Apple iPhone Event – Live Summary

Apple iPhone Event – Live Summary

This is where we’ll do a live summary of today’s Apple event. So come back at 10AM Pacific time for a live summary of what Apple shows off on their big day! Later we’ll do detail coverage of everything from today, but here’s where you’ll see it first, typos and all!

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Apple will be supplying a live feed and a live blog for today’s event at: The event will also be available on Apple TV.

The Event Begins!

The iPhone looks like most of the leaks.

Two sizes, iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus!

Thanks to the Verge for screenshot.
Thanks to the Verge for screenshot.

4.7-inch for the iPhone 6, 5.5-inches for iPhone 6 Plus.

Pixels: 1334 x 750 and 1920 x 1080.

Over 1 million pixels for the iPhone 6, 2 million pixels for the 6 Plus.

The 6 Plus has 185% more pixels than the 5S.

Thinner than any phone Apple has ever made.

iPhone 6 is 6.9 mm. iPhone 6 Plus is just a bit thicker at 7.1 mm.

Apps will show more info than ever.

Built-in apps will have horizontal view, virtual keyboard takes advantage of added space.

Courtesy of The Verge.
Courtesy of The Verge.

The Home Screen can go horizontal too!

New gesture for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus called “reachability.”

Double-touch the home button and the whole display slides down, so you can reach the top buttons.

The power button is on the side now.

Apps not updated for iPhone 6 will simply “scale up.”

Powered by Apple A8. It’s a 64-bit chip. 2 billion transistors, on a 20nm process. It’s 13% smaller than the A7.

Phil Schiller says the A8 is 20% faster, 50% faster graphics.

Courtesy - The Verge.
Courtesy – The Verge.

Battery life: equal or better. The iPhone 6 Plus will do 24 hours of 3G talk time.

The M8 “motion coprocessor.”

M8 measures relative elevation via a built-in barometer.

iPhone 6 supports VoLTE, which is Voice over LTE.

Wi-Fi Calling.

3X faster Wi-Fi.

Camera time…

8MP iSight camera. Round True Tone Flash.

Faster autofocus, over twice the speed of previous models.

Courtesy - The Verge.
Courtesy – The Verge.

Panoramas can now be up to 43 megapixels.

Face detection is faster, and blink/smile detection is better too.

The iPhone 6 has “digital” image stabilization, while the 6 Plus boasts optical image stabilization.

1080p video at 30 or 60 FPS. Slo-Mo capable of 240 FPS. (WOW!)

Cameras can do “cinematic video stabilization.”

Continuous autofocus works automatically in video.

Courtesy of The Verge
Courtesy of The Verge

New silicone cases.

iPhone 6 starts at $199 – 16GB

$299 model comes with 64GB

And YES! $399 model: 128GB!

iPhone 6 Plus starts at 16GB for $299! – 399 for 64GB, $499 for 128GB.

Ships on September 19th in US and eight other countries.

Preorders start on September 12th.

In 115 countries by the end of the year.

iOS 8 available September 17th.

iPhone 5S now $99, 8GB 5C now free.

Now – About “The Wallet” – Apple Pay!

Apple payments service…

Using credit cards are SO difficult!

Apple mobile wallet – Apple Pay!

Courtesy The Verge
Courtesy The Verge

2 second connection between the iPhone and a credit card terminal. COOL!

Eddy Cue comes on stage to discuss Apple Pay.

NFC radio in every iPhone 6 and 6 Plus model.

Apple can use credit cards on file with iTunes and App Stores, but you can also add credit cards to Passbook by taking a photo of your credit card.

Uses one-time payment number and security code.

Credit card is not stored on device. So no need to cancel credit cards if your iPhone is lost or stolen.

“Find My iPhone” can shut down Apple Pay remotely.

Cashier doesn’t see your CC number or security code.

80% of all credit card volume can be handled by Apple Pay.

220,000 merchant locations. Walgreen, Macy’s, Staples, Subway, McDonald’s (Apple Pay in their Drive Thru’s), Whole Foods (Big cheer from crowd), Disney stores and Disney World, and of course Apple Retail Stores.

Online transactions

One touch checkout, no sharing of credit card with merchant. No need to enter billing info.

