APPLE has launched two brand new iPhones – the iPhone 6 and even larger iPhone 6 Plus – as well as the highly anticipated Apple Watch.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook announced “the biggest advancement in the history of the iPhone” by unveiling the completely revamped and redesigned handsets which are thinner than the iPhone 5.
The iPhone 6 measures in a 4.7 inches (12cm) and the iPhone 6 Plus at 5.5-inch (14cm), with both sporting smooth edges and Retina HD display.
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The iPhone 6 has more than 1 million pixels, while the iPhone 6 Plus has more than 2 million pixels.
The bigger phones are designed to be used one-handed and both sizes are expected to perform around 25 per cent faster than the 5S with a new A8 processor expected to assist greatly with battery life.
Although still equipped with an 8-megapixel rear camera complete, a new image stabiliser has been installed on the iPhone 6 Plus.
The new designs also come with a new burst mode for the front camera.
The handsets will be available from September 19th.
iPhone 6 – AUSTRALIAN PRICES
- 16GB — $869
- 64GB — $999
- 128GB — $1129
iPhone 6 Plus – AUSTRALIAN PRICES
- 16GB — $999
- 64GB — $1129
- 128GB — $1249
BUT WAIT, there’s more! The Apple Watch was also revealed — it’s display made out of sapphire, the second hardest transparent material, behind diamond.
It is fully controlled by a digital crown, with sensors fitted to the rear that take your vitals such as heartrate, and has the ability to communicate with other Apple watches.
It comes in three different editions including a ‘Sport Edition’ and a premium version and can also control music on other devices, control Apple TV and be made to unlock a hotel room door.
Apps are displayed on the customisable face and include maps, photos and music control.
Australian prices for the Apple Watch are yet to be announced, but the US price starts at $349 and will be available from early 2015.
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