All you need to know about the iPhone 6.
Apple has laid to rest months of speculation by unveiling not one but two models of iPhone 6 – one larger than the other, but both significantly bigger than the existing device.
The company also launch the long-awaited Apple Watch, a wrist-mounted smart device that works in conjunction with the phone.
The iPhone 6 is just 6.9mm deep, making it the slimmest handset Apple has ever made. Its bigger brother, which will be called the iPhone 6 Plus, is 2mm thicker.
The new models look indistinguishable from the leaked photos and videos published widely in the past few weeks.
Here’s what we know so far about the iPhone 6:
It will come in two screen sizes, 4.7 inches for the iPhone 6 and 5.5 inches for the iPhone 6 Plus. That compares with the four-inch screen of the iPhone 5S.
The frame of the iPhone 6 will be 6.9mm thick, and the iPhone 6 Plus 7.1mm thick.
The design is a departure from recent models, with rounded sides replacing the sharp-edged, flat-sided iPhone 5S.
The iPhone 6 screen resolution will be 1,334×750 pixels, which Apple describes as Retina HD; the iPhone 6 Plus will feature a full HD resolution of 1,920×1,080 pixels
The screen will be protected by ion-strengthened glass (but not the much-discussed sapphire crystal)
The iPhone 6 has improved camera specs, with an eight megapixel sensor, a new focusing system and slow-motion video at 240 frames per second. The iPhone 6 Plus also has optical image stabilisation.
The larger screen on the Plus model will allow multi-tasking, allowing the user to see an email inbox and message at the same time, for example. The app dock can also be moved to the side of the screen, instead of the bottom.
As expected, the handsets will come a Health app that will integrate with Nike’s fitness app
They will also include a built-in barometer.
Both iPhones will be available from 19 September in the UK, but British prices are yet to be confirmed.
iPhone 6 Price and Battery Life
In the US, on a two year contract the iPhone 6 starts at $199 for the 16GB model, then it’s $299 for 64GB and $399 up front for 128GB of internal storage.
The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will have better battery life than the iPhone 5s in almost every metric, including music playback, video and WiFi browsing.
The two new models will have equal or better battery life than the previous handset in every category, Apple’s Phil Schiller said.
The iPhone 6 will be able to support 50 hours of audio playback – up from 40 hours on the iPhone 5s; 11 hours of video, up from 10 hours with the previous model; and 11 hours of WiFi browsing, also up from 10 hours.
The larger iPhone 6 Plus will support 80 hours of music listening, 14 hours of video, and 12 hours of WiFi browsing.
Can’t wait to see how much it will cost when it reaches our shores in Durban.