Apple took to the stage in Cupertino, California to announce their latest and greatest products, the first of which is the iPhone 6. As rumored, there are in fact two version of the phone, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Both models have a continuous, seamless design whereby ion-strengthened cover glass curves around the sides to meet an anodized aluminum enclosure. Both iPhone 6 models feature a new Retina HD display, the best display in the industry and are the thinnest iPhones ever made.
Key display features:
iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch display.
iPhone 6 has over one million pixels.
iPhone 6 has a resolution of 1334 by 750 with 326 pixels per inch, more than 720p HD.
iPhone 6 is 6.9 mm thick.
iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch display.
iPhone 6 Plus has over two million pixels.
iPhone 6 Plus has a resolution of 1920 by 1080 with 401 pixels per inch, full 1080p HD.
iPhone 6 Plus is 7.1 mm thick.
There’s also a special landscape mode for the Home screen, but there’s a lot more to the new iPhone than a larger display.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are powered by the Apple-designed A8 chip which means the iPhone 6 Plus will play games in higher resolution than next generation consoles. Graphics are an incredible 84 times faster than the original iPhone and processor performance is 50 times faster than the original iPhone.
The camera is a lot better. iPhone 6 has an 8MP iSight camera, 1.5µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture with an all-new sensor equipped with Focus Pixels, a technology previously found only in professional DSLR cameras. This allows the iPhone 6 focus faster and better, with next-generation local tone mapping, and advanced noise reduction. Optical image stabilization allows for great shots in low light or with shaky hands. In burst mode iPhone 6 can take up to 10 photos per second.
iPhone 6 has also made incredible advances in video, you can now capture slo-mo video at 120 fps or 240 fps. Continuous autofocus means focus changes are automatic and almost undetectable.
Phone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come with iOS 8 (available as a free download September 17.) It’s the biggest iOS release ever with great new features including the option to add voice, video, and location to any message. A predictive keyboard learns your conversation style, while the new Health app gives you a detailed look at your health and fitness data. There are also notification extensions from your favorite apps, as well as Touch ID.
Apple Pay will be included in iPhone 6 – The vision is to replace the wallet, starting with payments. With a groundbreaking NFC antenna, the security of Touch ID and the convenience of Passbook it’s an easy, secure and private way to pay. You can pay with the simple touch of your finger using Touch ID. Online you can check out with one tap for app purchases. Apple Pay works with most major banks, all 3 major credit card companies and will be available in the U.S. in October 2014.
New Apple-designed silicone and leather cases will be available in multiple colors, including (PRODUCT)RED.
iPhone 6 starts at $199 with a two-year contract, the iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299 with a two-year contract and both phones come in gold, silver, and space gray.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available September 19 in select countries, and will be coming to more soon after.
Pre-order your iPhone 6 starting September 12