New "reachability" feature slides content down to use one handed. Also sleep button now on side
App Store now has 1.3m apps. Existing apps will get bigger with "desktop class scaler"
App developers can also take special advantage of additional pixels, similar to iPad.
New Apple A8. 2B transistors, 25% faster CPU, 50x faster than original iPhone. 84x faster than first GPU.
50% more effecient than A7
Says competitors chips must throttle down to avoid overheating (except when running benchmarks I suppose)
Apple Metal support on A7,A8 supported by tons of games developers. Into: Super Evil Megacorp game dev
Demo of VailGlory, pretty incredible game graphics with >100 characters animated at once
Equal or better battery life than 5s. 50/80 hours of audio, 10/12 hours of LTE, etc. Also new M8 motion processor.
M8 can now track elevation with new barometer sensor, for stair step tracking
LTE 150mbps carrier aggregation. Support for 20 LTE bands. Most on a phone. VoLTE on AT&T, Verizon, Tmobile
Wifi calling, 3x faster wifi. Seamless handoff from wifi to cellular for calls. Cool. Support by Tmobile and EE in UK