6 Fascinating Facts About the iPhone 6
If you pride yourself on being a technology-forward individual, you’ve probably heard a thing or two about the iPhone 6. On September 9, iPhone’s team introduced Apple’s latest cellular innovation to a raucous crowd. Here are 6 things you need to know about the new iPhone.
Two for the Money
When Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage, he actually introduced TWO phones that will be hitting market simultaneously: the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. The two phones share many similarities, but look vastly different, as we’ll get into below.
Bigger is Better
The main difference between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is that the iPhone 6 Plus has a larger display, as well as a new landscape view that gives certain apps a different look. This makes the iPhone 6 Plus ideal for multimedia (such as watching videos), but considering its size, you might have a harder time squeezing it into your pocket.
Some critics have called the iPhone 6 a “phablet” — as in a cross between a phone and tablet. The iPhone 6 isn’t as big as the iPhone 6 Plus, but it’s still bigger than the iPhone 5. If you can’t choose which phone is right for you, see how both phones feel in your hand (and pocket), and go from there.
Thinner is a Winner
The iPhone 6 might be bigger, but it makes up for its added size with a trimmer body! The iPhone 6 is 6.9 mm thick (or should we say thin), compared with the iPhone 5, which is 7.6 mm. The iPhone 6 Plus is 7.1 mm.
The iPhone 6 Plus will start at $299 and run up to $499, depending on whether you add extra gigabytes of storage – a tempting option if you have a lot of data (such as apps and music) on your phone. Additional storage can also be added to the iPhone 6, which starts at $199.
Both of the new iPhone models feature improved camera technology, meaning your photos and videos will look better than ever before.
One of the biggest complaints from customers about previous iPhones is the battery life. Apple solved for that by announcing a 50 percent more efficient processor on both new phone models. Apple claims the iPhone 6 can keep going for up to 250 hours on standby, 12 hours of talk time, 11 hours of internet use or 50 hours of audio playback.