iPhone 6 Overview: Quick Facts and Analysis.


 

Apple has unveiled its newest products, the huge iPhone 6 Plus 5.5 inch and slightly smaller iPhone 6 4.7 inch. The event got huge media coverage as what everyone has expected. Unveiled iPhone products which were considered by Apple CEO Tim Cook as the biggest advancement in iPhone history will be available for pre-order from September 12.

 

Pricing


 These iPhones will be available in store in Australia starting September 19. The Australian pricing list for these phones are as follows:


 iPhone 6

  •  16GB - $869
  •  64 GB - $999
  •  128GB - $1,129

  iPhone 6 Plus

  •   16 GB - $999
  •   64GB - $1,129
  •   128GB - $1,249

  Hands-Free Technology


 With these announcements made by Apple, car cradle manufacturer Strike Group also announced that their Strike Alpha iPhone 6 cradles are available for shipping starting September 10. Strike Alpha 6 Plus Cradles are available for pre order now and will be shipped not later than September 19.

 

 Strike Alpha Apple iPhone 6 Cradle

 

 The car cradle manufacturer continuously advocates road safety. Thus, making sure to cater to almost all iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users by having different variants of their cradle. The list of variants for Strike Alpha iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are as follows:

 

  •  Standard version - $149
  •  With Strike case - $159
  •  For Otterbox Defender case - $189
  •  For Lifeproof case - $189

 

 These newest iPhone 6 cradles allow users to stay connected through “the most beautiful phone you have ever seen” as how Cook described the two iPhones. Strike aims not only to minimise driver distraction but also to enhance driving experience with its hand-free technology.

  •  Strike Alpha iPhone 6 cradle - $149
  •  Strike Alpha iPhone 6 for Otterbox Case - $189
  •  Strike Alpha iPhone 6 for LifeProof Case - $189
  •  Strike Alpha iPhone 6 with Strike Case - $159
  •  Strike Alpha iPhone 6 for Official Apple Case - $159
  •  Strike Alpha iPhone 6 Plus - $149
  •  Strike Alpha iPhone 6 Plus for Official Apple Case - $159

 

What's New


 

Thinner and Tougher Screen



The new iPhone has a tougher screen with its unique “ion strengthened” glass. It is also much thinner and lighter than its predecessor. The iPhone 6 is 6.9mm thin and 7.1mm for iPhone Plus.

 

Faster iPhone



Apple uses A8 processor that lets the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus perform way better than the iPhone 5s. According to Apple, it can be 84 times much faster than iPhone 5s using a second generation 64-bit chip. The A8 also uses 2 billion transistors doubled from the previous A7 which has 1 billion.

 Apple also mentioned something about “Sustained performance”. Phil Schiller, illustrated this with a chart showing how typical smartphones do vs the iPhone 6 and 6 plus after 20 minutes of use. The a8 is supposed to run smoothly and seamlessly at full power without slowing down. It also has a 25% Faster CPU and up to 50% faster GPU compared to A7 According to Apple.

 

HD Retina Display

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus has a Retina HD Display. It has 1,334 x 750 resolution and 1,920 x 1080 resolution for the iPhone 6 plus. It can run applications, play movies with sharper details and richer colors.

 

8MP Camera with Burst




Both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have camera resolution of 8 megapixels, which is also the same with previous iPhones. What Apple boasts about its camera is it brings phase-detection autofocus to the iPhone which is usually available in DSLR cameras. Apple camera even gets better as they have added new features such as sensor with focus pixels, improved face detection, and exposure control.

 

Better Battery


 

As iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus claim to be the most advanced iPhone in terms of features and apps, these products also allow you to be more efficient this time. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus battery life are expected to last up to 10 and 16 days for standby mode, 14 and 24 hours while using 3G Talk, 10 and 12 hours while using 3G and LTE Browsing, 11 and 12 hours while using Wi-Fi Browsing, 11 and 14 hours while using HD Video, & 50 and 80 hours while using audio.

 What to Expect

 As an Apple fanatic and a tech geek, I’m really looking forward to maximise its use and try out its capabilities. As Tim Cook stated, “iPhone 6 is the biggest advancement in the history of iPhone.” How about you? What do you think? Send your comments and messages on our Facebook page!