Apple Watch, Apple Pay, iOS 8 debut alongside iPhone 6
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Apple Watch, Apple Pay, iOS 8 and U2 gift Album debut alongside the iPhone 6


It’s no more news, the long awaited Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has finally announced at the Flint center in Cupertino on Tuesday. Even though the star of the show is the iPhone 6 receiving most of the buzz of the moment, Apple came out with a handful of other great products you would have love to lay your hands on. I will quickly go through them and you would find yourself lost in the luxury of the new Apple inventions.

Other Apple Products that Buzzed alongside the iPhone 6

Apple Watch

When Apple’s CEO Tim Cook was announcing the iPhone 6, he chose a slogan referring to the device as “the Biggest Advancement in iPhone History.” Apple watch also graced its own slogan as “Apple’s Most Personal Device Ever.”

Many people knew Apple was going to announce a wearable watch device, but we have been expecting it to be called Apple iWatch, what a disappointment huh! but it really isn’t because the Apple watch packs great features that will let you wailing “what a wonderful world.”

Don’t be anxious because the gadget isn’t coming to market anytime this year, but Apple promised its going to be one of the first you lay your hands on early 2015, the US market would be the first to get the watch device starting from $349.

The wearable device which is Apple’s first will come in two sizes (38mm and 42mm), and in three collections the company called; Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition and with six different bands, some in multiple color options.

The new Apple Watch

Apple watch debut with Retina-quality touchscreen displays (laminated with crystal sapphire), a digital crown dial, infrared LEDs and photo diodes which is able to take your pulse dishing you out the data, Apple referred to this new product as “comprehensive health and fitness device.

Running on a brand-new S1 processor, and equipped with a gyro-accelerometer, the Apple watch can piggyback off your phone’s Wi-Fi and GPS. The watch offers accurate synchronized time, to plus or minus 50 milliseconds, able to automatically switch to your local time zone when you travel.

The Cupertino giant has included NFC on the watch just like it is on the iPhone 6 and it has the ability to make mobile payment and also act as a digital key to open a smart lock on home front door. Other home-automaton features such as thermostat could also be accessed using the wireless connection on your iPhone as conduit.

The iWatch will only be compatible with the most recent Apple iPhones; iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, and iPhone 5 which will be a point of consideration for people who will like to have the device.

The Apple watch will be competing a number of wearables already release or announced such as; Samsung’s Gear Live and Gear S, Motorola’s Moto 360, Sony’s Smartwatch 2, and LG’s G Watch and G Watch R.

CNET Review engineers got hands on the new Apple Watch, you can read further. Also a colleagues at Tech Crunch delve comprehensively into the watch properties, see it here

Apple Pay

Besides the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch, Apple also announced its new payment technology service “Apple Pay“.

Apple Pay will be coming as an update on the iOS 8 in October, but it receives its buzz of the moment at the event, as it is completely a new free product from the Cupertino based company.

The new Apple Pay product was described as a new category of service that will transform mobile payments with easy, secure, and private way to pay. The service works with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus through the NFC antenna design. Setting up the Apple pay won’t be a struggle to enable hundreds of millions user add their credit and debit card on file from their iTunes Store account.

Apple Pay will also be available on the new Apple Watch which allows the service to be extended to over 200 million iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S users worldwide. The company claim to have made this technology to further enable security and privacy on payment systems. Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue said “Cashiers won’t be able to see your name, security code, and credit card number when using the Apple Pay in stores, restaurants or other places helping to reduce potential fraud and identity theft. Apple won’t collect your purchase history, so we are not interested in knowing what you bought, where you bought it and how much you paid”

Eddy never forgot to solve the puzzle “what if my phone got lost or stolen?” He said you can use Find My Phone to quickly suspend payments from the device.

So far according to the announcement at the Flint Center event, Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards from different banks including; Bank of America, Chase Citi, American Express, and Well Fargo will support Apple Pay as Navy Federal, Barclaycard, US Bank and USAA to follow.

The new Apple Pay technology will be available in 220, 000 stores that accept contactless payments of the fact, Apple retail stores being the first, Bloomingdale’s, Babies R Us, Duane Reade, McDonalds, Macy’s, Nike Petco, Toys R Us, Staples, Unleashed, Subway, Walt Disney Parks, Walgreens and Whole Foods alongside online stores and various apps that offers sales of goods. Apple unveiled several apps including; Uber, Tickets.com, Target, Starbucks, Sephora, Panera Bread, OpenTable, MLB.com, Instacart, and Groupon on its website.

Apple iOS 8

First announced in June and subsequently seeded to developers at the WWDC 2014, finally we have seen the finishing touches and updates implemented, including new games that take advantage of the powerful gaming engine. iOS 8 will be available to update on your current devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) free on September 17, you only pay for data anyway.

The new OS delivers a simple, faster and more intuitive user experience with new Photo features, Messages, predictive text for Apple’s QuickType keyboard, and family sharing. It also includes the new Health app, dishing out to you clear overview of your health and fitness data together with the iCloud Drive so you could store and access your files from anywhere.

