After months of speculation and leaks of information we now have the official word. Apple have announced that they are releasing two iPhones and the Apple Watch. The two iPhone 6’s are considerably larger than the iPhone 5 which is 4 inches and they are 4.7 and 5.5 inches. The one thing that threw me with this event is that the new iPhone 6’s will not come with 32GB of storage? Now who out there wants an Apple Watch?  

iPhone 6:

I think that this will be the version of the iPhone 6 that most people will go to, it is not a big leap from the iPhone 5s but enough to make a difference.

Specifications:

  • Processor: A8 with 64 bit architecture
  • Display Size: 4.7 inches Retina HD LED
  • Resolution: 1334×750 at 326 ppi
  • Camera: 8 megapixel rear camera, 1.2 megapixel front camera
  • Video: 1080p HD video recording
  • Memory: 1GB
  • Storage: 16, 64 and 128GB
  • Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
  • Touch ID: Yes
  • Battery: Built in rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • SIM Size: Nano SIM
  • Charging Connector: Lightning Connector
  • Dimensions: 5.44 inches (H) x 2.64 inches (W) x 0.27 inch (D)
  • Siri: Yes

iPhone 6 Plus:

The iPhone 6 Plus is the phone I am really keen to check out, putting the specifications of this phone up against other phones around the same size it doesn’t look like it is up to par. One thing to keep in mind is the way that Apple build their products and use their own processors which means it usually ends up being a better user experience than other smartphones.

Specifications:

  • Processor: A8 with 64 bit architecture
  • Display: 5.5 inches Retina HD LED
  • Resolution: 1920×1080 at 401 ppi
  • Camera: 8 megapixel rear camera, 1.2 megapixel front camera
  • Video: 1080p HD video recording
  • Memory: 1GB
  • Storage: 16, 64 and 128GB
  • Touch ID: Yes
  • Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
  • Battery: Built in rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • SIM Size: Nano SIM
  • Charging Connector: Lightning Connector
  • Dimensions: 6.22 inches (H) x 3.06 inches (W) x 0.28 inch (D)
  • Siri: Yes

Apple Watch:

I am not too sure about the Apple Watch, however based upon previous Apple announcements I have said the same thing about some of their products and eventually I end up with one. I have a feeling that this might be the same. The Apple watch looks amazing and quite stylish so it will be interesting to see if this may entice users away from other operating systems. The Apple Watch comes in two different sizes (38mm or 42mm in height) and in several different styles:Apple Watch

  • Stainless Steel
  • Silver Aluminium
  • 18 Carat Yellow Gold
  • Space Black Stainless Steel
  • Space Grey Aluminium
  • 18 Carat Rose Gold

And with the choice of the following bands:

  • Link Bracelet
  • Sport Band
  • Leather Loop
  • Classic Buckle
  • Modern Buckle
  • Milanese Loop

And now with the ability to change the watch face with the following options:

  • Chronograph
  • Colour
  • Modular
  • Time Lapse
  • Solar
  • Astronomy
  • Motion
  • Utility
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Simple
  • Photo

Apple have curated three collections for you to choose from and they are known as:

  • Apple Watch (Stainless steel or space black with a range of bands and Sapphire crystal)
  • Apple Watch Sport (Anodised aluminium case in silver or space grey with colourful durable bands and strengthened ion X glass)
  • Apple Watch Edition (18 carat gold in yellow or rose with exquisitely crafted bands and closures and Sapphire crystal)

After you have chosen or put together your Apple Watch that suits your style here are the features that you are able to use:

  • Messaging
  • Phone Calls
  • Mail
  • Sketch – you can send friends a sketch and they can respond with their own
  • Walkie Talkie – you and a friend can use your watches as walkie talkies
  • Tap – you can tap your watch to send a tap to a friend letting them know that you’re thinking about them
  • Heartbeat – record your won heartbeat and send it to a friend
  • Fitness apps – these allow you to track movements, exercise and even standing up. You are also able to set goals, reminders and celebrate achievements. You are now able to track your progress with your iPhone.

Other apps that are available are:

  • Calendar
  • Maps
  • Passbook
  • Music
  • Apple TV and iTunes
  • Remote Camera
  • Stopwatch
  • Timer
  • Alarm
  • World clock
  • Stocks
  • Weather
  • Photos
  • Siri
  • Settings

And of course you can tell the time! This was a huge event not only did Apple launch 3 new products, they also gave away U2’s new album for free in the iTunes Store! iOS8 looks like a good update from iOS7 and I am looking forward to checking it out when it is released on September 17. The iPhone 6’s will start shipping on September 19 and once again I cannot wait to try them out!