Hello to everyone! Darkamon here, ready to give you all the news on the new iPhone presented yesterday during the Keynote 2014.
Apple has finally pull off the curtain on the new models, yes TWO more just as the rumors was spreading around, last months.
The design was discovered before the event, but in this article I’m gonna report all the details relative to the esthetical side and then the hardware.
The revolution in these new iPhones is the bigger display. The first model has a 4.7 inches display and the second 5.5 inches contrarily to the last generations who had a 4 inches display.
iPhone 6 is not just bigger, says Apple: it’s better, from every point of view. Wider, but much more subtle. Powerfull, but more efficient .
Enveloping surface of metal that becomes one with the new Retina display HD. A design in which hardware and software are complementary and integrate seamlessly, creating a new generation of iPhone, “literally the biggest ever created”
To create iPhone 6 has been sifted through every single item, every single material that’s how you got arrived at a form so soft and smooth. A profile even thinner, due to the fact that the display is even thinner. An intuitive layout of the keys, a set of anodized aluminum, stainless steel and glass. A thousand little details that together create something bigger. Indeed, the biggest two things: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
The adjective to define the design of the iPhone 6 is “wraparound”. The phone is indeed smooth and well balanced, the glass curves gently on the sides to become one with the shell in anodized aluminum. There are no sharp edges or grooves, just a continuous surface, a perfect fusion of glass and metal design that translates into more immersive than ever.
Apple has not lost sight of the concept of “essential” to achieve the iPhone 6, “Designing a larger iPhone without making it bulky was a business. We had to put in question the very concept of “great”, and streamline where it seemed natural increase. We have condensed complex technologies, created chip smaller and thinner batteries, making it even more powerful. And we designed our Multi-Touch display more advanced and subtle as always.
Despite the larger size, everything is always at your fingertips. Creating together iOS 8 and iPhone 6, Apple has been able to harmonize and software design in detail.
On the smooth surface you can scroll and browse in a more fluid experience, and use the iPhone with one hand is still simple. There are new features such as accessibility that allow you to easily interact with the larger display. Tapping twice the Home button, the entire screen will come down to our thumb, and also move in Safari or Mail is easy: just tap on the screen from left to right to go back, or from right to left to go forward.
To make the iPhone even more convenient and easy to use in daily life, were also redesigned the keys: those of the volume are longer and perfectly integrated in the shell, ergonomic and straightforward to find by touch. And the Sleep / Wake button has been moved to the side, so it is more convenient to reach.
To create a larger iPhone but very light have been reinvented the production technologies of the display. Apple has carefully selected materials and has designed, manufactured and finished every detail meticulously.
Retina Display HD
For the first time, the iPhone is available in two new sizes: iPhone 6 Retina Display HD has a 4.7″ and a resolution of 1334 x 750, and offers 38% more viewing area than the iPhone 5s, while iPhone 6 Plus has a Retina Display HD still larger, 5.5 “and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, for a display area greater than 88% and almost three times the pixels of the iPhone 5s.
The Retina Display HD offer advanced technologies, such as a higher contrast for deeper blacks, and pixel dual domain for more accurate colors at wider viewing angles.
How it is the Retina Display HD
On the iPhone 6 will have the opportunity to choose between two display modes: Standard and Expanded View, where all the icons are larger, occupying the same space as the iPhone 5S.
Only on iPhone 6 Plus, you can also enjoy the view in Landscape, to display content differently from SpringBoard to individual applications, occupying most of the space.
No fear for App Store applications, which will be all compatible from day one, with the larger size of the iPhone display 6 and 6 Plus. With Metal and Swift, developers can create applications at the piece of art.
The A8 chip of the iPhone 6 is based on a powerful 64-bit architecture of the desktop level of the second generation. And to make it even more efficient, we think the motion coprocessor M8, which measures the details of your physical activity through sensors, high precision, such as the new barometer.
The new A8 chip is the fastest we’ve ever done. The performance of the graphics and CPU have an edge over those of the A7 chip, to be up to the larger display and all the new features. And the A8 chip also knows how to optimize its energy.
The chip A8 is made with a manufacturing process to 20 nanometers. It is extremely small and efficient, with two billion transistors that provide incredible performance and consume up to 50% less energy than the A7 chip.
