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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Apple Announces iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple officially launched Iphone6 and 6Plus . Last year, we got the iPhone 5S and the 5C, the former of which brought among several notable features including Touch ID fingerprint scanner and a 64-bit processor.

 Design and Display
 The iPhone has always been excellent for its industrial design and the new models. The design has been revamped,  with the smaller and larger models having a 6.9mm and 7.1mm waistline respectively.
The displays are bigger with higher resolution. Retina Display HD, as it is now called comes with 1,334 x 750 resolution and 1080p resolution in the two models. It is an sRGB-accurate, ultrathin backlit, photo-aligned IPS liquid crystal, improved polarizer, ion-strengthened glass.

The new iPhones come with an all new A8 processor, which is a bit smaller in size than before. The main thing however is power, and this one is 25 percent more powerful than before, and 50 percent more power efficient. Coupled with it is a new M8 motion processor which can now better detect your steps and elevation and depression.
The A8 can also provide great amount of power for comparatively longer periods of time before missing a beat.
As a result of all this, the new iPhone will manage to churn out up to 11 hours worth video playback, 14 hours of 3G talk time and 10 days of standby in the smaller model. On the bigger one, the figures are even better.
The new iPhones also come in the long-missed 128 GB flavour, other than the commonplace 16 and 64 GB versions.


The cameras on the new iPhones are still the 8 megapixel lenses. The ‘iSight’ cameras come with the same True Tone Flash of last year, as well as f/2.2 aperture but also a new sensor. You also get phase-detecting autofocus, a new Best Shot mode and better phase detection.
Panoramas can be snapped in up to 43 megapixels, and are assisted by a new-generation gyroscope. A little perk for the iPhone 6 Plus owners will be the inclusion of optical image stabilization.
Videos of 1080p resolution can be captured in either 30 or 60 fps, while the slo-mos in up to 240 fps, up from the “measly” 120 fps on the last model. The front camera brings 81 percent more light, burst selfie mode and better face detection.

The new iPhones support LTE connectivity of up to 150 MBPS, as well as Wi-Fi 802.11ac.

Operating System
The new iPhones come with iOS 8 pre-installed. The new OS comes with its own arsenal of features.
There is this new two-panned landscape mode, which essentially turns the larger phone into sort of a small iPad (above). The other big feature is the one-handed mode, which is activated through the home button. That’s inline with Apple’s usual philosophy of preference of single-handed usage.
The new keyboard comes with Quicktype, which is Swype-like typing. The Health app is updated, while the Notification Center brings in yet more functionality. The new update will be available on the 17th of September.