Interesting that they've updated the motion co-processor as well. I'm surprised that they didn't simply bake it into the A8.
Schiller: It can also figure out elevation, such as flights of stairs. A new sensor called the Barometer measures elevation from air pressure
Note that a barometer is hardly a new sensor in the world of sensors. It's new to iPhone.
Schiller: Nike is work on new version of Nike Plus app to figure out not only how far you've run but elevation as well
And therefore the best thing ever.
Schiller: LTE is faster than ever. 150 mpbs compared to 100 in previous. Does that through carrier aggregation. 20 LTE bands. Works with over 200 LTE carriers
Schiller: New technology with LTE - VoLTE - voice over LTE. Makes calls clear sounding and always have simultaneous voice and data
Apple has worked tirelessly to integrate more and more bands into the phone. It means fewer models are needed to sell internationally. In theory, you should be able to take your phone with you to just about any carrier worldwide -- but your carrier at home might not let that happen.
Schiller: There's also faster Wifi. 802.11ac. 3X faster than previous gen
Again, VoLTE isn't new-new, just new to iPhone.
Schiller: Wi-Fi calling - can use standard connection. IF don't have good cellular recption but have Wi-Fi can make call in the regular way over Wi-Fi. If you then leave the Wi-Fi area, the call will seamlessly transition to cellular network
Schiller: T-Mobile in US is working on this. EE in UK also
(we'll see what other carriers get on board. Apple taking this stuff away from them isn't good for them)
Not many carriers supporting Wi-Fi calling yet, remains to be seen whether others will pick it up.
Schiller: Now talking camera
Schiller: 8MP iSight camera, True Tone flash, - all things in 5S
Schiller - new environmental checklist. New silicone cases for both phones. Six colors including Product RED (a tip to U2/Bono's AIDS charity)
Schiller: Gold, silver and space grey for iPhone 6
Yep, the black model is still "space gray"
Schiller: Starts at $199. Then $299 and $399
The $299 price now gets you 64GB instead of 32. And $399 gets you 128GB.
Great to see Apple is keeping the price of entry at $199, and also great to see we're finally getting a 128GB model.
By comparison - The 5S starts at $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GB, all with a two-year contract. Off contract, the phone is $649 for 16GB, $749 for 32GB, and $849 for 64GB