iPhone 6 – Large Screens/New iPad-Style Design
Two new iPhones had been launched by Apple, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 together with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus in September 2014. The two fresh entries featured larger screens with a totally new iPad-style design together with ultra-thin body with rounded corners.
They provided faster processors, with improved cameras as well as NFC for the Apple Pay payment system for Apple. The iPhone 6 as well as 6Plus initially had Gold, Silver and Space Gray with the capacities of 16, 64 and 128 GB and was priced at $199 on contract or $648 minus the contract.
The iPhone 6 Plus at the start was priced at $299 on contract or $749 minus the contract. Apple had reduced the prices on the older iPhone and 6 Plus models by $100 on release of the gadget iphone 6s and 6s Plus in September 2015 and had removed Gold colour choice.
The only colour options were Silver and Space Gray. Though the two models tend to contain the same 64-bit A8 chip together with similar design, there seems to be some variation between the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 tends to measure 6.9mm, while the iPhone 6 Plus seems to be a bit thicker at 7.1mm.
Three Main Distinguishing Aspects of iPhone 6
Besides this it is also said to have three main distinguishing aspects namely optical image stabilization for the camera, a longer battery life together with an iPad-style landscape mode which exhibits more content on the screen.
The gadget iphone 6 Plus though, tends to have optical image stabilization, the two phones have some main camera improvements by way of sensor upgrades, enhanced tone mapping, better noise reduction together with new `Focus Pixel’ technology that tends to increase the ability of selecting autofocus points of the phone.
With regards to video, a new 240dpa alo-mo option together with help in shooting in1080p at 60fps is made available. Upgrading of the front-facing camera was also done with an f/2.2 opening which enables in more light as well as new burst mode capabilities.
The phones are said to have a striking `Retina HD Display’ wherein the iPhone 6 features a resolution of 1334 x 750 (326 ppi) while the iPhone 6 Plus features a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (401 ppi).
Home Button Gesture – `Reachability’
In terms of design, the phones further resembles the iPad as well as the iPod touch than the iPhone 5s and tend to have soft and rounded corners together with a curved glass screen which blends with ease in the thin metal body of the device.
Towards the left area of the devices the volume button are pill-shaped and the power button is placed towards the right area of the device for easy one-handed usage. To make the device easier for one handed use, Apple had also added a double tap and not press, home button gesture known as `Reachability’ that tends to move items from the top of the screen towards the bottom for quick access.
The gadget iphone and the 6 Plus are both sold online and its retail stores by Apple as well as through carrier partners together with the other resellers in most of the countries across the globe.