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Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus – What’s Changed!

Today, #AppleEvent went live and Apple announced two new iPhones along with a watch.  This Apple event was special because Apple announced two different iPhones, different in the sense of size and price. And a smartwatch (more on this in other post). Let’s see how the new iPhones (iPhone 6 and 6 plus) are different from their predecessor – iPhone 5S.

Apple is serving old wine in new bottle since iPhone 4 and that bottle has marginal changes year-after-year.


Major Changes


1. Display Size(s)

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus Display Size

Displays on both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus is bigger than iPhone 5S, new displays measure 4.7″ and 5.5″ diagonally and sport ion-straightened glass. iPhone 6 has 4.7 inch IPS-LCD display with screen resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels (326 ppi). So iPhone 6’s display is still a retina display. Whereas iPhone 6 Plus’ display measured 5.5 inch IPS LCD, display resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi), they call it Retina HD display.

2. The iPhone Itself

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus along with iPhone 5S and 5C

The phones’ design has changed. It’s curvier than before, shouldn’t that remind you of iPhone 3GS design? The new iPhones are slimmer than iPhone 5S. At just 6.9 mm iPhone 6 is very thin and weighs 129 grams.

One more thing, Power button is now on the right side of the phone as seen on other large-screen phones.

3. Apple Pay (NFC Support)

Apple Payments

The new iPhones now have NFC sensor on top and support secure transaction with Touch-ID support. Apple is pushing Apple Pay to America’s leading retail and food chains.


Minor Improvements


1. Camera Improvements

iPhone 6 Camera

Apple says the new iPhones’ camera has major improvements but as far as specs are concerned, only a few things are added or improved. There is a new 8 MP iSight camera with a slightly better aperture to capture more light. Slo-motion video at 240 frames per second. And only iPhone 6 plus sports Optical image stabilisation. Camera now has Focus pixels for faster autofocus.

2. New Chipsets

Both new iPhones run on same chips. It’s A8 chip with 64-bit architecture, and M8 motion coprocessor.

3. Added New Sensors

Barometer and NFC. We have already discussed the use of NFC as payment systems, Barometer is another new sensor added by Apple in their new iPhones.

That’s all folks!

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