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Apple Watch charges using Magsafe

So, how do you charge an Apple Watch, then? If you're familiar with Apple's Magsafe charging on its MacBook range of laptops then you're going to be half way there with how the Apple Watch charges. The contraption you see hanging from the back of the watch in the image above is the Magsafe charger which allows Apple to keep the watch completely sealed. No Lightning ports, no ridiculous cradles, just a cable and a specially designed Magsafe connector.

Simple.

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Apple Pay brings NFC tap-and-pay to the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple has a new vision, and that is to replace your wallet with Apple Pay. With $12 billion spent via a plastic card every day in the US, they plan to begin with payment methods and using NFC, you'll be able to tap-to-pay using your new iPhone. This means we no longer will have to rely on the "vulnerable" magnetic stripe used on most credit and debit cards today.

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Apple Pay going online to buy all of the things

Alongside the NFC payments Apple just announced at its special event out in Cupertino, Apple Pay was also announced to be going online to help you buy things from your favorite retailers. It promises to offer one touch payments that you can authenticate on your phone using Touch ID, no need to enter any payment information or shipping information.

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Apple officially announces the Apple Watch

Apple has officially announced the long rumored iWatch which will officially be called the Apple Watch. Accurate within 50 milliseconds and made of a sapphire crystal display, the Apple Watch is a comprehensive health and fitness device as well. Apple is calling it one of the most precise and remarkable innovations they've ever made.

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus get new iSight cameras

Though the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cameras may appear to be the same 8-megapixel camera that has appeared on Apple's smartphones for several years in a row now, these cameras are getting major internal upgrades to improve your picture-taking. The 8-megapixel iSight camera gets a whole new sensor that allows for better autofocus and advanced noise reduction. The iPhone 6 Plus camera also adds OIS, a feature many iPhone users have been asking for for years.

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The new M8 Motion coprocessor will bring low-power awareness to the new iPhones

Phil Schiller showed everyone a little bit of how some of the magic happens with Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus — via a low power M8 Motion coprocessor. Used with the new A8 chip, the M8 is a smart piece of silicon that provides information from the outside world, and passes it off to your new iPhone so it can be processed and presented to the user.

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Reachability takes one-handed use in larger smartphones to a new level

One of the biggest gripes about larger smartphones is how hard they are to use one-handed. Apple's solution to this problem is through a feature they're calling "reachability". The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will allow you to double-tap the Home button while in an app in order to bring top navigation controls within your reach. That combined with gesture support that was introduced in iOS 7 is going to make for a one-handed experience that doesn't currently exist.

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New Apple A8 processor debuts on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

Apple announced a new Apple A8 processor when the Cupertino, California company debuted its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones. The 64-bit processor is an evolution of the A7 processor introduced last year, but with major performance improvements while being more power efficient.

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All 1.3 million iOS apps will instantly scale on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus

Apple has just announced from their iPhone event that all 1.3 million iOS apps currently available in the App Store will instantly work on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus due to smart scalability. There will also be tools available to developers so they can customize their apps for a better experience on the larger screens.

Essentially this means that unlike the scaling issue iPhone 5 owners experienced with apps that weren't yet made for the larger screen, all apps will automatically scale to the correct resolution. If developers choose to use reachability features that Apple offers, they can do so for the larger models.

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Apple offers a few behind-the-scenes looks at the iPhone 6 event

We're just over an hour away, and Apple has started posting their own photos from the iPhone 6 reveal in Cupertino. Our own Rene Ritchie is on the ground to bring you the latest from the event, which will be liveblogged by us livestreamed by Apple. But Apple, too, is offering a behind-the-scenes peek at the proceedings, with photos of the media getting set up, the venue lacking all of the aforementioned media, and even tweets from Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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