The new Hardware - Apple Iphone 6
The Plus version has a full HD retina screen and a beefier battery compared to the other phones listed all protected behind sapphire glass. The phone also has a barometer so it can detect changes in air pressure beeing able to calculate height. They have decided to stop selling the 32GB model, and have released a 128 GB model in its place. Your options are therefore 16GB, 64GB and 128 GB. And new for both new iphones is the support for NFC, in specific for payment solutions. Apple did not mention using the chip for other purposes. The pay function is branded Apple Pay.
THE NEW HARDWARE - Apple Watch
- Heart rate monitor
- High quality materials and Saphire glass
- S1 Chip (watch specialized chip)
- Wireless charging with maglock
- Home button
- A digital Crown - Smart scroll/navigation wheel
- Sensitive Tap or Press functionality
- Changeable wristbands
Another funny thing is that Apple seem to have decided to move away from the "i" branding and are naming all their products Apple...Something, Apple Pay, Apple Watch etc. I am guessing that they are trying to re-brand themselves. The "i" branding has been stolen to many times so it is not surprising, and "Apple" is a safer route to take.
The smart watch release today shows that Apple has stepped up in the game and are actually releasing hardware in line with their competitors. At the same time they have released software integration such as :
- Touch ID integration
- Camera API
- Watch kit
- Apple Pay integration
I am still an Android fan-boy but Apple has my attention again and i will monitor the development closely.