Thursday 12 December 2019

Seven things we learned from Apple’s iPhone launch event

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California

HERE are the seven most important thing we learned from Apple’s event this evening.

iPhone 6

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks in front of a row of iPhones during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks in front of a row of iPhones during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino

The company launched two new phones, the iPhone 6 and 6 plus.

The 6 will have a 4.7 inch screen, while the plus will have a screen of  5.5 inches. However it will still be slimmer than the iPhone 5. Double touch gestures will move content down so it can be operated using one hand.

The will also be a 128GB version of the phone, and a gold colour will be available.

 

Phil Schiller, Senior Vice President at Apple, Inc. speaks about the iPhone 6 during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino
Phil Schiller, Senior Vice President at Apple, Inc. speaks about the iPhone 6 during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino

New Generation Chip

The company unveiled its next generation chip, the Apple A8, which has twice the number of transistors as its predecessor and can provide up to 25pc more processing speed and 50pc better graphics.

 

Better battery life

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new Apple Watch on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.)
Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new Apple Watch on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.)

The company aims to provide better battery life, and although no extact details were

 

Better camera

The iPhone 6’s camera will have optical image stabilisation, and can shoot 60 fps HD video and up to 240 fps is slow motion.

 

iOS 8

As expected, the company also announced its latest operating system. iOS8 will come pre-loaded on the iPhone 6 and will be available to download for other generations of the device on September 17th.

 

Apple Pay

Perhaps one of the biggest announcements was the introduction of  Apple Pay, which aims to take on credit cards as a payment option. It will be built into every new iPhone and Cook insists it’s ‘Encytped, secure and private. McDonalds has already aggressed to begin using the technology – however it will only be available in the US for now.

 

Apple watch

For the first time in years, the company has launched a completely new device, the Apple Watch.

It will be operated by a button on the side and will be able to give the user health information.

It will come in a variety of styles and colours.

One catch – you must own an iPhone in order for the device to operate.

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