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Post by Eorl @ 03:10pm 10/09/14 | 57 Comments
Today Apple announced the iPhone 6 in two flavors (iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus), and the Apple Watch. The iPhone 6 features a 4.7-inch display and a resolution of 1334x750 with 326 pixels per inch, while the iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920x1080 with 401 pixels per inch.

The new iPhone also features Apple's A8 chip (promising 25 percent faster processing power and up to 50 percent faster graphics speeds compared to the iPhone 5), support for 802.11ac wi-fi, comes with an 8-megapixel iSight camera with faster auto-focus, an enhanced FaceTime HD camera complete with a new sensor, and iOS 8.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will come in three flavours: 16GB, 64GB and 128GB. The mobile phones will be available September 19th in the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.

Apple also revealed their long-rumoured Apple Watch, due in early 2015, with a starting price point of USD$349. The new watch also requires an iPhone 5 or higher to function.

More can be found on the Apple Watch over at the official website, and more about the iPhone 6 series over here.



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Latest Comments
paveway
Posted 03:23pm 10/9/14
i just got a samsung galaxy s5 on the weekend

#feelsgoodman
Meddek
Posted 03:26pm 10/9/14
What happened to Apples innovation, did it die with Steve Jobs?

I'll be interested to see the response on the Apple Wallet or what ever they have called it, especially with the recent iCloud hack hanging over the company.
deadlyf
Posted 03:28pm 10/9/14
(promising 25 percent faster processing power and up to 50 percent faster graphics speeds compared to the original iPhone)
You sure it's not meant to be 25% faster than the iPhone 5?

25% faster than the original that was released like 7 years ago isn't particularly impressive.
Zy
Posted 03:37pm 10/9/14
I became an Apple hater due to their marketing and the newbs that use them, but I might give up on it, it's not even a challenge anymore.

That said, the Galaxy Note 4 isn't much better than the Note 3, but both are still way ahead of iPhones.
Nathan
Posted 03:37pm 10/9/14
TiT
Posted 03:54pm 10/9/14
50% faster

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BroolStoryCo
Posted 03:55pm 10/9/14
What happened to Apples innovation, did it die with Steve Jobs?


Rofl, people parrot this exact same line everytime Apple releases a new product "no innovation" "nothing new" When infact these products are actually quite a big step forward. Yes they played catch up on some features but overall, they are now way ahead of samsung.

Samsung Galaxy S5 is a cheap plastic piece of s*** with a crappy OS that isn't user friendly, cluttered and hard to use.
jmr
Posted 03:56pm 10/9/14
Er that says times (x)

You do know the difference?
Jayman
Posted 04:04pm 10/9/14
Er that says times (x)

You do know the difference?


It's 50% faster than the 5s. Pretty sure the 50x faster is in relation to the first gen iphone, that's what the graph is showing.
groganus
Posted 04:14pm 10/9/14
Rofl, people parrot this exact same line everytime Apple releases a new product "no innovation" "nothing new" When infact these products are actually quite a big step forward. Yes they played catch up on some features but overall, they are now way ahead of samsung.

Samsung Galaxy S5 is a cheap plastic piece of s*** with a crappy OS that isn't user friendly, cluttered and hard to use.


That's because its kind of true, and by kind of I actually mean they stopped being innovative well before he passed on... But that's not really worth mentioning because well s***, Innovation is hard f*****g work and to just keep popping out crazy awesome ideas all the time is no easy feat and nobody would point it out if iPhone users didn't act like such f*****g morons. People act impressed by these features when they are nothing new. If they did any research into there products before buying them they would of seen that the alternatives have better features for less money YEARS AGO. But no, iPhone users are sheep who act like crazy cult weirdos. So people love to point out to you bunch of morons how un-innovative the company they so much love.

Anyway, i'll let this picture do the rest of my ranting.

Vge3M7S.jpg
DK
Posted 04:14pm 10/9/14
Most iphone users I know are anti - big phone. So this could go doing interestingly.

The more likely scenario is that now think big phones are the next big thing and apple are game changers. WTF is up with not using atleast a 1080p display???

Also now apple is finally on the NFC bandwagon we might see it more widely excepted to pay by phone.
Meddek
Posted 04:15pm 10/9/14


Rofl, people parrot this exact same line everytime Apple releases a new product "no innovation" "nothing new" When infact these products are actually quite a big step forward. Yes they played catch up on some features but overall, they are now way ahead of samsung.

Samsung Galaxy S5 is a cheap plastic piece of s*** with a crappy OS that isn't user friendly, cluttered and hard to use.


