Apple has just taken the wraps off of its iPhone 6. The much rumored device has a 4.7-inch screen with Retina HD resolution (1334×750 pixels) and Ion-strengthened glass.
In what Tim Cook called the “the biggest advancement in the history of iPhone”, the iPhone 6 is just 6.8mm thin and features a curved chassis and screen, as much of the rumors predicted.
As with previous leaks, the iPhone 6 features the antenna bands on the rear shell, pill-shaped buttons along with protruding camera lens.
Internally, the device will contain a 64-bit A8 chip with 25% faster CPU performance and 50% better graphics performance. Overall, that’s 50x faster than the original iPhone with 84x better graphics. The new chip is also 50% more energy efficient.
The new M8 motion co-processor can tell the difference between cycling and running, and it can also calculate distance and elevation using an in-built barometer, all of which can of course be plugged into the Health app in iOS 8.
In terms of connectivity, the iPhone 6 supports 150Mbps LTE, VoLTE and 802.11ac WiFi.
As for battery life, it should be equal or better than the iPhone 5s:
Cameras are also updated in the iPhone 6 — 8MP iSight camera, 1.5µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture. And an all-new sensor. The camera app should focus quicker with ‘Focus Pixels’ in this all-new sensor. The iPhone 6 has “digital” image stabilization, but its bigger brother, the 6 Plus, has optical image stabilization.
Video recording is also improved with video at 1080p at 30 or 60 frames per second (FPS). Slo-Mo can do 120 or 240 FPS.
Prices have been confirmed — starts at $199 for 16GB, $299 for 64GB, $399 for 128GB on two-year contracts. Notably, no 32GB option as many predicted.