It’s here, people.
Apple has launched the iPhone 6, along with the iPhone6 Plus and Apple Watch — a new smartwatch with a digital crown.
Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the new products to a large crowd overnight in San Francisco.
We all have a lot of questions about the new products — so here are the top four things you should know about them.
1. The new iPhone is larger and flatter.
The iPhone 6 represents the eighth generation of iPhone, and is both larger and flatter than previous generations, being 6.6mm thin and almost 12cm high.
The iPhone Plus is almost 14cm high, and only 7.1mm thick. It includes a few extras not included in the iPhone 6: for example, a fitness tracking chip inside the phone that can tell if you’re running or cycling, and optical stabilisation for removing camera shake, especially in low light situations.
2. The phones are faster — and their batteries last longer.
Apple claims the new phones, which come in gold, silver and grey, are 4 times faster than the original iPhone.
Both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone Plus come with 50% more power efficient for increased battery life — and Apple expects the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to outlast the iPhone 5S by at least an hour while browsing on Wi-Fi.
3. The Apple watch isn’t just a watch.
The Apple watch is a timepiece, communications tool and health and fitness device all in one.
Apps are a key feature of the watch; it comes with two apps that gather data like heart rate information — and can provide a daily picture of your level of activity and reward fitness goals — but you can also get apps to show you where you parked your car, hotel apps that allow you to check in from your watch, and an Apple Maps app that can give you directions.
There will also be three different Apple Watches, the standard version, Sports model and Edition model — the latter of which is built with 18 carat gold.
4. They’re not available yet.
The iPhone will be available in Australia on 19 September, while the Apple watch will be on sale from early 2015.