Apple Unveils the iPhone 6, Apple Watch

Innovative new hardware announced by the technology giant, including a computer on your wrist.

Ari Yashar,

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Technology juggernaut Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 on Tuesday, the newest entry in its highly popular line of cellular phones, along with its foray into the smart-watch market entitled the Apple Watch.

The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen and comes in dark black and gold, while the iPhone 6 Plus features a 5.5-inch screen. Meanwhile the Apple Watch sports a rectangular crystal screen, reports the Daily Mail.

The new technological goodies were unveiled by Apple's worldwide marketing senior vice president Phil Schiller at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College in Cupertino, California.

Schiller hailed the iPhone 6 as "truly the most beautiful phone you’ve ever seen." He noted on the pixel-rich screen which features "a new generation Retina displays, we call them Retina HD. They’re bigger - a lot bigger."

The phones feature Apple's new iOS 8 software, as well as an 8MP camera.

As for the Apple Watch, the company's Tim Cook noted that it "is the most personal device we've ever created. It's also a comprehensive health and fitness device, is precise, synced to the internet, accurate to within 50 milliseconds."

The watch features a new different interface from the iPhone, and has a "digital crown" used to zoom or scroll, which can be pressed in to return to the home screen. It also has a touch screen face, and comes in larger and smaller "male and female" sizes.

Given the lack of a keyboard on the tiny technical wonder, users will write by talking to the watch, having it transcribe what they say. Various apps will be available for the device, including those produced later on by third-party developers.

The last iPhone 5 sold 10,000 units the first day it came out in Israel in December 2012, and likewise sold like crazy in the Hamas enclave of Gaza despite claims of a "harsh Israeli blockade."

Likewise the specialty iPhone 5 units made a big splash when they were released in Israel, with 6,000 iPhone 5S units and 1,500 iPhone 5C phones being sold the first day it came out back in November 2013.








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