Everything Apple announced at its event on September 9th

The live stream was choppy, but Apple nevertheless set sail a boatload of new offerings today at its 2014 keynote event.

Here’s everything the giant from Cupertino announced, in one handy list — from the new iPhones and the iWatch to the “Apple Pay” payments service.

The iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus

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Apple launched two new smartphones today, an elegantly designed iPhone 6 with a larger 4.7-inch screen and a “phablet” phone with a 5.5-inch screen.

Tim Cook called the launch “the biggest advancement in the history of iPhone.” 

The “Apple Watch”

iWatch Press ImageApple unveiled its long-awaited smartwatch today, the Apple Watch, to a standing ovation from the press.

The device has a flat screen and a “digital crown” twisting control that lets you easily scroll through different functions. It runs apps, takes dictation, and interacts with your iPhone. Read the full story here.

Apple’s digital wallet service: “Apple Pay”

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Apple announced Apple Pay, which the company called “an entirely new payment process.”

Apple’s new payments service will challenge carrier-backed ISIS — soon to be renamed “Softcard” — and Google Wallet, both of which have failed to strike a chord with consumers. 

The new A8 processor

The new iPhone 6 has an A8 processor that promises to deliver high-end 3D graphics for games without draining your battery life. It combines graphics and a processor on a single chip.

iOS 8 is coming on September 17

Get ready to update your iPhone. Apple announced that iOS 8 will be available for download on September 17.

There are now 1.3M apps in the App Store

Apple announced that there are now 1.3 million apps in its App Store. This figure is up from stats released in June, when Apple revealed that there were 1.2 million iOS apps published to date. 

U2’s new album

Every iTunes customer in all 119 markets across the world will receive a free copy of legendary band U2’s latest album.

Apple kills the iPod Classic

Apple quietly removed the aging device from its online store after the keynote today. It’s the end of an era.

Stay tuned for more as we go hands-on with the newly announced iDevices.


Blowfish12@2014 Author: Sudharsun. P. R.

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