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Event is about to start… Everyone Ready?
The Event has begun!
Tim Cook takes the Stage…
“Today we have some amazing products to share with you. And we think […] that you will agree that this day is a very key day for Apple.”
“More importantly, iPhone is the most loved phone in the world.”
Video on Stage…
2 iPhones will be called….
The Resolution of the 2 iPhones will be – 4.7″ : 1334 x 750 and 5.5″ : 1920 x 1080
The 4.7″ device will be 6.9mm and the 5.5″ will be 7.1mm
Different UI’s “Per say” on each device… 4.7″ on the left 5.5 on the right…
The power button is on the side now, so it’s easier to reach.
This is big for Apple!
The Chip powering the new iPhones are the Apple A8. It’s a 64-bit chip.
It’s up to 50x faster than the original iPhone, and 84x faster.
Time to see how the A8 is going to perform… Yup it is Demo Time!
Stephan Sherman, CCO of Super Evil Megacorp, takes the stage. “Vain Glory” a new game shown off…
Larger display, Thinnner design, Better Performance, and even better Battery life says Phil…
There will be a New Motion Core Processor this time around as well… New Gen M8…
The LTE is better now. There are 20 LTE bands, which is insane. And it does “carrier aggregation” to maximize speed. Claims to be the most advanced device in this way….
The new iPhones will support VoLTE, which is Voice over LTE. It makes your calls sound better.
The New iPhones Camera is a 8MP iSight Camera
DSLR Quality Auto Focusing on the iPhone 6
Panoramas can be up to 43MPs now.
The iPhone 6 has “Digital” image stabilization, but the 6 Plus has “Optical” image stabilization
The new iPhone 6 cameras can do 1080p at 30 or 60 FPS. Slo-Mo Videos at 240 FPS
The front-facing camera is also updated and is “perfect for taking those killer selfies.”
Burst Selfies are also included…
The new iPhones will be running iOS 8 out of the box…
There’s a new messaging app that lets you quickly send little voice notes. There’s a health app. Notifications are way better. And there’s “extensibility”
3 Colours !
iPhone 6 Starts at $199 for 16GB, $299 for 64GB $399 for 128GB. No word about a 32Gb varient…
iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299 for 16GB, $399 for 64, $499 for 128GB.
iPhone 5 will be discontinued… Only the iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S and the 2 new iPhone 6 models will be available….
The new iPhone will ship on September 19th…
iOS 8 will be out on September 17th for these devices…
Tim Cook back on stage, saying “Great products”
“And it’s all about the wallet.” says Tim Cook… Payment time (Ehem NFC?)
New AD on stage…
Talking about Credit Card Payments…
Meet Apple Pay!
New AD on stage…
Eddy Cue on stage now.
Apple Pay uses NFC Which means the new iPhones have NFC chips…
The new Apple pay seems to be having a NIce UI. Just my First Impressions.
“Apple doesn’t know what you bought, where you bought it, and how much you bought it for.” It’s just Private!
Talking about retailers and merchants…
Apple Pay will also work online.
“I don’t know about you, but I’m looking for some Beats headphones.” says Eddie…
Apple Pay has it’s Own Checkout button.
“We have one more thing.”
New Video on stage…
Meet the Apple Watch!
There’s an 18-karat gold version.
Silver. Gold. Different watch straps….
Time Cook has it on his hand…
“Apple Watch is the most personal device we’ve ever created.” says Tim Cook
Yes it has a Camera…
The Apple Watch has a Crown like thing that is called the “Digital crown.”
The Crown acts as the Back key…
The Digital Crown is very much the primary interface controller.
Video on stage….
The Apple Watch has a lot of sensors on the back to get data from your wrist.
Still no mention on whether this is a touchscreen or not…
You can swipe. It’s Definitely a touchscreen.
We can dictate to the watch to reply to messages.
The Apple Watch has a a Sapphire Screen.
The screen is a touchscreen, but it also senses force.
All the electronics are packed onto a tiny little board, sealed up to protect against water.
There are little LEDs to read your heart rate.
There’s a MagSafe, wireless inductive charger.
Apple wants to make it a Watch, not a Wearable…
and Various Straps..
There’s also a Smaller Watch with the Same Internals
2 sizes, 3 finishes, multiple bands….
“We’ve been working on Apple Watch for a long time” says Tim Cook…
VP of Apple, Kevin Lynch is on stage for a live demo of the Apple Watch.
The iPhone is “required with Apple Watch” says Kevin
You pan on the homescreen by swiping. You can rotate the crown to zoom out to “the universe” of apps, then tap in to the “neighborhood.”
“Force touch” (Tap and Hold) is definitely the new right click.
You get little areas on the watch face you can customize with taps and swipes and force touches.
Controlling the Music Player….
Live Demo goes on….
You can also quickly reply to texts. The watch actually analyzes the text to give you quick, tappable answers.
You can reply to messages with Emoji. No Keyboard on the Apple Watch.
Some Emoji are Animated…
Siri is built into Apple Watch….
The Digital Crown will be used to Zoom (Like inside Photos) of the Apple Watch….
“All of the photos that you favorite will just show up on your Apple Watch.”
There’s a “digital touch” app, which is a communication app.
Looks like you can answer calls…
Third party developers can also make apps for the watch. Until then notifications will pop up…
Developers can extend that notifications support with,
You can tweet from your Apple Watch.
Tim Cook is back on stage saying, “It’s amazing what you can do from your wrist.”
Now talking more about Health…
There are 2 Main Fitness Apps, Fitness and Workout.
Video on Stage….
The Apple Watch has an accelerometer and uses GPS from your iPhone…
There’s a dedicated workout app too, which can measure calories, duration, and distance.
“Apple Watch is going to change the way we look at fitness” says Tim Cook….
Tim Cook is back on stage….
It can be used as a walkie talkie, as a viewfinder for the iPhone camera.
There will be 3 Apple Watch Models. Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition.
The Apple Watch will work Only with,
The Apple watch starts at $349.
Available early 2015 according to Tim.
Apple Pay will work with the Apple Watch.
That’s Apple Pay.
Apple Pay on the Apple Watch.
Tim Cook is talking about the iTunes Festival….
Music all the way…
Bono and Tim Cook on stage…
New U2 album “Songs of Innocence” is going to be available for free on iTunes today.
Free Album, One Click Away…
AD shown on screen….
Tim Cook is thanking the Apple employees, like always…
“You are the reason we’re able to do this” says Tim Cook…
That’s a Warp!
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