As we predicted, yesterday’s Apple event was packed with many awesome new things for Apple nerds to drool over. Here is our update of the long-awaited and anticipated iPhone 6:
We might have gotten the name wrong, but we were right in anticipating the iPhone 6 will be released in 2 different sizes – The iPhone 6 (4.7-inch screen) and the iPhone 6 Plus (5.5-inch screen).
They have front facing, ion strengthened glass that curves, just like those leaked photos suggested.
Each new iPhone is slimmer than the 5S – 7.1mm for iPhone 6 Plus and 6.9mm for iPhone 6. But don’t think that the slimmer size will affect the visual experience as the new iPhone has 185% more pixels than there was in the 5S.
802.11ac Wi-Fi, which is 3 times faster than previous iPhones
8MP camera, with brand new technology called FocusPixels.
This new technology has advanced blink and smile detection to find the right image in burst mode (which is now available on both devices front facing cameras to take the perfect selfie)
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus can take 1080p video at 30fp or 60fps, and slo-mo at 120 fps or 240 fps.
Both phones contain the Apple A8 Chip: It’s 13 percent smaller than the A7, while being up to 25 percent faster CPU and 50 percent faster graphics – It’s up to 50x faster than the original iPhone at CPU and up to 84x faster at graphics. Apple said that its A8 chip can handle high-end gaming graphics, and that some developers have already begun creating games for the new iPhone.
Now onto the individual devices…
The iPhone 6 boasts 11 hours of Wi-Fi browsing, 10 hours on LTE, and 14 of 3G talk time.
The camera has built-in optical stabilisation, which means better slo-mo videos and better pictures in low lighting.
iPhone 6 Plus
The iPhone 6 Plus has even better batter-life than it’s smaller companion, boasting up to 14 hours of video and a CRAZY 24 hours of 3G talk.
As the name suggests, this version is the larger version (almost like the iPad and iPad Mini). Luckily, Apple have taken this bigger size and designed it to work perfectly for all users.
When you turn the 6 Plus to landscape view you have a two-up horizontal display, allowing you to access a lot more info all at once.
Basically the 6 Plus can be used in landscape view all the time and there is a one-hand side-swipe gesture to help people with fairy fingers. There is a Reachability gesture as well that allows you to reach the top of the screen by double-tapping the TouchID button. The keyboard rolls out more dedicated keys, another move to curb frustration for the small-handed.
The camera, like the 6, has built-in optical image stabilisation, PLUS digital stabilisation, meaning that even the shakiest hand could take a focused pictured.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are expected to hit 115 countries by the end of 2014.