Schiller: "But equal or better better life than iPhone 5. iPhone 6 Plus even better."
Schiller: "Also a new motion coprocessor, the M8. Really important for fitness apps. It can tell if you're cycling, walking, running. And it can now estimate distance."
The iPhone has a BAROMETER built in, for measuring altitude through air pressure. Jeez. Does Weather.com know about this?
Schiller: "And for the first time, it gives you credit for elevation as well, like stairs. There's a new sensor... a barometer."
Schiller is back. "So, larger display, thinner design, better performance..."
Schiller: "Nike is working on a new version of the running app."
Schiller: "And more. New wireless capability. LTE up to 150 Mbps, using technology called carrier aggregation."
Works with over 200 LTE carriers.
Schiller: And there's a new technology in the 6, called Voice over LTE, for clearer sounding voice
Schiller: 3x faster WiFi, too. And now you can make calls over WiFi. And when you move from wireless network to cellular, the call will seamlessly hand off.
Schiller: "There are great new cameras."
New 8MP camera, True Tone flash, 1.5 micron pixels (big - good).
The unsung new feature of the iPhone 6's rounded design: You'll be able to tell the front from the back, in your pocket, for the first time since the iPhone 3 family.
Schiller: And Touch ID is coming to third-party apps (like Mint.)
"These are the best phones ever made. The best we know how to make."
And made in the most environmentally friendly phones made. Now without Beryllium.
There are new cases, including product read and leather cases.
iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver, and space gray.
And the cost of the new phones:
$199 for the 6 with 16GB
$299 with 64GB
$399 with 128GB
iPhone 6 prices: $200 (16gb), $300 (64gb storage), and $400 (128gb) for the new, bigger iPhone 6 (with contract).
iPhone 6+ comes in gold, silver, and space gray.
iPHone 6 Plus:
$299 with 16GB
$399 with 64 GB
$499 with 128 GB
128gb of storage built in? Maybe we can now stop whining that there's no removable memory card...
Availability: September 19 in US and 8 other countries.
They're trying to reach 115 countries by the end of the year.
Lines are forming already at Apple stores in big cities...
You can download iOS 8 for free on September 17th.
iOS 8 will be free to download on 9/18, with the new iPhones on 9/19.
Cook is back on stage. "A great product isn't just a collection of features... It's how it makes you feel."
Here's a quick bio on Tim Cook, who has returned to the stage: He joined Apple in 1998 and succeeded Steve Jobs as CEO of the company in August 2011. Since then, Cook has had to deal with a few disasters, including the incredibly buggy Apple Maps that came with the release of iOS 6. Under his regime, the company has allowed more access to the media and publicly addressed criticism of Apple. Though not publicly “out,” he’s considered one of the most powerful gay businessmen in the U.S. That hint of Southern twang comes from his home state of Alabama.
Tim cook debuting new payments service by trying to make paying by credit cards seem annoying. Hmm. Also making fun of credit card security. "People have dreamed of replacing these for years," he says
Yes, you'll now be able to pay for stuff using your iPhone. The over-40 set is horrified. "What if I lose my phone!?"