The iPhone 6: Bigger, but is it better?

Yesterday (9 Sept) saw Apple launch the latest in mobile technology, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in California, USA.

These new smartphones from Apple are slimmer than its predecessors at 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches.


Tim Cook, Apple’s current CEO, calls it the “the biggest advancement in the history of iPhone”. It will also come in silver, space grey and gold, and will be available to purchase from September 19 in the USA.

Here in South Africa we’ll have to wait a while before these phones hit our shores unfortunately.

At the unveiling Cook also said “These products have bigger screens and they’re amazing but they’re much better in every single way”.

The phones will be available in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB configurations.

The iPhone 6 has a resolution of 1334 x 750 with 326 pixels per inch, and the 6 Plus had as resolution of 1920 by 1080 and 401 pixels per inch, comparing to 1080 HD resolution.

Apparently battery life on these devices is also much better than the 5S.

With these phones a new payment system has been introduced, called Apple Pay. It is a form of contactless payment which uses Apple’s TouchID technology to verify your identity, enabling you to pay for items conveniently holding the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus near a contactless reader.

These new handsets are the first to be shipped from Apple with the new operating system, iOS 8.

What’s your take on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus? Will you be getting one when it hits South Africa soon?

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Liezl Grobler

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