Apple Watch and iPhone 6 reviews: What the experts think

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple event announcing the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch. Credit: REUTERS/Stephen Lam

An Apple launch always causes a stir within the technology world and the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch presentation yesterday was no different.

Technology writers and critics have already got their hands on the devices, albeit for a short period of time, and reviews have generally been very favourable.

The iPhone 6 has been called the product "Apple sorely needed to release" while the technology giant's watch has been hailed for its stylishness.

Here is a round-up of what the experts have said about the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch:

  • iPhone 6 reviews

Charles Arthur, writing for The Guardian, said the iPhone 6's larger screen will appeal to "existing iPhone customers...and users of Android phones whose key consideration is screen size".

The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have bigger screens. Credit: Apple

Gareth Beavis, writing for, said the iPhone 6 is a device "Apple sorely needed to release" and that it "will keep the Apple fans happy for a while".

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple event announcing the iPhone 6. Credit: REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The Daily Telegraph's Head of Technology Matt Warman said the iPhone 6 has "reasserted Apple's dominance ahead of the chasing pack".

  • Apple Watch reviews

The Apple Watch. Credit: Apple

The Independent's David Phelan said the Apple Watch "has aimed for beauty first, tech second".

A side view of the Apple Watch. Credit: Apple

Anick Jesdanun, the Associated Press' Technology Writer, said Apple Watch "customers will find more useful things to do with it than the smartwatches already out".

A shot of the home screen and 'digital crown'. Credit: Apple

Digital Spy's Hunter Skipworth and Jamie Harris write that the Apple Watch is "a very impressive product".