Today Apple unveiled two versions of the much anticipated iPhone 6. Both larger and thinner than their predecessors, the iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen with over 1 million pixels, and the iPhone 6 Plus a 5.5-inch screen and over 2 million pixels. The new iPhone boasts an enhanced camera with new features, including image-stabilization functionality. The company also announced Apple Pay, a tool that allows customers to purchase goods from their phone without sharing personal information.
Apple also revealed what CEO Tim Cook calls the “next chapter” in the company’s history, the Apple Watch. Available in stainless steel or 18k gold with 6 interchangeable bands, the Apple Watch accesses and navigates apps through the digital crown as well as tapping or swiping the touchscreen face. Apple demonstrated various uses for the watch from opening a hotel door to Health and Fitness apps. The watch, which is compatible with iPhone 5/5S, 5C, and 6, will be available early next year. CBS News has a fairly good summary of the business cases behind Apple’s new products, which can be found here:
With the iPhone 6 will come iOS 8, which you can learn more about here. We will have more details available soon about the implications that these new phones and devices, as well as iOS 8, will have for your apps going forward. Late 2014 and early 2015 is going to be an exciting time to be building iOS apps!