As rumours suggested the iPhone 6 is to come in two different variants with 4.7 and 5.5 inch screen versions revealed
Apple has finally revealed the iPhone 6 at a live event on 9th September. The phone is to come in two different sizes; a standard iPhone 6 with a 4.7 inch screen, and a larger model - called iPhone 6 Plus with a 5.5 inch screen.
iPhone 6 features a Retina HD display with 1334 x 750 resolution while the iPhone 6 Plus display gives 1920 x 1080 resolution, "providing 88 percent more viewing area and nearly three times the pixels than iPhone 5s."
Both models are powered by Apple’s new second generation 64-bit A8 chips, which the company say will give 25 times faster CPU performance over the iPhone 5S. The new iPhone camera offers 60fps for 1080p footage or 240fps for slow-motion capture.
Using Apple's new Metal graphics development environment within the new Xcode SDK, the company state that we can expect significantly better performance for 3D game rendering compared to the previously-used OpenGL API.
Also on board is a new M8 motion co-processor for enhanced motion detection and a barometer which "senses air pressure to provide relative elevation" These feed data to a new Health app which comes with an array of biometric and health tracking features.
The phone will allow for Voice over LTE technology, offering clearer voice calls over the fast LTE network and will use the new 802 115C WiFi standard for wireless data transfer.
Apple’s own attempt at an electronic wallet system, ‘Apple Pay’ will be built into both phones which uses a fingerprint reader to authorise payments. Apple Pay is to roll out first in the US with Macys, Walgreens, McDonalds, Whole Foods and of course, Apple Stores currently due to support it.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are to launch alongside iOS 8, Apple's latest mobile operating system, which according to the company delivers “a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience and new features including QuickType keyboard, a new Health app, Family Sharing and iCloud Drive.”
US prices for the iPhone 6 start at $199 with a two year contract. Models with 64GB and 128GB of storage come at $299 and $399 respectively. The iPhone 6 Plus starts at $399 with the two larger storage options bumping up the price by $100 each time.
Pre-orders for both iPhones start on Friday 12th September ahead of the planned release on 19th September.
To get a good look at the new iPhones and their slim designs check out the official Iphone trailer below.