Apple announces iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

Today is the day. Apple has announced two new iPhones: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.


Apple announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at an event today held at the Flint Center. Both iPhones have a similar layout to previous iterations of the smartphone. The volume rocker is located at the top-left portion of the phone along with its screen lock, although the screens have received a vast improvement. The new iPhones are also very thin measuring in at 6.9mm for the iPhone 6 and 7.1mm for the iPhone 6 Plus.

The iPhone 6 features a 4.7-inch display, while the iPhone 6 Plus comes with a 5.5-inch display and features a double-paned landscape view. Both include a next-gen Retina display, called the Retina Display HD which allows the iPhone 6 deliver over one million pixels within a 1334 x 750 resolution display, and the 6 Plus doubles that with over two million pixels within a 1920 x 1080 resolution display.

The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus go beyond just improving their displays as both are powered by Apple’s new A8 chip, which is capable of providing up to 25% faster processing power and up to 50% faster graphics. They also have faster LTE connections than the iPhone 5s and, according to Apple, “has more LTE bands than any other smartphone.” Wi-Fi calling is also supported and 802.11ac helps make the iPhone 6 perform speeds up to three times faster than the iPhone 5s.

Apple knows how popular its iPhone is as a camera, which is why they’re including an 8MP iSight camera with a new sensor called Focus Pixels. Focus Pixels has the ability of determining how to direct the camera’s focus as well as how far to move the lens, which is also much better at detecting faces both in the foreground and background.

The iPhone 6 will retail starting at $199 and the iPhone 6 Plus starting at $299, both with two-year contract on September 19 with pre-orders starting on September 12. Both phones will come in three different colors: gold, silver and space gray.

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