You obviously misread what I said but you obviously being an Apple fan boi probably only read what you wanted to read.

The iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes etc etc were all innovations that changed the way we do things since Steve Jobs has passed Apple just play catch up, Samsung & other Android companies already have most of these features, Apples new products just don't get me going WOW anymore like they used it.

The Galaxy may be a "cheap plastic piece of s***" but it still breaks just as easily as the overpriced iProduct

User interface for Android phones can take some getting used to as the amount of options for customisation you can have is limitless compared to Apples "Do as we say" method.
ph33x
Posted 04:18pm 10/9/14
Core i7. One trillion times faster than a 4004.

Most iphone users I know are anti - big phone. So this could go doing interestingly.

That's only because they didn't have a large iPhone. Watch that space. A special sub-Apple master race is appearing on the horizon. :)

It's like a gamer who can't afford a graphics card saying they don't need one and it's all marketing.


Grogs picture is glorious in every manner and highlights it all perfectly.
Jc_23
Posted 04:29pm 10/9/14
Hah nats - how about "oops I've got cancer but I won't prolong my life with proven treatment methods now I'm dead styles." Look, the iphone just works, ok? Um, as opposed to not working, Steve? Ahah. :/
Eorl
Posted 04:32pm 10/9/14
You sure it's not meant to be 25% faster than the iPhone 5?

25% faster than the original that was released like 7 years ago isn't particularly impressive.

You are correct.
paveway
Posted 04:39pm 10/9/14
Samsung Galaxy S5 is a cheap plastic piece of s*** with a crappy OS that isn't user friendly, cluttered and hard to use.


lol hard to use, REALLY?
PornoPete
Posted 06:00pm 10/9/14
But no, iPhone users are sheep who act like crazy cult weirdos.

I'm quite happy with my iphone 4s. Probs overpaid at the time, but we aren't talking life changing amounts of cash.
Meddek
Posted 06:27pm 10/9/14

I'm quite happy with my iphone 4s. Probs overpaid at the time, but we aren't talking life changing amounts of cash.


I think the cult comment was more towards the people that live and breath Apple and don't believe a world exists outside Apple.
Spook
Posted 06:32pm 10/9/14
i have liked groganus's post.

lulz, apple.
BroolStoryCo
Posted 09:07pm 10/9/14


That's because its kind of true, and by kind of I actually mean they stopped being innovative well before he passed on... But that's not really worth mentioning because well s***, Innovation is hard f*****g work and to just keep popping out crazy awesome ideas all the time is no easy feat and nobody would point it out if iPhone users didn't act like such f*****g morons. People act impressed by these features when they are nothing new. If they did any research into there products before buying them they would of seen that the alternatives have better features for less money YEARS AGO. But no, iPhone users are sheep who act like crazy cult weirdos. So people love to point out to you bunch of morons how un-innovative the company they so much love.

Anyway, i'll let this picture do the rest of my ranting.

Vge3M7S.jpg


A picture like that could easily be made about future Nexus devices that will finally include features the iphone 6 has now such as VOTL, fingerprint security etc etc

Also heres a thread from when the first iphone was released. As you can see, the same old "THIS ISN'T ANYTHING NEW" "THIS WILL BE TERRIBLE FOR APPLE" parrot lines while in reality, we all know how well it did. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=500



lol hard to use, REALLY?


Compared to the simplicity of IOS? Yep. even Windows Phone 8 is simpler and more user friendly.
infi
Posted 09:12pm 10/9/14
I don't have an iphone cos they're s***, but I own AAPL shares because I know plenty of people love to pay through their ass for it.

So good on Apple for releasing a new version! All the fans will be throwing their cash at it. Buy one of each - please?
copuis
Posted 09:53pm 10/9/14
What happened to Apples innovation, did it die with Steve Jobs?

I'll be interested to see the response on the Apple Wallet or what ever they have called it, especially with the recent iCloud hack hanging over the company.



please see total listed innovation below






see what I did there, it's always been about marketing, and a little packaging, there hasn't been any innovation from apple since Woz crashed his plane
BroolStoryCo
Posted 03:17am 11/9/14
Why does Apple have to innovate and companies don't? Samsung doesn't innovate. The S5 is the exact same phone as the S3 pretty much.
Jc_23
Posted 05:30am 11/9/14
The S5 is the exact same phone as the S3 pretty much.


