Well, that’s all folks. The ‘historic’ iPhone 6 event has come, and gone. All announcements have been made, all products unveiled, and we finally got to see what was in the mysterious white structure Apple built outside of the Flint Center.
A lot has happened in the last 12 hours, and we understand that it might have been difficult to keep track of everything. So, as usual, we’ve put together this awesome roundup for you of everything important that happened at today’s event.
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
I don’t think there were very many surprises in terms of the new iPhone models. That being said, Apple still introduced two fantastic handsets today with larger, higher resolution displays, faster processors, NFC technology, and much more.
- This is the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with Retina HD display
- Apple introduces new landscape, “reachability” features for larger iPhones
- Apple’s new A8 chip: 20% faster CPU, 50% faster graphics
- iPhone 6 features 8MP camera with f/2.2 aperture and an all-new sensor
- Here is the iPhone 6′s new M8 coprocessor
- iPhone 6 and 6 Plus get extended battery life
- iPhone 6 pricing, availability and more
- Video: introducing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus gallery
- Apple debuts new leather and silicon cases for iPhone 6
After years of speculation, Apple finally announced its intentions for the mobile payment space. It wants to use a combination of NFC, Touch ID and other technologies to make paying for things with your iPhone, online and in stores, safe and easy.
It’s official, Apple is in the watch business, introducing today the [aptly enough] Apple Watch. The accessory comes in 3 collections, two sizes, 6 finishes, with several band choices, and aims to make powerful technology more personal and accessible.
- This is the Apple Watch, Apple’s first foray into wearables
- Apple Watch starts at $349, available early next year
- Apple Watch design: 3 collections, 6 finishes, 18 bands, 2 sizes, 11 faces
- An overview of Apple Watch apps and software
- Apple Watch promo videos
- The technology behind the Apple Watch
- Apple Watch photo gallery
Other stuff to check out
At the end of today’s event, Apple brought out rock band U2 to perform a single from its new album “Songs of Innocence.” It then announced that it would be giving the album to all iTunes users for free. Learn more about this and other stuff below.
- iOS 8 will be available on September 17th
- U2 closes Apple event, gives latest album away for free in iTunes
- Apple seeds iOS 8 GM to developers
- Apple launches redesigned website, kills off iPod Classic
- Tim Cook speaks with ABC News about Apple Watch, Steve Jobs
- Apple releases iTunes 11.4 with support for iOS 8 syncing
- Watch today’s iPhone 6 and Apple Watch event
- Hands on with iPhone 6, Apple Pay and Apple Watch
And that should just about do it. We’d like to thank you for choosing to hang out with us today, and we hope you had as much fun as we did. Make sure you stay tuned to iDB throughout the coming weeks and months, as we continue the coverage.