A great new features, new big battery. iPhone 6 is designed to be incredibly efficient also in consumption. It means that you can spend a whole day to use the app and new features, without ever losing the charge.
Metal is a new technology that allows developers to create games for iPhone intense and engaging, taking advantage of the incredible graphics performance of the A8 chip and iOS. Thanks to Metal 8, the CPU and GPU work together to give you a perfect graphics since to detail and visual effects more elaborate.
When we move, the coprocessor M8 constantly measures the data collected from the accelerometer, the compass, gyroscope and the new barometer. So you do not overcharge the A8 chip and energy consumption are reduced. The barometer measures the air pressure to determine the altitude where you are. So you can always keep an eye on the altitude of your location, you’re going up the stairs at home or climbing a mountain peak. And now the sensors are even more capable and precise: count the steps, measure distance and even tell you how high you are.
Photos and Videos
Every day in the world peoples take multiple pictures with the iPhone than with any other camera. Why? Because with the iSight camera is really easy to photograph. Today, the 1.5-micron pixel and diafram opening ƒ / 2.2, the most popular camera in the world adds many new technologies that will make the photo more beautiful.
The iSight camera has a new sensor fitted to a Focus Pixels auto focus faster, so it’s even easier to instantly capture the best moments and funny. iPhone 6 Plus also offers a technology for optical image stabilization, which compensates for camera shake in low light conditions and works in harmony with iOS 8 to reduce blur caused by subject movement.
The high-definition video of the iPhone has been improved with faster frame rates up to 60 fps for 1080p video and up to 240 fps for slow motion, as well as continuous autofocus, video stabilization and film-quality video in time-lapse. The FaceTime HD camera is now able to capture over 80% more light thanks to a new sensor, a larger aperture f / 2,2 and new advanced features, including continuous shooting mode and the video HDR. Ideal for Selfie.
You can also take panoramic pictures in high resolution up to 43MP. And with the auto exposure dynamics, each image will always appear in its best light.
With download speeds in excess of 4G LTE network up to 150 Mbps, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus allows you to browse, download and play streaming content faster. The new iPhone also support high-quality voice calls over LTE (VoLTE) in addition to calls via Wi-Fi. With this service, it will be done automatically switch from WiFi network call to the call as soon as we reach an area where we are covered by WiFi, thus making the call free of charge. With support for up to 20 wireless LTE bands, more than any other smartphone in the world, with the new models is even easier to take advantage of high-speed networks around the world. Both the iPhone include technology Wi-Fi 802.11ac with speeds up to 433 Mbps (3 times faster than the previous year), as well as Bluetooth 4.0.
Security and Payments
Apple has invested a long time on safety, developing the Touch ID, sensor fingerprint recognition with iOS 8 which we also use in other applications or for the management of mobile payments. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in fact, introduced for the first time, Apple Pay, an easy way to make secure payments for purchase of goods and services in shops or app with a simple touch. Users can pay safely and practicality approaching the phone to the contactless reader and keeping your finger on the Touch ID without having to open or unlock the iPhone app. Pay with Apple, you can also purchase one-touch directly in the app, without entering the data of your credit card or shipping. All payment information will remain confidential, encrypted and stored safely in the secure chip, a chip in the new iPhone.
The new iPhone come standard with iOS 8, the most important release ever since the launch of the App Store: The operating system provides a user experience more simple, responsive and intuitive, as well as new features such as keyboard QuickType, a new Health app, and the sharing option in Family and iCloud Drive. With over 4,000 new APIs, iPhone OS 8 allows developers to customize the user experience even further with important functions for expansion and solid framework as HealthKit and HomeKit. In addition, with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus you can access to the revolutionary App Store, which offers more than 1.3 million app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in 155 countries worldwide.
The leather cases designed by Apple will be available in black, powder pink, chestnut, dark blue and red for $ 45 to $ 49 per iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus. The silicone in black, blue, pink, green, white and red will have a suggested retail price of $ 35 to $ 39 per iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus through the Apple Online Store, Apple Retail Store, and some Apple Authorized Resellers.
Pricing and Availability
iPhone 6 is available in gold, silver or space gray and will be available in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the United Kingdom from Friday, September 19 and customers can pre-order both models starting from Friday, September 12. In Italy, however, the launch is scheduled for September 26.
iOS 8 will be available as a free software update from Wednesday, September 17.
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