Target, Groupon, Uber, MLB, OpenTable are adding Apple Pay to apps. Use Apple Pay to pay for your check via OpenTable/Apple Pay.

Apple Pay with every iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus.

Apple Pay API will be available to developers.

One More Thing…

We’re not quite finished yet…. “One more thing!” YES!

“The next chapter in Apple’s story…”

Video time…

Oh yeah!

Courtesy The Verge.
Courtesy The Verge.

it’s beautiful. Square.

Apple Watch!

Standing ovation from the audience, as Tim Cook walks out with an Apple Watch on his wrist.

“Apple Watch is the most personal device we’ve ever created.”

“A comprehensive health and fitness device.”

Courtesy - The Verge.
Courtesy – The Verge.

“What we didn’t do was take the iPhone and shrink the user interface and strap it on your wrist.”

The “digital Crown” will control the Apple Watch, zooming, scrolling, returning to Home Screen, etc.

Jony Ive video about “design.”

Cool sensors on the back of the watch…

The watch activates the display when it senses your arm raising.

Digital Crown allows controlling the watch without obstructing the display.

Smart replies for messages, swipe thru information.

Contact friends in just seconds. Get their attention with just a tap, share drawings, even your heartbeat.

Flexible Retina Display, covered in Sapphire.

The display senses force, as well as touch. Tells the difference between a tap and a press.

Touchscreen. Dictation. Siri. Calling. Fitness. Wireless sharing. Sapphire. Gestures.

Taptic feedback via “Taptic Engine.”

Powered by S1 chip.

Inductive charging.

Beautiful design.

Apple Phone watchfaces customizable.

Personalization via 6 different straps, easily interchangeable.

Sport band in bold colors, sweat and chemical resistant.

Also soft leather band.

Metal link bracelet.

Two sizes, smaller size too.

Courtesy - The Verge
Courtesy – The Verge

Two sizes, three finishes, multiple bands.

Kevin Lynch, VP of Apple, comes on stage for a live Apple Watch demo.

iPhone is required for Apple Watch.

Courtesy - The Verge.
Courtesy – The Verge.

Pan on the homescreen by swiping. Rotate the crown to zoom out to the “universe” of apps, then tap in to zoom into the “neighborhood.”

Tap on an app to launch it.

Customizable faces:

Courtesy - The Verge
Courtesy – The Verge

Notifications via “Taptic Engine,” subtle vibrations.

Accept or decline invites directly on the watch.

Quick replies analyze text and choose possible quick replies.

Reply via dictation, voice recording.

Animated emojis.

Siri built-in to the watch.

Photos and Maps apps allow zooming in and out via crown.

Maps app does directions, gives taptic feedback, with different vibrations for left or right turns.

Apple is working with third-party developers for apps on Apple Watch.

WatchKit API

Twitter and Facebook notifications, text and photos.

Twitter Apple Watch app.

American Airlines, check in with a tap.

Starwood Hotels, Open room by waving your Apple Watch at the door.

Health and Fitness – Apple Watch

Apple Watch can motivate you to be more healthy. (The blogger wrote while eating a candy bar for lunch…)

Two apps: Fitness and Workout.

Courtesy - The Verge.
Courtesy – The Verge.
Courtesy - The Verge.
Courtesy – The Verge.

Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch Edition.

Apple Watch works with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, or iPhone 5S.

Starts at $349. Available early 2015.

Apple Pay will work with Apple Watch! COOL! Everything you need is built-into the Apple Watch.

“There’s one other thing I’d like to talk about […] and that is our love for music.”

Talks about iTunes Festival going on in London.

Crew is setting something up behind Tim…

Tim announces U2 will be playing today!

Introduces U2, and the band starts to play.

Still don’t know if the fat lady will sing, or if there’s more to come after U2…

Bono is announcing a new album release. “Songs of Innocence”, released today.


Available FREE on iTunes NOW!

Instantly available in your iTunes library for all iTunes customer (all 500 million of them)

That’s all folks! Thanks for hanging with us today!

Come back later for more details about everything we saw today!

What a day! WHEW!


  1. “The power button is on the side now.”
    I cried 🙁

  2. MRonin ⚜ says:


  3. MRonin ⚜ says:

    Apple watch is brilliant!

  4. Hobbynut says:

    Apple Watch – dog butt ugly…there I said it.

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