Apple’s event is over and matched the number of iPhones from last year – the iPhone 6and iPhone 6 Plus finally brought the long-awaited screen boost, but that’s certainly not all there’s to them. There was another device on stage too – the Apple Watch smart wearable. Let us describe them individually.
Apple iPhone 6
Tim Cook took the stage at the start of yesterday’s (sept-9, 2014) event and almost immediately announced the new iPhone 6. The Apple iPhone is based on iPod touch looks and has a 4.7″ screen.
The screen is protected by “Ion-strengthened glass”, which is curved around the edges for a more seamless experience when swiping. The screen itself is an LCD with “Retina HD,” which translates to 750 x 1,334 pixels. This pushes the pixel density to 326ppi.
The 8MP iSight camera is back for a fourth year in a row. Apple claims the camera has been improved now – it still has 1.5µ pixels, but features phase detection autofocus and sits behind an f/2.2 aperture. There’s no OIS though, it relies on digital stabilization. The camera can shoot panoramas up to 43MP.The video resolution is kept at 1080p but the 60fps has now been promoted to the max FullHD resolution (up from 720p @ 60fps). Slo-mo video can shoot at 120fps and 240fps, but at a lower resolution.
The chassis is made of anodized aluminum with a stainless steel Apple logo. The body is just 6.9mm thick.The Apple iPhone 6 is powered by a second-generation chipset, the Apple A8. It offers 25% more CPU power and 50% extra GPU oomph.
LTE has been updated to support up to 150Mbps downlink (Cat. 4) and supports up to 20 bands.Other connectivity upgrades include Wi-Fi 802.11ac for three times faster Wi-Fi speeds. Finally, there’s also NFC now, which enables Apple’s new Apple Pay service for wireless payments.
The M8 co-processor succeeds the M7 and is coupled with a barometer. The two accurately track changes in elevation and can even count the steps you’ve taken.
Apple has now removed the 32GB version to iPhone 6 & ^ Plus but extended upto 128 GB. i.e. it comes in 16GB/64GB & 128 GB .
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
The Apple iPhone 6 Plus is now official. It’s built around a 5.5″ IPS LCD display with an Retina HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels or, in other words 1080p). The pixel density is 400 ppi and iOS 8 has been tweaked to take full advantage of the larger display.
The back of the iPhone 6 Plus is made of anodized aluminum and the stainless steel frame of the phone ensures its rigidity.
The user interface has been optimized to take advantage of the larger screen and offers split-screen mode in several apps like earlier leaks suggested.
The new 64-bit A8 chip that powers the Apple iPhone 6 Plus is built using the 20nm manufacturing process. Thanks to this it’s more power efficient, while still offering 25% more CPU power and 50% GPU boost.
The iPhone 6 Plus supports 20 LTE bands, upto 150Mbps cat4 LTE,. On the positive side the phablet comes with VoLTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac, which promises 3x faster Wi-Fi compared to the iPhone 5.
Further on, the iPhone 6 Plus packs NFC, another first for the company. Thanks to it, you’ll be able to make payments by using Apple Pay – Apple’s own NFC payment system.
At the back, the iPhone 6 Plus uses a 8MP iSight camera with a True Tone dual LED flash. The pixel size is the same as on the iPhone 5s at 1.5μ and the aperture is unchanged at f/2.2. However the iPhone 6 Plus has an optical image stabilization – a first for the company.
There’s also phase-detection autofocus that should improve focusing speed twice. It is enabled by the A8 chip, which also includes powerful image signal processor designed by Apple.
The Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera records 1080p video at 30 and 60fps. There’s a slow-mo shooting available, too, at 240fps.
The Apple Watch is real: Apple unveiled the new Apple Watch to a crowd of tech and fashion journalists. It has the stylish and fashionable looks. Under the hood, though, it’s vastly different that any other classic watch.
Here’s what it’s about:
- It has got a flexible, rectangular display (no round option)
- Comes in two sizes: 42mm and 38mm (diagonal), three editions (stainless steel, anodized aluminum, 18-karat gold)
- A “Digital Crown” jog dial on the side will allow you to cycle through menus
- Brand new tailor-made user interface
- With Siri
- Infrared and visible-light LEDs, along with photosensors, detect your pulse rate
What else can you do on the Apple Watch? The simple answer is: a lot. You have plentiful watchfaces that are customizable, you have contacts that you can text with customizable emoji and with gestures, there’s even a photos app with your latest pictures (and you zoom in and out using the crown). Next, you’ve got maps with navigation, so you can find your way around just by using the timepiece.
The Apple Watch is compatible with iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6 & 6 Plus.
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