iPhone 6 is Apple’s big bet on the future of its smartphone

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There isn’t much to write home about the iPhone 6 other than that it is bigger, faster, lighter and generally better than its predecessor the iPhone 5s. Thanks to the presence of the towering iPhone 6 Plus, the iPhone 6 is just your traditional yearly iPhone upgrade and on paper it does a good job of being just that.

It is the thinnest of the two iPhones unveiled by Apple at just 6.9 mm thick and retains the aluminium design of the 5s just like the bigger iPhone does. Almost every other technical specification falls in the shadow of the 6 Plus. Like the battery for instance. The 4.7 inch screen has an oleophobic coating so that it won’t be a fingerprint magnet. And yes, the rumour mill’s insistence on a sapphire display never panned out.

LTE roaming, Voice Over LTE and Wi-Fi calling are all supported thanks to the new A8 chip that Apple tells us will perform much better than the iPhone 5s’ A7 chip. In other connectivity options, Apple is moving to the 802.11 ac standard to improve speeds upto three times faster. Not that we’ve not seen such in a phone before, you can count till you exhaust the fingers on your hand the number of Android devices with the feature but hey, this is Apple and it matters!

Here are its specifications:

  • Size: 138.2 x 67.1 x 6.9 mm
  • Display: 4.7 inch (1334 x 750 pixels… 326 ppi) IPS LCD
  • Processor: A8
  • Memory: same options as iPhone 6 Plus
  • Battery: 1800 mAh
  • OS: iOS 8
  • Others: Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, Wi-Fi calling
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