Apple unveiled the hotly anticipated iPhone 6 on Tuesday, boosting impressive improvements in specifications when compared to last year’s iPhone 5S announcement. Apple is confident the power of the iPhone 6 would make tech savvy users acquire one or force existing users to upgrade early.
Prior to the announcement, there were alot of unconfirmed information and rumors about the iPhone 6, some of the info released on the internet were fairly accurate but a larger part were completely wide off the mark.
Design, Measurement And Weight
The iPhone 6 comes with a larger display, a 4.7-inch screen that ends Apple’s traditional 4-inch display on iPhones. iPhone 6 is longer and wider and also the slimmest iPhone to hit the market. It is just 6.9mm and weighs approximately 129g.
Apple went really radical with the design and should feel a little different to fans of the brand. It features a new glass front and equally has a redesigned physical buttons – similar to what’s available on the iPad Air.
iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch Retina HD 1344×750 resolution 326ppi screen. The resolution is significantly higher than what’s available on the iPhone 5S. Also worth noting is that iPhone 6 has 38% more pixels than it’s predecessor.
Processor, RAM And Storage
The iPhone 6 uses Apple’s latest A8 chip which is capable of 25% more processing power than the A7, and can equally deliver up to 50% faster graphics, taking gaming on the iPhone to an entirely new level.
Apple says the iPhone 6 will come in three variant; 16 GB model, 64 GB model and 128 GB model. All of these impressive stats would be backed by 1 GB RAM.
Apple’s iPhone 6 arrives with the highly intuitive iOS 8. iOS 8 update would be available to existing iPhone users within the next few days.
|Display||4.7” Retina Display (1344×750)|
|Memory||1 GB RAM + 16, 64, 128 GB Internal memory|
|Camera||Primary (Rear): 8.0 MP, (Front): 1.2 MP|
|Battery||14 hours talk time|
If you were expecting to see a 40.1 MP camera, the fact that Apple decided to stick with the 8 MP sensors should really make you sad. However, the camera sees some major improvements, utilizing Apple’s new Focus Pixels for faster focus. Phase Detection Autofocus technology has also been neatly implemented and that’s not all; the iPhone 6 is capable of capturing 43 MP panoramic images – a first in the mobile community.
The iPhone 6 still records in HD 1080p but it can capture slow motion at 240fps.
Apples says users can get up to 14 hours of talk time and this is made possible with the A8 chip which consumes lesser power than the A7 but being much more powerful.
Not what you have expected from Apple, but the iPhone 6 appears to be cheap at launch than it was with the iPhone 5S.
For $649 you’ll get the 16GB iPhone 6, while the 64GB and 128GB models will fetch $749 and $849, respectively.
For those who have always wanted a big screen iPhone, the iPhone 6 is your answer. Features like NCF, better processor, impressive camera and longer battery life should be enough to sway existing iPhone users to upgrade to the iPhone 6.