Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the iPhone 6 during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California.
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Apple introduces new phones, ‘Apple Watch’

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It’s official: Apple has released a 5.5-inch iPhone. Officially called the iPhone 6 Plus, the device is Apple’s first entry into the phone-tablet hybrid (a.k.a. “phablet”) market. It also released the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch at an event in Cupertino, California that was slightly marred by problems with its livestream.

A few of the other features of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus:

  • A faster Apple A8 processor, which Apple claims is 25 percent faster than the previous processor.
  • A better battery life than the iPhone 5s.
  • “Ion-strengthened” Retina HD resolution displays.
  • The iPhone 6 is only 6.8 millimeters thick and the iPhone 6 Plus is 7.1 millimeters — both thinner than the 7.6-millimeter iPhone 5s.
  • An improved FaceTime camera capable of HDR photo and video, and burst mode for selfies.
  • A new NFC payment system called Apple Pay that lets people pay with their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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