Smartwatches are one of those things where not everyone needs but secretly they do want one. Sure, it’s nice to have a smartwatch but it just eliminates just one less step of pulling out your phone. The only real smartwatch that is selling in the millions is the Apple Watch, meanwhile, Android Wear watches have sold a fraction of Apple despite having more features and some iOS capabilities.
Apple made a few announcements at their ‘Let us loop you in’ event at their headquarters in Cupertino.
Some of the announcements include an updated 4-inch iPhone, a regular-sized iPad, some new bands for the Apple Watch and as well as some updates to iOS and tvOS.
There were a quite a few announcements made at Apple’s September 9th Event. The products that were announced were the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus and the long-rumored Apple Watch.
After many leaks and rumors, Apple made the iPhone 6 official. The new iPhone comes with a 4.7 inch Retina HD display with a resolution of 1334-by-750 at 326 ppi, a new A8 chip, Touch ID (like the 5S from last year), Fast LTE (which included support for VoiceOver LTE), a new 8 megapixel iSight camera with “Focus Pixels”, Apple Pay (which is Apple’s equivalent of Google Wallet or other tap-to-pay systems).
For battery life, you will be able to expect 14 hours of talk-time on 3G, 10 days of standby time, 10 hours of internet while on 3G (the same goes for while on LTE). It is bumped up to 11 hours of internet while on Wi-Fi. Video playback is now up to 11 hours and audio playback is up to 50 hours.
It will come in three colours: silver, gold & space grey. The on-contract price was not announced for Canadian carriers but it should be close to the American carriers’ price, which is as follows: 16GB – $199, 64GB – $299 (and yes, Apple did get rid of the 32GB version for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus) and 128GB – $399. The unlocked pricing is as follows: 16GB – $749, 64GB – $859, 128GB – $969.