The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the Apple Watch, and Apple Pay: weekly news round-up

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the Apple Watch, and Apple Pay: weekly news round-up
To no surprise, Apple and its newest products were last week's hot topic. On Tuesday, the company announced its newest iPhone models, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, along with one more thing – a wearable gizmo called simply Apple Watch. This wasn't all, however. Apple's long-rumored payment system was made official as well during the keynote. It is called Apple Pay and will allow secure, contact-less payments to be made at around 220,000 locations across the US.

In non-Apple news, T-Mobile announced the so-called Personal CellSpot gizmo during its Un-carrier 7.0 event. To put it simply, this is a Wi-Fi router that kind of acts like a personal T-Mobile cell site. It enables T-Mobile customers to make high-quality Wi-Fi calls and send texts at no charge. Better yet, the device is very affordable for what it does.

Another story you might be interested in checking out is the overview of Intel's Core M chip, which is designed for fanless mobile devices. Long story short, the silicon is allegedly up to three times more powerful than the best of Qualcomm's current SoCs, such as the Snapdragon 801 and 805. Intel's new mobile chips will be in mobile devices by the end of the year, and who knows, they might one day power Windows 9 devices as well. Speaking of Windows 9, we now have screenshots revealing what the next major Windows release could look like.

For more of last week's top stories, flip through the slideshow below!



1. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

How is 6 different finishes for the Apple Watch, different designs? Aluminum, Stainless steel and 2 different gold colors. The actual design and shape stays the same. Its still square with his (42mm) and her (38mm) options. Also the bands are proprietary and will only come from Apple.

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I mean we all know Apple's safety record with personal (nude) images... Apple Pay, what could go wrong?!? Also the Apple iPhone 6 Plus looks like a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 from 2012... Priceless! lol

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31676; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude when did you turn into the common Apple article troll? I remember when you used to come here as a techie, and used to talk tech all the time

8. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

We all troll here and there. You know I am a techie... I am just trying to have some fun & make the time pass by faster. lol I am sorry darkkjedii. You are right! +1 for calling me out!

7. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

You mean like the issues with google wallet/nfc?


Posts: 29; Member since: Jun 14, 2014

What Would Be Interesting Is To See Which Is More Successful A 2012 - 2013 spec Iphone 6 Plus or the 2014 Galaxy Note 4. I had a Galaxy Note 1, 2 and now Note 3. And Note 4 was what I wanted to purchase but Iphone 6 Plus in my opinion is my new target. Waiting to see which has what I'm Looking For.

9. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Too expensive notwithstanding its a good device

10. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

The first 4 make quite a sad week.

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