After months of alleged leaks and speculation, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has just unveiled, and below, we got here the official details regarding what you can expect from Apple’s latest and greatest smartphone.
Features and Specs
Expected highlights include a completely redesigned iPhone 6. Features all new design, far from the protruding camera, to the iPad mini / iPod touch like design, it’s going to be the best and most beautiful handset we’ve seen up to date from Apple.
The device is just 6.9mm thick, making it the thinnest iPhone as yet. Sporting similar aesthetics like the iPhone 5s, the new iPhone 6 also features an anodized aluminum back, and polishes its top and bottom with glass strips, opting for a full metallic design on the rear.
It flaunts with a resolution of 1134×750, making it the modest upgrade over last year’s i5s and i5c, but we expected that Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6 to carry at least a full-HD 1080p display, but it didn’t.
The next-gen iPhone 6 with 4.7-inch screen will be powered by Apple’s second-gen 64-bit processor, dubbed as the A8 by Apple. With over 2 billion transistors, Apple has managed to make such chip with 13 percent smaller than the first-generation A7 chip. Performance in point, the A8 chip is 25 percent plus faster than A7, and in the graphics department it sees a massive leap of over 50% in performance. Compared to the first iPhone, released back in 2007, this will be seeing a massive leap of 84 times.
Unlike the previous iPhones, Apple’s new iPhone 6 features ‘sustained performance’ mode, which ensures that the handset does not get hot when it’s being hammered. Overall the new technology will be solo song to ears of those who love to game on their iPhones and iPad devices.
The new iPhone 6’s battery life is as good as you expected and for those who loathed the iPhone 5s and 5C. But not that huge leap, instead the new battery numbers are enough to keep anyone smile.
Audio playback on the iPhone 6 is pretty much promising of 50 hours, whereas the video will see 11 hours of playback, which is one hour boost over the iPhone 5S. Users will get 11 hours of battery on Wi-Fi, 10 hours on LTE and 10 hours on 3G. Notably, the 3G talktime is being touted at 14 hours, while standby time is at 10 days.
Its a truly design new M8 coprocessor with fitness in mind, and comes with new sensors to boot, Apple is promising to take health monitoring to a whole new level. The M7 was a mere motion processor, on paper, but this M8 grabs the things up a notch with capabilities like relative elevation, which is calculated using the built-in barometer.
Its the new M8, which is going to be a treat for those who take health and fitness more seriously than anything else in their lives.
Also included in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are new faster LTE compatibility, Voice over LTE capability and integrated WiFi calling that can seamlessly transition between WiFi and cellular.
The new 8-megapixel iSight camera in both new iPhones is dramatically improved, according to Apple’s Phil Schiller. Integrated with a new True Tone flash, an f2.2 aperture and enhanced macro and landscape shooting.
The iPhone 6 includes digital image stabilization and also features Slo-mo at 240fps, yes, that’s twice as fast (or slower, depending on how you look at it) than before. while the iPhone 6 Plus is Apple’s first ever device with optical image stabilization.
The new iPhone 6 supports 20 LTE bands and also supports VoLTE (voice over LTE), ensuring taht users get the best voice quality across the board.
The iPhone 6 gets faster Wi-Fi than before and the new 802.11ac standard is now a part of the deal and does indeed come with Wi-Fi calling.
NFC & Accessories
Indeed, the iPhone 6 unveiled with NFC for payments, utilizing the Cupertino giant’s new ‘Apple Pay’ service and accessories like official Silicon cases for the iPhone 6, will be available in a plethora of bright colors.
Price And Availability
The 16GB iPhone 6 will cost $199, a 64GB model will cost $299 and a new 128GB model will cost $399 on contract. Each comparable iPhone 6 Plus model will cost an additional $100.
The iPhone 6 will be available for pre-order on September 12th, and will hit shelves on September 19th.