“We are glad that today we can announce the biggest technological advance of iPhone” – these are the words Tim Cook said at the beginning of the presentation where new iPhone devices have been announced.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Apple has yesterday launched its long awaited iPhone devices, two iPhone devices to be more precise. One with bigger and one with smaller screen – iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
iPhone 6 does not have clear edges, and the glass is curved around the edges in order to merge with aluminum casing.
Both devices have new Retina HD display that is set on both 4.7 inch (1334 x 750p) and 5.5 inch (1920 x 1080) screens.
iPhone 6 is 6.9 mm thing while iPhone 6 Plus is 7.1 mm thin. These are the thinnest devices Apple has ever made.
Apple has also presented a new microchip for processors – A8 (dual core 1.4 GHz). This is a second generation of 64 bit chip A7 that has been launched with iPhone 5S. iPhone 6 has 1 GB of RAM while 6 Plus will feature 2 GB.
A8 chip is up to 25% faster when it comes to processing speed and it also offers 50% faster graphics and it is also energy efficient, which is 50% better then its predecessor. All this mean that the new iPhone is 50% faster then previous model while graphics are 84 times faster.
All this will be powered by 1810 and 2915 mAh batteries.
Cupertino tech giant has also announced voice calls over Wi-Fi in cases when WiFi signal is better then phone signal.
When it comes to camera, iPhone features 8MP iSight camera with ƒ/2.2 blend and completely new sensor as well as Focus Pixel technology which up to now could only be found on professional DSLR digital cameras. iPhone 6 features digital image stabilization while iPhone 6 plus features optic stabilization.
When it comes to price, iPhone 6 will cost $199 (16 GB), $299 (64 GB) and $399 (128 GB) with two year contract, while iPhone 6 Plus will cost $100 more per each configuration. The delivery starts on September 19th.
The new system that has been launched is iOS and all owners of iPhone 4S or newer models will be able to perform update on Septemebr 17th.
Apple has also launched Apple Pay, a completely new system for mobile payment. All you have to do in order to buy a product is put your finger over a finger print scanner. Apple has also confirmed the existence of NFC, but also they announced a new chip called Secure Element, which is used for encryption of all date.
Apple has also launched a completely new product that will redefine what people want from wearable gadgets – Apple Watch a smart watch by Apple.
Apple Watch is precise up to plus or minus 50 milliseconds and it comes with a lot of add-ons. It has been built from stainless steel and sapphire glass.
“We didn’t want to take iPhone interface and just downsize it, because that would look horrible. Instead of that, on the side of the device there is a clockface which turns on LED and photo diods that turn mechanical movement into digital messages. This means if you press this button you will be returned to the main screen, and with it you can do many other functions.
Apps are designed for easy interaction, so users won’t be able to use full apps. The watch features S1 chip which offers complete computer system on one chip, and on the back side it has 4 sensors, including two infrared sensors and one heartbeat measurement sensor.
Digital Touch app offers the list of friends you can call, send them a message or by simply make their watch vibrate by touching the center of the screen. Notifications are subtle so you can access them by simply lifting up your joint, and there is also integration with Siri, but on basic level.
If you ask for a certain location, maps on the watch will lead you there with easy tactile explanation at every turn. Apple Watch will also allow users to browse their photos, probably ones that are on iCloud, and Apple Pay is present as well.
Fitness is a big part of Apple Watch. Fitness application tracks all your activity and moves, while Workout app will be used as a motivator during training.
Apple Watch will come in two versions – big and small and in three editions Watch, Watch Sport and Watch Edition and each will have its own belts and bracelets, and it will be compatible with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5, 5S and 5C.
The price of Apple Watch starts at $349 and it will hit the stores at the beginning of 2015.