In the curtain raiser event at Cupertino, Apple lifted the veil on much-awaited and talked about iPhone 6 and iWatch. The best of tech world gathered at the Flint Performing Arts Center where Philip Schiller, Apple Marketing Chief delayed the event to accommodate marketing extravaganza, an anxious delay for the people who were already tired of waiting!
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
The first screening as expected was of iPhone 6 which is thinner, larger and of course smarter. As rumors suggested, it flaunts an aluminum body and curved glass front. The base models inherit 4.7 inch screen from the older siblings whereas iPhone 6 Plus has 5.5 inch screen. The former has over 1 million pixels but the latter has more than 2 million pixels, making for the stunning display. iPhone 6 Plus was earlier dubbed as iPhone 6L by rumor mongers.
Price of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Schiller also highlighted the image stabilization functionality and enhanced camera quality of the flagship. The phone is available with a 2-year contract and has three versions. The 16GB iPhone 6 is available at $199, 64GB iPhone 6 at $299 and 128GB iPhone 6 at $399. The iPhone 6 Plus is priced at $299 for 16GB, $399 for 64GB and $499 for 128GB.
It is the first time ever that Apple has launched flagship models which are larger than its signature 4.7 inch screen. Not too long ago, Steve Jobs slammed the trend of larger phones saying that those would be too large to hold in the hands.
Though, the Apple flagship is still not larger than its Android counterparts but we welcome iPhone 6 Plus wholeheartedly.
Along with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple also introduced the iWatch. It is the single major debut by the company after the year 2010 when iPad was launched. The wearable device will be available in two sizes and is compatible with iPhone only as of now. Users can take calls, track heart rate information, draw animations on the screen, monitor arm movement, look up for directions and check weather, phew! Yes, it also tells time. The battery does not look promising but saying anything as of now should be taken with pinch of salt.
The iOS 8
In this major event, the Californian tech giant also launched the biggest software update, iOS 8. Apple has incorporated new features and pushing it for upgrade for existing users. This also includes NFC chip which enables mobile payment options.
As discussed, the upgrade rolls out Continuity which lets user sync their work from an iPhone to iPad. The new iOS 8 also lets people do more things without subscribe to more apps. You can pull down a text message and reply to it while working on the email app.
Whether iPhone 6 and iWatch live up to the hype or not, the time will tell. Till the time, tune in to this space to get juiciest update on iPhone 6 and iWatch.