iPhone 6 and Apple Watch launched

At a major product event in California on Tuesday, Apple launched two new iPhones and the company’s first smartwatch called the Apple Watch.

The two new iPhones come in different screen sizes and are designed to meet the market demand for a similar size iPhone, and for Apple to be competitive with its main rival, Samsung, which currently controls the larger smartphone screen market.

The smaller of the two is the iPhone 6, which will launch with a standard 4.7 inch screen with a tiny body of just 6.9mm in thickness and boasting a Retina HD display with a 1334×750 resolution. The larger iPhone, named the iPhone 6 Plus, comes standard with a 5.5 inch screen with a body thickness of 7.1mm and Retina HD display with a huge 1920×1080 resolution screen.

Both iPhones will be available in space grey, silver or gold from 19 September in Australia.
iPhone 6 – 16GB $869, 64GB $999 and 128GB $1129
iPhone 6 Plus – 16GB $999, 64GB $1129 and 128GB $1249

Find out more about the new iPhones from Apple.

The long rumoured Apple Watch was also launched at the event on Tuesday, with a release date in 2015 on the cards and a price of $349 in the US. The key features of the watch include the ability to send emails, text messages, monitor your health and to use various apps which would be available on other iDevices. The key announcement for the watch was that just like the new iPhone, the Apple Watch would be able to be used as a payment tool.

Find out more about the new smartwatch from Apple.

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