Apple’s senior vice president of Software and Engineering Craig Federighi while introducing the new iOS said “the new software will offer new ways to use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch” “it also create creates an outstanding avenue for developers to come up with amazing new apps like never before.”

Apple/U2 Album for iTunes Store Customers

U2/Apple free iTune gift

Apple brought U2 to perform on 9th September at the Flint center where they jointly announced that the new legendary rock album “Songs of Innocence” will be a gift to Apple iTunes Store customers around the world until October 13.

This move gave the album a title “the largest album release ever” with over half a billion copies distributed. The U2’s new album features 11 songs and includes their earliest hits from the 70’s rock and punk rock to early 80’s electronica and soul. If you have got an iTune account, a gift is waiting for you till October 13 when you will no longer be able to claim it.

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37 comments
  1. Jey Ganesh

    September 14, 2014 at 4:29 am

    Thanks for sharing this post. This is very useful information about Apple iPhone

    Reply
  2. Gatwick Taxis

    September 16, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Very nice ,latest and informative article with us,. Thanks for sharing
    Have a great day.,

    Reply
  3. iPhone 6 Skal

    September 17, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Interesting stuff from Apple. Not sure if it’s enough to “change the game” so to speak. Still interesting. I like how technology seems to be growing in all directions.

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      January 16, 2015 at 4:54 pm

      Apple is great, but could Steve Jobs have done something different?

      Reply
  4. Frank Miller

    September 18, 2014 at 9:03 am

    While I don’t particularly like U2, it’s still cool that they managed to bring such a famous band in, great post!

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      January 16, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      Hey Frank,

      It seem U2 has many fans. It eventually became a selling point for the Apple iTune.

      Reply
  5. Varun Kumar

    September 23, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Great i’m confused which phone should i buy iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus. Please post a article about these two phone.

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      January 16, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      They have different budget and functions, these factors could have helped you decided.

      Reply
  6. Jon

    September 25, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Great article, I’ll probably hold off on the apple watch though.

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      January 16, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      Apple watch is great, but you have got to get a recent iPhone to maximize its use.

      Reply
  7. Anza Munir

    September 28, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    thnx to share nice cell phone information i like it…….:)
    nice work.
    i like your blog…

    Reply
  8. Mayur

    October 7, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Today iPhone 6 is available for pre-order in an Indian smartphone market! Planning to buy one!

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      October 7, 2014 at 5:24 pm

      Long time brother!

      How are you doing? What are you up to? 🙂

      Let’s talk.

      Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      January 16, 2015 at 4:57 pm

      Did you eventually got one? And how are you finding the gadget?

      Reply
  9. xplotica123

    October 8, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Still interesting,I like how technology seems to be growing in all directions.

    Reply
  10. Hari Prasath

    October 10, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Hi,
    Nice to read ur article about Apple’s Latest Product,very informative and good stuff.
    Thanks for sharing this info with us.

    Reply
  11. Kenny

    October 16, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Most Awaited one.. Nice article about the Apple product..Keep Writing.. Thanks for sharing.. 🙂

    Reply
  12. Nitesh

    November 9, 2014 at 9:25 am

    This is very useful information about iPhones. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  13. Alex W

    November 17, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Haha, It’s a cool watch but lets wait and see when it releases, Smart watches still need to go way beyond just some notification centers on your wrist to something more innovative.

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      January 16, 2015 at 5:27 pm

      Mobile and wearable technology are emerging to become so crazy!

      Reply
  14. Christina

    November 20, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Amazing apple watch and other accessories. Here we can get some sort of concept that how well apple is growing day by day providing some awesome technological device and hope that we will see more new things in near future. Not in a far way will come out very soon.

    Reply
  15. Terry

    November 24, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    I have hear about Apple Pay a lot, But I haven’t understood about it yet. How can I try it on my iPhone?

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      January 16, 2015 at 5:29 pm

      I ll look out to write a tutorial on how to configure Apple Pay on your mobile.

      Reply
  16. David Johnson

    December 4, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    The Apple smartwatch sounds interesting, but i think having a smartwatch running Android Wear Is a lot better.

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      January 16, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      Android watches are great, but all has individual point of strength and limitations.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Reply
  17. micheal jack

    December 9, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    We can get an idea that how well apple is becoming step by step giving some amazing innovative gadget and trust that we will see all the more new things in not so distant future. Not in a far manner will turn out soon.

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      January 16, 2015 at 5:35 pm

      Apple is very innovative, and always look out to hire the best brain and engineers.

      Reply
  18. shipon

    December 13, 2014 at 2:35 am

    It’s very nice site,This is very useful information about iPhones.Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  19. Kathy

    January 14, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Planning on getting the Apple iWatch, hope it’s worth having.

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      January 16, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      The Apple Watch is worth having, but you must get a device running at least the iOS 6 to enjoy most of the functions.

      Reply

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