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Apple Unveils iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus & Apple Watch

By agaur on September 9, 2014
iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus & Apple Watch

Apple today announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays. In addition company introduced Apple Watch with a specially designed and engineered Digital Crown that provides an innovative way to scroll, zoom and navigate.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus include Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture; advanced iSight and FaceTime HD cameras; and Apple Pay, to securely make payments with the touch of a finger. iPhone 6 features a 4.7-inch Retina HD display with 1334 x 750 resolution, providing 38 percent more viewing area than iPhone 5s, while iPhone 6 Plus features an even bigger 5.5-inch Retina HD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, providing 88 percent more viewing area and nearly three times the pixels than iPhone 5s.

Both models include the M8 motion coprocessor that gathers motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and the new barometer, which senses air pressure to provide relative elevation.

With Apple Watch, you can send and receive messages, answer calls to your iPhone, and with Digital Touch, send something as personal as your own heartbeat. Apple Watch also introduces comprehensive health and fitness apps. Apple Watch is available in three distinct collections—Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition.Apple Watch features the Digital Crown, to scroll, zoom and navigate fluidly, without obstructing the display. The Digital Crown also serves as the Home button and a way to access Siri. Apple Watch also features Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 4.0 to pair seamlessly with your iPhone.

With faster LTE download speeds of up to 150 Mbps, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus support high-quality voice calls over LTE (VoLTE) as well as Wi-Fi calling. Both phones support up to 20 LTE wireless bands and include 802.11ac Wi-Fi with speeds up to 433 Mbps and Bluetooth 4.0.

iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space gray, and will be available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model, $299 (US) for the 64GB model and, for the first time, a new 128GB model for $399 (US) with a two-year contract. iPhone 6 Plus comes in gold, silver or space gray, and will be available in the US for a suggested retail price of $299 (US) for the 16GB model, $399 (US) for the 64GB model and $499 (US) for the new 128GB model with a two-year contract. Both models will be available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and additional carriers in US. 

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK beginning on Friday, September 19, and customers can pre-order both models beginning on Friday, September 12. 

Apple Watch will be available in three collections. Apple Watch, with a polished or space black stainless steel case and a choice of straps; Apple Watch Sport, with a space gray or silver anodized aluminum case and Sport Band; and Apple Watch Edition, with an 18-karat rose or yellow gold case and a choice of straps exclusive to this collection. Apple Watch straps include the Sport Band in black, blue, green, pink and white; the Classic Buckle in black and midnight blue; the Leather Loop in bright blue, light brown and stone; the Modern Buckle in midnight blue, brown, soft pink, rose gray and bright red; the Milanese Loop in stainless steel; and the Link Bracelet in brushed stainless steel and polished space black. Apple Watch will be available in early 2015 starting at $349 (US). Apple Watch is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus running the latest version of iOS 8.