New iPhone, Apple Pay and watch: major announcements from Apple events
In the beginning appeared on the scene CEO Tim cook, who spoke about what was presented in «the flint Center» years earlier — Macintosh and iMac. He stressed that presents a year ago, the iPhone and the iPhone 5S became the best selling in the world.
the Audience showed two new smartphones — iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The main difference between them — size.
iPhone 6 — 4.7 inch (1334 x 750), iPhone 6 Plus — 5.5 inch (1920 x 1080). Their screens are created by technology Retina HD. The thickness of smartphones — 6.8 and 7.1 mm (the width of the iPhone 5S — 7.6 mm). IPhone interface 6 Plus differs from its little brother slightly — for example, in the Messaging application displays icons of users.
both smartphones new icon layout for landscape mode.
With this arrangement, in the keyboard, iPhone 6 Plus receive several new buttons, including «copy», «cut» and «paste».
For convenient control by smartphone, Apple added the feature «Reachability» — when you double-click the Home button, the screen moves down to make it easier to get your finger to the button.
the power Button is not on the top of the device, and from the side.
Apple’s Vice President Phil Schiller said that the App store is already available in more than 1.3 million applications. Applications that are not optimized by the developers under the new screens will be scaled automatically.
In the new iPhone uses a 64-bit 20 nm processor Apple A8. It is equipped with 2 billion transistors and is 20% faster than the previous generation.
Phil Schiller said that the battery of the device has become a «much more robust» — for example, in the standby mode, iPhone 6 Plus will work for 16 days.
the Camera in the iPhone 6 left 8-megapixel, but the AF speed has doubled. The iPhone 6 Plus there is optical image stabilization. The size of the panoramas increased to 48 megapixels. iPhone learned to shoot video in 1080p at 60 frames per second. Front camera will support sequence mode.
an Apple Representative on the scene briefly mentioned the coprocessor M8, which, among other things, can detect the height of the lifting device owner using the barometer and distinguishes between running and Cycling.
New smartphones support Voice over LTE. Wi-Fi is available about the 802.11ac Protocol, which, according to the staff, makes the speed three times higher.»
the iPhone 6 will be $199 for the version with 16 GB and $399 for the version with 128 GB. Model : iPhone 6 Plus will cost $100 more expensive respectively (prices are subject to a two-year contract). In the Russian store prices start from 31 990 rubles. New devices will be available from 19 September. iOS 8 comes out for all users on September 17.
Payment system Pay Apple
the Company introduced its own payment system Pay Apple. In her opinion, the standard Bank cards are outdated, cash — it’s inconvenient, but mobile payments so far no one managed to make it comfortable. The new system from Apple — the combination of wireless technology, NFC and fingerprint sensor Touch ID. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus embedded NFC chip, using which the user can pay for goods and services, pre-filling in the data memory of their Bank cards and other payment instruments.
Apple Pay will be working more than 22 thousand American companies, including Subway, Mcdonalds, Uber, Groupon, Sephora. The store itself is not transmitted card number and specific identification code. The system will start working from October 2014 and will apply to other countries.
Apple introduced «smart» watch. They are available in several colors, including a version of the 18-carat gold. For their use of the iPhone is necessary.
One of the main elements of the interface — button Digital Crown («the digital crown»), button, using which the user can go back to the main screen. It is also used for zoom images and maps, and to scroll through lists.
Screen Watch is activated as soon as the user raises his hand. On the rear surface is located sensors that receive information about the body of the user.
the Main screen consists of pixels of icons that you can scroll the wheel.
To reply to messages in the Apple Watch is built Siri and voice dictation. The device analyzes messages and offers answers. Another way — to be answered using animated emoticons Emoji. Typing manually is impossible. The device includes a speaker. The clock display is covered with sapphire crystal, touch it and at the same time feels the pressure.
Charged Apple Watch through the wireless charger. The gadget has many options for displaying hours and several types of straps with innovative clasp. According to Apple’s design chief johnny Quince, users can create millions of different designs Apple Watch. The clock interface consists of a kind of custom widgets that can contain a variety of information — for example, calendar, weather, music player.
notifications watch reported using vibration.
at the same time Apple introduced a more compact version of the watch.
Watch built a special application to communicate with a narrow circle of friends, which is a special button under the Digital Crown. The other party can send pictures and your own heartbeat (the watch will vibrate to the beat).
Third-party developers can create their own apps for the Watch. From the scene showed the Twitter app — tweets are dictated by the voice. The clock is synchronized with the vehicle and support the fitness function using two applications — Fitness and Workout. They maintain a heart rate sensor, accelerometer, to determine the number of calories burned.
Watch integrate with iPhone and HomeKit — for example, they can be used as a viewfinder for the camera of a smartphone or open with them through the door. Apple Watch can function as a walkie-talkie and is fully compatible with Apple’s Pay.
the iPhone 4S and below are not supported. The watch will cost $349 and available in three versions — Apple Watch (steel), Apple Sport Watch (aluminum) and Apple Edition Watch (gold). Sales will begin in the first quarter of 2015.
article Summary: September 9, California «flint Center hosted a presentation of Apple, during which the company announced the new iPhone 6, 6 Plus and «smart» watch. The CPU provides an overview of the most important news from this event. apple