It’s that time of the year again, yesterday, Apple held an event at the Flint Center and showed off not one, but two new iPhone models. They are called the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and pre-orders go live on the 12th of September and go on sale on the 19th of September.
In this post I will share my opinions on what I think about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Firstly I should mention both models look exactly the same apart from one big difference, the screen size. The iPhone 6 comes with a 4.7-inch display while the iPhone 6 Plus comes with a larger 5.5-inch display. Both models come in the colours silver, gold and space grey.
We’ll start with the storage capacities and prices.
The iPhone 6 comes in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB and costs £539.00, £619.00 and £699.00 respectively.
The iPhone 6 Plus comes in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB and costs £619.00, £699.00 and £789.00 respectively.
As always, you get the people that say it looks rubbish and that Apple just make small changes every year but the truth is, is that the iPhone is the most beautiful phone out there and this year, it’s no exception. The cover glass curves down around the sides to meet with the anodised aluminium body. The iPhone 6 is also thinner that the iPhone 5s, the iPhone 6 is just 6.9mm thick while the iPhone 6 Plus is 7.1mm thick, this is compared to 7.6mm on the iPhone 5s. The sleep/wake button has been moved to the right-hand side for easier reach and the volume buttons are now elongated and are integrated into the thinner profile that the iPhone 6 has.
The display next. This is going to sound silly but until now the iPhone, believe it or not, hasn’t had a full HD display. With the iPhone 6, you get a Retina HD display that delivers more contrast, dual‑domain pixels for more accurate colour at wider viewing angles and an improved polariser. With the improved polariser the iPhone 6 will be easier to view outside when wearing sunglasses.
The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 1334×750 (326 pixels-per-inch).
The iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1080 (401 pixels-per-inch).
Next, what powers the iPhone 6. An A8 chip built on second-generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture and it’s sidekick the M8 chip. The A8 chip is the quickest and most efficient chip Apple has ever made. The M8 motion coprocessor continuously measures data from the accelerometer, compass, gyroscope and the new barometer.
The camera on the iPhone 6 remains at 8-megapixels but has an aperture rate of ƒ/2.2, there’s also the ability to record slow-motion at 240 frames per second. Also, available exclusively on the iPhone 6 Plus, optical image stabilisation is included.
Touch ID of course is present which allows you to unlock your iPhone with just your fingerprint. In iOS 8, developers will be allowed access to Touch ID and will be able to use it with their own applications.