iPhone 6 to include one-handed mode, iWatch will use flexible display

Apple logoWith just under five days to go until Apple's big event on Tuesday, more and more details about its plans are starting to come out. The New York Times is now reporting on Apple's plans for both the iPhone 6 and the so-called iWatch, delivering new details on both. The iPhone 6 is expected to come in two different models, one with a 4.7-inch display and one with a 5.5-inch display. The larger model will be more expensive, and they both may come with a new mode that tailors the interface for use with a single hand, allowing for better control over the larger device.

As for Apple's smartwatch, the Times corroborates earlier reports saying that it'll come in two sizes and have a variety of health functions. It also reports that the watch will have a flexible display that's covered by sapphire. Sensors on the watch will be capable of tracking a wearer's footsteps and heart rate, among other vital signs. Apple has reportedly put a lot of effort into ensuring that its wearable is capable of capturing this data more accurately than other devices that are currently out on the market, and some with knowledge of the product are said to be calling it Apple's most ambitious project yet. The Times also reports that the watch will use wireless charging to get power.

Apple iWatch

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier today that the iWatch was expected to come with NFC — a type of close-range, wireless communications system — and the Times is reporting that here too. It says that Apple's wearable and its new iPhones will all include NFC support, which will be used for making mobile payments through a partnership with Visa, American Express, and MasterCard. The Times reports that the iPhones should be on sale within a matter of weeks, but that Apple's wearable isn't expected until next year. The Times also says that Apple's wearable will make significant use of Handoff, a feature coming to the next version of iOS and OS X that allows a user to easily move documents and tasks between devices.

Source: The Verge

Tags: Apple, iPhone, smartphones, smartwatch

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