When Tim Cook said that ApplePay will forever change the way we buy things, no one was sure what he was talking about. To introduce what ApplePay is Tim Cook said,” Payments is a huge business. Every day between credit and debit, we spend $12 billion, and that’s just in the United States”. By this statement he focused on the fact that a big space payment system is on the way. And then he introduced the new feature of iPhone 6, ApplePay.
Apple has worked with the huge giants like MasterCard, VISA and American Express to design the new ApplePay system which will work with over 220,000 merchants at starting, including Starbucks, Whole Food’s, Target and Walgreens. By using NFC, you will just have to tap your device on a payment terminal and then you can purchase things. Apple will not collect any of your data during the transaction and in you lose your phone, you can just suspend the payment option using Find My Friend app. There is no need to cancel your credit card. It will launch as an update to iOS 8.
After years of rumors and leaks finally the Watch is here. Although it comes as a bit surprise that Apple calls it as Apple Watch instead of Watch. Well name doesn’t matter and Apple Watch is actually here.
There was a huge round of applaud when Tim Cook announce to launch the watch. According to him, Apple watch is the most personal device, company has made. It is accurate up to 50 milliseconds. Not only it is technologically impressive, it is also stylish too.
Design and Built:
The watch looks like a traditional watch with a dial on the right side. “Digital Crown”, is the name given to the dial. One of the most basic problem with digital watches is that they have very small screen and it becomes difficult to use them with fingers as fingers come in the way and blocks the view. But in Apple watch you can navigate by touching the crown. It can be twisted to zoom in and zoom out. And just like iPhone, you can go back to home screen by pressing the crown.
There is another button just below the crown. Tap it and it will bring up something Apple calls “Digital Touch” communication. It is based on a list of friends you’ve communicated with recently. It can be used to send small pictures and sketches to your friends with just a few taps.
The watch comes in three variety know as Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition. They are just different in materials and wrist strap choice.
On the back side of the watch you can find crystal LED which is used to measure heartbeat. Apart from this there is a wireless inductive charging mechanism. The charger attaches to the back of the watch with the help of a magnet.
To awake the display you will have to raise your wrist. After that you will see a simplified list of apps made just for the watch. There are also several watch faces which you can choose from. You can customize the color of the face by rotating the crown, or swipe to change the contents of the face so it shows the date and other fields of information on its screen.
All in all there are just four words for the watch. “The Future is here”.
There’s no news about battery life yet. The Apple Watch will start at $350, and that it will go on sale in early 2015.