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The day that tech heads around the world have been waiting for has finally arrived. It is the day of Apple’s official iPhone 6 launch, the most coveted Apple product of the year. It is important to note that you won’t be able to purchase the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus until its release date.
Both products will have a new generation of Retina screen, Ion-strengthened glass, liquid crystal display and an ultrathin backlight. The iPhone 6 is the thinnest product Apple have ever made at just 6.5mm thick.
The iPhone 6 Plus has 185% more pixels than the 5S and has a 5.5 inch display. The iPhone 6 sports a 4.7 inch screen.
The new iOS8 operating system will allow for multi-tasking on the screen of both the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus. They also come fitted with a 64-bit chip with 2 billion transistors that makes for an up to 25% faster CPU and up to 50% faster graphics performance.
Another new feature on the iPhone 6 is the introduction of a landscape mode.
The iPhone 6’s 8MP iSight camera has optical image stabalisation, with faster autofocusing, noise reduction, up to 60fps video and 240fps slow motion.
The iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver and grey and starts at $199. The iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299. It will be available to purchase in the US from September 19 in the US and UK customers can preorder on September 12. iPhone 6 is $199 with 16gb, $299 for 64gb and $399 for 128gb on a two-year contract.
Apple have also launched their new online paying service called Apple Pay. They have described it as the mobile wallet and claim it is encrypted, secure and private. Apple Pay will be built into every iPhone 6.
Apple also announced their new product, the iWatch at the launch. It will work with the iPhone and can also be used as a fitness device. It works using a dial known as a crown on the side, which means you will not obscure the screen while using it.
The watch comes loaded with a scratch-resistant sapphire screen, accelerometer and an S1 chip. Users will have the ability to share photos and something as strange as their own heartbeat using the watch.
And this comes off the back of all these rumours that were spread today.
Apple stated that the iPhone 6 is going to be their most important product since the original iPhone, which left smartphone enthusiasts salivating to find out how the iPhone 6 has improved since the last model.
Rumours circulated online over the details about the iPhone 6. It was speculated that the gadget was likely to set consumers back £549 ($649).
Apple had hinted that they would drastically improve the design for the iPhone 6. The new model was thought to have a slimmer, curvier body that may also be waterproof, such as the Xperia Z3 and the Galaxy S5.
Another big talking point was the display. The smartphone cognoscenti estimated that the iPhone 6 will have a 4.7 inch screen display that is also full 1080p HD. One of the latest rumours was that the iPhone 6 will also be more durable, with some suggesting that the display will be protected by sapphire crystal glass.
Many suspected the iPhone 6 would come with a quad-core A8 processor, a stark improvement over the A7 chip that its predecessor had. The consensus was that it would also run on Apple’s latest operating system, the iOS 8.
One of the major talking points about the iPhone 6 is the camera. The iOS8 operating system gave people the impression that the phone is likely to have an improved camera as well. However, some sources suggested that Apple will stick to its current resolution.