The sixth generation of Apple’s immensely popular iPhone mobile smartphone. The iPhone 6 made its official debut in September 2014, following the iPhone 5S as the company’s latest, greatest smartphone device.
The iPhone 6 was joined upon its release by a new version of the iPhone, the iPhone 6 Plus, which serves as a larger version of the iPhone 6 that fits into the increasingly popular phablet category.
Both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus are larger in size than previous generation iPhones, with the iPhone 6 sporting a new “Retina HD” 4.7-inch display with 1334×750 resolution and the iPhone 6 Plus delivering a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Both devices also feature a Sapphire glass front that curves slightly around the edge and that is claimed to be shatterproof and water-resistant.
New Features in the iPhone 6
In terms of other new features, the iPhone 6 adds a faster A8 64-bit processor, support for 150 Mbps LTE as well as 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Calling, an updated 8MP iSight camera, and support for the new iOS 8 operating system, which includes the new Apple Pay mobile payments service (along with a Near Field Communication antenna for long-awaited NFC support).
The iPhone 6 devices are also designed to integrate seamlessly with another new product from Apple, the Apple Watch wearable device, which is expected to be available for purchase in early 2015.
Pricing for the iPhone 6 starts at $199 for the 16GB iPhone 6 model and scales up to $399 for the 128GB edition. iPhone 6 Plus prices start at $299.