At a presentation in Cupertino, Calif. today, Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, both upgrades for ebook reading.
The new iPhones come in two sizes: a 4.7-inch display, and a phablet (phone-tablet mash-up) with a larger 5.5-inch display.
The smaller model has a 1334 by 750-pixel resolution display and the larger one has a 1920 by 1080-pixel resolution. Both are much higher than the current iPhone and iPad displays, meaning crisper images, videos and words. The iPhone 6 starts at $199 with a two-year contract. Just yesterday, Amazon dropped the price of its Fire phone from $199 to $0.99 with a two-year contract (and it comes with Amazon Prime, a $99 value).
Apple is thought to be the No. 2 or 3 ebook retailer in the U.S. and sells ebooks in dozens of countries around the world and devices nearly everywhere.