It has been six days since Apple’s September 2014 Event, where the company released the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Watch; giving insight of the new platform iOS 8, which will be available to the public later this month.
Technology experts and Apple users from around the world looked forward to the event wanting to know how the new iPhone was going to look like. Websites such as Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, among others, released photos of alleged iPhone models which featured a bigger screen and a thiner device.
Even if the official design is different from the fake versions that were leaked on the internet, the official apparatus has a bigger screen and a thiner design. Apple released two different iPhone models on Tuesday, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Both smartphones have a bigger screen than past models, being the iPhone 6 Plus the biggest phone the company has released yet with a screen of 5.5” and a width of 7.1mm, while the iPhone 6 has a screen of 4.7” and is 6.99mm thin.
Among the technical improvements, both phones feature an A8 chip, Touch ID, faster LTE wireless, a new improved 8MP iSight camera with Focus Pixels, and then newly introduced iOS 8. The devices come in three different colors; gold, silver and space gray.
After the phone was released, there were mixed reviews online, but overall the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus got positive feedback and is a sizable improvement according to Trusted Reviews.
In the United States, the iPhone 6 will be available from $199 for the 16GB, $299 for the 64GB, $399 for the 128GB model and $649 contact-free. The iPhone 6 plus will cost $299 for the 16GB, $399 for the 64GB and $499 for 128GB of storage according to TechRadar.
On the other hand, the Watch is a new Apple product introduced by Apple CEO Tim Cook. The gadget will come in two different sizes; 38mm and 42mm, and according to JCOnline.com’s review, the operating system, Watch OS, is different from the regular iOS because it relies on the dial to the right, also known as the digital crown, which was specifically made for the watch and not adapted from iOS.
A personal negative point, is that I do not understand why they didn’t name the device iWatch just like every other Apple product, which to me, makes the products distinctive from others. The Watch features different apps such as messages, a built-in phone connection, mail, a sketch feature that allows to to create simple drawings and animations, a walkie-talkie, a heart rate sensor and Tap, a feature that lets your loved ones know when you are thinking about them with a gentle single tap they will feel on their wrist. Additionally, it will allow users to customize and change the alloys and bands to give the Watch a personal touch.