What should we know about iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus

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The quick and painless story

As we already know (I hope ) Apple released with a big tralala event on sept.9 there new iPhone's ... this time iPhone 6 and his big brother iPhone 6+ (plus). They will be on sale from sept.19.

Who missed the live event here is his chance to fix that mistake:

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I'am jumping right over to the the tech specs, but not in the GSMarena way tech tree like thing:

The new A8 processor

The phones run Apple’s in-house designed 64-bit A8 processor built on the 20-nanometer process technology. It has two billion transistors and provides up to 20 percent faster CPU performance and 50 precent faster graphics.

The new M8 processor

Apple’s second-generation motion coprocessor, also in-house designed, continuously measures motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass without waking up the main A8 processor.

But unlike its predecessor, the M8 can also tell the difference between cycling and running calculate elevation thanks to the iPhone’s new barometric sensor and measure distances travelled.

The barometer is great for fitness apps because your iPhone can now “tell if you’re going up molehills, mountains, and everything in between,” according to Apple. Nike is already working on a new Nike+ app, which will take advantage of the barometric sensor to track elevation.

Retina HD screen

The phones feature what Apple is calling the Retina HD displays, “a new generation” of mobile display technology. It’s “ion strengthened” to make it stronger and still uses sRGB-active LCD technology.

As per the rumors, Apple is providing the new iPhone in two screen sizes: a 4.7-inch variant called the iPhone 6 and a bigger iPhone 6 Plus outfitted with a 5.5-inch panel.

The iPhone 6 has screen resolution of 1,334-by-750 pixels and the iPhone 6 Plus has a full HD 1,920-by-1,080 pixel resolution screen.

The Cameras

Both front and rear cameras have seen hardware and software improvements across the board. Although the back shooter is still eight megapixels, it uses a wider ƒ/2.2 aperture, 1.5µ pixels and an improved sensor for sharper-looking photographs.

There’s also this thing called Focus Pixels, basically a technology previously found only in professional DSLR cameras which on the iPhone 6 does twice as fast as the last generation.

iPhone 6 has digital image stabilization, its more powerful counterpart features optical image stabilization, another feature found on DSLR cameras which physically moves the optics in order to compensate for the shakiness during filming or taking images. When you record video, the iPhone 6 can now continuously adjust autofocus.

The Slow-Mo videos on the iPhone 6 are now captured at 240 frames per second and Panoramas can be up to 43 megapixels now.

All the rumors and leaks were true, this is the most leaked iPhone yet. Borrowing some cues from the iPhone 5s and turning back to the days of the original iPhone, the iPhone 6 has a seamlessly-designed unibody chassis that features smoothly rounded edges with the Apple logo embedded on the back.

The iPhone 6 is just 6.8mm thin while the iPhone 6 Plus measures 7.1mm in depth. By comparison, the iPhone 5s is 7.6mm thin.

The glass front curves gently around the sides.

“From the glass front,” Schiller said, adding that the phone features “anodizes aluminum back” with a “stainless steel Apple.”

The power button has been relocated to the right side of the device for easier one-handed operation. The volume keys and the mute switch are still on the left. All hardware keys are nearly flush with the chassis which, combined with the screen’s rounded edges, creates a perfectly seamless appearance while allowing for a better grip during manipulation.


The iPhone 6 supports over 200 LTE carriers around the world, including all three in China. The iPhone 6′s LTE is faster than that on the iPhone 5s and it also has “more LTE bands than any other smartphone” for better roaming.

Wi-Fi calling is supported in iOS 8 and by the iPhone 6. The handset also supports Voice over LTE, allowing for wide-band audio for voice for crisp and clear phone calls.

Mobile payments

The new iPhones support Apple-branded mobile payments service called the Apple Pay. Apple Pay takes advantage of the iTunes billing system and your credit card on file. This feature requires NFC so it’s only supported on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus which have an NFC chip.

The service doesn’t store your credit card numbers, nor does it transfer them to the merchant, and it doesn’t log what you buy or how much you pay for it. It simply creates a complex number for your card, and uses a one-time code for when you make payments.

Last but not least the pricing
(SIM free versions):

iPhone 6 4,7" Display
16 GB 699 €, 64 GB 799 €, 128 GB 899 €
(yep right no 32 GB version)

iPhone 6 Plus 5,5" Display
16 GB 799 €, 64 GB 899 €, 128 GB 999 €
(also no 32 GB version)
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