Gigantic leap in battery life (more battery in the 6Plus)
Coming September 19th
The phones are going to come in 3 storage sizes, but, oddly, none come in 32 gig.
Phone 6 starts at 199 for 16GB, 299 for 64, 399 for 128GB.
Phone 6 Plus starts at 299 for 16GB, 399 for 64, 499 for 128GB.
Initial thoughts: Man, calling it the 6Plus is kind of lame. I thought we were past the “plus” thing… It reminds of the Palm Pre Plus. Also, I’m not crazy about the camera sticking out of the back of the phone either… but hopefully it’s small, and subtle enough, that I don’t feel it.
Well, here it is. After much speculation, Apple’s wearable. Calling it a watch is kind of a misnomer as it does more than tell time. Tim Cook even called it “a health and fitness” device on stage. It also has Siri built in so you can send messages. A crazy touch screen that basically has two clicking options. From The Verge:
The Apple Watch has a built-in gyroscope, accelerometer, a heart rate sensor, and a Taptic Engine for input sensing. The Apple Watch can recognize the difference between a tap and a press, offering another subtle way to make different inputs without needing additional input points or buttons. Calling the harder press Force Touch, Apple is essentially defining the smartwatch equivalent of the right-click on a mouse. The Apple Watch also uses inductive wireless charging.
The biggest battery saving thing is that the watch turns on the display when you raise your wrist. No talk of battery life yet, but they did talk price: it’s going to be $349 and will go on sale, early next year
Apple Watch hands-on: a rounded, square wonder We got our hands on the smaller model first, and it feels very solid and surprisingly light. The sapphire screen curves down to run flush with the rest of the pebble-shaped body, and the screen itself was crisp and viewable — though it did seem to be a little more reflective than I expected. The wrist strap on the model I was using felt great, I don’t know if it’s the particular variant that Jony Ive referred to as “supple,” but it certainly felt like that.
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