Apple Announces Two New iPhones: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

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The next-generation smartphones were announced at Apple’s special media event earlier today.  The iPhone 6, which has a 4.7″ display, is the successor to the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 6 Plus, which has a 5.5″ display. These new phones have a plethora of new features and are completely redesigned.  Preorders start on Friday, September 12th so it’s your turn to decide if you want the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus.

iPhone 6 Plus (left) next to the iPhone 6 (right)

iPhone 6 Plus (left) next to the iPhone 6 (right)

iPhone 6

  • Display: Retina HD, 4.7″ diagonally, 1334 x 750 pixels (326 ppi)
  • Dimensions: 138.1mm long by 67mm wide and 6.9mm thick, weight of 129 grams
  • Chip: A8 processor with 64-bit architecture, M8 co-processor
  • Camera: 8MP with True Tone flash, 1080 HD video recording and up to 240 fps Slo-mo video (rear camera), 1.2MP, 720p HD video recording (front camera)
  • Payments: Touch ID, Apple Pay, works with Apple Watch
  • Battery: same/slightly better battery life compared to iPhone 5s
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, 802.11ac WiFi
  • Storage and Prices: 16GB for $199, 64GB for $299, 128GB for $399 (on contract)

 

iPhone 6 Plus

  • Display: Retina HD, 5.5″ diagonally, 1920 x 1080 pixels (401 ppi)
  • Dimensions: 158.1mm long by 77.8mm wide by 7.1mm thick, weight of 172 grams
  • Chip: same as iPhone 6
  • Camera: same as iPhone 6 and optical image stabilization
  • Payments: same as iPhone 6
  • Battery: significantly better battery life then iPhone 5s and iPhone 6
  • Connectivity: same as iPhone 6
  • Storage and Prices: 16GB for $299, 64GB for $399, 128GB for $499 (on contract)

As expected, Apple announced two new iPhones at their special media event today. We saw the 4.7″ iPhone 6 and 5.5″ iPhone 6 Plus, which was originally rumored to be called the “iPhone 6L” or “iPhone Air”.  The phones received many of the suggested improvements, like a higher-resolution display, more storage space (128GB), better battery life, relocated sleep/wake button and more. The camera unfortunately did not see changes in megapixels and the iPhone 6 Plus is a hundred dollars more then the iPhone 6, but all-in-all, the phones look pretty amazing. They look beautiful compared to the mockups.

Apple's iPhone lineup consists of the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.

Apple’s iPhone lineup consists of the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.

Apple has decided to retain the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s instead of killing them in favor of their new phones.  The iPhone 5c is available in 8GB only for free with any new two-year contract. The iPhone 5s is available in 16GB for $99 and 32GB for $149 with any new two-year contract.