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    iPhone 6 And 6 Plus

    Apple announces 4.7" iPhone 6 and 5.5" iPhone 6 Plus: New design, A8 CPU, Retina HD display






    Apple's hotly anticipated next generation of iPhone was officially unveiled on Tuesday in two different screen sizes of 4.7 and 5.5 inches, both sporting all-new designs and even higher resolution Retina HD displays.

    In unveiling its bigger iPhones, Apple said the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 boasts 38 percent more pixels than its predecessor, the iPhone 5s. And the jumbo-sized iPhone 6 Plus packs in 185 percent more pixels.

    Apple SVP of marketing Phil Schiller the two devices 1,334-by-750 at 326ppi for the 4.7-inch and 1,920-by-1080 pixels for the 5.5-inch version. That translates to one million and two million pixels for the two new versions, respectively. The iPhone 6 brings down thickness to 6.9-millimeters thin, while the iPhone 6 Plus drops to 7.1mm, down from 7.6mm for the iPhone 5s.





    Taking advantage of the new, larger 5.5-inch display, Apple created new modes for landscape viewing, making the home screen viewable and adding extra keys on the soft keyboard.

    As for hardware, Touch ID makes a return, as does the same physical volume controls and mute switch. As expected, Apple relocated the sleep/wake button to the right side of the handset for easier one-handed operation.





    Apple's new A8 processor contains two billion transistors and is 25 percent faster than the last-generation A7. Compared to the original iPhone, the iPhone 6 blazes along, 50 times faster and the integrated GPU is 84 times faster. Despite the gains in speed, Apple managed to architect a chip 50 percent more efficient than the A7.

    The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus takes motion tracking to the next level with the new M8 motion coprocessor that includes a new barometer, which measures relative elevation from air pressure. This allows developers to build apps that can determine distance walked or run and stairs stepped.





    With the rear-facing camera iSight camera, Apple built in a new for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus 8MP sensor with hybrid phase detection autofocus system dubbed "Focus Pixels." The 1.5-micron pixels also return, as does f/2.2 aperture performance. Apple also added some backend grunt with advanced image processing, allowing for 1080p video at 30 and 60 frames per second, as well as a Slo-mo video at 240 FPS.





    The iPhone 6 is available in Gold, Silver and Space Gray, priced at $199 for a 16GB version, $299 for 64GB and $399 for a new 128GB tier, all on two-year contract. The iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299, $399 and $499 for the same storage sizes.

    With the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the iPhone 5s drops down to $99, while the iPhone 5c goes to free-on-contract.

    Apple's new iPhones will start shipping on Sept. 19.





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    Apple ditches 32GB capacity for iPhone 6, offers storage sizes of 16, 64 & 128GB star



    Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will offer users more storage than ever before, topping out at a whopping 128 gigabytes of space on high-end models of its two new handsets.

    The entry-level 4.7-inch iPhone 6 starts at $199 with 16 gigabytes of storage on a new two-year service contract. Moving to 64 gigabytes jumps the price to $299, while the 128-gigabyte version will cost $399.

    As for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, the 16-gigabyte version will start at $299, with $100 price jumps for 64 and 128 gigabytes each.

    The new models push last year's iPhone 5s down to $99, while the iPhone 5c remains in the lineup free with a new service contract.





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    Meet the new iPhones: bigger screens but thinner, faster, smarter and cheaper



    As expected, the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus offer more screen space, with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens respectively.

    The exciting thing?

    Apple has pulled off a major engineering miracle: they’re also thinner, faster and smarter than their older cousins — and you don’t have to be richer to get your hands on one. You’ll also be able to use these phones as wallets and health trackers, marking a huge advance in how smart our phones really are.

    When Tim Cook started off the keynote by saying “Today, we are pleased to announce the biggest advancement in iPhone,” we were slightly wary of the hyperbole as journalists should be. But after getting a good look at the two new iPhones, we couldn’t agree with him more.





    The latest marvels to come out of Cupertino have got more pixels and sharper displays than previous iPhones — the iPhone 6 has 38 percent more pixels and the iPhone 6 Plus has 185 percent more pixels than previous models.

    They’ll also bulk out your stovepipe jeans less: they’re thinner 6.9 and 7.1 mm respectively. The contrast is higher and text is sharper so that it displays more than before.

    Cameras also got a major makeover: a new 8MP iSight camera with f/2.2 aperture and all-new sensor featuring “focus pixels,” and phase detection auto focus (twice as fast as previously). All of this adds up to “even more incredible photos,” Phil Schiller said from the stage The front camera features a FaceTime HD camera with a 2.2/f aperture plus Apple’s improved Face Detection, and a selfie burst mode.

    The cameras on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are also getting big upgrades today with 8MP iSight camera with f/2.2 aperture and all-new sensor. A new tech called “Focus Pixels” is included in the sensor that reads light from objects and provides phase detection autofocus that you can find on many DSLRS, offering twice as fast focusing over the iPhone 5s. Panoramas can stretch up to 43 megapixels in size. There’s better tone mapping and advanced noise reduction, too.

    The iPhone 6 can handle LTE speeds of up to 150mbps down. It also supports faster 802.11c WiFi, higher-quality Voice Over LTE calls, and a new feature Apple is calling WiFi Calling – so when you’re, you know, holding the phone wrong and there’s bad reception, you can start out the call with WiFi and carry on seamlessly.

    It also features an M8 processor that now estimate distance, steps, and elevation to tell how many flights of steps you’ve been walking up. The iPhone 6’s new barometer sensor will be included in the Health app, and developers can take advantage of it as well. These features will integrate perfectly with the Apple Watch.

