So yesterday’s big event didn’t feature any Wonders of the World replicas but it was about as eventful as we could have hoped. The live stream got cratered by the demand but you can watch the full video here:
Here’s a quick summary but definitely watch the video
As expected we’e getting two new versions: a slightly larger iPhone 6 and a much larger iPhone 6 Plus. Better processor, improved camera, rounded edges and a bit thinner. Oh, and Near Field Communications support which will be very important for …
A new way to pay. Very easy to use and, as we tend to expect from Apple, very well thought out especially from a security standpoint. And with the iPhone 6′s Near Field Communications hardware and Touch ID you can quickly and securely pay without opening your wallet or exposing your actual credit card information.
Yep, Apple’s new wearable is indeed a watch. And it looks like an actual watch even down to the stem, now a Digital Crown used as a home button and for scrolling. It is not a replacement for your iPhone, it is an extension of it (5, 5c, 5s or 6.) I haven’t had much interest in wearables, and frankly wasn’t expecting to have any in Apple’s offering other than from a technical standpoint. But I have to admit there is enough utility and potential that when gen 2 rolls out I might be in line for one.
U2 4 U
Oh, and everyone with an iTunes account can get the new U2 album for free for the next month. Go to your Purchased list in iiTunes or on your iDevice and you should be able to download it.
One More Thing: Tim Cook
Cook really seems to have his presentation game down cold. We’re solidly in the post Steve Jobs era now.