It is a Smartphone designed and marketed by Apple inc. It was unveiled on September 9th year 2014 and launched on September 19th the same year and it is also part of the iphone series. It serves as the successor of the iphone 5c and iphone 5s. The iphone 6 underwent significant changes over its predecessor including the model, upgraded cameras, improved the processor , has a larger 4.7 and 5.5 inches display, , improved wi-FI connectivity and LTE and offer support for a near field communications based on the mobile payments offering.
The iphone 6 comes in different colors these include space gray, Gold, silver and it is available in 16, 64 and 128 GB capacities. The pricing of iphone 6 begins at $199 on contract.
The iphone 6 has optical image stabilization in form of improved tone mapping, sensor upgrades, better reduction of noise, and new technology in focus pixel. This improves the ability of the phone to select autofocus points. The front facing camera was also upgraded with an f/2.2 aperture that allows in more light and some burst mode capabilities.
The phone measures 4.7 to 5.5 inches, at the same time the phone is Apple’s thinnest yet which measures around 6.9 mm. For the sake of comparison the iphone 5s was 7.6 mm thick. According to the Apple the thinner profile was effected by the company which is of slightly curved glass that is designed to flow seamlessly into the body’s device to highlight retina HD screen of the iphone 6.
The device has a protruding prominent antenna brands on the back enclosure together with a protruding rear lens.It measures around 5.44 inches long and 2.64 inches wide and has a weight of 4.55 ounces.
The battery life
The iphone 6 provides improved battery life, though due to the larger size of the iphone, it is capable of also accommodating a larger battery. Iphone 6 has an 1810 Mah battery . Reviews suggest that it can last up to a day and a half on the average. The battery life test that was conducted by Anandtech showed that iphone 6 beat out several competing Android devices hence lasting longer compared to the Samsung galaxy S5.
Retina HD display
Rumors suggest that iphone 6 uses a sapphire display cover, but that stood out to be false, instead it uses ion strengthened glass with an improved polarizer. It has a 4.7 inch display with a resolution of 1334 by 740. The phone has high contrast, improved white balance and better brightness.
A8 Chip and M8 Motion Coprocessor
iPhone 6 has a new 64 bit A8 processor built on an advanced 20 nanometer process by TSMC. The A8 takes the whole advantage of metal. The Apples gaming technology allows developers to create console style games on the iphone. Metal is designed to let CPU and GPU operate together in order to give detailed graphics and complex visual effects , which means that gaming on iphone 6 will be better than ever.
Has eight megapixels, though the addition of several new features will result in vastly improved quality of the picture. Apple provides improved camera quality with the company opting to include a protruding lens design.
Iphone 6 offers faster LTE advanced network reaching speeds of up to 150Mbps. They provides 20 LTE bands for better connectivity when travelling. The device also supports voip that allows the users to make calls of high quality over LTE.
The operating system
The iphone 6 ship with iOS 8 .This is the Apple’s newest mobile operating system. iOS 8 main goal is improving the integration between the Apple device, and both desktop and mobile by use of continuity.
With continuity users are able to seamlessly transition tasks between iphones Macs, ipads and the Apple watch.