Apple has sold a record number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones, and I have heard very positive reviews from the folks who have used them. And based on my utterly unscientific study, there is a lot of interest in the new iPhones — I was traveling earlier this week for a deposition, and in airports and on one plane, quite a few strangers saw me using an iPhone 6 and asked to check it out, telling me that they are ready to upgrade. And in my own office, where people know that I am the iPhone guy, many of my partners have stopped by my office to check out the new iPhone. I'm also happy to see that after just a week, I'm used to the larger size of the iPhone 6, and I prefer it over the previous iPhones. Indeed, last night, I was using my previous iPhone, an iPhone 5s, and it felt too thick, too boxy, and a little small in my hand. And I'm really loving how everything looks bigger and better on the beautiful, larger screen. That transition didn't take me long. And now, the news of note from the past week:
- Dallas attorney Jason Steed offers tips for writing a brief that will look good to a judge who reads them on a tablet in a post for Lawyerist.
- As I noted yesterday, Apple's iOS 8.0.1 update had a bug in it. Last night, Apple released iOS 8.0.2. That was quick. And according to Mike Isaac of the New York Times, Apple says that fewer than 40,000 people were affected by the problems in iOS 8.0.1. I updated to iOS 8.0.2 last night, and the update worked fine for me on both my iPhone 6 and my iPad Air.
- Daisuke Wakabayashi of the Wall Street Journal reports that according to Apple, it is extremely rare for any iPhone 6 Plus to bend in normal use, with only nine complaints to date.
- John Moltz of It's A Very Nice Web Site wrote a short and funny review of the iPhone 6.
- Photographer Lisa Bettany did another one of her fantastic posts that compares in a concise fashion pictures taken with every model of iPhone, from the original to the iPhone 6. The post does a good job of showing off the strengths of the new iPhone, but also shows how very, very far we have come since the first iPhone in 2007.
- Jim Hammer, an attorney who no longer practices law and instead concentrates on photography, provided his views on the strengths and weaknesses of the camera on the iPhone 6 Plus.
- How much does it cost to charge an iPhone 6? According to Barry Fischer of Outlier, only $0.47 per year. A nickel more if you have the iPhone 6 Plus.
- You may be excited about the new Apple Watch, but just wait to you see what Apple is planning next, according to Scoopertino.
- And finally, if you love your iPhone almost as much as you love taking pictures of yourself, and you always want your hair to look its best, then for only $19.99 Amazon has the perfect iPhone 5/5s case for you: the Selfie Brush. (via The Gadgeteer)