The new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were unveiled last week during Apple’s Live Event. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen and the iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch Retina HD display. Both phones are thinner than the previous versions of the iPhone.
Apple broke records after the new unveiling of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. They are the next best thing for Apple, who had a great amount of sales for their latest model of the phone. Over 4 million people ordered the newest iPhones in the first 24 hours, which was more than their inventory according to Apple.
The latest version of the iPhone went on sale at Apple.com and through carrier partners at 3 a.m. Eastern Friday. This was the best sale ever for Apple; their launch of the iPhone 5 drew in over 2 million orders for the phone, which the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus doubled.
The iPhone 6 features iOS 8, the latest device operating system with a string of enhancements. The smartphones also mark the debut of Apple Pay, a new mobile-payments system that supports credit and debit cards from American Express, MasterCard and Visa issued by major banks.
On top of unveiling the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple also announced today the new release of U2’s thirteenth studio album. Not only is it the first U2 album in five years, but it is also free to all iTunes users. The greatest part is that the album is already in your iTunes, under Albums or Purchased.
At Apple’s live event, the band debuted and performed a new song, “The Miracle (of Joey Ramone) from their new album Songs of Innocence. The album is only available on iTunes, iTunes Radio, and Beats Music for now. The physical album will be available for purchase on October 13.
Frontman Bono described the album as deeply personal and called the release “instant gratification”. The day before the Apple event, Bono told Rolling Stone. “We wanted to make a very personal album,” Bono explained. “Let’s try to figure out why we wanted to be in a band, the relationships around the band, our friendships, our lovers, our family. The whole album is first journeys — first journeys geographically, spiritually, sexually. And that’s hard. But we went there.”
This isn’t the first time that an artist or band has released an album without announcing it prior to the release date. Beyonce dropped her self-titled visual album in December without any prior announcement to fans.
We had the opportunity to catch up with Jack of iFone Repair Service from our Hollywood Production Center 3 location…
Jack is the founder of iFone Repair Service. He is a proud small business owner and long-time Glendale resident, and we’ve been lucky enough to have him with us at our Hollywood Production Center 3 location since 2011. Jack is a true ‘Apple Fan Boy,’ and he continues to spread that Apple love through iFone Repair Service…
Hi Jack, can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I am a 25+ year Glendale resident who grew up in Glendale. I received my BA in Technology Operations Management at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. I am a proud small business owner putting smiles on the faces of every-day cellular phone users who fall victims technological incidents.
When did you first get the business idea for iFone Repair Service?
Being in the cell phone industry since 2003, I had put together the idea of iFone Repair Service in 2007, around the time of the release of the first generation iPhone. With iPhones dominating the cellular phone market, I soon realized the demand and need for repairs on these sophisticated handsets.
When did iFone Repair Service officially open?
I officially started the company in 2008.
What’s your favorite part about coming in to work every day?
I would have to say, my involvement in the solutions to
someone’s bad day after damaging their iPhones is what I look forward to everyday. I truly get a kick out of offering my expertise and helping customers out. After all, every customers who walks out of my office, has a smile on their face.
What’s the best part about being your own boss?
The best part of being my own boss is the benefit of having a flexible work schedule that I can easily arrange my personal life around.
How long have you been with the Hollywood Production Center?
I have been a tenant with the Hollywood Production Center (Broadway building) since 2011.
Do you have any guesses as to what the next big Apple product will be?
My speculations are for a release of the 6th generation iPhone this upcoming fall with possibly a larger screen. The technology market has also hinted to Apple enthusiasts about an “iWatch” that is to be released in the near future.
Would your friends consider you an ‘Apple fan boy’?
Oh yeah! From the computers in the office to the carry bag at home, I can proudly say that I own most all apple products. Even the Apple sticker on my fridge says so…
Are there any big future plans for your company?
I am looking to expand the services provided at iFone Repair Service throughout the Los Angeles area, with possibly multiple locations to open soon.
Is there anything else you’d like to tell us?
Our company is recognized and still remains as the #1 5-Star Rated Service shop for cellular phones in all of Los Angeles. Our stellar reviews speak for themselves.
Most common services provided: Screen repairs, water damage repairs, and customizations.
I’d love to offer all tenants, and families of HPC tenants discounts on the services provided if they are in need. Whether you’re in trouble with your Apple iDevice or not, Stop by our office in Suite 102B (at Hollywood Production Center 3, 225 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA) to say hello and don’t forget to checkout our great accessories for the devices. Make iFone Repair Service your one stop shop for all your iPhone & iPad needs!