Finally we meet the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus!
Apple has just announced the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 sports a 4.7 inch screen whereas the iPhone 6 Plus is with 5.5 inch screen. The 6 supports 1334 x 750 pixels resolution and the 6 Plus supports 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The new iPhones are powered by A8 chipset with 25% faster CPU performance and 50% more when it comes to Graphics. The 6 Plus hardware is powerful enough to play high end games in higher resolution.
Apple introduced a new gesture called “Reachability,” to account for the increased screen size of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Double touching the home button now slides the entire display down, so that you can access the top software buttons in whatever app you’re in. For example, if the “back” button at the top of the Safari web browser is too far away, double touching will slide the entire view down so you can tap it more easily.
Some Changes with the iPhone 6:
- Both phones feature “Retina HD” displays; the iPhone 6 comes in at 4.7 inches (at 1334×750), while the iPhone 6 Plus comes in at 5.5 inches (at 1920×1080)
- The glass on the front of the displays now curves into the body, as opposed to the flat edges of all models prior
- Apple says these are “the thinnest phones [they’ve] ever made”, at 6.9mm and 7.1mm, respectively.
- Both handsets are powered by Apple’s new A8 processor, which Apple claims is at least 25% faster than the A7 by processing power, and 50% faster by graphic rendering prowess.
- Apple is claiming drastically improved battery life across the board; we grabbed a screenshot of the table comparing the battery life across different situations on the 5S, 6, and 6 Plus.
The iPhone 6 with iOS 8 16GB is priced at $199, 64GB at $299 and 128GB for $399. The Apple iPhone 6 Plus 16GB is priced at $299, 64GB at $399 and 128GB for $499. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will be available from 19th September in selected countries.