Apple silents the critics and broke its tradition of small display smartphone launching two new iPhone 6 with screen sizes of 4.7- inch and 5.5- inch, at its Tuesday’s mega event held at Flint Center for the Performing Arts, California.
The banner for iPhone 6 that reads; bigger than bigger, finally brought Apple on the front line of the competition of bigger screen smartphones. The company has been facing much criticism from both users and the industry about the last generation iPhone 5s and 5c sporting 4-inch displays.
The event revealed that the smaller 4.7-inch iPhone will be called the iPhone 6, and the larger 5.5-inch iPhone will be called iPhone 6 Plus. Both of the new iPhone models will ship with iOS 8 onboard, and with several new hardware features, will be the lead devices for Apple’s new HealthKit and HomeKit platforms. They will support more than 200 telecoms carriers worldwide.
Each phone will come equipped with its new payments service, the Apple Pay which was also introduced on the day. iPhone 6 will start at $199 with a two-year contract while iPhone 6 plus will start at $ 299 and will be available in gold, silver, and space gray colures. It has faster LTE service than the previous 5s and features the Health app, which will be rolled out in their new operating system iOS 8.
Both iPhone 6 models will feature a new Retina HD display, and are the thinnest iPhones yet. Apple’s new iPhones will be available on September 19 and up for pre-order on September 12.
The battery on the iPhone 6 Plus will allow for up to 24 hours of talk time and up to 16 days on standby. Internet usage will be up to 12 hours on 3G, up to 12 hours on LTE, and up to 12 hours on Wi‑Fi.
The iPhone 6 is up to 50% faster than the original iPhone and will be playing games in higher resolution than next generation consoles. It can also judge distance and elevation.