iPhone 6 Preview
The iPhone 6 – Apple unveils new hardware for their flagship product. The iPhone product range appears to be the largest revenue earner for Apple and subsequently a strategic and valued product range for the Cupertino based company. Speculation has been rife as to what Apple may launch in terms of features and updates to the hardware, despite its best endeavors it’s been the worst kept secret. In the last few years we already knew there was going to be a 4.7’ and a 5.5’ phone, and Apple duly delivered.
The iPhone 6 comes in three colors; black, gold and silver, same as the 5S from last year. The screen is 0.7 inches larger than the iPhone 5S with a resolution of 1,334 x 750 Retina HD, in a body that is slimmer and curvier than the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 6 will also come with a better processor thanks to the new A8 chip, that is meant to be 25 percent faster than the A7, Apple has estimated this phone will give you 14 hours of talk time, 11 hours of video and 10 days of standby.
There are other features that are new aside from the larger screen and new processor, the iPhone 6 comes with 802.11ac as standard for faster wireless speeds and 150Mbps LTE data speeds; voice calls can now be made over LTE and Wi-Fi if your network supports the feature (AT&T does not). The new M8 coprocessor tracks estimated distances that you travel, but now also tracks your pressure so it will know when you are elevated, say for instance in a plane. The next-gen gyroscope should help fitness apps and games deliver more accurate results.
The rear camera alas doesn’t get an upgrade; still stuck at 8 megapixels, but Apple has given us a DSLR-style phase detection to speed up focus. A new imaging chip will also help with noise reduction and improved color tones. The lack of upgrade doesn’t mean your day-to-day shooting won’t improve, HDR mode photos can be taken in one shot, you can record 1080p video up to 60 frames per second, slow motion clips can be captured at 240 frames per second now as opposed to the 120 frames per second on iPhone 5S. Panoramas probably got the biggest change; if you enjoy taking these types of photos, you now get a whopping 43-megapixel image!
The new iPhone 6 has many pros, and only con we see is that Apple has done away with the 4’ candy-bar sized screen. If you liked that size you are unfortunately out of luck, unless you purchase a 5S, but who wants old hardware anyway?
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