Apple finally lifted lid on what was perhaps the poorest kept, yet the most anticipated secret in the tech world recently. The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus were announced at an event held in Cupertino. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, both ditch the one hand usability theory that Apple had been propagating till today. The iPhone 6 features a 4.7 inch display while the iPhone 6 Plus comes with a 5.5 inch display.
Both the iPhones will run on the newly designed A8 chip with M8 co-processor which now has a barometer as well along with the previous capabilities which would help you measure the distance you travel as well as pressure variations. Due to the larger displays, the entire springboard and the corresponding apps can be used in a landscape mode along with the standard portrait mode. Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have the fingerprint reader or Touch ID integrated.
Both the phones are also NFC featured which would allow them to enable wireless payments which Apple introduced via Apple Pay. The Apple service will allow the users to scan their cards and enable payments with just one touch. Apps such as Uber, Groupon as well as offline partners such as McDonalds will be able to utilize this service at 220,000 locations. The API of Apple Pay will be made available to the third party devs too.
Remarkably, both the iPhones are thinner than the iPhone 5s, which along with the iPhone 5c will continue to sell. The iPhone 6 will have a resolution of 1334×750 while the iPhone Plus will have a resolution of 1920×1080. Apple claims the new displays have higher contrast ratios, better viewing angles and better touch response. The camera on the devices is an 8 MP, with each pixel measuring at 1.5 microns and a new f/2.2 aperture sensor. The new iPhones will be available starting 26th of September.
However, this was not all, Apple had one more thing up its sleep and it was the Apple Watch. The watch is expected to be at the forefront of the wearable revolution. As expected, the watch is exquisitely designed with beautiful coming together of Aluminum chassis and Sapphire display with bendable retina display. As we had expected, the OS running the Apple watch is totally designed from the ground up for the smaller display. The watch has a crown, which is basically a modified rotary dial that we see on the sides of mechanical watch, which is used to scroll or select apps or actions on the watch. You can rotate the crown or simply press it once to return to the home or long press to launch Siri. You have dedicated apps for the Apple Watch such as Maps, Fitness trackers as well as third party app support such as Pinterest, Facebook or Twitter.
There are plenty of watch faces and support for notifications to be displayed on the watch like you would expect on any smart watch. Apple has tried to reinvent the communication via the watch, as you can draw or simply send emojis along with text or voice messages to your friends. The watch will be available in six straps with three sizes. The watch will come in three editions for each strap, the Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sports Edition and Apple Watch Edition and starts at $349. The Apple Watch will go on sale early next year.