In an exciting announcement, Apple made an official announcement on its Indian website that it will be launching the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in India on October 17 this year.
It is really a smart move by the tech giant to introduce these two smart gadgets in middle of festive season in the country. Along with India, Apple plans to launch the gadgets in 114 other countries as well. Fans of the brand will be really excited to get their hands on the new iPhones as soon as possible. Here we bring you a closer look at the details of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
According to latest leaked images unlike glassed backed iPhone 5S, the new gadgets will have unibody anodized aluminium chassis which will be available in gold silver and space gray variants. Other specifications about the design are still to come but all aluminium chassis definitely mean excess durability.
As per the leaks the size of new iPhone 6 will be 4.7” measuring 138.1 x 67 x 6.9mm and weighing around 129 g. Talking about the iPhone 6 Plus it will have screen size of 5.5” and dimensions of 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1mm and weighs 172g.
The larger size was almost obvious about the new iPhones but the material and resolution was always a concern. The revelation is that iPhone 6 Plus will come with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with Full HD video.
On the other side the iPhone 6 comes with a 1334 x 750 pixel resolution with depth of 1080p with a strong contrast ratio of 1400:1.
In both the displays we think the touted sapphire display will be missing. There will be some “Ion-strengthened glass” use in display.
The larger iPhone 6 Plus can display homescreen in portrait as well as landscape mode. Already Apple iPad apps are making thing easier for horizontal views but there will be third party developments as well. According to the company there will be ‘desktop class scaler’ for better handling of apps in these two devices.
Camera is one of the important aspects of any iPhone. With the new devices, the brand has not broken its commitment to not to join the MP race and continues with 8MP cameras in both iPhone 6 and iPhone Plus as earlier.
However developments are made on the sensor front with both the gadgets having an f/2.2 aperture. The difference is that iPhone 6 Plus comes with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) while iPhone 6 has old digital image stabilisation. Front Facing cameras in both the devices are of 1.2 MP with HDR mode, improved face detection and burst mode.
For video recording both the gadgets offer 1080p video recording at 30fps and 60fps.
Finally Apple has launched the much talked 128 GB can be seen with these devices.
For iPhone 6, in this segment there is little improvement as compared to iPhone 5S. It provides 50 hours of audio play, 11 hours video play and WiFi browsing for 11 hours. As far as 3G browsing is concerned it provides 10 hours of battery backup for the same.
However iPhone 6 Plus brings in a new level of battery with 80 hours audio, 14 hours of video, 24 hours of 3G talk time and 12 hours of 3G browsing backup along with 16 days of standby.
Availability and Price
There is still no clue about the pricing of the devices, but it is expected that iPhone 6 can be placed around $199 as well as iPhone 6 Plus will be tagged around $299.
Therefore if you are diehard fan of Apple or iPhone then this is your time to gear up for these devices.