10 things you need to know about the new Apple iPhone 6

10 things you need to know about the new Apple iPhone 6

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1. Size:
Apple has finally made a breakthrough when it comes to screen size, after being stuck with smaller screens all this while. iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch touchscreen, whereas iphone 6 plus will be available with an even better option of 5.5 inch- screen. Both the phones are equipped with the new generation retina display and have a resolution of 1334×750 and 1920×1080 respectively, with pixel density being 326ppi and 401ppi. On the other hand, HTC took this opportunity to troll Apple with the below post on their Twitter. 2. Date of Release:Pre-booking for the iPhone 6 series will be starting this Friday across United States, however the Indian availability is listed as September 26. The early release in India brings good news, as this would mean that Apple now considers our country to be a major market for Apple products. Although, the actual delivery of the new iPhones will start has not been disclosed yet, but you’ll sure end up being the talk of the town if you happen to be the first getters.

3. Pricing: The iPhone 6 models  are priced at a difference of $100. For two year contract phones, the pricing of iphone 6 opens at: $199 for the 16 GB model, $299 for the 64 GB model and $399 for 128GB model, whereas the pricing for iPhone 6 plus will be: $299 for the 16 GB model, $399 for the 64 GB model and $499 for 128GB model. In India the prices will vary from Rs. 60,000 – Rs. 85,000, which means an average man needs to sell his kidney to own one.


4. Weight:
Early in his presentation Tim Cook, specified that the iPhones will be thinner, despite their many features, which holds true, as the iPhone 6 is 6.9mm and iPhone 6 plus is 7.1mm, which means even though Apple has gotten larger screens from Android, it has not taken up their bulky heavier structure.

5. Battery life:Tim Cook assures you that the new iPhone 6 models’ will have a battery life equivalent or even better than the iPhone 5s. The iPhone 6 is expected to pull a talktime of close to 13 hours, with 10/12 hours of LTE and 50/80 hours of playback music experience.

6. Voice over LTE:
Sometimes your network provider is not at its best in a a particular area, and it is more feasible to switch to a wi-fi network to add more quality to the voice call. The Voice over LTE(VoLTE) in iPhone 6 enables you to switch from a network provider to a wi-fi network mid-call without compromising with the ongoing conversation in anyway. You won’t even notice the change. There is no dip quality-wise or any voice-breakage at all.

7. Apple Pay:
Apple has come up with their own payment system, because what else there is that they cannot do? If you have an iPhone, you can enter your card details with Apple Pay on it, or click a picture of your card and your iPhone will verify your details. Once the verification is done, you can use your iPhone for payment. by holding it up at the counter for the reader to read. You then use your fingerprint to confirm payment.

The best thing is your ID, card details and password aren’t saved anywhere on the server to avoid fraud. So far Apple Pay works for Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Many big companies like McDonald’s, Disney and Subway have welcomes this new technology.

8. Camera, Sensors, and Slow-motion video and more:
Like the previous iPhone models, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus have the same 8MegaPixel Camera, however it comes with a bunch of newly added features to make taking pictures a better experience for the users. These phones come with a new sensor that helps you to focus twice as much as the previous versions of the iPhone, which means you end up with a far lesser probability of getting a blurry picture in case you happen to take one on the go.

Apart from this, both the iPhone 6 models also comes with a ‘Selfie Burst’ feature that allows you to take a couple of pictures in sequence and lets you flip through them, to choose the ones you like the best.

The slow-motion video feature probably takes the cake though. It lets you shoot a video at 240 frames per second which you can slow down later to the fraction of their original speed. Cool, right?

To add a cherry on top, iPhone 6 plus comes with optimal image stabilization, with detects movements like shaking of phone and offsets them leading to a more crystal clear image.

9.  Connectivity and Speed:
iPhone 6 models, according to Tim Cook, are the fastest iPhone series mobiles ever. They will run on the recently unveiled iOS 8, Apple’s brand new Operating system, which allows seamless integration of iPhone and Mac, better onscreen keyboards and iCloud services. The iPhone 6 also supports the latest wifi standard – 802.11ac, that make it three times faster than iPhone 5s.

Moving over 3G, iPhone 6 models have a 4G networking standards, which means that it supports 20 different frequency bands, which allows it to operate in even more countries.

10. Horizontal view mode:
Although Android has been supporting this feature since long, iPhone recently introduced the Horizontal view feature, and has also developed iOS apps that show different features when viewed horizontally. Not only this, this feature also works with the home screen like this:

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