscope

The best way for people to make sure that they can see everything under the microscope is to have all the microscope accessories that are out there. The accessories that are used for these microscopes are useful for every person who is working in the lab. The most creative and wise person cannot see everything they put under the microscope if they are not using all the accessories that have been produced for the microscope.

The Extra Lenses

There are many lenses that people need to use if they want to see things even more clearly. The lenses can be fitted to the microscope, or the lenses can be held over the items to give even more clarity. These lenses are all rated to make sure that the scientist knows how much magnification they are getting. Knowing these settings will help the scientist determine the size of something when they are trying to make new measurements.

The Lights

When the lab is fitting a light to the microscope, they will be able to see better. Also, they will need to make sure that they are using the bulbs that they need to see everything. These lights can be fit to the side of the scope, or they can sit beside the microscope to provide more light. Each new thing that is seen under the scope must be lit up to be sure that people can figure out what they are looking at with ease.

The Slides

There are many people who have to do their work under slides. These slides need to be purchased in bulk, and they need to be kept near the scope. The person who is working at the scope can figure out how to mount all their slides, and they will be able to keep working even if hey have to deal with many samples.

When people who are working at scope need more accessories, they need to make sure they have outfitted the scope for optimum use. The accessories are all vital, and they must be used to make sure that the scope is very effective.

The Origami | A portable, folding-arm laser cutter

 The Origami | A portable, folding arm laser cutter

David, Scott, Ollie, and Mike met at Techshop Pittsburgh when it first opened in March 2013.  They all came from different backgrounds, using the resources at Techshop for all sorts of different projects, but what brought them together was an exciting idea Ollie hatched:  making a laser cutter that you can bring anywhere.  He wanted to etch the skyline of Pittsburgh into his own DIY coffee table, but unfortunately his table wouldn’t fit in the standard laser cutter bed, at least not all in one piece.

Instead of giving up, Ollie embarked on inventing the tool that could complete this challenge: a portable laser cutter.   He knew he couldn’t do it alone, so he approached the three biggest nerds in Techshop.  Scott, David, and Mike immediately embraced the idea and jumped into engineering the prototype.  They quickly discovered that they work well together, and are all driven by creativity, a love of innovation, and odd working hours.  The prototype quickly went from paper to fabrication.

Meanwhile, Ollie approached local start up accelerators and was happy when the Idea Foundry accepted Red Ant into their accelerator fellowship program, providing the group with $50,000 in funding and support. With this funding, the team officially setup the business, applied for patents, and finished the first prototype.  They called it the “Origami”.

 The Origami | A portable, folding arm laser cutter
 The Origami | A portable, folding arm laser cutter
In the shop with the first Origami prototype. From left to right: David, Mike, Ollie, Liz, and Scott.

David brings 25 years of electronics and hardware experience.  In that time he’s dedicated himself to prototyping, advanced manufacturing, and innovative human-oriented design.

Mike is Red Ant’s diploma-heavy academic.  He received his MSME from Michigan State University in 2012.  We’re proud to have an engineering master on our team.

Ollie is not our diploma-heavy academic.  What he lacks in professional degrees he makes up for with sass, determination, and a lifetime of creating, painting, drilling, welding, powder coating, and machining.

Liz is an educator by day and by night she’s the organized, quick-thinking and creative driving force behind Red Ant.  She jumped on board as the Red Ant Team developed a need for help with Kickstarter, Maker Faire, and deadlines in general.

Scott came to Red Ant as an IT and prototyping professional.  His previous work included a successful computer forensics company and a stint as a computer specialist where he built video phones and global vehicle tracking systems for the US Department of Transportation Research and Special Programs Administration.

James Gyre and Lizzee Solomon (not in the photo) are Red Ant’s team artists who have each cultivated an almost cult following of their work in Pittsburgh and beyond.

 The Origami | A portable, folding arm laser cutter
 The Origami | A portable, folding arm laser cutter
Origami Engineering Prototype

Lasers are incredibly versatile tools. You can make almost anything with them:  acrylic gears, etched leather or glass, fabric patterns, wooden furniture prototypes, just to name a few.  The primary drawback of a standard laser cutter, however, is its lack of portability.  It is a large, bulky machine that takes up a lot of shop space, even with it’s small cutting bed.

