NEW DELHI: Apple finally unveiled two new smartphones – iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – at a function in San Francisco, US.
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are the thinnest ever Apple has ever made. iPhone 5S and 5 are 7.6mm thick, but iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are even thinner at 6.8mm and 7.1mm respectively. These are, of course, not the thinnest smartphones globally, as that title lies with Gionee’s Elife S5.5 with thickness of 5.5mm.
The two phones finally take Apple to the big-screen smartphone segment, sporting 4.7- and 5.5-inch screens respectively. Apple has increased the pixel density of the two smartphones, with the smaller one having 38% more pixels at 1334x750p resolution and iPhone 6 Plus sporting 185% more pixels with screen resolution of 1920x1080p.
Apple is calling the new display panels Retina HD, a “new generation” of iPhone screens. These LCD panels feature ion strengthened glass, but there has been no word on the long-rumoured sapphire glass panel yet.
Powered by the new A8 processor, iPhone 6 is up to 50% more energy efficient, so you can have higher sustained performance. The 64-bit CPU architecture-based A8 processor is 20% faster in application processing and 50% faster in rendering graphics compared to its predecessor. It is able to sustain performance-intensive tasks like playing a game at higher frame rates. The power button is on the side now.
The two iPhone 6 models sport an 8MP iSight camera that features phase detection. Despite no increase in camera resolution, iPhone 6 takes 43MP panorama photos. And like many rivals , including Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and S5, HTC One (M8) and LG G3, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus features optical image stabilization for blur-free photos and videos.