Iphone 6 specifications: More facts about Apple Iphone 6

new-iphone-6The iPhone 6 is a smartphones designed by Apple Inc. iPhone 6 is part of the iPhone series.The iPhone 6 serve as successors to the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S.

The iPhone 6 include a number of changes over is predecessor, including models with larger 4.7 displays, a faster processor, upgraded cameras, improved LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity and support for a near field communications-based mobile payments offering.

In this post, we’ll be reviewing the Apple iPhone 6. If you’ve always wanted to know more about iPhone 6 to decide whether to buy it or not, this brief post will give you all the information you need to make a well-informed decision.

Now, let’s roll into the world of Apple’s iPhone 6.

Hardware

The design of the iPhone 6 is influenced by that of the iPad Air with a glass front that is curved around the edges of the display, and an aluminum rear that contains two plastic strips for the antenna. iPhone 6 come in gold, silver, and “space gray” finishes. The iPhone 6 has a thickness of 6.9 millimetres (0.27 in), iPhone 6 is thinner than the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, with the iPhone 6 being Apple’s thinnest phone to date. The most significant changes to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are its displays; both branded as “Retina HD Display” and “ion-strengthened”, the iPhone 6 display is 4.7 inches in size with a 16:9 resolution of 1334×750 (326 PPI, minus one row of pixels), while the iPhone 6 Plus includes a 5.5-inch 1920×1080 (1080p) display (401 PPI). The displays use a multiple-domain LCD panel, dubbed “dual-domain pixels”; the RGB pixels themselves are skewed in pattern, so that every pixel is seen from a different angle. This technique helps improve the viewing angles of the display.

To accommodate the larger physical size of the iPhone 6, the power button was moved to the side of the phone instead of the top to improve its accessibility. The iPhone 6 features a 6.91 Wh (1810 mAh) battery, while the iPhone 6 Plus features a 11.1 Wh (2915 mAh) battery. Unlike the previous model, the rear-facing camera is not flush with the rear of the device, and has a slight “bulge” around the lens. It has a dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone processor (ARM v8-based).

Software

iPhone 6 shipped is pre-loaded originally with iOS 8.0 while the current iOS is 9.2 which was released on  December 8, 2015. while the iPhone 5S shipped pre-loaded with iOS 7. Apps are able to take advantage of the increased screen size in the iPhone 6  to display more information on-screen; for example, the Mail app uses a dual-pane layout similar to its iPad version when the device is in landscape mode on the iPhone 6 Plus. As it uses an identical aspect ratio, apps designed for the iPhone 5, 5C, and 5S can be upscaled for use on the iPhone 6. To improve the usability of the devices’ larger screens, an additional “Reachability” gesture was added; double-tapping the Home button will slide the top half of the screen’s contents down to the bottom half of the screen. This function allows users to reach buttons located near the top of the screen, such as a “Back” button in the top-left corner

Design

If there’s any aspect Apple never disappoints in, it’s design. The iPhone 6’s full glass and aluminium construction makes it one of the most gorgeous smartphones ever made. If you’ve loved the design of previous Apple smartphones, then you’ll love the iPhone 6 even more.

Some of the buttons and switches have been moved or redesigned due to the increased size. The round volume buttons have been replaced with long metal ovals, while the sleep/wake button has been moved from the top to the right side. This will save you from having to stretch your finger to the top of the device to get it “asleep” and “awake”.

The iPhone 6 is 6.9mm thick—and that’s just ultra slim! It’s so slim that the device had to incorporate an unorthodox antenna design. In addition, the camera assembly couldn’t fit into the thin frame, so Apple allowed the camera lens to bulge out a bit. But we think both issues are quite forgivable.

Overall, Apple over-delivered on the design, and the feel, fit, and finish are unmatched.

Display

The 4.7-inch display explains why the iPhone 6 had to be slightly bigger than its predecessors. The display has a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels, which actually means the same 326ppi pixel density as the iPhone 5s. However, Apple has called the new retina screen “Retina HD”. We really don’t know what that means, but we’re sure it would be a great plus to the iPhone 6’s display.

Although the iPhone 6’s 326ppi pixel density isn’t the best in the market at the moment, the display is bright and crisp, and the content appears as though it’s stuck on the glass rather than under it. And that’s awesomely amazing! The viewing angles and contrast ratio are greatly improved as well.

