As usual, Apple fans showed up at stores around the world early, with queues forming days ahead of time in Sydney and San Francisco, though many of the lines were shorter than in years past. There were some wrinkles as well. New Yorkers had to contend with crowds both at Apple stores and for Pope Francis, who was in the city as part of his US tour. The weekend numbers indicate that Apple sold more iPhones on a per-country basis than a year ago, according to Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um. "This may validate Tim Cook's comments that China continues to see strength," he said.
On Monday, Apple said it will start selling the new phones on October 9 in 40 additional markets, including Russia, Spain, Italy, Mexico and Taiwan, The revenue from this year's launch weekend will be recorded in two separate fiscal quarters, crystal shell case for apple iphone 7 plus and iphone 8 plus - clear crystal Sales completed by Saturday will be included in the September quarter, the fourth of Apple's fiscal year, and those completed on Sunday will be counted in the first quarter of Apple's fiscal 2016, The total exceeds the 10 million sold in the opening weekend last year for the previous versions of Apple's smartphone..
Hackathon participants with successful ideas will be rewarded with one of the headets to test their VR applications at the event, which is being held in Moscow on October 17, said tech site Thurrott. The site published a screen shot of a webpage it said was promoting the event, though the page appears to have since been taken down. Microsoft didn't respond to a request for comment. Historically, virtual reality has required expensive, dedicated hardware that can do things like track the motions of a person's head and display 3D imagery. But last year's debut of Google Cardboard, a flat-pack VR kit that uses a smartphone as a display, made the technology easier to try. Users assemble Google's headset from a few specially cut and folded pieces of cardboard, insert a smartphone that runs Cardboard apps, and hold it to up to their eyes. Phone manufacturers can adapt the template to fit various Android smartphones.
The premise for Microsoft's headset seems similar, but instead of Android, the getup has been designed for Lumia devices running Microsoft's Windows Phone software, Thurrott said, It's not yet clear what product plans, if any, Microsoft has for its own DIY headset kit, Microsoft, based in Redmond, Washington, would be just the latest to test the waters of virtual crystal shell case for apple iphone 7 plus and iphone 8 plus - clear crystal reality, a burgeoning area of technology that's drawn the interest of heavy hitters like Samsung, Sony, HTC and Facebook, which spent $2 billion to buy VR startup Oculus, The technology, which can transport you to an entirely new world through a headset, is seen as one of next major growth areas in consumer technology..
Microsoft is already working on its own high-end "mixed reality" project, HoloLens, which overlays a digital view on top of the real world. But it could now also see value in opening up VR in a cost-effective way to anyone who owns a Windows Phone device. Given its clout with programmers, Microsoft could help speed up mainstream adoption of VR, which for decades has failed to fulfill backers' hopes for widespread success. But that clout is mostly with programmers who develop applications for Windows PCs and Xbox gaming consoles and not for the smartphones used in cardboard VR kits. With the virtual-reality industry still in its infancy, though, it's not clear yet whether companies will come to dominate the new realm the way Apple and Google rule smartphones or Microsoft and Sony control gaming consoles.