This Tuesday was a big day for Apple as it took a “bite” out of the tech industry with its latest developments, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple Pay and the much anticipated, Apple Watch.
The two newest versions of the iPhone, the 6 and the 6 Plus, feature bigger screens, a thinner, aluminum body and glass front that curves around the sides holding over 1 million pixels. The Plus features a 5.5 inch screen carrying over 2 million pixels. With a two-year contract, prices for the iPhone 6 begin at $199 and the 6 Plus at $299. The phones will be available September 19th, with preorders beginning September 12th.
Aside from the newest iPhones, Apple also launched Apple Pay, a secure, private system that could make it easier and faster to purchase items. Apple Pay will allow users to store purchase information on a mobile device. This device is then scanned at check out, eliminating the need for traditional methods of payment. The mobile payment system works with credit and debit cards issued through American Express, MasterCard and Visa, along with a long list of popular banks that includes Bank of America, Capital One Bank, Chase, Citi and Wells Fargo.
Last but not least, is the much talked about Apple Watch. The ability to tell time is just one of the gadget’s many features, which include the ability to pay for purchases and call friends. This sleek watch comes in three editions: the regular Watch, Watch Edition (made from 18k gold), and Watch Sport(made to be “light and durable”). The new watches will be available starting in early 2015, starting at $349.
Amidst the excitement on social media, Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, is just as enthused about the profitability and productivity of the latest products.