Apple had a busy day of announcements that were well received despite the recent negative press of iCloud security concerns. Apple unveiled the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, the Apple Watch, Apple Pay, and a release date for iOS 8.
iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
The iPhone 6 is larger, thinner, and a seamless design. The iPhone 6 measures in at 4.7″ and introduces a new size named the iPhone 6 Plus measuring 5.5″. The resolutions are 1334 x 750 and 1920 x 1080 resolution, respectively. The camera is also improved with smarter sensors allowing for greater camera control and advanced functionality.
You can see all of the iPhone 6 features at http://www.apple.com/iphone-6/
The cheapest iPhone 6 is $199 while the cheapest iPhone 6 Plus is $299. The price scales with the internal storage at 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB.
Full details in Apple Press Release for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
As you might remember, iOS 7 caused some strain to many networks as people tried to get their devices updated as soon as possible.
Read more in the Apple press release of iOS 8.
There was no word on OS X 10.10 Yosemite’s release date, Apple’s desktop operating system.
The Apple Watch, not the previously guessed name of iWatch, is designed to be the perfect pair to the iPhone. It uses the crown of a traditional watch to navigate the interface such as scrolling or zooming. The Apple Watch allows interacting with your iPhone, fitness tracking, and a new interface to communicate with others. It has multiple bands and faces to add style to the watch. The Apple Watch will be available in early 2015 for $349. Apple’s press release on the Apple Watch has all the details.
Apple also announced Apple Pay, a payment system that stores your credit card information on your phone and allows you pay retailers with your iPhone using NFC and Touch ID.
Apple hopes to do what others could not like Google Checkout and PayPal Mobile Wallet.