September 10, 2014
Apple Pay, Bigger Screens, New Chip All Included In Latest Model
Seven years after its introduction to the market, Apple’s iPhone has come a long way.
So far, in fact, the computer giant finally unveiled its newest model — iPhone 6 — on Tuesday. The new model, available in both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, are the first iPhones to boast larger screens. That feature, in itself, is enough to make the new models appealing to consumers, but Apple didn’t stop there and shone its spotlight on the devices during a major media event that also included Apple’s new watch and a new operating system, iOS 8, which both models of the iPhone 6 come equipped with.
Those doubting the importance of the new iPhones were assured by the company’s chief executive officer these new devices are the most advanced iPhones to date.
“iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the biggest advancements in iPhone history,” Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, stated in a release.
“The iPhone is the most loved smartphone in the world with the highest customer satisfaction in the industry and we are making it much better in every way. Only Apple can combine the best hardware, software and services at this unprecedented level and we think customers are going to love it.”
That combination includes not just bigger screens and a new, updated operating system but also curved edges, a thinner design than previous incarnations and a new feature to the iPhone that allows the user, by double-pressing the home button, to reach all of the screen so they will be easier to use with just one hand.
Apple, apparently, didn’t spend all of its time concerned with appearance, either. The new generation of iPhones are equipped with the all-new A8 chip offering faster performance and less battery drain. That new chip, too, means users can experience console-class 3D games on their phone.
In addition, users can use the new models to pay for goods and services through Apple Pay. This new feature enables people to pay securely in stores by simply holding the phone near the contactless reader while keeping a finger on Touch ID™.
Apple Pay eliminates security concerns, too — payment information is kept private, encrypted and stored securely in the Secure Element, a chip inside the new iPhones.
W. Brice McVicar is a staff writer for SiteProNews.