Apple on Tuesday organized a press conference during which the American company officially introduced a smart watch, Apple Watch. But the company has also been waiting for you by presenting its new iPhone comes in two versions: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
On stage, Tim Cook said that “today, we are thrilled to announce the biggest evolution of the iPhone.”
Without further ado, the CEO of the American group presented two new smartphones. As expected, it comes in two versions: the first model, simply called iPhone 6, has a diagonal of 4.7 inches, while the other, called iPhone 6 Plus offers a significantly larger screen: 5.5 inches. By comparison, the iPhone 5s have a 4 inch screen.
Compared to the previous generation, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is thinner (6.1 and 7.1 mm, respectively, against 7.6 mm for the iPhone 5s). There is no noticeable angles. The glass top is curved around the sides to join the case anonisé aluminum. The rounded surface, without interruptions, is created using a process of precision polishing.
Each features a new high definition display “Retina” display. According to Apple, “it is the most beautiful screens on iPhone. And the best displays in the industry.” The display of the two phones has expanded the range of sRGB colors. The iPhone has more than 6 million pixels. The iPhone 6 Plus has more than two million.
The iPhone 6 has a resolution of 1334 by 750 pixels with 326 pixels per inch. This is more than a Retina display with a display resolution (720p). As for the iPhone 6 Plus, it has a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels with 401 pixels per inch. It has a resolution enabling it to display high definition content (1080p).
The iPhone 6 Plus features a new display mode in “landscape” that can display many more items on the screen. The home screen also has a suitable display when the phone goes into “landscape” mode.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is equipped with a new chip, the Apple A8. The latter offers performance 50 times greater than the first iPhone. It is 25% faster in processing power and 50% faster in terms of graphics, according to Apple. Compared with the first iPhone, the graphics are processed 84 times faster.
The iPhone 6 is up to 50% more energy efficient, so that users can enjoy high performance steadily. A8 chip is able to handle tasks of performance intensive, like a video game at higher rates, according to Apple.
The coprocessor M8 continuous measurement motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass. The iPhone 6 features a barometer detects air pressure to measure relative altitude. According to Apple, this barometer is ideal for fitness applications.
Apple announced that the iPhone provides a better connection to the mobile Internet with LTE (Long Term Evolution) that iPhone 5s. The mobile supports more frequency bands than any other mobile, better capabilities for the homeless. The iPhone 6 is compatible with more than 200 operators worldwide.
Apple indicates that VoLTE (voice over LTE) iPhone 6 is now supported by some of the world’s leading operators. The iPhone 6 now supports WiFi 802.11ac, allowing him to go three times faster than WiFi iPhone 5s. “Calls over WiFi are a new feature to make calls high quality when cellular conditions are poor,” says Apple.
The iPhone includes a 6 iSight camera with 8MP (1.5μ pixels, opening ƒ / 2.2) and a new sensor. The “Focus Pixels” are a technology so far only available in digital cameras like Reflex. “They determine the direction of development and able to move the lens.”
In addition, a new embedded software can further assist the user to help them make the most successful pictures. Autofocus is faster and allows the mobile to further reduce the noise to the image. A8 The chip comprises a picture signal processor. The iPhone 6 is also reported to be more effective in detecting faces, near and far.
Availability and prices
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can be pre-ordered from September 12. However, Apple did not disclose the price of the phone alone. Six silicone cases are offered in black, blue, pink, green, gray and red. Both work with iOS mobile OS 8 will be available for download from September 17.