Apple has just released all the deets on the new iPhone. Here’s what you need to know.
That’s right folks. Apple will be releasing two versions of their new iPhone – iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The regular iPhone 6 will have a 4.7 inch screen while the iPhone 6 Plus will have a 5.5 inch screen, making both versions bigger than the current iPhone 5s. It is clear that Apple is trying to target a new demographic with their monstrous iPhone 6 Plus – sumo wrestlers, sasquatch, and Transformers.
In terms of picture clarity, the iPhone 6 display will contain 1 million pixels and the Plus will contain 2 million pixels. According to Apple, their ultra-HD displays will be officially dubbed as Retina HD. Based on their naming convention, I will assume the pixel overload will blind your retinas from the immaculate picture quality. Apple also introduced an ion-strengthened screen cover for the display. Let’s hope it’s not too durable or I might be out of a job.
Apple should’ve gotten the Real Slim Shady to stand up for this event because the new iPhone 6 is quite slim! The iPhone 6 will be 6.9mm thin while the Plus will be 7.1mm thin. If it was any thinner, I would be scared of getting a paper cut from holding the new iPhone. The iPhone 6 is so thin that a thin mint cookie is actually bigger. I’ve attached a picture below so you can have your mind blown visually.
The latest iOS 8 is confirmed to appear on the iPhone 6. Moreover, the A8 chip is the new 64-bit cpu processor that will power this beastly phone. Apple claims the iPhone 6 will run 50x faster than the original iPhone, which means you can theoretically text 50x faster!
Furthermore, Apple will be upgrading their new M8 motion processor that can track your every movement whether if you’re cycling, running, swimming, etc. It can even detect elevation. The NSA will be thanking Apple for this new feature.
There will be an 8 MP camera with a new iSight sensor that will “focus pixels” twice as fast as the iPhone 5s. Overall, image stabilization will be better resulting in less blurry photos and better low-lighting captures. There will be a new selfie burst mode that will allow you to take 10 photos in a second. Thanks Apple, now my grandma will be posting 10 selfies of herself playing Mahjong on Instagram!
Pricing & Availability
The iPhone 6 will cost $199 for 16GB, $299 for 64GB, and $399 for 128 GB with a two-year contract. iPhone 6 Plus will be $100 more at $299 for 16GB with a two-year contract. Pre-orders begin Friday, Sept. 12 and ships Friday, Sept. 19. It will be available in 115 countries by end of 2014.
Apple introduced their new mobile payment system called Apple Pay. It will utilize NFC technology and basically transform your iPhone into a digital credit card and make one-touch payments possible. Because that’s what we need – to make impulse buying more convenient. “It is so cool!” exclaimed Tim Cook during the live event. Yeah I am not so sure he will be that enthusiastic when he gets ihacked and has all his credit card information stolen.
BONUS: Apple Watch aka iWatch
The Apple Watch has been revealed. It utilizes a digital crown that controls the watch, much like rotary dials on an old school land-line phone. The Apple Watch will be built from only the finest materials including stainless steel, aluminum, and 18-karat gold alloys. There will be a plethora of apps available on the Apple Watch like the clock app, which conveniently tells time. One touted feature is the ability to share your heart beat with other people through the Apple Watch. In unrelated news, pre-orders of Apple Watches have been sold out due to immense demand from nursing homes.
Fitness is an area Apple is really focusing on with the Apple Watch. With the prevalence of FuelBand and FitBit wristbands, there is a big opportunity here as Apple Watch is being pushed as an all-day fitness tracker and sports watch in a single device. The Apple Watch will include 2 critical fitness apps – Activity app and Workout app. With these apps you can track all physical feats you have done throughout the day from walking, running, cycling, etc. Important: the Apple Watch requires an iPhone 5 or above to operate.
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