You mean apart from the things that make it different from it, right?
paveway
Posted 07:23am 11/9/14
Compared to the simplicity of IOS? Yep. even Windows Phone 8 is simpler and more user friendly.


pressing teh icons on teh android screen is much harder than on teh apply screen
Jc_23
Posted 07:29am 11/9/14
What gets me about teh fanbois is when they get caught out for owning an inferior Tonka truck, instead of yielding and learning they refute the fact that they chose poorly - cause they are teh tech gurus yo.

Welcome to technology 101 - Nokia Symbian 30 styles.
Meddek
Posted 07:45am 11/9/14
Why does Apple have to innovate and companies don't? Samsung doesn't innovate. The S5 is the exact same phone as the S3 pretty much.


Samsung brought out the Watch technology first did they not? Apple doesn't have to innovate but alot of their success in the last decade I would like to think is due to their innovation and not their 50% inflated price.
Raven
Posted 08:35am 11/9/14
Do people here actually believe the watch concept will take off? I've had a Pebble since early days and it's got next to no use. Since then I've bought three other watches.

They're a novel idea, but I personally see them going the way of early Windows CE pocket PCs.
ph33x
Posted 08:43am 11/9/14
Do people here actually believe the watch concept will take off?

I 'want' a watch, but even with enthusiasm, I can't see anything particularly useful yet for them besides telling the time. Maybe one day when someone revolutionises them.

I would like to think is due to their innovation and not their 50% inflated price.

50% on other brands, but 500%+ on the cost to make it. The iPhone 3G(S) was under $180 to build, and sold to us for $700-$1000
paveway
Posted 08:43am 11/9/14
i'd get the samsung gear fit for training and s***, but i read a review yesterday saying the heart rate monitors on them aren't that great and struggle to keep your heart rate if you are moving

anyone got any of the latest samsung gear 2/fit that can confirm that?
Bah
Posted 08:45am 11/9/14
I just hope they give garmin a kick in the pants to do something decent, and price more competitively. (if the smart watches don't end up being good enough themselves)

Pave you'd probably buy a blue tooth heart rate monitor if you were going to use it as your fitness device.
TiT
Posted 08:47am 11/9/14
I would only get a watch once i am able to listen to music from it and has GPS on it. I dont want to go for a run with my phone still. Thats the point for the watch
ph33x
Posted 08:52am 11/9/14
GPS on a watch.. I'm thinking it will be very low power or it'd be uncomfortable on your arm. You ever felt how hot your handset gets with GPS, screen on, and rendering the image?
Bah
Posted 09:11am 11/9/14
um gps watches have been around for ages.
copuis
Posted 09:19am 11/9/14
sony was the first into the market with a smart watch, not apple or samsung, and that was a good two/three years ago, and wasn't limited to select handsets
trog
Posted 09:26am 11/9/14
sony was the first into the market with a smart watch, not apple or samsung, and that was a good two/three years ago, and wasn't limited to select handsets
You are forgetting Casio!

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Like with smartphones, practically none of what happened before matters - there's not been that one, defining thing that has made people sit up and take notice of smartwatches, like what happened with the iPhone.

Maybe Apple's Watch will do it, maybe it won't. Certainly there are millions of people that will buy it simply because Apple. But everything else that has happened to date I think isn't really very relevant to the smartwatch scene. edit: except possibly Android Wear - still too soon to tell.
Do people here actually believe the watch concept will take off? I've had a Pebble since early days and it's got next to no use. Since then I've bought three other watches.
wtf, how many wrists do you have
copuis
Posted 09:50am 11/9/14
i personally think that smart watches are like blackberrys (to a degree) they have a small market, and it will "take off" only if it becomes something cool to be seen with

after playing with google glass awhile back, I really only see this as a stepping stone to glasses type wearable tech (I see it as much more useful longer term)

the main issues with smartwatches is can require a change habbit, (ie I wear my watch all the time and only take it off......um, not very often at all really) where as i take my glasses off when I go to bed (mostly, there is the odd time i've forgotten)

and there is also the usability when the battery is dead/flat and youre unable to charge, smartwatch would be less useful than a candy watch, where (for those who use glasses) you can still use them to see thru
Python
Posted 10:04am 11/9/14
I can't see smart watches taking off, they just seem..silly. You'd have to be charging it constantly which means it's another device you basically have to manage. Screw that!

I'm still on an iPhone 4S so I'll probably get the iPhone 6, work only allows iPhones or Blackberries. I'd rather have a Nokia 7210 than a blackberry.
maRtz
Posted 11:27am 11/9/14
I don't think the watch will take off, the die hard apple fanbois will get them and that might be enough, who knows.

