iOSDocked - EP073 - Apple September Event Recap

iOSDocked Show Notes

Episode #: 73

Date: 09/10/14

Hosts: Joe Lombardo, Clay Russell, Jerry Goldbaum & Danny Tammaro


September Event Round Up

  • Tim takes the stage as talks about Apple's history at the Flint Center: Steve with the Macintosh and then the iMac

  • Says today will be a key day in Apple history

  • Skips the normal updates, there is a lot to cover but everything is great

  • iPhone 5s & 5c became top selling phones in the world

  • Today is the biggest enhancement to iPhone

  • Video showing off iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, video matched leaks we have seen

  • Phil Schiller out to talk about the new phones

  • New Retina HD display

  • Ion strengthened glass, improved polarizer, photo aligned IPS liquid crystal, ultra thin backlight

  • iPhone 6 has 1334x750 resolution display, 326 ppi, over 1 million pixels

  • iPhone 6 plus has 1920x1090 resolution with 401 ppi and over 2 million pixels, 185% more than iPhone 5S

  • iPhone 6 is just 6.9mm, 6 plus is 7.1 mm

  • iPhone 6 plus has iPad app features when in landscape mode

  • Reachability - double tap home button to bring the top of the iPhone screen to the bottom

  • 1.3 million apps available

  • Apps not updated will be scaled to fit the new screen

  • New A8 processor - 2nd gen 64 bit chip is 13% smaller than the A7

  • 25% faster CPU performance and 50% faster GPU performance

  • 50% more energy efficient

  • Game Demo of Vain Glory

  • Great battery life iPhone 6 11 hr of wifi browsing 6plus gets 12 hrs

  • 10 hrs standby time in 6, 16 hrs in 6 plus

  • New M8 can track distance and flights of stairs thanks to new barometer

  • New LTE radio, up to 150mbps

  • VoLTE

  • 802.11 AC wifi

  • Wifi calling

  • Camera is still 8MP with 2.2 aperture and new truetone flash

  • Focus pixels - tech thats used in D-SLR cameras- allows for faster autofocus

  • Advanced tone mapping & noise reduction

  • Ability to take 46MP panoramic photos

  • Advanced face detection

  • iPhone 6 plus has optical image stabilization

  • Video can now be recorded in 1080p at 30 or 60 FPS

  • Slow-mo can record up to 240 FPS

  • Cinematic video stabilization - smooth recorded videos with unsteady hands

  • Continuous autofocus while recording video

  • FaceTime HD camera has new sensor, allowing for 81% more light in

  • Single shot HDR

  • HDR videos

  • New cases for both phones, 6 silicone colors and 5 letaher

  • Both phones available in Silver, Space Grey and Gold

  • iPhone 6 will be available in 16GB/64GB/128GB will cost 199/299/399

  • iPhone 6 plus available in same colors and sizes.  Cost will be $100 more - 299/399/499

  • Pre order on Friday the 12th

  • In store on Friday the 19th

  • iPhone 5S dropping to $99

  • iPhone 5C dropping to free

  • iOS 8 publicly available on the 17th

  • New videos featuring Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake

  • New service that will replace the wallet

  • Video of typical credit card transaction played

  • Introducing Apple Pay

  • Easy, fast & secure

  • Works via NFC in iPhone 6 & 6 plus

  • Info stored in secure enclave

  • Cards are displayed in passbook

  • Apple verifies with the bank that the card you scan is yours

  • To use Apple Pay, tap your phone and hold Touch ID

  • The card number is not stored, each card is given a one time ID

  • Payments can be suspended from find my iPhone if iPhone is lost

  • Apple doesn't track your purchases, transaction is between you, the merchant and your bank

  • AmEx, Visa & MasterCard on board with others coming

  • Bank of America, Wells Fargo, CitiBank, Capital One and others

  • Can be used at over 220,000 locations

  • Online payments

  • One touch check out

  • Apple Pay API

  • Available in October

  • ONE MORE THING!!!!!!

  • Apple Watch

  • Accurate to 50 milliseconds

  • Highly customizable, new intimate ways to communicate from the wrist

  • New UI

  • Digital Crown, used to navigate/scroll and also acts as the home button

  • Jony Ive video

  • 3 Collections

  • Apple Watch - Stainless steel, sapphire glass

  • Apple Sport - Anodized aluminium with Ion enhanced glass

  • Apple Edition - 18kt Gold with sapphire display

  • Will come in 2 sizes

  • Has been in development for 3 years

  • Will track steps, make calls, receive notifications from 3rd party apps, Siri, Passbook, Apple Pay

  • Communication - send drawings, taps to get someone's attention, send heart rate

  • WatchKit for devss

  • Fitness & activity tracking

  • More features to be announced

  • Available in 2015

  • MagSafe charging

  • Requires iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, 6, 6 plus

  • Entry price will be $349

  • U2 performs

  • Tim Cook & Bono announce their newest album will be free for iTunes users and an iTunes exclusive until October

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Prediction contest results

1st Place: Danny with 14 pts - Danny wins on tiebreaker

2nd Place: Joe with 14 pts

3rd Place: Clay with 13 pts - Clay wins on tiebreaker

4th Place: Jerry with 13 pts

Listener winner is @pindabear 14 point - came down to tiebreaker with Chris Oldroyd

Congrats, Megan, Jerry will be reaching out to you for shipping info.


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