By Hashim Arain
Last week the tech company Apple had its annual unveiling event where it announced its line of new products to the world. The build up to the conference announcement had the usual anticipation and the excitement about the new features that each Apple product would have. Apple tends to always make a big splash at this event, and this year was no different. There will be two new iPhones and a new smart watch called the Apple Watch on the market from Apple in the coming weeks and months.
According to CBS News both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus will be available in stores starting on Friday, September
19th. CBS News also notes, that pre orders of these new phones have broken a new Apple record. The Yahoo! Web site pointed out some of the differences between the iPhone 6 and the Plus, the most notably being the differences in sizes between the two. The iPhone 6 Plus is considerably larger than the regular iPhone 6, and according to Yahoo! the screen size of the 6 clocks in at about 4.7 inches, and the Plus’s screen size is about 5.5 inches.
Besides screen size the iPhone 6 and the Plus version have differences in how much apps, music and pictures to store on the phone. The iPhone 6 has a larger capacity to do this. The Apple Watch on the other hand won’t be coming out until next year. The Apple Watch has received mixed reviews on how it will do once it hits the market. According to the website Wired, points out it’s going to take some time for people to use something like the Apple Watch. Wired also points out that one can’t hide the watch and put it in a pocket, with the watch however, it’s constantly there.
Wired also reports, that if we already have an iPhone that has apps that we like, and can make phone calls, why do we need to have those things in watch form? That’s the big question for me as the Apple Watch makes its official release next year. Apple also introduced the new operating system IOS 8, which includes the usual improvements to the apps we love, and a new addition called Apple Pay.
I like the sound of this Apple Pay system. Apple Pay’s function is to basically pay for things electronically from the iPhone. The website Forbes notes, that some banks and credit card companies such as MasterCard and Visa are ready to integrate Apple Pay into their systems. With the new phones, the watch, and the cool new features that go along with all of it, there are quite a few options to pick from Apple this year and the next. I would say pick the best product that’s right for you, and if you want to keep your iPhone 5S, 5, or 4, that’s fine too, unless you want to try any of these new features on the new phones such as the camera and video.
This certainly is the age of technology overload, and it will only get more advanced as the years go by.