The biggest release of this year so far, but more likely the reason that this is one of the most anticipated product release for over generations of technology and smartphone innovations.
Apple has officially announced the release of it’s latest product range namely the ”iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus and smart watch” technologies as said by the CEO of Apple Tim Cook. The big day happened the 9th of September at a big keynote presentation held at Cupertino featuring full product launch and specification review, we got a chance to round up the new and latest key features of the Apple iPhone 6.
Design and Display
The iPhone 6 will come out with a 4.7-inch LED back-lit display with a 1334 x 750 resolution, with the all new retina HD display. The screen with boast up to 1334 x 750 pixel range which is the same as that of the iPhone 5S. Although iPhone 6 will deliver higher contrast and wider viewing angles than the iPhone 5S and it even features an improved polariser, so that colour’s look more natural when you use it while wearing sunglasses. With the seamless design of the anodized aluminum and stainless steel to the curve of the polished glass which the iPhone 6 is made of, it still manages to pack all the features into a device which is only 6.9mm thin.
The Enormous Power
The iPhone 6 packs in an A8, 64-bit second generation processor and a next-generation M8 motion co-processor too. The iPhone 6 sticks with 1GB of RAM and has a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, compared to the 1.3GHz dual-core iPhone 5S. And because it’s designed to be so power eﬃcient, the A8 chip can sustain higher performance which means you can play graphics-intensive games or enjoy video at higher frame rates for longer than ever. The A8 processor uses an advanced 20-nanometer process. It’s a remarkably small and efficient chip on which two billion transistors deliver incredible performance with up to 50 percent more energy efficiency than the previous A7 chip.
”Say Cheese”, The Camera
The iPhone has not changed much in the camera megapixel as compared to the iPhone 5s, which in this case is the iSight 8MP camera but it came packing with other features and improvements. A new wide angle iSight lens, true tone flash, f/2.2 aperture, greater noise reduction, digital image stabilisation and a 2 x faster autofocus provide even better images. The rear camera can shoot 1080p video and the Slo-mo video mode has been boosted to give you the option to record in either 120 fps or 240 fps. Videos also benefit from continuous autofocus, plus Apple has added a new time-lapse mode to the mix.
The iOS 8 operating system
With the release of the latest iOS 8 system which would be released and available the 17th September, which could be downloaded and updated on the previous iPhone models such as the iPhone 4s, 5, 5C and 5S. The iOS 8 system features tighter Mac OS X Yosemite integration while loosening the restrictions on Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor. This goes a long way to the Passbook-integrated Apple Pay. New software kits also bring once fragmented security and health gadgets together, something that this year’s “one more thing” surprise, the Apple Watch, will takes advantage of in early 2015.
Other New Features
Barometer – The barometer senses air pressure to determine your relative elevation. So as you move, you can keep track of the elevation you’ve gained. It can even measure stairs climbed or hills conquered.
Accelerometer – The accelerometer can measure your distance for walking and running. And by using GPS to calibrate for your running stride, the sensor more accurately captures your movement.
Gyroscope – In addition to knowing whether you’re on the move or stationary, M8 works with the gyroscope to detect when you’re driving. It also kicks into action when you’re taking panoramic photos or playing games that react to your movement.