Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus and Apple Watch

Yesterday Apple announced their latest iPhones, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. The former being 4.7″ and the latter being 5.5″.
These phones are a huge step for Apple and a long way from their rhetoric of no one is going to buy a big phone. Adding lots of features that have been on Androids for years is a great step for the iOS platform.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are available on September 19th starting at $199 with a 2 year service contract.
The Apple Watch was also announced. There will be 3 styles of the actual watch and many more band choices. Starting at $349 and coming in Q1 2015, the Apple Watch will only work with iPhone. The interfaces is touchscreen but also has a “digital crown” reminding myself of the touch wheel on the iPods.
Personally, I don’t have many thoughts on the Apple Watch yet. I don’t have much experience with Smart Watches but this will be touched upon in a later blog. The iPhone 6 on the other hand continues to play catchup with Android, as seen in the picture below.
From the sound of it, they didn’t dramatically improve battery life, a huge issue with iPhones. This could be a no-go for many people looking for their next phone. I expect not to see many iPhone 6 Pluses out on the streets. Its major competition, the Galaxy Note, has a popular stylus and many features built into the Touchwiz operating system taking full advantage of all the screen real estate.
But overall, if you are in love with the Apple ecosystem and are ready to pick up your next phone, the iPhone 6 may be just what you were waiting for.

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