Sep 12, 2014 1:22 AM GMT
So finally Apple unveiled their latest iPhones which btw will go on pre-order at midnight today. They will go on sale at their retail stores next Friday September 19th. So whats new?
First off it seems like Apple will be slowly moving away from the 4.0" screen size, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ feature a 4.7 and 5.5 display respectively. The iPhone 6 doesnt not really feel that big, since they trimmed the bezels a bit. The iPhone+ however IS big, if you dont have big hands youre better off with the 6. In perspective the 6+ feels a bit less wide as the Galaxy Note 3 and its a few millimetres thinner(the Note 3 is actually pretty thin). Both iPhones are much thinner with rounded sides and the home button was moved to the right side to facilitate usage.
This pic can give you a good idea about the size of these two iPhones compared to the 5S:
Feature wise, both iPhones are near identical in terms of specs, better camera, better processor, better GPU, better FPS for video recording, and more importantly they will feature Apple Pay which allows you to set up all your credit cards and debit cards under passbook. This will enable users to be able to pay with their phones at any retail with NFC terminals. It is actually the most secure digital payment system today, since Apple refuses to collect your credit card data and instead it saves a security token to authorize payment kind of like the chip cards used in Europe and Canada. To pay just get your phone close enough to the NFC terminal, scan your finger print(or pin number) for confirmation that's it.
Also they increased the capacity this time around, the bottom line stays at 16GB but the next upgrade level is 64GB with next one being at 128GB for both phones. Battery life is considerably better as well.
I will be getting the 6+ with 64GB. Cant wait