7 things you need to know about the iPhone 6

6. Finger-scanning Apple Pay NFC payments

The Touch ID home button is back, with excellent finger-scanning security smarts in tow. This time around, thanks to iOS 8's app integration which lets developers access the Touch ID SDK, you'll be able to use your fingerprints in other apps too.

Presumably this will mostly involve logging into third-party apps with a quick scan, but we could see games make use of it too.

That's not all however. Combined with NFC (an Apple first), you can use the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to make contactless payments, using your Touch ID fingerprint encryption as a security measure. Welcome to Apple Pay

If you lose your iPhone then you can suspend payments from it if it's lost or stolen, without having to cancel your card.

Naturally Pay will be a US-only feature for now (boo), supported by American Express, Mastercard and Visa.

7. It can be yours on 19 September

The iPhone 6 can be yours in gold, silver and grey, and it'll hit shelves on 19 September from US$200 for the 16GB model, and US$300 and US US$400 for the 64GB and 128GB versions (on contract) respectively. UK prices are to be confirmed, so stay tuned.

Update: UK SIM-free prices confirmed

16GB - £540

64GB - £620

128GB - £700