Sep 25, 2014

The new iPhone 6: Overview

Apple recently introduced their latest flagship the iPhone 6 and what do you know, they have finally increased the Size... The screen size is now 4.7 whooping inches! ( by Apple standards that is whooping) . Gone are the days when Apple used to say that 4 inches is the ideal screen size for one handed operation. But what now? How will my teenie tiny fingers reach the top end of the screen? lets find out...

Well Apple is smart, even on increasing the screen size of the iPhone 6 they haven't compromised on the one handed usability feature of the phone. When you double tap the Touch ID sensor button (a.k.a. the home button) the whole screen shifts down and the buttons on top of the screen become reachable with your thumb. No more stretching your thumb to extreme lengths.



Well this is what I like, in comparison to other hefty phones which need one hand to hold the phone and the other to use that gorilla phone. I would say that Apple is a great thinker, it always keeps in mind it's users and their ease of use, without doubt this customer first thinking by the Cupertino giant has already paid off as seen by the mile long lines outside Apple store at the launch of every new iPhone. This is one product loyalty that is unmatched by any other brand in the market. 



The iPhone 6 is just 6.9mm, the thinnest iPhone ever! It feels so sleek in the hand with its rounded edges and the screen which curves into the body like an exquisite silk linen.

It's display has also been improved over the older generation of phones. This improved screen has a resolution of 1334 x750 encompassed in an amazing Retina HD display. The new display has new dual domain pixels which give it better viewing angles and an amazing contrast ratio.  

The camera has also been greatly improved with the introduction of 1.5 micron focuspixels and a f2.2 aperture. 'focuspixels' deliver much more information to the camera processor in a short time thus resulting in a much faster focus time than other phones. The new camera in the iPhone 6 can now also shoot video in slow mo at 240 frames per second. 

The new iPhone 6 now supports LTE on 20 bands with upto 150mbps of speed. Now no matter wherever you are in the world, the iPhone's internet speed will never let you down. 

At the end let me tell you about the best and the most important feature that can revolutionize the world: Apple Touch id and Apple Pay. 

With apple's TouchID you can pay at stores by just putting your finger on the home button of the phone. The phone will recognize your finger print and then from your associated bank/credit/ debit card account it will pay the store. 




Full Specifications:

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - A1549 (GSM), A1549 (CDMA), A1586
  CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1549 (CDMA), A1586
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1549 (GSM), A1549 (CDMA), A1586
  CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - A1549 (CDMA), A1586
  TD-SCDMA 1900 / 2000 - A1586
4G Network LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 
(1/2/3/4/5/7/8/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29) - A1549 (GSM), A1549 (CDMA)
  LTE 700/800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 
(1/2/3/4/5/7/8/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/38/39/40/41) - A1586
SIM Nano-SIM
Dimensions 138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 in)
Weight 129 g (4.55 oz)

DISPLAY
Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size         750 x 1334 pixels, 4.7 inches (~326 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Shatter proof glass, oleophobic coating
 
SOUND
Alert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes

MEMORY
Card slot  No
Internal 16/64/128 GB, 1 GB RAM

DATA
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 150 Mbps DL, 50 Mbps UL
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE
NFC Yes (Apple Pay only)
USB  v2.0

CAMERA Primary 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features 1/3'' sensor size, 1.5┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps
Secondary 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

FEATURES
OS         iOS 8
Chipset Apple A8
CPU Dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based)
GPU PowerVR GX6650 (hexa-core graphics)
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5 (Safari)
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Java No

Colors
Space Gray, Silver, Gold

Other Features
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- AirDrop file sharing
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- iCloud cloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- Twitter and Facebook integration
- TV-out
- Maps
- iBooks PDF reader
- Audio/video player/editor
- Organizer
- Document viewer/editor
- Photo viewer/editor
- Display Zoom
- Voice memo/dial/command
- Predictive text input
- Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)

BATTERY
Non-removable Li-Po 1810 mAh battery (6.9 Wh)
Stand-by (2G) / Up to 250 h (3G)
Talk time (2G) / Up to 14 h (3G)
Music play Up to 50 h



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