Apple's iPhone 6, Apple Pay and Apple Watch

New Apple Technology Release Today

I just watched a live stream on the new Apple releases today, here are a few highlights I've learned about the new iPhone 6, Apple Pay and Apple Watches.

iPhone 6

Apple's iPhone 6 here with the following new features:iphone6

  • Has a protruding camera
  • 2 sizes available (iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 plus)
  • Ion strengthened glass
  • Pixels 1334 x 750 and 1920 x 1080 (185% more pixels that the 5S)
  • Thin design
  • Power button on the side
  • 1.3 million apps available - apps not updated for iPhone will just scale up automatically
  • 64 bit chip
  • 20% faster CPU, 50% faster graphics
  • Battery life equal or better - 14 hours of 3G talk time
  • 8MP iSight Camera with faster face detection and digital image stabilization
  • Starts at $199 for iPhone 6 16GB, going up to $399 for 128GB. New $299 at 64GB

Apple Pay

Apple Pay is an entirely new payment process. Features:

  • Uses NFC, it's across the top of the phoneapple pay
  • Stores payment information encrypted and securely
  • Allows you can also take a picture of your own credit cards
  • Credit card numbers are not given to the merchant (uses a one-time payment number and a "dynamic security code)
  • If your iPhone is lost, you can suspend all payments via the Find my iPhone service
  • Starting in US with Amex, MasterCard, and Visa in October 2014
  • Works on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

 

Apple Watch

A few features of the new Apple Watch:

  • Precise timing - Synced to the universal time standardapple watch
  • Full customization of your watch face
  • 2 sizes - 6 different bands available that click in easily
  • 3 models - Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition
  • Must be used in conjunction with an iPhone and will be compatible with the iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6 and 6 Plus
  • Prices starts at $349 and will be available in 2015
  • Will work with Apple Pay
  • Can be used as a health and fitness device
  • Has a Touchscreen plus a crown device on the side for scrolling - also senses force
  • Voice dictation abilities
  • Uses MagSafe wireless charging
  • Can reply to texts, although it doesn't have a keyboard, you can talk and send a voice reply. Texts are also analyzed to give quick tap-able answers
  • Has a photo app, using your crown button, you can zoom in
  • Has a tiny Maps app, using your crown button, you can zoom in or you can swipe to pan around. You can get directions and different vibrations from your watch direct you to turn left or right

Apps can be added to increase the Apple Phone's features:

  • You can Tweet, or Pininterest from the Apple Watch
  • Unlock your hotel room door (SPG hotels)
  • View your airline information
  • BMW app lets you find your car and know its charge level
  • Control your Apple TV
  • Walkie talkie ability
  • Honeywell app will control your thermostat

The Apple Watch will also be a Fitness and Workout Tool

  • Fitness app - alerts you to exercise at certain times
  • Workout app - measures calories, duration, distance
  • Uses an accelerometer, (using your iPhone's GPs) to read your heart rate

Amazing Technology

As usual Apple has outdone itself and perhaps these new products will revolutionize cell phone, payments and watch technology forever! Very exciting to see!