Apple Live Event: Two Phones, a Watch and an Album
If you missed Apple’s Live Event this morning, here’s what happened: The tech giant announced the much-anticipated iPhone 6 and its bigger counterpart, the iPhone 6 Plus. Both phones run on the A8 chip that makes them perform 50x faster and 50% more energy efficient than the original iPhone. Revolutionary features include the retina HD display, landscape mode view, VoLTE (Voice over LTE) and Wi-Fi calling. The phones also have the cutting-edge M8 motion co-processor that gathers motion data and the new barometer which measures relative elevation by sensing air pressure.
The 8-megapixel camera has true tone flash, a wide aperture at f2.2 and a new sensor featuring Focus Pixels, which makes for faster autofocus. Both phones have image stabilization technology. The iPhone 6 has digital image stabilization while the iPhone 6 Plus has optical image stabilization.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus come in gold, silver and space gray with memory capacities of 16GB, 64GB and 128GB. Price for the iPhone 6 starts at $199 and the iPhone 6 Plus price starts at $299. Both phones will be available for pre-order on September 12.
Apple also announced Apple Pay, a new service that makes mobile payments easy, secure and private, and unveiled the Apple Watch, that comes in three distinct collections – Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch edition.
The iOS 8 will also be available for download for the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad 2, iPad with Retina display, iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display on September 17.
Finally, making music history, Apple and U2 gave to 500 million iTunes customers the newly released album “Songs of Innocence”, which features 11 new songs from the band.