Here’s Everything You Need To Know
On September 9th Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the “biggest advancement in iPhone” with the reveal of the long awaited iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Complete with a larger screen size, thinner design and impressive new features the devices are set to put competition to shame.
The first significant feature on the iPhone 6 is the 4.7 inch screen with 1334 x 750 resolution, whilst the iPhone 6 Plus boasts a screen size of 5.5 inches. This is a great improvement from the iPhone 5S with only a 4 inch screen.
Both devices are IPS and display improved colour reproduction along with Retina HD screens.
At just 6.9mm in depth the 6 is the thinnest model yet whilst the Plus is 7.1mm thick. This does not hinder the devices power however with the A8 processor being 50 times faster than the original iPhone.
The new built in iSight camera contains an 8 megapixel sensor, true tone flash and fast aperture. There is sharper focus on face detection when taking photos thanks to the A8 processor. The iSight sensor also allows continuous autofocus when shooting videos.
The battery life is a huge step up from previous iPhones. Playing videos, internet browsing or standby mode depletes far less battery power than the iPhone5s.
Other impressive features include:
– Wi-Fi calling allowing users to make high-quality calls in poor cell conditions
– Ability to capture slow-motion videos at 120 fps or 240 fps.
-Health App in the IOS 8
Cook addressed audiences at the Flint centre in Cupertino, California. “The iPhone is the most loved smart phone in the world with the highest customer satisfaction in the industry and we are making it much better in every way. Only Apple can combine the best hardware, software and services at this unprecedented level and we think customers are going to love it.”
The phones will be officially released on September 19th but available for pre-order on September 12th. The iPhone 6 starts at £539 for the 16GB model and £699 for the 128GB model. The iPhone 6 Plus costs £619 for the 16GB model, £699 for the 64 GB model and £789 for the 128 GB model. Both phones come in gold, silver and space grey.
The long awaited iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were introduced in Cupertino, California. However Apple CEO Tim Cook had another surprise for audiences. The new iWatch, officially called the Apple Watch was unveiled.
There will be 3 models of the Apple Watch available: Apple watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch edition. All 3 watches however boast an attractive design and impressive features.
The watch comes in a rectangular design with round edges which run smoothly to the back, different to predecessors such as the circular shape of the Moto 360. The material is waterproof Sapphire glass complete with a button input and spinning dial.
The spinning dial is dubbed the Digital Crown which when turned allows you to rotate around and zoom in and out of apps. It also has “force sensitivity” which means the device will operate differently based on how hard the user presses the screen.
There are two sizes; 42mm and 38mm – one for women and one for men – complete with 6 different strap options that users can switch at their leisure. The straps include a plastic sports band, modern buckle and traditional link bracelet.
The product is complete with different faces containing specific functions the user can customise to their needs. It is also linked to your iPhone and can display notifications meaning users won’t have to constantly reach for their phone to check.
Need to send a quick message? You can simply run your finger over the screen to compose a message and even make use of Siri voice control.
Another major innovation to the user’s well being is the Apple Health kit. This fits the watch with sensors that can detect heart rate and also vibrate if you have been sitting still for too long, indicating you need to move around for a bit. The function can thereby prevent deep vein thrombosis.
Interestingly there has been no mention of battery life as of yet, although experts predict it will have a day’s worth of power and need charging through the night.
Overall the Apple Watch’s reveal perfectly coincides with the iPhone 6 devices as they both work hand in hand. This is a great leap from other Smartwatches such as the Samsung Gear Live or LG G Watch which do not work with the iPhone.
The Apple Watch is set for an early 2015 release with estimated prices at £217 in the UK, but be warned as these are set to rise upon release.