We’re now just days away from Apple’s Sept. 9 event at which it’s expected that we’ll see the iPhone 6 as well as the Cupertino firm’s oft-rumored wearable. You Apple-hungry folk needn’t wait until then to whet your appetite, though, as rumors concerning the new products continue to circulate ahead of the event.
Sources speaking to The New York Times say that Apple is indeed prepping two versions of the iPhone 6: one with a 4.7-inch screen and another with a 5.5-inch display. Both models are expected to launch “in the coming weeks” with iPad-like curved edges and software that’ll make it easier for users to type with one hand. The two phones are also said to be packing NFC support for mobile payments and other information transmission.
One way in which the new iPhone models will differ is price. The 5.5-inch unit expected to be a bit pricier than its 4.7-inch sibling.
On the wearable side of things, Apple’s wrist gear will reportedly come in two sizes and offer a mix of health and fitness info along with mapping information. Like the iPhone 6, the Apple wearable is expected to include NFC support for mobile payments and for pairing with the iPhone 6, and the device will allegedly offer a curved OLED display.
There’s no word yet on when the Apple wearable might launch or how much it’ll cost when it does, but the latest reports suggest that we won’t see it until sometime in 2015. That’s kind of a bummer for folks that are excited for Apple’s entry into the wearables space, but at least that delayed rollout will give developers extra time to prepare apps for the wristwear and give us time to save up some cash for it.