Apple has officially revealed the next iteration in their line of smartphones: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, both with larger screens than we have previously seen from the line.
With the iPhone 6, users will see a larger 4.7 inch retina HD screen, while the Plus model will get a 5.5 inch screen. The full 1080p HD screen features no borders with glass that covers the entire surface and curves around the edges of the thinner device.
The camera on the back does stick out a bit and still sits at 8 mega pixels but boasts a new sensor. It claims to do a better job of recognizing faces in scenes while delivering better focus, especially in low light conditions. The iPhone 6 including digital image stabilization, while the iPhone 6 Plus has optical image stabilization.
With the camera getting an upgrade, the video camera now also has a slow-motion feature to capture video at 120 fps ir 240 fps.
The screen on the iPhone 6 itself has over 1 million pixels while the Plus has over 2 millions.
Thankfully, these new releases are also 50% more energy-efficient. On the bad news side, the battery life remains about the same as the iPhone 5s.
BUT. Calls can now be made over Wi-Fi when you are in poor cell service areas.
Pricing for the iPhone 6 starts at $199 and goes to $399. The iPhone 6 Plus will start at $299, with the highest priced at $499.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will become available on September 19 and come in gold, silver, and something referred to as “space gray.”
“Today we are launching the biggest advancement in the history of the iPhone,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said at the start of the company’s press event in Cupertino, Calif., where Apple is headquartered.