The iPhone 6 officially debuts at the #AppleLive event
Cutting to the core of Apple's latest device
Now, Buro 24/7 Middle East has put together everything you need to know about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus...
The latest iPhone is dramatically thinner and has a continuous seamless design – with no distinct edges, its smooth, sleek and simple to the core. The phone has a new generation of retina screen, as it comes with an improved polarizer, liquid crystal display and ultrathin backlight.
The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch display and one million pixels and the iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch display and over two million pixels – giving users a lot more iPhone to enjoy. These are the thinnest iPhones ever made. The iPhone 6 is merely 6.9 mm while the iPhone 6 Plus is just a bit skinnier at 7.1 mm.
The iPhone 6 Plus lets you see even more content in a new landscape view. With built-in apps like messages the screen is more aesthetically pleasing, and you'll get extra functionality from the bigger keyboard.
With a processor performance 50 times faster than the original iPhone, there are now more than 1.3 million apps available for iPhone. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are powered by the Apple-designed A8 chip. With 50% more energy efficient, users also have a higher sustained performance – with graphics 84 times faster than the original iPhone. And with this news, comes more games, as top game developers have committed to delivering iPhone 6 games before the year's end.
The Health app in iOS 8
The largely-discussed iPhone app has now been unveiled. The app will measure physical activities, like the flights of stairs you climb. Third-party apps will also be able to tap into these features. The iPhone 6 even has a barometer that senses air pressure to measure relative elevation – which is great for fitness apps.
Camera and Video
The iPhone 6 has an 8MP iSight camera, 1.5µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture, and an all-new sensor. Its focus pixels have the all-new sensor, which help iPhone 6 focus faster and better – with new software improvements to also help you take better pictures, including faster autofocus, next-generation local tone mapping, and advanced noise reduction. When taking pictures, iPhone 6 is better at detecting faces near and far – with improved face detection get ready for better selfies. There is also a new burst mode which detects smiles and blinks, then recommends the best picture
iPhone 6 has incredible advances in video. Starting with a new Apple-designed video encoder, featuring Cinematic video stabilization on iPhone 6.
The vision is to replace the wallet. And the starting point is payments. Apple Pay combines seamlessly integrated hardware, software, and services in a way only Apple can. Everything you need for Apple Pay is built into iPhone 6.
To get started with Apple Pay, you can simply add a card from your iTunes account and Apple Pay will work with the three major payment networks: American Express, MasterCard, and Visa. Apple Pay will be available in the U.S. in October 2014, and work is underway to take it worldwide in the near future, but, you can pre order your iPhone from September 12.