Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Go Official with iOS 8, Apple A8 Chipset and More

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Halting months of speculations, Apple has launched two different iPhone models at the big event on Tuesday. As claimed earlier, the iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch display and the iPhone 6 Plus flaunts a larger 5.5 inch display. With the launch of the 5.5 inch mode, Apple has finally entered into the phablet market segment that has been dominated by Android so long.

In terms of design, the new iPhones feature glass front, anodized aluminum back and stainless steel frame. It is claimed that the handsets will come packed with 185 percent more pixels than in the iPhone 5s with the new Retina HD displays.

Detailing the specifications, the iPhone 6 is given a 4.7 inch display with 1334×750 pixel resolution translating to 384 ppi pixel density. On the other hand, the larger iPhone 6 Plus houses an enormous 5.5 inch display with 1920×1080 pixel resolution that results in a slightly higher pixel density of 400 ppi. The larger screen of 5.5 inches can be viewed in two panes – portrait and landscape modes.


Otherwise, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus arrive with identical processors, camera set and storage options. The new iPhones use second generation 64 bit Apple A8 chipset with dual-core 1.2 GHz processors that provide additional 25 percent processor and 50 percent GPU powers respectively.  This chipset is claimed to be built using 20nm process and to be 13 percent smaller than the previous generation A7 processor. The chipset is supplemented with M8 coprocessor that is build specifically for fitness applications.

On the imaging front, the new iPhones flaunt an 8 MP iSight rear camera with dual LED flash called True Tone for accurate color tone, phase detection auto focus that is three folds faster, f/2.2 aperture to capture more light and support for 43 MP panorama shots, FHD 1080p video recording at 60 fps and Slo-mo video capturing at 120fps and 240fps respectively. There is support for optical image stabilization in the iPhone 6 Plus, whereas the smaller variant has only digital stabilization.

As for battery life, iPhone 6 Plus’ battery is claimed to last for over 24 hours of talk time, whereas the iPhone 6′s battery is stated to be good enough for 14 hours of talk time.

The 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB variants of iPhone 6 are priced at $199, $299 and $399. On the other hand, the same variants of the iPhone 6 Plus are priced at $299, $399 and $499. The sale of these new iPhones will commence on September 19 and the pre-orders for the same will debut from September 12.

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