    NFC is used to wirelessly pay for things in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Touch ID is used to authenticate, and there’s a new “Secure Element” in the iPhone to store your financial data. Financial credentials are randomized for each transaction, so identity theft is basically impossible.

    But the price for all that new-fangled goodness is what had the crowd erupting in cheers.

    The iPhone 6 starts at 16GB for $199, $299 for 64GB and $399 for 128GB.The iPhone 6 Plus is $100 more at each storage size — and note that Apple killed the 32GB model. The iPhone 6+ will set you back 16GB $299, 64GB $399 and 128GB $499.

    Pre- orders start September 12th and shipping begins September 19 in the U.S. and eight other countries.





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    First look: Hands-on with the new iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus, featuring Apple Pay and R



    Apple has gone big with its latest smartphones, with two new models set to launch on Sept. 19 sized at 4.7 inches for the iPhone 6, and 5.5 inches for the iPhone 6 Plus. Following their unveiling on Tuesday, AppleInsider went hands-on with the new iPhones to test out new features like the Apple Pay mobile wallet service and Reachability for easier one-handed use.

    Apple constructed a unique temporary white building outside of the Flint Center in Cupertino, Calif., for Tuesday's event, where members of the press were able to get their first up-close look at the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, along with the Apple Watch.

    As part of the hands-on demonstration, Apple Pay kiosks were set up, showing how credit and debit card transactions can be quickly authorized. The Apple Pay system uses the secure Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 6, as well as built-in near-field communications technology.





    Because the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come with larger screen sizes than their predecessor, Apple has also come up with a new way to aid in ease of one-handed use. Users simply tap their thumb against the Touch ID home button twice, without pressing the button, in order to drop content to the lower half of the screen.





    Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available next Friday, Sept. 19. The iPhone 6 starts at $199 with a new two-year service contract and 16 gigabytes of storage, while the iPhone 6 Plus will start at $299. Capacities of 64 and 128 gigabytes are also available as upgrades at $100 price increments.













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    If I wasn't less than half way through my iPhone 5s contract I would be upgrading. Looks like an incredible upgrade.
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    It certainly is, The 5.5 is very impressive but i think the 4.7 would suit my needs.
    I will be pre ordering on Friday.
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    I'm glad my prediction was wrong! I'll be upgrading to the 6 at some point next year, I'm still quite happy with my 5s, the 6+ is just too big for my tastes.
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    I will have to be upgrading from my iPhone 5 someday..... I do like the 6 + because of the screen real estate... Getting older here and need glasses.
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    Printable iPhone 6 pre-order picker can help you choose the right size model

    An iPhone 5s sitting atop the footprint of Apple's new 4.7" iPhone 6



    If you weren't among the chosen few who got to handle Apple's new iPhones at the company's special event Tuesday, blindly choosing the right size iPhone 6 to pre-order later this week could prove stressful. But a new printable iPhone pre-order picker may offer a helping hand.

    AppleInsider reader Jeremy Anticouni threw together this handy PDF, which when printed on standard 8.5" x 11" printer paper at 100% scale will display the footprint of Apple's current iPhone 5S alongside that of the larger 4.7" iPhone 6 and the 5.5" iPhone 6 Plus.

    Some readers may be able to determine their desired iPhone 6 model simply by observing the footprints side-by-side in the printout, while others may choose to print the PDF and then cut out the individual iPhone outlines so they can emulate placing the various size devices into their hands, pockets or purse.








    The first of the two photos above shows a current iPhone 5s sitting atop the outline of Apple's new iPhone 6 Plus, while the second photo compares the size of the Plus to Apple's current iPad mini with Retina display.





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    How Apple made the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ready for one-handed use



    Rumors were confirmed on Tuesday when Apple launched the new iPhone lineup, with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus landing squarely in "phablet" territory. But the company included some special user interface tweaks to make the added real estate manageable.

    When Apple first moved away from the original 3.5-inch iPhone screen size with the iPhone 5's 4-inch display, the company made sure to keep the device narrow enough to facilitate one-handed use. Now, with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models set to release next week, sheer physics called for compromises, but with a bit of hardware and software modification, Apple was able to keep the larger iPhones fairly user friendly.

    The most obvious tweak is a relocated sleep/wake button, which has moved from the top right of the device to the right-hand edge. By shifting the button further down the phone's body and closer to the user's thumb, it can be reached without forcing a change in grip.





    As presented onstage by Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus also have special gesture support in iOS 8 called Reachability. Adding to the "swipe-left, swipe-right" gestures already available in iOS 7, Reachability's trick is a double-tap on the Touch ID-equipped home button, which drops the user interface down closer to the thumb.

    As seen in AppleInsider's exclusive first look at the new iPhones, tapping — not pressing — twice on Touch ID pulls the active display area closer to a user's hand, allowing them to reach the top of webpage panes, icons and other graphical assets.

    Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensing technology incorporates a high-density pixel-based sensor, meaning it can be used for more than just reading biometrics. Movement, presses and taps can all be recognized by the home button, as is the case with Reachability.





    Reachability is built into iOS 8, meaning the feature works with third-party apps just as well as it does Apple's own software.

    In the same vein of adjusting for size, Apple has also included what it calls a "desktop scaler" to correctly render webpages and other on-screen content without requiring intervention from developers. Schiller showed off the handset's scaling capabilities by displaying an unoptimized The Wall Street Journal's webpage on the iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus, which sized up well on each device.





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