Topic: Technology

Apple reveals its latest gadgets

By Te Kāea
Apple CEO Tim Cook at official launch - Photo /

Today Apple launched the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and the very first Smart Watch.  

Here's a quick breakdown of what we can expect to see:

iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus - Available late Sept 2013

The iPhone 6 is bigger but slimmer, and promises to be more power-efficient with faster wireless capabilities.

The iPhone 6 has a screen that measures 4.7 inches, while the iPhone 6 Plus will be 5.5 inches.  Developers are also looking at creating apps that will utilise both of the iPhones new horizontal viewing functions.

Touch ID technology also means you'll be able to use your thumbprint as your password.

Orders for the new iPhones will be made available to NZers from September 26 if purchased via the Apple website.  It is still not confirmed when the iPhones will be set for distribution within NZ yet.  

The price for the 16GB iPhone 6 starts from NZ$999 and the 16GB IPhone 6 Plus starts from NZ$1149. 

iOS8 is also set to be released soon with improvements for photos, messages, its design, and promises the smartest keyboard ever.

Apple Watch - Available 2015

Apple fans who have their eyes fixed on the new "iWatch" will need to hang tight until early next year before it's set for release.

There are two different sizes: 38mm (height) and 42mm (height), and they come in different styles.

More than the traditional watch, you will be able to receive messages, calls and mail on your 'wrist'.  The new feature called 'Glances' means you'll be able to quickly scan info from your favourite apps.