Apple Unveils iPhone 6 and Apple Watch
Larger 'phablet' device also in the pipeline from computing giant...
After years of rumours and speculation Apple has unveiled its long-gestated smartwatch - alongside the new iPhone 6.
A typically big-budget launch at the firm's HQ in Cupertino, California, saw CEO Tim Cook lead the introduction of the newest generation of its iconic smartphone - which is bigger than the iPhone 5.
And in case the new 4.7in screen isn't big enough for some Apple fans' taste, the company is also launching a bigger "phablet" version for the first time.
Dubbed the iPhone 6 Plus, the new device is significantly larger with a 5.5in screen.
Mixing the units of measurement, the iPhone 6 will be 6.9mm thick and the Plus will be 7.1mm thick. Both will have rounded edges rather than the sharp-edged design of the iPhone 5.
The iPhone 6 will be have what Apple calls a "Retina HD" resolution of 1,334x750 pixels, while it's bigger sibling will be full HD at 1,920x1,080 pixel - allowing the possibility of multitasking such as seeing your inbox at the same time as messaging.
Each phone will come in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB versions - with iPhone 6 prices starting from £539, to £619 for the 64GB and £699 for the 128GB.
The Plus will be priced at £619 for 16GB, £699 for 64GB and a whopping £789 for the 128GB.
As always the lead time is super-short and Apple plans to have them on sale for 19 September.
The Apple Watch (we don't know what happened to the "i"), which will be split into standard grey or silver anodised aluminium, funky-coloured "Sport" or blingy "Watch Edition" models - with the latter being made from special 18 carat gold.
We bet Kanye's on the phone already about that one.
Users will interact with the device via a traditional-looking bezel on the side, which will perform multiple functions.
UK pricing is still to be revealed, but it will be available from $349 Stateside - if that offers a clue.