Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay and Apple Watch: Complete coverage

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) today announced the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, a new payments program and the Apple Watch. Below are the company's three main announcements.

And stay tuned to this page for more details and analysis.

EU operators reveal iPhone 6 prices as pre-orders slowly commence
September 12, 2014 | By Anne Morris
Information on price plans for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus started to trickle through on Friday morning, although it seemed that some trigger-happy Apple fans may have been causing problems for operator web sites--at least in the UK.

Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus add to the momentum behind VoWiFi, VoLTE
September 11, 2014 | By Tammy Parker
Apple's decision to support Wi-Fi calling as well as voice over LTE (VoLTE) in the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus represents a bellwether for the wireless industry given the iPhone's high profile worldwide, say industry executives.

T-Mobile, Sprint will seek to feast on iPhone 6, 6 Plus release
September 10, 2014 | By Phil Goldstein
Now that Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have been announced, U.S. carriers are getting down to brass tacks to try to take advantage of consumer excitement. The launch is shaping up to be the most dynamic, unpredictable and hard-hitting iPhone release U.S. carriers have ever seen.

Europe's operators flock to Apple's iPhone 6
September 10, 2014 | By Anne Morris
nless you have been residing in a cave with no Wi-Fi access for the past 24 hours, you will probably know that Apple has just launched the latest iterations of the iPhone. Europe's operators have certainly wasted no time in telling customers that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will soon be in stock.

Apple announces Apple Watch wearable, designed for health and fitness
September 9, 2014 | By Phil Goldstein
Apple introduced its first wearable computing device, the Apple Watch, marking its first new product category since the company unveiled the iPad tablet in 2010. The watch will focus on health and fitness and also comes with a new user interface that's different than the iOS interface for the iPhone and iPad.

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Apple unveils larger iPhone 6, 6 Plus, adds support for VoLTE
September 9, 2014 | By Phil Goldstein
Apple unveiled its latest iterations of the iPhone, called the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, placing a bet that larger screen sizes and enhanced specifications will help it regain momentum in the market. As expected, the iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch display and the 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen.

Apple introduces Apple Pay mobile payments service to challenge Google Wallet, Softcard
September 9, 2014 | By Phil Goldstein
Apple announced a new mobile payments program called Apple Pay that Apple CEO Tim Cook said "will forever change the way all of us buy things." The new service will pit Apple against rivals like Google and Softcard, formerly Isis, which has the backing of Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US.

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Analysts: Apple Pay will help spur wider usage of mobile payments
Softcard to work with Apple

September 10, 2014 | By Phil Goldstein
Softcard, the mobile payments company recently rebranded from Isis, said it is working with Apple to enable its own solution on the iPhone, just as Apple unveiled its own mobile payments program, Apple Pay. Although Softcard's announcement could be seen as a way to maintain its relevance now that Apple will offer a competing solution, the news underscores the idea that Apple Pay will spur consumer and retailer interest and adoption in Near Field Communication technology and mobile payments, according to analysts and industry players.

Sprint to launch $50 unlimited plan for iPhone 6, 6 Plus customers
September 9, 2014 | By Phil Goldstein
Sprint is trying to make the most of Apple's launch of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus by introducing a $50 unlimited plan for customers who buy one of the new phones. The plan is likely the opening salvo in a battle carriers will engage in over the next several weeks to retain and attract new iPhone customers.

Apple's iPhone 6, 6 Plus to support Sprint's Spark service, but not 700 MHz Band 12
September 9, 2014 | By Phil Goldstein
Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will support Sprint's tri-band LTE Spark service, the carrier confirmed, giving Sprint a much-needed boost since it is relying on Spark to set it apart from other carriers. However, it's unclear how much of an advantage that will give Sprint as it works to deploy the Spark network.

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CVS and Walgreens reportedly join Apple's mobile payments project
September 8, 2014 | By Mike Dano
A day before Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6 and the iWatch, reports from a variety of sources are helping to flesh out details about the two gadgets as well as the companies likely to support Apple's products. Specifically, CVS and Walgreens are reportedly planning to support Apple's NFC-based mobile payments service; Apple is investing in new iBeacon-powered in-store shopping technology; and Apple is building an App Store to cater specifically to its forthcoming smart watch.

Report: Apple to offer one-handed software UI mode for larger iPhone 6
September 5, 2014 | By Phil Goldstein
Apple is still a few days away from introducing its next versions of the iPhone, but more details about the devices keep leaking out. According to a report from the New York Times, Apple will introduce a software mode that lets consumers more easily use the new iPhones with one hand, since the new phones are expected to be larger.

Report: Apple's iWatch to contain NFC for mobile payments
September 4, 2014 | By Phil Goldstein
Apple is going to add Near Field Communications technology to its forthcoming wearable device, expected to be called the iWatch, according to a Wall Street Journal article. That would enable customers to use the watch to process digital payments wirelessly and expand the gadget's functionality beyond fitness and health monitoring.

Report: Apple snags mobile payments agreements with Visa, MasterCard and American Express
September 2, 2014 | By Phil Goldstein
Apple has struck deals with Visa, MasterCard and American Express for its mobile payments program it will unveil alongside the next iPhone, according to a Bloomberg report.

Apple will reportedly include NFC, powered by NXP, for mobile payments in iPhone 6
August 29, 2014 | By Phil Goldstein
Now that Apple has officially notified the world that it is hosting a media event Sept. 9, the rumors about its next products are flying fast and furious. One major new one is that, according to Wired, the next iPhone will contain support for Near Field Communications technology for mobile payments.

Report: Apple to unveil iWatch Sept. 9 alongside iPhone 6
August 29, 2014 | By Phil Goldstein
Apple is planning to unveil its first wearable device alongside its new iPhones at a media event on Sept. 9, according to Re/code. Apple today issued media invitations to the event, saying only "wish we could say more."

Apple iPhone 6 with VoLTE: Rumors heating up
August 20, 2014 | By Tammy Parker
The status of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in the iPhone 6 remains unsettled, but there are plenty of signs that Apple is preparing to include the technology in upcoming devices, if not now then sometime in the near future.

Report: Apple to bring sapphire screens to larger iPhone 6, iWatch
August 15, 2014 | By Phil Goldstein
Apple plans on using sapphire for the screen of its larger iPhone as well as its rumored smart watch, according to a Wall Street Journal article.

Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay and Apple Watch: Complete coverage

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