With its 4.7” screen, it towers over its predecessors, but its softly curved edges ensure it’s still sleek and easy to use. Surprisingly, it’s only slightly heavier than the iPhone 5S although at 6.9mm thin; perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising at all.
In terms of colours, it’s the usual suspects of Space Grey, Silver and Gold which serve to complement the sophistication that is the iPhone 6. It is unfortunate that the chic metallic back panel is broken up by two, radio enhancing, plastic bands – but it’s a necessary evil that helps improve the overall signal and help to keep you, and your business, connected.
The 4.7inch display of the iPhone 6 has a resolution of 1334×750 pixels, and a 326ppi pixel density. Thanks to the use of scaling, iOS apps will still work on the iPhone 6 even if they haven’t been updated for the larger display, because it’ll simply scale up to fit the new size. If you look really closely you might notice the difference but the apps will still work in the same way.
Super speed and smart ideas
Lurking beneath the surface of the iPhone 6 is Apple’s new, 64-bit A8 processor, which is 13% smaller that its predecessors and designed to be 50% more power efficient.
The M8 co-processor works with the iPhone 6 to determine when you’re running, cycling and running and, thanks to the new barometer sensor, can estimate distance and elevation.
Another super cool feature is the inclusion of NFC, meaning mobile payments are coming to iPhone. It is expected that it will work with Apple’s Touch ID technology to process payments quickly and securely, a massive bonus to any busy businessman.
A camera that packs a punch
The camera has been improved in the iPhone 6, though you might not realise it if you simply look at the specs. The rear camera is 8Mp, with a True Tone dual-LED flash, its aperture is f/2.2 and the pixels are 1.5 microns.
An all new sensor means with new autofocus, advanced face detection and digital image stabilisation features will mean improved photographs.
There’s also an even slower slo-mo feature that can shoot at 240 frames per second, so when running that clip at one-eighth of the speed of normal video you’ll get some impressive slow motion results, improved even more so by the better video stabilization.
The front-facing FaceTime HD camera has a new sensor, a better aperture and better low-light photographs. It’s also able to use the Burst mode and HDR.
The Verdict: Apple has leapt forward with the iPhone 6 – one of the best phones it’s ever created.
Retina HD display
4.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
1334×750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
1400:1 contrast ratio (typical)
500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
Full sRGB standard
Dual-domain pixels for wider viewing angles
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front
Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
New 8-megapixel iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels
1080p HD video recording (30 fps or 60 fps)
1.2-megapixel photos (1280×960)
Fingerprint identity sensor built into the Home button
802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi Fi
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Assisted GPS and GLONASS
Siri — Use your voice to send messages, set reminders and more
Listen to and identify songs
Height: 138.1 mm (5.44 inches)
Width: 67 mm (2.64 inches)
Depth: 6.9 mm (0.27 inches)
Weight: 129 grams (4.55 ounces)
Talk time: Up to 14 hrs