iPhone 6 – Specs, features, price, release date and everything you need to know
Today was a huge day for Apple, since speculations had built up referencing the Flint Center event as one of the biggest in Apple’s history. Guess what, it was! And the star of the night, or stars, were the two new models of iPhones – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. You can read more on the iPhone 6 Plus here.
iPhone 6 – What’s new?
This one is the actual successor to the iPhone lineup and Apple claims it to be bigger, faster and better.
iPhone 6 sports the exact same design as the one we’ve already seen from countless leaks. It has a larger and thinner form factor, with rounded corners and edges, similar to the current iPod touches and iPads. The colored antenna bars on the back, new speaker grills, protruding camera, and the lock button on the right are all as we predicted.
In line with what we have been hearing, the iPhone 6 will feature a 4.7 inch screen. And by keeping the Retina Display, the resolution of the screen has now jumped to 1334×750 with a pixel density of 326 ppi – requiring a new name from Apple, the Retina Display HD. Besides, they have integrated a better polariser, thinner backlight and ionised glass, resulting in wider viewing angles, higher contrasts and a more durable finish.
iPhone 6 packs the new A8 Chip which is built on 2nd generation their 64 bit architecture. This makes the CPU and GPU, upto 50 and 84 times faster than the original iPhone, respectively.
iPhone 6 also sports the new M8 motion co-processor which is better at tracking movements and can now measure elevation and even the altitude with the barometer functionality. All the information from these sensors go into the Health app to create better lifestyle and work out charts.
There is nothing much fresh for the Camera in iPhone 6 hardware. It comes with the same 8MP iSight Camera with True Tone dual LED flash. The sensor has been improved with 1.5 micron pixels and the aperture remains the same at f/2.2.
However, the Camera app has learned some new tricks like faster auto-focus, face detection, wider and more accurate panorama, auto stabilisation and exposure control.
The camera can now capture time-lapse videos and slo-mo videos at 240 fps over the previous 120. Burst Mode for the front-facing camera and the Timer were also introduced with an innocent joke about selfies.
iPhone 6 comes with faster LTE of upto 150 Mbps, with support for about 20 LTE Bands. Voice over LTE is coming to the new iPhone and so is the 3 times faster WiFi.
All this new goodies doesn’t necessarily mean that iPhone 6 is battery looter. In fact, the battery life claimed by Apple is a huge improvement from the previous models clocking at 14 hrs 3G talk-time and a standby time of 10 days.
Price and Release date of iPhone 6
The iPhone 6 will start shipping on 19th September, in gold, silver and space grey colors. They will be available in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB for $199, $299 and $399 respectively, with a two year contract.