The Origami laser is portable.  It folds to save space, and it can be used in a variety of orientations (horizontal for tables, vertical for walls and windows, etc.).  It has no limiting enclosure so users can create monumental works of art by indexing and moving the laser across the work area.  You can take this laser to wherever and to whatever needs lasering.  And really, what doesn’t need a good lasering?  (The answer is obviously people and animals — please use your laser responsibly!)

The secret to the Origami’s versatility is its patented folding arm technology as well as its self-contained ventilation system.  No giant hoses and special electrical hookups are needed to run the laser;  simply carry it to your project, plug it in, open the arm, and begin personalizing your world!  (Proper safety goggles are important, as with any laser)

 The Origami | A portable, folding arm laser cutter
Cutting arm fully enclosed for portability

We’ve designed the Origami to be innovative, comfortable, rugged, and versatile;  the never-before-seen fold-out arm, the ergonomic handle, even the vibration-resistant chassis.  We’ve created dozens of versions in every medium, from 3D CAD and cardboard prototypes to the real steel thing.

 The Origami | A portable, folding arm laser cutter
Vertical cutting capabilities
 The Origami | A portable, folding arm laser cutter

If the staff didn’t kick us out at night we’d probably sleep at Techshop.  We’ve built virtual prototypes in Autodesk Inventor, machined the custom aluminum parts on the Tormach CNC mill, turned down stock on the lathe, waterjet cut the exterior panels, soldered and tested the electronics, sand-blasted, powder-coated, and assembled functioning prototypes, and relied on the Techshop community to be our focus groups and testers.  Working in this environment is not only convenient, but it is also creatively inspiring.  We work alongside other inventors and project teams who are open and willing to share advice, tools, and even spare parts.

 The Origami | A portable, folding arm laser cutter
A year of prototyping and testing.

For our Kickstarter project, we’ll be doing all the machining and assembly in-house at Techshop, Pittsburgh.  Techshop allows us access to machinery that would normally be cost prohibitive to a start-up.  By keeping the build process in-house, we’ll side-step many of the typical production and delivery problems that plague other tech hardware projects.  Plus, working in Techshop is fun.

 The Origami | A portable, folding arm laser cutter

9/23- Red Ant Returns from Maker Faire with Awards!

While at the New York Maker Faire, we received our “Staff Pick” award from Kickstarter and an “Editor’s Choice” award from the Digital Fabrication Editor of Maker Media, Anna Kaziunas France. Here’s a pic of our Maker Faire blue ribbon. We couldn’t be more proud. Thanks everyone!

 The Origami | A portable, folding arm laser cutter
Engineering Prototype Receives Maker Faire Blue Ribbon!

9/12 Laser Project Video Update

Here are a couple of the short videos we shot during the construction of our engineering prototype:

 The Origami | A portable, folding arm laser cutter

We are very excited to finally be at this point where we can crowd fund our company’s development.  Our local community of artists and makers has been helpful in development up to this point.  Now it’s time to spread the support — thank you!

You can chip in any amount you’d like to our campaign.  Here is a list of rewards, though, for those of you who want some tactile satisfaction:

$5 — “Chip In for a Shout Out” — This pledge amount is for anyone who is excited about portable laser cutting and wants to help us get the word out. For $5 or more @RedAntLasers will follow you on Twitter and tag your username in a tweet. You don’t have to wait until our campaign is over to reap the benefits of this pledge:  your “thank you” tweet will come out within 48 hours of your pledge and you will have one more follower.  Who doesn’t love a shout out?

$25 — “Bread for Threads” — For your $25 pledge, we will show our thanks by shipping you a limited edition Red Ant Lasers t-shirt.  Wear this cool shirt to your maker hangouts and let everyone know you support giant ant heads in red circles — oh, and our URL is on the back.

 The Origami | A portable, folding arm laser cutter
$25 — “Bread for Threads”

$35 — “A Gift for a Gift” —  We will ship you a pair of cool earrings for a cool pledge of $35 or more.  Red Ant Artist Lizzee Solomon’s original laser-cut earrings are featured here, and her unique art can be featured on your lobes.