The best thing I like about my 5S is the fingerprint scanner.
copuis
Posted 11:32am 11/9/14
I can't see smart watches taking off, they just seem..silly. You'd have to be charging it constantly which means it's another device you basically have to manage. Screw that!

I'm still on an iPhone 4S so I'll probably get the iPhone 6, work only allows iPhones or Blackberries. I'd rather have a Nokia 7210 than a blackberry.



I dont know, that new blackberry passport is looking quite nice
paveway
Posted 11:52am 11/9/14
Said no one ever
TicMan
Posted 12:01pm 11/9/14
Wrong pavey, spook will probably say it.
copuis
Posted 12:21pm 11/9/14
i say it, I want one
fpot
Posted 12:24pm 11/9/14
A picture like that could easily be made about future Nexus devices that will finally include features the iphone 6 has now such as VOTL, fingerprint security etc etc
Then ask your mummy to get out your safety crayons and make one for us basement boy.
Mass
Posted 12:42pm 11/9/14
Most iphone users I know are anti - big phone.


Most iPhone users were anti big phone. Now that apple have released one they'll be fine with it in fact I'm sure they'll tell us how Apple innovated with it.
Viper119
Posted 05:01pm 11/9/14
Reckon the Moto 360 looks a lot nicer than the iWatch.
Vash
Posted 05:42pm 11/9/14
hahaah brool is such a troll, not making it subtle anymore mate.

It's weird how people think products that use plastic are somehow less quality than a device that has a metal casing? You realise the highest quality products in the world use plastic?
The samsung line is as high quality as Iphone's material. I prefer plastic phones as they are easier to repair, lighter, a scratch isn't the end of the world etc.

Apple has been behind for awhile now, and this launch is definitely playing catch up with Android.
ph33x
Posted 03:19pm 17/9/14

Haha

http://www.kitguru.net/apple/anton-shilov/apple-iphone-6s-nfc-chip-is-restricted-to-apple-pay-terminals/

Although Apple’s latest smartphones support near-field communication (NFC) technology, this technology will only be compatible with Apple Pay terminals and will not work with anything else. The reasons why Apple decided to restrict usage of NFC are unclear, but it looks like the new iPhones will not work with other NFC-enabled devices.


HeardY
Posted 03:23pm 17/9/14
Muppets are already lining up outside the flagship store in Sydney, the launch date is Friday.....
simul
Posted 04:55pm 17/9/14
As for the size, whatever, I switch between a iPhone, Nexus 5 and Lumia 920 time to time and after a week you don't notice the size difference.

Not so much related to the iPhone thing (whatever), but the anti-apple pro-google thing is always funny...

http://bgr.com/2013/11/28/mac-chromebook-google-employees/

“There was a time when Macs were a small part of the Google fleet,” Google system engineer Clay Caviness said, “but as of now if you start at Google and want to use a platform other than Mac you have to make a business case.”


Anyone who judges a product on the brand without using it is just ignorant.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 06:09pm 17/9/14


Although Apple’s latest smartphones support near-field communication (NFC) technology, this technology will only be compatible with Apple Pay terminals and will not work with anything else. The reasons why Apple decided to restrict usage of NFC are unclear, but it looks like the new iPhones will not work with other NFC-enabled devices.


lol.

Apple. Does not play well with others.
paveway
Posted 06:11pm 17/9/14
Muppets are already lining up outside the flagship store in Sydney, the launch date is Friday.....


sheep_pimp
Posted 07:58pm 17/9/14
Muppets are already lining up outside the flagship store in Sydney, the launch date is Friday.....


There have been two people outside the Brisbane store since Monday morning.........
koopz
Posted 08:42pm 17/9/14
can we shear through the bulls*** and just get down to tacks?


Apple - wall garden environment suited to users who enjoy a planned space

Android - a computer in your hand that you can do with what you wish if you're looking to create a system with legs for the future





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Meddek
Posted 06:32am 18/9/14
can we shear through the bulls*** and just get down to tacks?


Apple - wall garden environment suited to users who enjoy a planned space Designed for simpletons

Android - a computer in your hand that you can do with what you wish if you're looking to create a system with legs for the future





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d0mino
Posted 08:26am 18/9/14
Designed for simpletons


Some people don't want to be challenged when they're making a phone call, trying to find a place to eat.
TiT
Posted 09:27am 18/9/14
I work in IT and look after problems all day. I love the iPhone. I have played with a few Android devices mainly the S2,3,4,5 Galaxy and I really dont like them. However if i was going to get tablet i would get surface 3
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