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WHAT'S NEW


NEW: The iPhone 6. PHOTOS: AFP

The iPhone 6 will be sold in Singapore, starting from $988 (16GB) and the iPhone 6 Plus will start at $1,148 (16GB). SingTel, StarHub and M1 all said they will offer the new iPhones from Sept 19.

SIZE

  • Apple has done away with the 32GB version. They now come in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB versions.

DISPLAYS

  • Both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus feature curved glass "retina HD" displays, which will make it easier to swipe from the edges of the display.
  • iPhone 6 features a 4.7-inch display with a 1334×750 resolution and a density of 326 pixels per inch.
  • The iPhone 6 Plus has a larger 5.5-inch display with a 1920×1080 resolution and a density of 401 pixels per inch.

THINNESS

  • The iPhone 6 is 6.9mm thin and the iPhone 6 Plus is 7.1mm. The iPhone 5S is 7.6mm.

COLOURS

  • Gold, silver and space grey, just like the iPhone 5s.

BATTERY LIFE

  • Apple says the iPhone 6 will have 10 days of standby battery life and up to 10 hours of LTE web browsing battery life.
  • The larger 6 Plus promises 16 days of standby time and 12 hours of continuous LTE web browsing.

REAR CAMERA

  • Both models will ship with a new 8-megapixel iSight camera sporting a f/2.2 aperture.
  • The new photo sensor has "phase detection focus", which Apple says will make its autofocus faster, improve skin tones, recognise faces faster and take better macro photos.

APPLE WATCH

  • Comes in two sizes (38mm and 42mm), six finishes, six different bands and a variety of colours.
  • Comes with retina display, a "digital crown" - think a slightly larger dial than on a regular watch that can also be pressed in - and a magnetic inductive charger.
  • The OS for the Apple Watch is very different from iOS 8. The watch will allow any user to see messages, calls, e-mail and various other apps, but notifies with a twist.
  • It's Taptic Engine can tap and beep users to get their attention and the watch features a microphone to dictate texts and take calls, monitors heart rate and exercise activity.
  • It is scheduled to be released early next year.
  • The watch will start at US$349 (S$441), but expect the Edition, with its 18-karat gold finish, to be more expensive.

APPLE PAY

  • Apple unveiled a new mobile wallet on Tuesday, aimed at allowing consumers to use iPhones linked to credit cards for more secure, convenient payments.
  • It has agreements with credit card companies like Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
  • An update to iOS 8, Apple Pay will be available only in the US next month.