Apple put months of speculations and rumours to end at launch event in Cupertino, California. In typical Apple fashion the event featured a keynote address along with the product launches and a performance by U2. The tech giant launched the much awaited Apple iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch at this highly anticipated event.
The two new iPhone 6 marks Apple’s foray in to the big-screen smartphone segment. The iPhone 6’s has a 4.7-inch Retina HD display with a resolution of 1334x750p and the iPhone 6 Plus has a full HD 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920x1080p. Contrary to popular speculations the screen will feature an ion-strengthened glass and not the much-hyped sapphire crystal.Current iPhone models are 7.6mm thick, however the iPhone 6 is 6.8mm and 6 Plus 7.1mm respectively making it the thinnest iPhone apple has made till date. Apple steered away from the sharp edge design of the current model to a much rounded design. The new smartphone looks very similar to the iPhone 6 images that were leaked by many websites.
Both the iPhone 6 models boats 64-bit CPU architecture-based A8 processor that claim 20% faster application processing and 50% increase in graphic processing. This will enhance game playing experience on both the models. As speculated, the iPhone 6 camera does not come with a higher megapixel camera but a better performing camera. The camera has Focus Pixel for faster autofocus and better image processing, optical image stabilisation and a whole set of enhancement features. The video camera records at 1080 HD at 60fps, slo-mo at 240 fps and a unique time-lapse video mode.
The Power button on the Apple iPhone 6 models is on the side. It also features the addition of barometer sensor to measure relative elevation enriching the health app experiences amongst others. The Apple iPhone 6 specification also includes Apple’s iOS 8 operating system.
Apple has also claimed to address the pressing issue of poor battery life in the new iPhone 6 models. The company claims that the iPhone 6 will deliver 14 hours of 3G talk time and 10 hours with internet browsing on 3G and 4G networks. The iPhone 6 Plus will offer 24 hours of 3G talk time and 12 hours of internet browsing on 3G and 4G. The iPhone will also sport a new mobile payment system called Apple Pay, that lets users pay their bills on retail stores by easily tapping their smartphones on payment terminals.
According to Apple’s India website the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus release date in India is going to be October 17, the official iPhone 6 price in India is yet to be revealed.