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Iphone6 and iWatch announced

submitted on September 9, 2014 by JackBauer in "Products / Gadgets"

The new iPhone 6 starts at $199 for 16GB but jumps to 64GB at $299 and 128GB at $399. The 6 Plus is $299/16GB, $399/64GB and $499/128GB

The iPhone 6 has a 4.7″ 1334 x 750 326ppi display, the iPhone 6 plus has a 5.5″ 1920×1080 display. Apple is calling these both Retina HD displays.

Both of these phones are thinner than any Apple has ever made, at 6.9 and 7.1mm. That’s just thicker than an iPod touch.

Apple is now on to the A8 processor, Schiller jokes that the 2B transistors in the new processor is a ‘lot more’ than the A7. New processor has a lot more performance. Schiller can’t resist showing a couple Bezos style charts with no y axis.

Apple’s new camera looks pretty fantastic. They kept the pixel count the same but increased the image quality, pixel micron size and more. One of the big things here is phase detection autofocus, which SLRs use, having that in your phone will make focusing much quicker.

Matthew Panzarino AN HOUR AGO
The iPhone 6 Plus will have one additional feature in its camera: Optical image stabilization. While this is very nice to include, and will help a bit, the small ‘throw’ or movement distance of the element in the iPhone will likely not be nearly as effective as stabilization in your SLR lens.

Apple’s new payments system called Apple Pay will store credit cards but not store their numbers. Instead you’ve got a device-specific account number. Apple emphasizes that you don’t have to cancel your card if the merchant gets breached, which is topical.

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    Posted by mdshopper1 on September 9, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    i am waiting for my new samsung NOTES to be released!
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    Posted by onkarkulkarni on September 9, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    iphone 6 Plus rocks! Stunning 5.5 inc 1080p HD LCD display with Voice enabled LTE. Amazing features.
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    Posted by laaya on September 9, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    Looks pretty much iPhone 2nd Gen.or I touch
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    Posted by YanBz on September 9, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    Also Motorola announced Moto 360 smart watch. Looks awesome!
    I personally worked on this project last year.

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    Posted by laaya on September 10, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    Yan, do you mind to post the comparison between all these smart watches?

    Also we like to know the best

    Just curious Smile
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      Posted by HouTex on September 10, 2014 [reply] 0 0
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    • YanBz
      Posted by YanBz on September 11, 2014 [reply] 0 0
      Well, ever since I left the team @ Motorola I lost touch with what's going on in the watch market. So I am probably not the right person to give you advice.

      From what I read however, Moto 360 beats everybody with their great design. It is the best looking watch of them all! The main complaint is that it has old hardware. It can be bad for two reasons:

      1. It can become quickly outdated (probably with the next update to Google Wear OS).
      2. The battery life is not as good as it could have if it had more modern circuitry.
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    Posted by JackBauer on September 10, 2014 [reply] 0 0

    I'm game for a James Bond watch. Bauer, Jack Bauer.
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    Posted by HouTex on September 10, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    According to this article
    customers can get a free iPhone 6 if they sign up for a 2-year Verizon contract and turn in their old phone. Verizon will accept used iPhone models 4, 4S, 5, 5S in working order. The old phones willl be exchanged for a $200 gift card that can be used to buy the cheapest 16GB version of the iPhone 6 for $199. This is not such a good deal because on some trade-in sites the 5S is worth as much as $300.
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    Posted by HouTex on September 15, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    Record preorders crashed the Apple site on Friday, and the iPhone 6 Plus sold out! There's a 3- to 4-week wait for the iPhone 6 Plus, but the smaller iPhone 6 will ship within 10 days. They're expected in stores Sept. 19.
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    Posted by Solstice on September 15, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    Wonderful... One more thing I have to on the lookout for in my classroom.

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