Apple iPhone 6 Now Official – Specs, Features, Price!

The Apple iPhone 6 (in contrast to the leaked “iPhone Air” branding) is now official! In a special event held today in Cupertino, CA, Apple has just unveiled the next iteration of their highly anticipated iPhone in two variants the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus.

As expected, the iPhone 6 promises to bring in a number of hardware and software improvements compared to the previous iPhone 5s. Below are some of the important details you need to know about the new iPhone 6.

Hello Apple iPhone 6

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The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Design

The new iPhone 6 is a gorgeous smartphone worth owning. Its has a design which is comparable to an iPhone and iPod Touch combined into one with its curved edges and rounded corners plus a classy anodized aluminium finish. Obviously, the screen size was increased with now 4.7-inches (1334 x 750 resolution @ 348 pixels per inch) for the iPhone 6 and a massive phablet-sized screen of 5.5-inches (1920 x 1080 resolution @ 400 pixels per inch) for the iPhone 6 Plus. It is also even made thinner. It is now at 6.9 mm and 7.1 mm for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus respectively as compared to the original 7.6 mm of the iPhone 5s.

Performance

The iPhone 6 brings with it a new set of upgraded hardware components to further boost its overall performance. It is now powered by the new Apple A8 chip which is the second generation 64-bit processor design by Apple which promises to give 25% faster processing and 50% faster graphics performance. This translates to a much power iPhone with less slowdowns, lags, and crashes. The companion M8 motion coprocessor was already upgraded to better measure physical activities especially designed for fitness apps. Communication-wise, the iP6 now also supports up to 20 LTE bands around the world plus Voice over LTE (VoLTE) for superior call quality. Not to mention also that the iP6 now support NFC which let you pay wirelessly without your physical wallet, thanks to the new feature called “Apple Pay”.

Despite the implementation of these faster hardwares, battery life of the iPhone 6 was maintained, if not slightly improved, to last for a day or two (see comparison image below).

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iPhone 6 battery life comparison

Camera

The iPhone 6 camera still maintains the same 8 megapixels camera sensor but now with an improved 1.5 micron pixels and f/2.2 aperture. The camera sensor was also upgraded to utilise their new technology called “focus pixels” which is comparable to the autofocus features found in a tradition DSLR cameras. This results to faster autofocus, better image tones, and image noise reduction for ultimate photo quality. The iPhone 6 Plus also gets its own optical image stabilization which further reduces shaky and blur images.

On top of it, video recording now supports full HD 1080p at 30/60 frames per second while slo-mo videos (first introduced in the 5s) now records at 120/240 frames per second. A “burst selfie” feature was also added to let you take selfies using the front facing camera in burst mode.

iPhone 6 official specs:

  • 4.7-inch LED IPS Retina HD display (1334 x 750 resolution @ 326 ppi)
  • A8 processor with M8 motion co-processor
  • 8 MP iSight camera with True-Tone dual LED flash (digital image stabilization)
  • 1.2 MP Facetime HD front camera
  • Wifi 802.11 ac, VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • iOS 8
  • 1080p video recording at 30/60fps
  • 1,800 mAh battery
  • Storage: 16 GB / 64 GB / 128 GB
  • Dimensions: 138.1 x  67.0 x 6.9 mm
  • Weight: 129 grams

iPhone 6 Plus official specs:

  • 5.5-inch LED IPS Retina HD display (1920 x 1080 resolution @ 401 ppi)
  • A8 processor with M8 motion co-processor
  • 8 MP iSight camera with True-Tone dual LED flash (optical image stabilization)
  • 1.2 MP Facetime HD front camera
  • Wifi 802.11 ac, VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • iOS 8
  • 1080p video recording at 30/60fps
  • 2,915 mAh battery
  • Storage: 16 GB / 64 GB / 128 GB
  • Dimensions: 158.1 x  77.8 x 6.9 mm
  • Weight: 172 grams

Price and Availability

As announced in the event,  the iPhone 6 prices are as follows:

  • For iPhone 6:  16 GB – $199;  64 GB – $299;  128 GB – $399
  • For iPhone 6 Plus: 16 GB – $299;  64 GB – $399;  128 GB – $499

For US customers, the iPhone 6 pre-orders will start on September 12 and shipments being a week later, on September 19. Apple iPhone 6 local pricing and availability in the Philippines is still unknown but Apple says it’ll be available in 115 countries by the end of 2014.

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