Apple's Special Event - iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and yes the Apple Watch!

iPhone 6

Wow - this might go down as the best Apple Event since Steve Jobs. Apple today introduced two new iPhones, a new payment system and the Apple Watch. They even had U2 finish the event and gave away their album for free!

Let's start at the beginning:

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

  • 2 new models as expected measuring 4.7 and 5.5 inches respectively
  • Both models are thinner than the current iPhone 5S
  • They feature stunning curved displays
  • They are powered by the A8 Chip and a new M8 motion sensor that can track elevation such as stairs
  • They will feature 3x faster WiFi
  • The Camera features Focus Pixels (Faster Autofocus)
  • Much better image stabilisation (with the iPhone 6 featuring Optical Image Stabilisation)
  • 1080 HD Video with 30 or 60 fps and up to 240 fps slow motion
  • They will come with iOS 8
  • Both models will now come with up to 128 GB of storage
  • Both models shipping from September 19 and available for Pre Order from Sept 12 (including Australia)
  • Starting at $869 out right for the iPhone 6 and $999 for the iPhone 6 Plus
  • New ads voiced by Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon - just awesome see below!

http://youtu.be/RS5mzvqWM-c

http://youtu.be/FglqN1jd1tM

http://youtu.be/-ZrfXDeLBTU

http://youtu.be/SHPACRa6Vq8

Apple Pay Logo
Apple Pay Logo

Apple Pay

  • Apple have partnered with American Express, Visa and MasterCard for Apple Pay
  • NFC included in the new iPhones. Just tap your iPhone to pay
  • Retail partners at launch include Mc Donalds, Subway, Target, Groupon and a heap more
  • You'll also be able to use Apple Pay online with Touch ID through 3rd party apps
  • Unfortunately only launching in the US for now but expanding to the rest of the world soon

And they brought back "One more thing...."

Apple Watch
Apple Watch

Apple Watch

  • The most personal device Apple has ever created
  • New User Interface featuring the Digital Crown
  • 3 Editions - Standard, Sports and Edition in 18 Karat Gold
  • Extremely customisable with leather, metal and  fluoroelastomer straps
  • Taptic Notifications for subtle alerts only you can feel
  • Siri built in
  • Digital Touch - Quick Sketches between friends
  • 3rd Party Apps will be allowed - Starwood Hotels for example will let you use your watch to unlock your hotel room door!
  • Heavy focus on Health and Fitness - Brings together fitness tracker and sports watch, Accelerometer, Heartrate monitor
  • Will feature an Activity App and Workout App
  • There's a lot more it can do, for example Tim Cook mentioned it can also control your Apple TV or act as a viewfinder for your iPhone camera
  • It will require the iPhone to work (5, 5c, 5S 6 and 6 Plus)
  • Inductive Charging
  • Will start from $349 and available early 2015
 



U2 iTunes Album Give away
U2 iTunes Album Give away

U2

  • They ended the show with their new single from their new album
  • Apple has released their new Album "Songs of Innocence" for free on iTunes right now!
  • That's half a billion copies!

 

Well I think Apple's going to get a lot of amazing coverage of the next few months and I think they deserve it. I've just got to make one important decision - the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus!