The iPhone 6 event has finally come and the company has unveiled all the much rumored products.
Apple has kicked the new iPhone lineup: the 4.7-inch device is called iPhone 6, while the larger 5.5-inch model is dubbed “iPhone 6 Plus”.
The both models feature new “Retina HD” displays with cover glass that, according to the company, is ion-strengthened. Additionally, the displays have a full sRGB wide color gamut and that “dual-domain pixels on the photo-aligned IPS display give you a wider angle of view.” The iPhone 6 features display at 1334 by 750 with 326 pixels per inch, while the iPhone 6 Plus offers full 1080p HD with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 401 pixels per inch.
The new devices also run Apple’s in-house designed 64-bit A8 processor built on the 20-nanometer process technology, which is expected to provide up to 20 percent faster CPU performance and 50 precent faster graphics. The company also mentioned, that the new models of iPhones offer better battery life metric, than the iPhone 5s do.
Also an important feature in the iPhone 6 is a barometer, which is tasked to “senses air pressure to measure relative elevation.”
As for camera specs, there is an 8MP iSight camera, 1.5µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture, including a new sensor and plenty of improvements for such capabilities, like focus, face detection, image stabilization and more. The iPhone 6 Plus also features an “optical image stabilization” option that can not be found in the iPhone 6. Both smartphones are capable of shooting 1080p at 60fps or 30 and slo-mo video at 120 fps or 240 fps.
In addition to the aforementioned characteristics, Apple unveiled NFC as well as the new Apple Pay service. Apple Pay uses a combination of NFC, Touch ID and other technologies to make payments with your iPhone, online and in stores.
Both new devices also come in with 3x faster 802.11ac WiFi and Voice over LTE feature through a number of supported carriers including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and others. Apple also added a new WiFi calling mode, which can be use only via T-Mobile in the US.
The iPhone 6 measures in at 6.9mm thin, while iPhone 6 Plus comes in a 7.1mm.
The both smartphones will be available in the United States on Friday, September 19, with pre-orders starting this Friday. The iPhone 6 will be available at $199/$299/$399 for the 16/64/128GB models. The iPhone 6 Plus is priced at $299/$399/$499 for models with 16/64/128GB, respectively.