7 Things You Need to Know From Apple Day

Yes, we’re a little late with this (enter watch joke here), but sometimes it’s good to let an Apple product launch simmer for a bit before emotions get carried away and – OMG APPLE IS RELEASING A WATCH!?!?

Yeah, that’s what we’re trying to avoid.

So here’s our more measured roundup of everything you need to know from yesterday’s Apple Day.


First, the Phone.
$749 for the 16GB model; $859 for the 64GB model. Both available 8am September 19th.


1. A new design
Apple’s returning to rounded edges and a thinner body for its signature phone. We hope you’ll still recognize it lying around the condo…

2. Larger screen
Your move, Samsung – Apple’s caught up. The iPhone 6 (4.7 inches) will be 0.7 inches larger in diameter than its predecessor and will also feature a 5.5-inch ‘Plus’ version. Or maybe we should say pLus version.

3. Battery Life
Whether you’re streaming Leafs games or sending thousands of Snapchats after the bar on Saturday night, the iPhone 6 will feature a longer battery life across every metric.

4. Apple Pay 
Yup, your phone is now your wallet as well. The new iPhone’s contactless payment technology will let you securely and privately make transactions using major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Amex) and debit cards from participating US banks (for now).


The Apple Watch ($350, early 2015 release date).

5. Honestly, it looks pretty good…
And it comes in three variations: Standard, Sports, and Edition, which is fitted with an 18-karat gold chassis. It’s also available in two sizes, which more or less implies ‘male’ and ‘female’ – unless, of course, she has man hands. Overall, there are 18 models available.

6. Apps and functionality
A solar system of icons sits on the home screen, and further zooming is done via the ‘digital crown’ on the side. A full range of apps will be available and your favourite friend, Siri, is also on call. Apple Pay and Passbook are two especially appealing functions – seriously, how many times do they want you to pull out your boarding pass?

7. The end of time
Apple offered no insight on battery life, which, we can only assume, is something probably not worth boasting about. You can probably add your watch to the list of devices that require charging daily.




Images: Apple Inc Facebook

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