After months of speculation, leaks, rumors and even more leaks, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has just been announced, and below, we’ve got the official details of what you can expect from Apple’s latest and greatest smartphone.
Features and Specs
As we expected, the iPhone 6 features an all-new design, and ties itself nicely with the leaks that we’ve seen so far. From the protruding camera, to the iPad mini / iPad touch like design, it’s without a doubt the most beautiful handset we’ve seen to date from Apple.
Apart from the new aesthetics, the device is just 6.9mm thick, making it the thinnest iPhone yet. And just like the iPhone 5s, the iPhone 6 also features an anodized aluminum back, and gives up the glass strips on top and bottom, opting for a full metal design on the rear.
The display of the iPhone 6 features a resolution of 1134×750, making it a modest upgrade over last year’s iPhone 5s and 5c. Though there’s nothing earth shattering about this particular resolution, but we expected Apple’s 4.7-inch flagship to carry at least a full-HD 1080p display.
The new 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will be powered by Apple’s second-generation 64-bit processor, which is aptly being dubbed as the A8 by Apple. And with over 2 billion transistors, Apple has managed to make this chip 13% smaller than what is found inside the first-generation A7 chip.
In terms of performance, the new A8 chip is 25% faster than the A7, and in the graphics department it sees a massive leap of over 50% in performance. Compare those numbers with the first iPhone that was released back in 2007, we’re seeing a massive leap of 84 times.
Unlike previous iPhones, Apple’s new iPhone 6 features ‘sustained performance’ mode, which ensures that the device does not get hot when it’s being hammered with a ton of tasks. This new technology will be music to ears of those who love to game on their iPhones and iPads.