September 09, 2014

FULL SPECS: Apple Unveils iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Breaking news from the Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino!
Let's begin with updates for the new iPhones: the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus!

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

The Specs

  • Both phones feature a glass front and rounded edges curving around the sides to meet the aluminum back.
  • These are the thinnest phones Apple has ever made (compare them to 7.6mm for the iPhone 5s).
  • sRGB-accurate with ulrathin backlight, photo-aligned IPS liquid crystal
  • improved polarizer, ion-strenghtnend glass, retina-display HD
  • Stunning displays, with more pixels, and thinner than ever before.
  • Contrast is higher, blacks are darker, angles of view is broader. More to see.
  • Both phones will come with iOS 8.
  • Phones are environmentally friendly. Now Beryllium-free.

Apple iPhone 6

Just the Facts: iPhone 6

  • measures 6.9mm.
  • 4.7" screen
  • more than 1 million pixels (38% more pixels!)
  • 50 hours audio, 11 hours video, 11 hours wifi browsing, 10 hours LTE browsing. 
  • iPhone 6 comes in Gold, Silver and Space Gray.
  • iPhone 6 starts at $199/$299/$399 with two-year contract.
  • 16GB/64GB/128GB for $199/$299/$399

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Just the Facts: iPhone 6 Plus

  • measures 7.1mm.
  • 5.5" screen
  • more than 2 million pixels (185% more pixels!)
  • 80 hours audio, 14 hours video, 12 hours wifi browsing, 12 hours LTE browsing.
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Messages app has new horizontal two-up display. Weather shows more of your day.
  • Keyboard on iPhone 6 plus shows more keys including dedicated keys for cut, copy and paste.
  • iPhone 6 Plus: $299/$399/$499 for 16GB/64GB/128G
  • 16GB/64GB/128GB for $199/$299/$399.

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Performance: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

  • Next generation A8 chip, 2 billion transistors and 64-bit support. Uses 20nm process.
  • 25% faster CPU performance.
  • sp13% smaller chip than the previous A7
  • 50x faster than the original iPhone
  • up to 50% more energy efficient than the last-generation chip
  • 84x faster on graphics
  • Uses Apple's Metal platform for games. Lots of game developers already on board.
  • Running at 60fps, 1.3 million polygons. New particle and lighting effects
  • New Health app works with M8 motion co-processor to track fitness.

Apple iPhone 6

Wireless: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

  • New advanced wireless specs, 150Mbps LTE.
  • Supports 20 LTE bands, Apple working with 200 carriers around the world.
  • Adding VoLTE - voice over LTE.
  • More LTE bands than any smartphone in the world.
  • Wi-Fi calling! Standard call made in same way, goes out over Wi-Fi, transitions onto cellular network seamlessly.

Apple iPhone 6 camera

Camera: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

  • Great new cameras in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
  • 8MP iSIght camera, True Tone flash, 1.5 micron pixels, 2.2 aperture, all-new sensor.
  • Focus Pixels: as the lens moves in and out, it can tell if an object is in or out of phase.
  • Better, faster auto-focus. Next-gen tone mapping and noise reduction.
  • Panorama mode is up to 43 megapixels now.
  • Macro photos work better now. New gyroscope makes stitching better on panoramic images.
  • Image stabilization is built into the A8 chip.
  • Better face and smile and blink detection.
  • New phone shoots video at 1080p at 30fps and 60fps, and slo-mo at 240fps, up from 120fps on the 5s.
  • Time-lapse photo mode. Focus pixels do continuous automatic focus when shooting video.
  • Front-facing FaceTime HD camera, new sensor, f2.2 aperture that lets in 81% more light. Improved face detection and burst selfie mode.
  • Single-shot HDR photos, using one picture and not multiple. HDR in videos as well.

Apple iPhone 6 Apple Pay

NEW! Apple Pay : iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

  • "We spend $12 billion in credit and debit transactions per day in the US"
  • Old credit card payment process has been totally reliant on the exposed numbers and outdated and vulnerable magnetic stripe interface.
  • Apple Pay changes all this. It's used by holding thumb on Touch ID button.
  • Apple Pay is built into every iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. NFC antenna built across the top.
  • Touch ID plus Secure Element chip. Stores all payment information encrypted and securely.
  • Easy to add new card or use card from iTunes. Use iSight camera to take picture of physical credit card.
  • Card number is never stored nor shared. Stored in Secure Element. Uses one-time number and dynamic security code.
  • If iPhone is lost or stolen, Find My iPhone can suspend all payments. Since card number is never stored on the device, no need to cancel credit card.
  • Security is at the core of Apple Pay. So is Privacy. When you go to a physical location, Apple doesn't know what you bought, where you bought it, or how much you paid. Transaction is between you, the merchant and your bank.
  • Apple Pay starts in US with Amex, Mastercard and Visa. Credit cards and debit cards. Citi, Bank of America, Capital One, Wells Fargo, Chase many more banks. 
  • Works with 220,000 us merchants: Walgreens, Duane Reade, Macy's, Bloomingdales, Staples, Subway, McDonalds (including Drive Through), Starbucks, Whole Foods.
  • Also works online: GroupOn adding ApplePay to their app. Uber. MLB.com At Bat, Apple Online Store, OpenTable

Apple iPhone 6