Apple iPhone 6 Preview:
Just like every year, the launch of another iPhone had held the attention of techies and mobile enthusiasts. But this time it had a bit more edge, for Apple had released an iPhone which was ‘big.’
The ergonomics are taken to another level with this classy block of metal and glass. It’s no doubt the slimmest iPhone, and also defies its real weight-126g- by feeling exceptionally light. The way the 8MP camera captures moments is just sterling, with vibrant colours and detailed images, owing to the wider aperture and lightning-fast focus lock. You can now manually set the exposure.
iPhone 6 is Apple’s biggest advancement in iPhone history, featuring a stunning 4.7-inch Retina HD display, and packed with innovative technologies in an all-new dramatically thin and seamless design.
The winner feature, however, is the display. At 1334 x 750 pixels, the resolution is pretty great, if not on par with the insane QuadHD resolutions of today’s Android phones. The 4.7” screen also provides great viewing angles and good legibility even in sunlight. It’s versatile for all kinds of activities- photography, gaming, work, and reading.
Driven by the dual-core 64-bit A8 processor, iPhone 6 pulls off a stellar performance on a sustained level. In spite of the stingy 1GB RAM, the phone does not lag. The battery is also very long-lasting, leaving some juice in the tank even after a turbo run on the phone. The call quality is also great, with not even a single dropped call in sight.
The M8 motion coprocessor can continuously measure your motion data, even when the device is asleep, saving battery life for fitness apps that use the sensors all day.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus introduce Apple Pay, an easy way to securely pay for physical goods and services in stores or apps with just the touch of a finger.
The FaceTime HD camera now captures over 80 per cent more light with a new sensor, larger f/2.2 aperture and advanced new features including burst mode and HDR video.
iOS, the latest Apple platform, is what runs the iPhone 6. With improved performance and bug fixes, it has also added support for inter-app communication. The keyboard is also slightly different in the landscape mode with several more options. Continuity and Reachability are added features, where the former enables communication between iPhone and other Apple products like iPad and Macbook. Even Siri works more efficiently with a higher recognition of Indian accents and with the new “Hey Siri” command a higher level of touchless control is attained.
iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space grey, and will be available in the UK for a suggested retail price of £539 (£449.17 ex VAT) for the 16GB model, £619 (£515.83 ex VAT) for the 64GB model and, for the first time, a new 128GB model for £699 (£582.50 ex VAT).
Bottom line: if you can afford it, get it. The iPhone 6 is one of the best your money can buy.
Apple iPhone 6 Preview