Apple has officially announced the iPhone 6 - the eighth generation of iPhone - at a special event in Cupertino.

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As well as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Tim Cook has also treated us to the Watch.

If you want to get a feel for the handset, head on over to our hands on iPhone 6 review, and keep an eye out for our iPhone 6 Plus and Watch early reviews.

The competition has never been tougher for a new iPhone, with the HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3 and Sony Xperia Z3 surpassing the iPhone 5S in terms of size, specs, power and performance.

Apple needs to pull something very special out of the bag to keep itself relevant, so what does the iPhone 6 bring?

We've got all the latest details on Apple's new iPhone right here, just for you.

An innovative seamless design.

The first thing you notice when you hold iPhone 6 is how great it feels in your hand. The cover glass curves down around the sides to meet the anodised aluminium enclosure in a remarkable, simplified design. There are no distinct edges. No gaps. Just a smooth, seamless bond of metal and glass that feels like one continuous surface.

Streamlined. Inside and out.

Designing a larger iPhone without making it feel bigger was no small task. It required challenging the idea of “big”. It called for narrowing when the natural inclination was to expand. It meant condensing powerful technologies and making chips smaller and batteries thinner, all while making them more capable. And it meant engineering our thinnest, most advanced Multi?Touch display. All of which yields a dramatically thin design.

Everything within reach.

By creating iPhone 6 and iOS 8 together, we optimised the software to enhance the physical design. iOS swipe gestures were designed to be more fluid across the seamless form, making it easy to navigate iPhone with one hand. With new features like Reachability, you can interact with the larger screen in different ways too. Simply double-touch the Home button and the entire screen shifts down closer to your thumb. And to easily navigate Safari or Mail, swipe left to right across the screen to go backward, or swipe right to left to go forward. With the new continuous surface of iPhone, all your gestures now feel smoother than ever.

We also thought about how you use your iPhone every day and redesigned the buttons to make it even easier to use. Elongated volume buttons are integrated into the thinner profile, outlined to make them effortless to find by touch. And the Sleep/Wake button has a new home on the side of the device to put it comfortably within reach. The result is an experience that’s even more intuitive.

Cut to the chase

What is it? A major revision of the iPhone including entire design

When is it out? iPhone 6 release date is September 19

What will it cost? From AU$869 SIM-free

iPhone 6 release date

You'll want to know when you'll be able to get your sweaty mitts on the iPhone 6.

The good news is you won't have to wait long, with the iPhone 6 release date set for September 19. (That's a Friday).

More Detail to Buy iPhone 6: http://www.mobileciti.com.au/mobile-phones/apple-iphone/iphone-6

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