 The Origami | A portable, folding arm laser cutter
$35 — “A Gift for a Gift”

$50 — “Pattern of Contribution” — As a thank you for your pledge of $50 or more you will receive an original piece of James Gyre’s “Naked Geometry”.  This Red Ant Artist’s work will dazzle and confound you and your friends while your contribution will facilitate the creation of the World’s Most Portable Laser Cutter.  Thank you!

 The Origami | A portable, folding arm laser cutter
$50 — “Pattern of Contribution”

$100 — “Pile It On!” — For this generous pledge, we will stuff all of the previous rewards together and ship them off to you in one amazing brown box.  Wearing your dazzling earrings, sporting your Red Ant Lasers shirt, showing off your “Naked Geometry” and checking for your @RedAntLasers tweets will keep you pretty busy while you await the debut of the Origami.

 The Origami | A portable, folding arm laser cutter
$100 — “Pile It On”

$4200 — “The Big One!” — You know you want one of these:  an Origami Portable Laser Cutter.  You can transform your turf, personalize your playground, detail your Delorean and, yes, customize your coffee table.  This reward will be so very… well… rewarding.  The Origami Portable Laser Cutter comes with an online laser safety course and a pair of cool laser-safe goggles.  With this pledge, you will be one of the first in the world to own this brand new technology, so laser it up!

 The Origami | A portable, folding arm laser cutter
Origami: The World’s Most Portable Laser Cutter
 The Origami | A portable, folding arm laser cutter
Origami Control Panel

Thank you, very much for your interest in our project.

We created the Origami because we needed one, and now we’d like the opportunity to share the technology with our community and empower other makers around the world.  Please join us!

Sincerely,

The Red Ant Team

Visit redantlasers.com for more information on us and our Team.  Check back here, at Kickstarter.com, for updates on our progress and future videos.

The New Moto X and Moto Maker for Verizon Wireless Available Sept. 26

Moto X 1 Black Front LR 300x300 The New Moto X and Moto Maker for Verizon Wireless Available Sept. 26

A smartphone designed by you that responds to your voice

Personalizing your smartphone once meant choosing a background, setting a ringtone, and organizing apps in a certain order.  What about the phone itself?

The next generation Moto X is designed with a sense of style. From the curved metal that frames the vivid 5.2-inch 1080p display to the use of genuine woods and leathers. Plus it’s the only smartphone you can design that reflects your style using Moto Maker, with thousands of combinations to choose from.

Customizing the new Moto X also includes how you interact with it. Just as some people name their car for fun, you can give your phone a name too – but here’s the difference: the phone actually responds to your voice commands without your having to touch it.

The new Moto X lets you create your own custom voice prompt to wake it up. You can set it so it’ll respond to phrases like “What’s up Moto X” – or if you prefer to call your phone “Jeeves” or “Alfred”, you can do that too. You can ask questions, read your messages, search Google, post to social media, and more.

Interact with your Moto X naturally with Moto Actions. The display wakes up to show the time and notifications when you reach for the phone. You can also wave your hand over the screen to dismiss a phone call or silence an alarm.

The XLTE-ready 16 GB version of Moto X in Black will be available online and in stores starting September 26 for $99.99 with a new two-year activation. And for a limited time, Moto X in White with Bamboo back will also be $99.99 with new two-year activation. Fully customizable 32 GB and 16 GB models will be available through Moto Maker for $149.99 and $99.99 with new two-year activation.

Verizon Edge is also available for eligible customers. And for a limited time, customers who activate or upgrade to a new smartphone on The MORE Everything Plans with at least 1 GB of data will get an extra 1 GB of bonus data per month for up to 24 months, as long as that smartphone remains active on The MORE Everything Plan.

OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with flash and 2-megapixel front-facing camera

Quick Capture – Twist your wrist twice quickly to launch the camera at any time

Best Shot – Moto X will take multiple pictures before and after you even touch the screen, and then suggests the best one to use

Battery 2300mAh

What is SIP Trunking and why should I care?

SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) is a VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol), and streaming media service that delivers fancy new Unified Communications to older, legacy phone systems.

Essentially, your “older” office phones connect to an PSTN, ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) line, or PBX (Private Branch eXchange).
The ISDN or PBX then connect over traditional telephony routes to whoever you’re making telephone calls to.

