On expected lines, Cupertino giant Apple introduced two versions of its new iPhone- the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 plus. The company also introduced Apple Watch and the much speculated mobile payment system in ‘Apple Pay’.
The new iPhones
Thinner than the existing iPhone 5S, the new phones are 6.9 mm (iPhone 6) and 7.1 mm (iPhone 6 plus) thick and come with anodized aluminium backs. The phones get bigger displays with screen sizes of 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches for 6 and 6 plus models and have a much sharper viewing with 401 px per inch.
The latest iPhone models promises to be faster and have a longer battery life than Apple’s earlier versions with standby time of 250 hours and talk time of 14 hours. Built on 64-bit architecture with a new A8 chip, the phone promises to deliver more power even with a bigger display.
The camera resolution stays at 8 MP, however, Apple assures for better photography with new sensors, Focus Pixel and a burst mode to take multiple selfies. The slow motion video has been boosted with shooting capabilities of 240 fps.
With faster LTE, up to 150 Mbps, and more LTE bands, up to 6, in iPhones, users can experience faster download and upload speeds for browsing the web, streaming music and making video calls etc..
The phones will also features a new sensor to help you count the number of stairs they climbed in addition to distance walked or run. Another new, is the ‘Apple Pay’, that brings the much speculated mobile payment system into the iPhones.
The new phones will be available in 16GB, 64 GB and 128 GB models and are priced in range of $199 to $499.
In the words of Tim Cook Apple Watch is ‘the next chapter in Apple’s history. Apple’s latest wearable device, is designed like a traditional watch and sports a beautifully carved square display. Available in three versions of sport, standard, and a luxury edition; the smartwatch uses multiple technologies in conjunction with your iPhone to keep time within 50 milliseconds of the GST. The watch can adjust to the local time depending upon location.
Promising to also be a fitness companion, the Apple Watch measures quantity, quality and frequency of your movements and shows your progress in the three rings of the Activity app. The device also features a separate Workout app for dedicated cardio sessions.
The Apple Watch will receive calls, messages and mails, play music and serve as your digital wallet via special sensors. The watch will tap you gently every time you receive a notification. You can also send your heartbeat to someone special by simply pressing two fingers to the screen.
Apple Watch is priced at $349 and will be available only in early 2015.
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