Apple’s Big Announcements: iPhone 6, Apple Watch, and More

Linda Tell September 10, 2014 1
iPhone 6 Plus

As Apple wraps up a day jam-packed with announcements, fanboys everywhere are more hyped than ever to get their hands on two of the most anticipated devices of 2014: the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch. Many of the rumors surrounding the devices have been proven accurate, but some details came as a surprise, even to the most dedicated of Apple fans.

As expected, the iPhone 6 will be available in two sizes, the smaller with a 4.7-inch display, and the larger (marketed as the iPhone 6 Plus) with a 5.5-inch display. And these guys are thin – the iPhone 6 is just 6.9 mm, the iPhone 6 Plus a mere 7.1 mm. With a stunning 50% increase in performance speed (compared to the original iPhone), the A8 processor will be able to keep up with the increasing popularity of performance-intensive tasks like gaming.

Other updates include a landscape mode for the home screen, and improved camera functionality. And for everything else these new upgrades failed to cover (which isn’t much), customers can download more than 1.3 million apps in the App Store.

Though the iPhone 6 is certainly spectacular, perhaps the most exciting announcement of the day was that of the Apple Watch. The mobile industry has seen the popularity of wearables rise exponentially, and it’s about time that Apple released a line of its own. Coming in two sizes, 38mm and 42mm, the device will sync to the user’s other devices using an S1 chip. Apple boasts that this configuration is an industry first, representing “a singular feat of engineering and miniaturization.” The watch will come equipped with an accelerometer, a GPS, and will be able to connect to WiFi. With three stylish collections available, everyone will want to snag one of these innovative wearables.

Apple has always been a company of firsts. They transformed the way we listen to music. Then they left their mark on mobile communication. Now they’ve done it again, with a wearable unlike anything else on the market. Say hello to the new age of technology.