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iPhone 6 pre-sales excel and trade-in options favorable

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The Apple iPhone 6 and 6+ went on sale last week. According to numerous sources, including Apple, the big mobile carries such as AT&T and Verizon, as well as various news sources, the sales of these two devices set new records for pre-orders. All models now have a wait of a week or more for the iPhone 6 and possibly a month or more for the iPhone 6 Plus.

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Microsoft Surface Pro sells out

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Yesterday, February 9, Microsoft announced the release of the new Surface Pro and, in the same post, shared that the 128GB model had sold out across most of its retail outlets. Microsoft indicated that “customer response to the launch of Surface Pro has been amazing” and they are working to replenish supplies as quickly as possible.



The 64GB model seems to be available at many Best Buy and Staples locations as well as Microsoft retail stores. It is the larger, more expense model that is showing out of stock. Many Microsoft enthusiasts reported there were a limited number of units at their local stores, making it difficult to obtain the higher-end machine.

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iPhone 5 released and on sale

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Today, September 21, the iPhone 5 became available in stores. Apple, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint stores were open early today to handle the lines of customers who attempted to get their own new device.

Beginning at 8 a.m. local time, stores opened as the iPhone 5 became available for purchased. While lines at the carrier stores seemed manageable around the 7 a.m. mark, the lines were longer at the Apple stores here in Nashville. From the dress of those at the beginning of the outside lines, some may have arrived at the stores the night before.

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Amazon shares strong first quarter sales results today

Today, April 26, 2012, Amazon.com, Inc. announced strong financial results during the first quarter of 2012. Sales were up 34% to 13.18 billion and beat analyst estimates. This encouraged a 15% increase in Amazon.com stock price during after hours trading.

Amazon shared a few highlights to their success this quarter, reporting nine out of ten top sellers on Amazon.com were digital products. Strong Kindle sales, updates to the Kindle iPad app, in-app purchasing for Android devices, and an expansion of their Prime Instant Video services were key to this quarter’s success.

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