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
The iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299 for 16GB, $399 for 64GB, and $499 for 128GB.
Schiller: These aren't only the best phones in the world but they're the best value as well.
iPhone 5S will start at $99. iPhone 5C will be free.
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
Are they opening up the cube outside?