By Edward Cardenas

SOUTHFIELD (CBS Detroit) – Weeks of the rumors, guessing and wishing came to an end Tuesday as Apple unveiled two versions of the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch.

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The nearly two-hour event hosted by CEO Tim Cook and other Apple officials had its high points with release of the new, larger iPhones; unveiling of the Apple Pay mobile payment feature; the introduction of the Apple Watch and free download of U2’s new album to all iTune subscribers.

But it also had a fair share of glitches with nearly the first half of the event streamed by Apple encountered freezing, buffering and the voice of a translator following the presenters.

iPhone 6 facts from the live stream, and CNET: 

  • There will be two sizes for the phone with the iPhone 6 at 4.7- and iPhone 6 Plus which is 5.5-inch screens. These are larger than the current 4-inch screens. The phones will also be thinner than the current iPhone 5.
  • Prices start at $199 for the 16GB iPhone6, and $399 for a 128GB version. The iPhone 6 Plus ranges from $299 for the 16 GB to $499 for 128GB.
  • Both models have increased screen resolution, and enhanced features when the phones are in horizontal mode.
  • The glass curves around the edges of the phone.
  • The camera and video features with enhanced blink and smile detection, image stabilization, and slow motion feature.
  • A faster A8 processor.
  • Longer battery life.
  • Consumers can start ordering the phones Friday, and they will ship Sept. 19.
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Apple Pay: 

  • The Apple Pay mobile pay feature allows the iPhone to be used like a credit card.
  • With a simple touch, consumers can pay for purchases at retailers including Macy’s, Walgreen’s, McDonald’s (in the restaurant and via the drive-thru). Web retailers including Groupon, Uber and Major League Baseball will accept Apple Pay.
  • Apple does not collect data from where consumers shop, and each transaction uses a one-time payment number. The Find My iPhone feature can be used to suspend payments from the device.
  • Apple Pay will be available on iPhone 6 and Apple Watch.

Apple Watch:

  • The long-rumored Apple wearable was confirmed during the event.
  • The square-Apple Watch comes in two sizes, and three different collections with the Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and 18K gold Apple Watch.
  • The Apple Watch requires an iPhone to operate.
  • There are health apps on the Watch which can monitor everything from pulse to the intensity of workouts.
  • It also can differentiate between a touch and tap on the face of the Watch to swipe between functions, but also utilizes the dial – or crown – on the side of the watch to navigate.
  • Messages can be sent by voice, popular responses, drawings made on the Watch and animated emojis.
  • Other apps include a check-in option for American Airlines; a W Hotels app which allows users to unlock their doors; Major League Baseball scores and a parking app to help direct car owners back to their vehicles.
  • It will start at $349, and will be available in early 2015.

In addition to releasing new phones and watch, Apple announced the release of iOS 8 operating system on Sept. 17 and all iTunes subscribers can download the new U2 album for free.

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Cook has been CEO of Apple since Aug. 2011, and made the announcement at a historic location for the company. Steve Jobs unveiled the Macintosh computer in 1984 at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in .