 

Ok, so my phone system works as it is.   Why do I care?

Look at your phone bill.   That’s why icon smile What is SIP Trunking and why should I care?
Internet based calling can offer much better rates on local and long distance calls.
“Traditional” providers charge for calls to the minute.   VOIP Providers can charge to the second. This can be quite a cost saving on its own.
The lines themselves are less expensive. ISDN and PSTN lines can prove to be costly when compared to SIP trunks.
Some calls over the Internet can even be totally free.


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Deluxe Media Delivers Fast, Broadcast-Quality Content with Avere

Deluxe Media Acton offices CS image 2 300x172 Deluxe Media Delivers Fast, Broadcast Quality Content with Avere

PITTSBURGH, PA – September 23, 2014Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, is the driving force behind the transcoding, editing and quality-control of content provision supplied by Deluxe Media Acton, formerly ITFC, for major broadcasting companies in the United Kingdom.

 

Deluxe uses Avere FXT Edge filers to ensure that content for major broadcasters meets compliance regulations for consistent quality and loudness standards. From the roaring engines and bold colors of Formula 1, to the below-stairs whispers and richest black-of-mourning clothes in “Downton Abbey,” Deluxe must ensure everything is flawlessly discernible and consistently authentic to viewing audiences.

 

The Deluxe team works to demanding schedules to deliver on comprehensive service level agreements (SLAs). Its reputation for always meeting its commitments has led to rapid growth and increased demand for the company’s services. In 2013, Deluxe agreed to provide a major broadcaster with five times its normal weekly content. The company looked to Avere to provide the storage system to handle the increased load with high-speed access, performance and agility.

 

Gez Quinn, head of Technical Services at Deluxe Media Acton, said, “Clients depend on us to deliver some 700 hours of broadcast material every week. Our IT infrastructure must be fluid enough to absorb the varied input from content providers and sufficiently powerful to handle the heavy workloads of transcoding, editing and quality-control.”

 

The Avere FXT Series cluster provides high-speed I/O to a transcode farm and non-linear editing (NLE) workstations used for content preparation, subtitling and audio description services. The new system has brought multi-dimensional cost benefits.

 

“Avere lets us deliver higher quality within our existing pricing schedules,” Quinn said. “To achieve equivalent performance with traditional storage arrays, we’d have spent as much as 40% more. In addition, we’ve increased capacity by 500% for one of our major broadcasters.”

 

“Avere is proud to play a part in the high-quality broadcast content that Deluxe Media delivers. We’re pleased to have added measurable value while eliminating performance challenges so Deluxe can focus on their core business – delivering content within stringent deadlines,” said Ron Bianchini, president and CEO at Avere.

 

About Avere Systems

Avere is radically changing the economics of data storage. Avere’s hybrid cloud solutions give companies – for the first time – the ability to put an end to the rising cost and complexity of data storage by allowing customers the freedom to store files anywhere in the cloud or on premises without sacrificing the performance, availability or security of their data. Based in Pittsburgh, Avere is led by veterans and thought leaders in the data storage industry and is backed by investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Tenaya Capital, and Western Digital Capital. For more information, visitwww.averesystems.com.

