The Apple iPhone 6 press conference is officially underway, and there’s a ton of details being livestreamed from the Flint Centre for the Performing Arts. Apple’s Tim Cook and the execs have spilled the beans about the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The enlarged smartphone is set be released on Sept 19 with pre orders starting on Sept 16. Stateside, with a two year contract, the iPhone 6 will start at $199 for the 16GB model, then it’s $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB of internal storage. Only the iPhone 6 Plus will have the 128GB model.

Miss Info: And what about the much-speculated-about Apple Watch? Well they also previewed that…and while I’m still not sure if I want to wear what looks like a square-faced Ikepod watch from 2011 like some European business traveller (It makes sense they look similar because of shared designer Marc Newsome)…I’m sure as a longtime Apple sucker, I’ll end up wearing one and talking to it on the street like every other tool.

The Apple Watch is a companion to the iPhone, you need both to work together. But the benefits are pretty alluring…

More about the new Apple Watch and the iPhone 6 below…

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Miss Info: The Apple Watch won’t be available until early 2015. There will be two different sized faces, and tons of interchangeable watch bands…think of them like iPhone cases. And according to the presentation, the watch will do everything from vibrate slightly to receive a text, to interpret the text to offer you possible responses. If you don’t choose one, you can answer via dictation or…animated emoji! There’s iPhoto display (so…get ready for your friend to have their kids’ photos scrolling endlessly on their wrist), Google Maps, a heartbeat monitor that you can share (huh?), and much much more. What is really interesting is that it can be used as a “viewfinder” for your iPhone camera….and this “walkie-talkie” feature. WHAT? Like…A BOOST MOBILE CHIRP?!? Amazing.
The Apple Watch will be priced at $349 and up, available early 2015.

Ok…more on what you can buy this month….the iPhone 6 details:

10iPhone 6 design

This is first of two major revisions new iPhone flagship – Apple has overhauled the squared off design which has been with us since the iPhone 4, with the iPhone 6 sporting a more rounded, slimmer body. In fact it’s just 6.9mm thin, making it one of the thinnest smartphones of the market, and rumors about a protruding rear camera lens are also true.


The power/lock key has been moved from the top of the handset to the right hand side, making it easier to hit during one handed use. On the left hand side you get the separated volume keys below a mute toggle switch.

iPhone 6 display

The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch 1334 x 750 new “Retina HD” with a pixel density of 326ppi – that’s the same density as the iPhone 5S.
It also pales in comparison to the iPhone 6 Plus, with a full HD, 1920 x 1080 5.5-inch screen with a 401ppi display.

3iPhone 6 power

The iPhone 6 packs in an A8, 64-bit second generation processor and a next-generation M8 motion coprocessor too.

5iPhone 6 camera

Apple has stuck with the 8MP rear camera on the iPhone 6, but it’s not the same as the one you’ll find on the iPhone 5S. A new wide angle lens, true tone flash, f/2.2 aperture, greater noise reduction and a 2 x faster autofocus provide even better images.
There’s also a new Apple-design image signal processor built into the A8 chip to improve the way the iPhone 6 handles images.

The front facing FaceTime camera has also been given some love. It’s actually a FaceTime HD camera now, with a f/2.2 aperture, and a new sensor which allows in up to 81% more light. There’s also HDR FaceTime video support, ensuring you’re perfectly lit.

Both photos were shot by the iPhone 6:



via Tech Radar and the Apple Live Stream

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