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Apple introduces the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch

Finally, an end to all the speculation about Apple's much-anticipated iPhones, plural, and first ever wearable device

By Andrea Tim | Published: 10 Sep 2014

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Apple? Going mainstream? Never. But its latest release – iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Watch – may beg to differ. Die-hards may naturally (if not eventually) fall in love with Apple's latest devices, but let's get down to what really matters here: Apple made its iPhone in two sizes, the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch. Size variation is not unheard of in the world of countless smartphones, but it's a first for Apple.

If we had to guess, we think Apple is testing the waters for screen size preference; it's better than dropping a bomb with the relatively massive 5.5-inch, to the dismay of those who want their phones to fit in their pockets.

The tech-savvy community has been notorious for switching from bulky to extremely small, to unpractically large during the pre-smartphone era. Then while some of us went big, big and even bigger when the smartphone generation hit, the rest wept a little about too-large smartphones. Can you still wonder why Apple is trying to catch up with competitors by offering two iPhone 6 sizes? Sigh, we're only human. Indecisive sometimes, but human. Also, very susceptible to funny advertisements like this.

Speaking of firsts anyway, the Apple Watch is the American tech giant's pioneering smartwatch, available in three different collections – the Watch, Watch Sport and Watch Edition – and six types of bands, which you'll be happy to know are interchangeable. The Watch Edition collection is arguably the prettiest of all, and like its siblings, is available in two sizes (38mm and 42mm).

The Apple Watch will be available early 2015, while the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will launch on 19 September.

Related: Apple taps TAG Heuer exec for the smartwatch 


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