Yes, the 5S and 5C continue on. If you still want a 4-inch device, you're covered.
The 5C used to retail for $99 for 16GB of storage or $199 for 32GB, both with a two-year contract.
Preorders start Sept. 12. Want to be the fastest rollout ever. 115 countries by the end of the year
You best start refreshing store.apple.com, folks.
All products from iPhone 4S and above get iOS 8
Can download it Sept. 17, which is two days before the new phones are on sale
And Phil is done! Tim Cook is back up on the stage now. Big smile.
Samsung’s Galaxy S5, which is Apple’s biggest rival in the market, starts at $200 for 16GB with a two-year contract. It hasn’t revealed pricing for its Galaxy Note 4 yet, but the previous version of its phablet started at $300. The company did say its Galaxy Note Edge, which has a screen the curves around the side, will retail for an even more premium price than the Note 4.
Tim is making the point that these phones aren't just bigger, that they're genuinely more useful.
Cook: But a great product isn't just a collection of features. It's how it all works together, how it makes you feel. These products ahve bigger screens and they're amazing, but they're much better in every single way. To make this point clear, we've enlisted the help of some of our friends to do fun new apps
We're seeing a few more apps now, to take advantage of the screen.
It's Apple's next commercial, "Bigger than bigger." Big applause for a commercial!
Cramming 128GB into the iPhone is a big change for the industry. Most phones top out of 32GB or 64GB.
That video was by Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon
Tim's very animated, talking to the crowd, getting a lot of feedback. This is the loosest we've seen him at a keynote yet.
Maybe Justin/Jimmy will make an appearance today? I hope. lol
Cook: Now I'd like to talk about an entirely new category of service. And it's all about the wallet
It's mobile payments time, folks. Get ready to burn your wallets.
Cook: Our vision is to replace this (image of old crammed wallet), and we're going to start by focusing on payments
Cook: Payments is a huge business. Every day between credit and debit, we spent over $12B. That's over $4 trillion a year, and that's just in the US
Cook: 200M daily US transactions. go through a fairly antiquated payment process
I think Cook calling this "Fairly Antiquated" is a vast understatement.
Mobile payments is a natural progression for Apple. The company already lets hundreds of millions of users -- about 800 million, as of Apple's earnings in April -- buy music, books, and apps through an iTunes account linked to their credit cards.
We've got a new video now, showing the process. Someone digging in their purse for a wallet, someone fumbling for a credit card.
Cook said in January that Apple was intrigued by the idea of mobile payments and using Apple’s Touch ID feature as part of the implementation.
Another person handing over ID, swiping a credit card... twice.
Mobile payments has been promised for a long time but so far has struggled to gain much traction.