After many leaks, Apple has finally announced its highly anticipated iPhone 6 models now. The rumor that came out at the last moment suggesting that the 4.7 inch model will be called iPhone 6, whereas the 5.5 inch variant will be dubbed iPhone 6 Plus has turned out to be true.
Look wise, the handsets appear to be reminiscent to what was leaked over the months featuring glass front, stainless steel frame and anodized aluminum back. Apple claims that these new iPhone models arrive with the Retina HD display that has a resolution of 1334×750 for the 4.7 inch variant and 1920×1080 pixels for the 5.5 inch variant. On the whole, it is stated that the new iPhone displays pack in 185 percent increased pixels than the previous generation model – iPhone 5s.
When it comes to the iPhone 6, the handset’s display is protected with ‘Ion-strengthened glass’, which is curved at the edges to provide a seamless experience during swiping. The 4.7 inch display with the aforementioned Retina HD resolution will translate to a pixel density of 324 ppi.
The iPhone 6 Plus has an increased pixel density of 400 pixels per inch and it lets the iOS 8 to take complete advantage of its larger screen real estate. The iOS 8 has been optimized to adapt apps for the large screen and it also has 2-pane display in horizontal and landscape modes respectively.
The new iPhone models are powered by the second generation Apple A8 chipset with 25% higher CPU power and 50% additional GPU power. Apple claims that the battery life on this new phone will be up to 14 hours of talk time and 240 hours of standby time.
Both the handsets have similar camera aspects with their identical imaging hardware. The handsets come with an 8 MP iSight camera at its back with three times faster phase detection auto focus, f/2.2 aperture. This sensor is claimed to be capable of capturing 43 MP panoramas, FHD 1080p video recording and Slo-mo video recording at 120 fps and 240 fps.
The dual LED flash in the camera called True Tone is borrowed from the iPhone 5s and this will render more color accuracy and tone. The iPhone 6 Plus features optical stabilization, whereas the 4.7 inch model relies on digital stabilization. Also, there is new FaceTime at the front with f/2.2 aperture and a new sensor.
On the pricing and availability front, the iPhone 6 comes in Space Grey, Gold and Silver color options. It is priced at $199, $299 and $399 for the 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB variants on contract. On the other hand, the iPhone 6 Plus is priced at $299, $399 and $499 for the 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB variants. The handsets will debut on sale starting from September 19 in the US and will be rolled out to other parts of the globe by the end of this year. The pre-orders for the same will commence from September 12.
|Model||Apple iPhone 6||Apple iPhone 6 Plus|
|Display||4.7 inch, 1334×750||5.5 inch, 1920×1080|
|Processor||Apple A8||Apple A8|
|Internal Storage||16 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, Non-Expandable||16 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, Non-Expandable|
|OS||iOS 8||iOS 8|
|Camera||8 MP/ 1.2 MP||8 MP/ 1.2 MP|
|Battery||14 hours talk time||24 hours of talk time|