Apple Shows Off iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
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Sep 9, 2014, 12:10 PM by Eric M. Zeman
updated Sep 9, 2014, 2:02 PM
Apple today revealed new iPhones during a special event held in California. The new devices have curved designs, a protruding camera module, and Apple's signature metal design. The phones have a glass front, aluminum frame, and a steel Apple logo on the back. The iPhones have Retina HD displays that measure 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, respectively. The smaller screen has 1334 x 750 pixels and the larger one has 1920 x 1080 pixels. The iPhone 6 measures 6.9mm thick, the 6 Plus measures 7.1mm - both are thinner than the iPhone 5s. The iPhone 6 Plus offers a wide array of landscape-optimized apps, such as a two-panel view in messaging, along with a wider keyboard. A double-press of the home button will move the UI elements normally positioned at the top of the screen down so they are easier to reach with one hand. Apple said content designed for the different iOS screen sizes and resolutions will now scale up to match whichever device is being used. The phones feature a 64-bit A8 processor that uses a 20nm processes that Apple says is 20% faster than the iPhone 5s' A7 chip, and provides a 50% bump in graphics performance. The iPhones also use Apple's M8 Motion coprocessor to help manage sensors for fitness apps. The sensors are able to differentiate between cycling and walking, and can calculate speed and elevation changes. The new handsets feature 20-band support for LTE networks, and include carrier aggregation, VoLTE capabilities, and Wi-Fi calling (from select carriers). The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus both feature an 8-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and what Apple calls True Tone flash. The cameras can shoot panoramas up to 43-megapixels. Thanks to a new image signal processor, the cameras are faster to focus, and faster to detect faces/blinking. The 6 uses digital processing for image stabilization, but the 6 Plus uses optical image stabilization. The cameras can shoot 1080p HD vide at 30/60fps, as well as slow-motion video at 120/240fps. The user-facing camera, which Apple calls FaceTime, has an all-new sensor that is faster at detecting faces, allows in 81% more light than the 5s, and can capture selfies in rapid-fire bursts. The iPhone 6 will cost $199, $299, or $399 for the 16-GB, 64-GB, and 129-GB models, respectively. The iPhone 6 Plus costs $299, $399, and $499 for the 16-GB, 64-GB, and 128-GB models, respectively. Those prices are available only with two-year contracts. Both iPhones go on sale September 19, with preorders beginning September 12. The iPhone 5s will remain available for $99, the 8GB iPhone 5c will be available for free.
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I will say that I have had fewer problems with the iPhone and the main reason I went back to android is because of the battery not lasting very long on the iPhone. Like I said if you are happy with it use it and if you are not don’t!
I don't see the point of bashing all the time. I mean do you really think you cussing out apple or android will make someone buy something else? Peopl...
By that logic Justin Bieber must be a good musician because people buy his records.
Look, no one is claiming that the iPhone is BAD, what we are doing is mocking Apple for bragging about ...
And iOS 8.0 = Android 1.0
There was a time when Apple used to be able to make credible claim that a new feature they were introducing had never been seen before on any phone....now they are content just announcing that 'you know feature x you like on Android phone y? Now we have it too!' How long will iPhone users continue to be satisfied with that?
Oh what am I talking about, they...
So I've used both, Android and an iPhone. I've found that while Android is light years ahead in specs and features, my iPhone does a better job of doing...
Samsung, HTC, and LG cant compete
I honestly think both Apple and Moto should have stuch with 4.7inch screens, Iphone 5s was to small and note 3 is way to big, i have owned both i think my original Moto X is better then either one
Tech spec wars are overrated, apples A7 chip out performs every android phone out there, with less cores and slower clock speed, why becuase when they do somthing they make sure they do it right, sure NFC has been around for yrs, but it was dieing becuase not enough places supported it
i like android(as long as its stock android), i like iPhone and i like windows phone 8, they each have there own place
I've had my Note 3 for almost a year and it completely blows their sorry attempt at a phablet out of the water. Not to mention that the Note 4 has already been announced, will r...
wow the same as android
It's a shame really....we need all mobile OS's to be innovative, not just one.
Oh by the way iSheep on T-Mo...
iSheep be like....
Today: "What? IPhone 6 plus with 5.5 inch screen? Amazing! Revolutionary!!! I love it. "