September 10, 2014

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have landed

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Available to pre-order on September 12th. Shipping a week later on September 19th.

The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were launched a few hours ago in California. There is no doubt they come with larger screens, are way more powerful, come with some great new features and the best part is that they are thinner than any iPhones before them.

The new iPhones come with a much better updated design and sees the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 as the thinnest iPhone in history at just 6.9mm thick whilst its larger brother, the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus, has a depth of 7.1mm. Noticeably, both versions of the iPhone beat its predecessor in the thickness stakes, as the iPhone 5S was 7.6mm. In fact, the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 has decreased in thickness, over the iPhone 5S by 9.2%.

Larger displays with better resolution.

As well have having larger displays, the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and 6 Plus comes with an impressive improvement in display resolution. The iPhone 6’s display resolution has been boosted to 1334 x 750 pixels with a PPI of 401 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus runs at a higher display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixel with a PPI of 326. Both come with Retina HD displays deliver higher contrast and are multi-touch.

Both new versions come with an A8 chip with 64-bit architecture with the addition of a new M8 motion coprocessor which when combined deliver a CPU performance which is 20% faster than the 5S and an impressive 50% increase in in graphics performance.

Three colour choices and memory versions to choose from.

The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in silver, gold, and space gray along with a choice of either 16, 64 or the all-new 128GB of on-board memory.

Both versions come with an improved 8 megapixel iSight camera which features optical-image-stabilsation and the new intelligent “Focus Pixels” which gives you better and faster autofocus. In addition, it is possible to record full 1080p video at 60 frames per second, or at 240fps at 720p in slow-mo. The secondary camera weighs in at 1.2 mega-pixel snapper, and of course, this is used for Facetime!

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Both versions come pre-loaded with iOS 8 with ApplePay which enables you to pay for items in store using ApplePay. This means that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus become the iPhones to feature NFC. There is also a stack of fitness features built-in and the TouchID fingerprint sensor is better and cleverer than ever.

I want one!

The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus will be available to pre-order on September 12th with the smartphone shipping a week later on September 19th. Register your interest in the iPhone 6 on EE here.

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Specs

iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6
Colours Available in silver, gold, and space gray, Available in silver, gold, and space gray,
Dimensions 158.1 mm x 77.8 mm x 7.1 mm 138.1 mm x 67.0 mm x 6.9 mm
Weight 172 grams 129 grams
Screen 5.5-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology 4.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
Resolution 1920-by-1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi 1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
Chips A8 chip with 64-bit architecture A8 chip with 64-bit architecture
M8 motion coprocessor M8 motion coprocessor
Memory 16GB,64GB and 128GB 16GB,64GB and 128GB
iSight Camera New 8-megapixel iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels New 8-megapixel iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels
Autofocus with Focus Pixels Autofocus with Focus Pixels
Facetime Camera 1.2-megapixel photos (1280 by 960) 1.2-megapixel photos (1280 by 960)
Video recording 1080p HD video recording (30 fps or 60 fps) 1080p HD video recording (30 fps or 60 fps)
Touch ID Fingerprint identity sensor built into the Home button Fingerprint identity sensor built into the Home button
Battery Talk time: Up to 24 hours on 3G Talk time: Up to 14 hours on 3G
Standby time: Up to 16 days (384 hours) Standby time: Up to 10 days (250 hours)
Video playback: Up to 14 hours Video playback: Up to 11 hours
Connectivity NFC, VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, 4G LTE NFC, VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, 4G LTE
SIM Card Nano-SIM Nano-SIM