Apple on Tuesday revealed to the world its latest creations: the iPhone 6 (and iPhone 6 Plus), and its long-awaited wearable, dubbed Apple Watch.
Sure, there were leaks. But nothing was proven until the day. Still, in case you missed any of it — despite the majority of the leaks proving true — Apple still had a few surprises up its sleeve.
The iPhone 6 starts at $199 for 16GB, while the iPhone 6 Plus costs $299 for 16GB, both up to 128GB, on a two-year contract, in gold, silver, and space gray colors.
Pre-orders start on September 12 and Apple will begin shipping the devices September 19.
Think that's all you need to know? There's a lot to digest in the hour-long media event. Here's a roundup of what you need to know, from ZDNet and sister-sites CNET and CBS News:
ZDNet: As Apple did with last year's smartphone offering, it's sticking with two new iPhones. From specs to features, screen size, and its release date, here's what you need to know. ZDNet Editors: While we count down the hours to our first look at Apple's 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones, here's a quick look at how these new models stack up to popular Android and Windows devices.
Larry Dignan, ZDNet: Research firms have been hit with phablet euphoria, but it's unclear whether the masses — beyond tech nerds, business travelers and bookworms — are going to go for large-screen smartphones including the iPhone 6. Pockets aren't keeping up with screen sizes.
Larry Dignan, ZDNet: Developers won't have to hurry to update their apps for the larger iPhones, but if they want to take advantage of new features they'll have to get to work.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, ZDNet: Apple dumped a lot of information on us today related to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Let's break it down and take a closer look at Apple's new flagship product.
Rick Broida, CNET News: Don't want another two-year noose? You can get a contract-free GSM version of the new iPhone — for a price.
Dan Graziano, CNET Reviews: Everything you need to know about buying Apple's new iPhones.
Larry Dignan, ZDNet: Starting at $299 with a two-year contract, the iPhone 6 Plus may have just boxed in Samsung's ability to charge a premium for its latest Galaxy Note phablets.
Charlie Osborne, ZDNet: Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are new and improved, with a thinner design, better camera and faster processor.
David Carnoy, CNET News: Apple announced a pair of new iPhones and an Apple Watch, but here's a quick look at what we didn't hear from Apple today.
Charlie Osborne, ZDNet: Apple finally unveiled what we've all been waiting for: a wearable designed with fitness in mind.
Natalie Gagliordi, ZDNet: The iPhone and iPod maker finally made the leap into the mobile payments space with the launch of Apple Pay, an NFC-based contactless payment system.
Larry Dignan, ZDNet: Apple CEO Tim Cook called the Apple Watch the 'most personal device Apple has ever created.' Here's a look at the positives and negatives for Apple's latest category killer, which starts at $349.
Charlie Osborne, ZDNet: Apple brought more to the table this year than the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the form of a fitness-tracking watch.
Donna Tam and Shara Tibken, CNET News: The company encourages consumers to use its mobile payments service by making it available on its highly-anticipated wearable.
Ry Crist, CNET News: Apple's new iOS is built to control the connected home. How does it stack up against other would-be smart home platforms?
Brian Bennett, CNET Reviews: iOS 8 will ship on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus starting September 19.
Larry Dignan, ZDNet: Apple delivered what it had to on the product roadmap front, froze the smartwatch market, punched Samsung and set up its ecosystem for new frontiers. Here's a look at the fallout.
Shara Tibken, CNET News: It won't deliver the Apple Watch to consumers until next year. So who's going to now rush out to buy a wearable from the likes of LG, Motorola or Samsung?
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, ZDNet: While it would have been tempting for Apple to just hit the iPhone with a shrink-ray and compress it down to wrist proportions, it instead decided to come up with some very novel solutions to some very fundamental problems.
James Kendrick, ZDNet: The new wearable from Apple looks nice, but like the competition there are hurdles that must be overcome to see it take off.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, ZDNet: While the Apple Watch won't go on sale until early 2015, we got a huge amount of information dumped on us, and ahead of getting our hands on a working Apple Watch, we can start to work out way through this information and come to some conclusions.
Jason Perlow, ZDNet: Only a week after a public relations fiasco involving high-profile iCloud account breaches, Cupertino fails to reliably stream their iPhone 6 and Apple Watch event. This begs the question: can Apple be trusted to do anything enterprise-grade at all? CBS News: After months of anticipation and hype, CNET's Tim Stevens looks at whether Apple lived up to expectations
Liam Tung, ZDNet: As promised in June, Apple has dramatically cut its cloud storage prices - but rivals are still undercutting it.
Charlie Osborne, ZDNet: Sapphire glass has showcased in Apple's Watch, but why wasn't the scratch and break-resistant material used in the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus?