After months of rumors, speculations and leaks, the iPhone 6 has been finally unveiled at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has just been announced, and the handset brings some of the well-rumored features, as well as some other new ones. In this respect, here are some of the most important features and specs, as well as some details regarding its price and availability.
iPhone 6 Features and Specs
The iPhone 6 brings a completely new design and ties itself nicely with the rumors we have seen so far. The device is 6.9 mm thick, which makes it the thinnest iPhone yet. Just like the iPhone 5S, the iPhone 5 features an aluminum back, a full metal design on the rear, compared to the glass strips on top and bottom.
The display of this new handset provides users with a resolution of 1134 x 750, making it a modest upgrade over its predecessor. This resolution might not seem that much for some of you, but the device is also expected to carry at least a full-HD 1080p display.
Probably the most important part of Apple’s new device, the processor is Apple’s second-generation 64-bit processor, which is being dubbed as the A8 by Apple. It has more than 2 billion transistors, and it is still 13% smaller than the first-generation A7 chip. In terms of performance, the new A8 chip is 25% faster than the A7, and in the graphics matter, it brings a 50% increase in performance. Alternatively, the new handset also brings a sustained performance mode, which ensures that the device will not turn hot when it is overly used.
The battery life for the new iPhone 6 is actually an improvement compared to other previous devices. For instance, in the audio part, the iPhone 6 seems to offer up to 50 hours of playback while the video will see up to 11 hours of playback. Users will get 11 hours of battery on Wi-Fi, 10 hours on LTE and 10 hours on 3G. 3G talking time is estimated at 14 hours while the standby time is at 10 days.
The new M8 coprocessor is well and designed with fitness in mind, which means that Apple is promising to take health monitor to a different level through various sensors. The M8 takes thing to a different level with features such as relative elevation, which is calculated using the built-in barometer. The Wi-Fi feature is the faster than before, and the new 802.11.ac standard is part of the product.
The camera has received a minor refresh since it still offers a 8 MP option, but it offers an all-new sensor, ensuring that every photo comes out great in any lighting condition. In the same time, users will be able to use the usual True Tone flash, which renders great pictures in low-light conditions. In addition, iPhone 6’s new camera feature brings a faster autofocus mode, better face detection, faster image processing, and digital image stabilization. The FaceTime HD camera has received an updated as well, with new feature and an all-new sensor that has a larger f/2.2 aperture, which gives up to 81% more light than before.
As rumors have suggested, the new iPhone 6 does come with an NFC feature for payments, utilizing Apple’s new Apple Pay service.
Price and Release Date
Apple’s new iPhone 6 will be priced starting with the $199 for the 16 GB model, $299 for the 64 GB model and $399 for the 128 GB model. As you can see, this iteration does not come in a 32 GB offering, but instead, users can opt for the 128 GB model priced at $399 on contract. The price for unlocked models has not been offered. iPhone 6 will be available for pre-order on September 12, and it will hit the stores on September 19.