Phipps Wins Alliance to Save Energy Stars of Energy Efficiency Award

Pittsburgh, Pa. — Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has been honored with a 2014 Stars of Energy Efficiency Award from the Alliance to Save Energy, receiving the Innovative Star Award for its Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL), one of the greenest buildings on Earth. A landmark construction, the CSL has already earned Net Zero Energy Building Certification under the Living Building Challenge™ (a program of the International Living Future Institute™) and is expected to be the first in the world to achieve Living Building Certification in tandem with LEED® Platinum and Four-Stars Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) certification for landscapes, both of which were awarded in 2013.   In order to operate at net-zero energy capacity, the CSL employs a large 125 kW onsite array of photovoltaic solar panels; a series of 14 geothermal wells buried 500 feet below ground; the first vertical axis wind turbine to be commissioned in the City of Pittsburgh; strategically placed operable windows, light shelves and reflective ceiling material that allow for natural daylighting; and high performance insulation and low-e windows that help regulate indoor temperatures in all seasons.
   In order to operate at net-zero energy capacity, the CSL employs a large 125 kW onsite array of photovoltaic solar panels; a series of 14 geothermal wells buried 500 feet below ground; the first vertical axis wind turbine to be commissioned in the City of Pittsburgh; strategically placed operable windows, light shelves and reflective ceiling material that allow for natural daylighting; and high performance insulation and low-e windows that help regulate indoor temperatures in all seasons.
  In addition to these energy-efficient highlights, the CSL, a home-base for environmental education and research programs, as well as a space for visitors to explore, is also a place of beauty and inspiration. Built on a former brownfield, the structure — incorporating biophilic art; recycled, salvaged and non-toxic materials; and other elements that celebrate connections to nature and promote wellness — is surrounded by a restorative landscape showcasing native plants and a green rooftop. Other site features added to achieve net-zero water aims include a lagoon, rain gardens and constructed wetlands.     
   “The CSL was created to serve as a model for how we can work with nature to make our communities healthier, safer and more supportive of life,” says Phipps Executive Director Richard V. Piacentini, who will accept the Innovative Star Award at a special ceremony held in Washington, D.C. on the evening of Sept. 23. “We are very honored to have received the Innovative Star Award from the Alliance to Save Energy and to have the chance to show the world just how inspiring and practical green, energy-efficient buildings can be.” 
   A leader in green building and operations, Phipps has also constructed the first LEED-certified visitor center in a public garden, the first-ever LEED-certified production greenhouses, and a tropical forest conservatory that was celebrated as the most energy efficient structure of its kind anywhere in the world when it opened in 2006. To learn more about the CSL, visit phipps.conservatory.org.

 

About Phipps: Founded in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pa. is a green leader among public gardens with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse. Learn more: phipps.conservatory.org.

First Weekend iPhone Sales Top 10 Million, Set New Record

CUPERTINO, California—September 22, 2014— Apple® today announced it has sold over 10 million new iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, a new record, just three days after the launch on September 19. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK and will be available in more than 20 additional countries on September 26. The new iPhones will be available in 115 countries by the end of the year.

“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We would like to thank all of our customers for making this our best launch ever, shattering all previous sell-through records by a large margin. While our team managed the manufacturing ramp better than ever before, we could have sold many more iPhones with greater supply and we are working hard to fill orders as quickly as possible.”

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the biggest advancements in iPhone history, featuring two new models with stunning 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina® HD displays, and packed with innovative technologies in an all-new dramatically thin and seamless design that is still comfortable to hold and easy to use. Both models are better in every way and include: the Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture for blazing fast performance and power efficiency; advanced iSight® and FaceTime® HD cameras; ultrafast wireless technologies; and Apple Pay™, an easier way to simply and securely make payments with just the touch of a finger.*

The new iPhones include iOS 8, the biggest release since the App Store?, featuring a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience with new Messages and Photos features, predictive typing for Apple’s QuickType™ keyboard and Family Sharing. iOS 8 also includes the new Health app, giving you a clear overview of your health and fitness data and iCloud Drive?, so you can store files and access them from anywhere.

Customers are encouraged to check the Apple Store® app or online to receive updates on availability and estimated delivery dates. Every customer who buys an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus at an Apple retail store will be offered free Personal Setup service, helping them customize their iPhone by setting up email, showing them new apps from the App Store and more, so they’ll be up and running with their new iPhone before they leave the store. Customers can also learn more about iOS 8 and their new device through free workshops at all Apple retail stores worldwide. In the US, the new iPhones are also available through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and additional carriers, and Apple Authorized Resellers including Best Buy, Radio Shack, Target and Walmart.

Pricing & Availability
iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space gray, and is available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model, $299 (US) for the 64GB model and, for the first time, a new 128GB model for $399 (US) with a two-year contract**. iPhone 6 Plus comes in gold, silver or space gray, and is available in the US for a suggested retail price of $299 (US) for the 16GB model, $399 (US) for the 64GB model and $499 (US) for the new 128GB model with a two-year contract**. Both models are available for sale from the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores, and through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and additional carriers, and Apple Authorized Resellers including Best Buy, Radio Shack, Target and Walmart. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will roll out worldwide to more than 20 additional countries on September 26, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and United Arab Emirates. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in 115 countries by the end of the year.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.