Performance and memory

The Apple iPhone 6 runs on the new Apple iOS 8, which was announced just two days before the phone’s launch. The device packs Apple’s new 64-bit, 1.2GHz A8 processor, which is even more powerful than the A7 processor featured in the iPhone 5s. In terms of performance, the processor matches well with those of other top-rated smartphones in the market at the moment.

The A8 processor is “assisted” by a new version of the M7 co-processor, called the M8. It determines when you’re walking, cycling, and running. It also estimates distance and elevation. So, in case you’re wondering, the iPhone 6’s ability to detect it when you’re running up the stairs is due to the barometer sensor in the M8.

Though disappointing it might be that the iPhone 6 packs 1GB or RAM, as with its predecessors, the efficiency of the A8-M8 processor combo makes the 1GB of RAM sufficient to make the iPhone 6 one of the fastest smartphones ever made.

As for storage capacity, the device comes in 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB variants. There’s no 32GB model.

Camera

The iPhone 6 cameras have been improved, though the specs are not suggestive of this fact. The rear camera is still 8MP, but it still has a True Tone dual-LED flash. Its aperture is still f/2.2, and the pixels are still bigger at 1.5 microns.

According to Apple, the sensor is all new, and the iPhone 6 can make even better photographs due to the new autofocus, advanced face detection, and digital image stabilization.

The front-facing FaceTime HD camera also has a new sensor, a better aperture, and it makes better low-light photographs.

Battery

As with previous Apple smartphones, you can’t still see the iPhone 6’s 1,810mAH battery because it’s non-removable. The device has a 3G talk time of 14 hours and HD video playback time of 11 hours. If you ask us, we’d say that’s not spectacular, but it’s not crappy, either.

iphone 6 Specs

Brand:Apple

Model: Iphone 6

Operating system: iOS 8, upgradable to iOS 9.2

Dimensions: 138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm

Chipset: Apple A8

CPU: Dual-core 1.4 GHz Typhoon (ARM v8-based)

GPU: PowerVR GX6450 (quad-core graphics)

Weight: 129g

Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold

Display features

Display Size: 750 x 1334 pixels, 4.7inch (~326 ppi)

Display features: IPS capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Multitouch: Yes

Camera

Primary camera: 8 MP, f/2.2, 29mm, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

Secondary camera : 1.2 MP, f/2.2, 31mm, 720p@30fps, face detection, HDR, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

Video: 1080p@30fps

Features: 1/3″ sensor size, 1.5 µm pixel size, touch focus, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, HDR         (photo/panorama)

Storage

Internal memory: 16/64/128 GB, 1 GB RAM DDR3

External memory (card slot): No

Messaging

SMS: Yes (threaded view)

MMS:Yes

Email: Yes

IM: Yes

Battery

Battery capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 1810 mAh battery (6.9 Wh)

Standby: Up to 250 h (3G)

Talk time: Up to 14 h (3G

Music Play: Up to 50 h

SIM Card

SIM: Nano-SIM

Internet & Connectivity

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot

Bluetooth: v4.0, A2DP, LE

Infrared Port: No

USB: v2.0, reversible connector

Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps

Network Support

2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – A1549 (GSM), A1549 (CDMA), A1586 CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – A1549 (CDMA), A1586

3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – A1549 (GSM), A1549 (CDMA), A1586 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – A1549 (CDMA), A1586 TD-SCDMA 1900 / 2000 – A1586

4G: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900),13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700) – A1549 GSM, A1549 CDMA

LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – A1586

Entertainment

Alert Type: Vibration, proprietary ringtones

Radio: No

Loudspeaker: Yes

3.5mm jack:Yes

Navigation

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS

Sensor

Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Other Features

– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– iCloud Keychain
– TV-out
– Maps
– Audio/video player/editor
– Organizer
– Document viewer/editor
– Photo viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial/command
– Predictive text input.

Pricing and Availability

Iphone 6 and other iphone 6 series are presently available on Kara Nigeria and the price starts from N152,000. We deliver right to your doorstep, and you have the option of paying when you receive your order (cash on delivery).

Opeyemi Omojoro is a content creator at Royal Coast Technologies. He is a passionate and creative writer who knows his onion in the online marketing environment.