Apple announcement: iPhone, ApplePay and Apple Watch unveiled at #AppleLive 'historic' event

Posted at 9:16 AM, Sep 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-09 19:53:10-04

Apple announced their latest advancement, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, which is said to be 84 times faster than the original iPhone.

PHOTO GALLERY: Photos from inside Flint Center event in Cupertino unveiling new technology

The company announced around noon they would be releasing the much anticipated iOS8, as well as the Apple Pay and Apple Watch.


The iOS8 is said by Apple to include the A8 chip which will be 25 percent faster in processing power and 50 percent faster in graphics.

The design of the new phone will include a larger screen, the iPhone 6 is said to have a 4.7-inch screen and the iPhone 6 plus will have 5.5-inch screen.

The company also said the iPhone 6 will have 50 hours of audio availability, 11 hours of video, 11 hours of wifi browsing and 10 hours of LTE browsing.

Wifi speeds are said to have increased three times faster than the iPhone 5S.

“They are without a doubt the best iPhones we have and I hope you’ll agree.”

The new phones are said to go on sale later this month.


Apple said the creation of this service is aimed towards ending the necessity of a wallet.

The program is said to make easy access for charging things from your handheld device.

Apple Watch

The company also announced the addition of their brand’s timepieces, Apple Watch.

The product is said to have the ability to play music, navigate and contact others as well as telling time.

“Digital touch” or the “digital crown” is said to get others attention, creating another way to get in touch with friends and family. According to Apple, this “digital crown” can detect the difference between a purposeful touch and one by accident.

Photo sensors can detect your pulse rate and shows a picture of your daily activity allowing more information about your everyday workout.

The band will be available in an array of colors, as well as different styles: Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition.