Apple Officially Announces iPhone 6

Introducing The iPhone 6!

The iPhone 6 is here!

Apple unveiled the latest version of its flagship smartphone on Tuesday, officially branding the device the iPhone 6.

The phone features a new Retina HD Display, and comes with a 4.7'' screen.

As expected, the phone also comes in a larger version called the iPhone 6 Plus with a 5.5'' Retina HD Display. This bigger iPhone benefits from a special one-handed mode.

Both phones feature Apple's 64-bit A8 chip, and an M8 next-generation motion coprocessor. This extra processing power makes the new iPhone 84-times faster than the original iPhone.

When it comes to battery life, both devices offer improved performance over the previous iPhone, the iPhone 5s:

iphone battery life

The iPhone 6 features 150 Mbps LTE technology and VoLTE for clearer-sounding phone calls as well as simultaneous voice and data transmission. Faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi comes standard on the devices, as well as Wi-Fi calling, allowing phone calls using a Wi-Fi connection rather than a cellular network. T-Mobile will be the first U.S. carrier to allow the new Wi-Fi calling feature.

The phone's optics include an improved 8MP iSight camera on both models. The camera can capture 1080p video at 30 fps or 60 fps, and slo-mo video at 120 fps or 240 fps.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will feature Apple's new iOS 8 software and will come in multiple colors: Gold, Silver and Space Gray. Both models come equipped with the new Apple Pay technology for fast purchases using Touch ID.

The phone will be released in the U.S. on September 19th, with pre-orders starting on September 12th.

In terms of pricing, the phones will be available with a standard two-year cellular contract in three configurations each:

16GB (iPhone 6, $199 -- iPhone 6 Plus, $299)
64GB (iPhone 6, $299 -- iPhone 6 Plus, $399)
128GB (iPhone 6, $399 -- iPhone 6 Plus, $499)

With a two-year contract, the previous generation iPhone models will be available as follows:

iPhone 5c (8GB): Free
iPhone 5s starting at $99

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