On the much anticipated day of the year Sep 9th, Apple at the Flint Center, where Jobs originally unveiled the original iMac, launched two new iPhones – iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – that are exactly the same as the leaks suggested. The event had no spoiler at all but breaks the code of Jobs’ Apple and marks the first emergence of Tim’s Apple. Here we will look at some of the key features, Specifications, Price and availability of both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Features & Specifications:
Taller, Sharper and Slimmer:
Both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus take Apple into a new territory of bigger screens which the company purportedly ignored for years. While iPhone 6 sports a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 1334x750p, the iPhone 6 Plus sports a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920x1080p. Apple promises that these devices have an improved polarizer and hence offer better wide angle viewing with higher contrast and dual‑domain pixels for more accurate colour. As expected there is no word on Sapphire Glass instead the new iPhone display panels feature ion strengthened glass that are also called Retina HD displays.
As every other smartphone in the planet gets slimmer and slimmer in every new iteration, Apple’s latest devices too have got thinner with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sporting a thickness of 6.8mm and 7.1mm respectively.
The new iPhones are powered by 2nd Generation 64-bit Architecture Apple A8 Processor which is 50% more energy efficient and is also is 20% faster in application processing and 50% faster in Graphic rendering than its predecessor thus promises a higher sustained performance. And with Metal that’s part of iOS 8, the new iPhones are pretty much comfortable in running heavy-graphic games like Vanity Fair, the upcoming MOBA game that its developers demoed on stage.
Better Camera and Better Battery:
Similar to its Android counterparts like HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3, iPhone 6 Plus features Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) while its buddy iPhone 6 has only got digital image stabilization. These 8 MP iSight Cameras can now shoot Slo-mo videos at either 120 fps or 240 fps and also capable of taking 43 MP Panorama shots.
Both the new devices have got better battery back up with iPhone 6 delivering 14 hours of 3G Talk Time and iPhone 6 Plus promising 24 hours of 3G Talk Time.
Having claimed as the best smartphone for one-handed use, the iPhones now with bigger displays – to retain the same title, offer “Reachability” which brings the screen half way down upon double-touching (double-tap) of Home button. Here’s the Vine video of How Reachability works:
Size, Color, Price and Availability:
With new iPhones, Apple has skipped 32 GB variant and introduced a new 128 GB so now the 3 options are 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB available in Space Grey, Gold and Silver. The price of factory unlocked iPhone 6 starts from $649 while the price of iPhone 6 plus starts from $749. With Apple accepting pre-orders starting from Sep 12th, the devices will be available in the US on Sep 19th and globally in 115 countries by 2015.
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