Last updated on October 8th, 2017 at 05:53 am
Well it is finally here, Apple have unveiled this years new phones, and after a couple of years of speculation they have finally jumped on the bandwagon of phablet style phones with the iPhone 6 Plus a 5.5-inch, 1080p phone as well as a more pocket friendly 4.7-inch model, the iPhone 6.
Apart from the screen size both phones are basically the same and Apple appears to be pushing the larger model the most.
There are a lot of buzz words describing the new 5.5-inch screen, it is apparently SRGB-accurate, has an ultrathin backlight, photo-aligned IPS liquid crystals, an improved polarizer, and ion-strengthened glass, but basically it is a 1080p screen that has been pretty common place in the Android market for a while now.
The new 64-bit A8 chipset is about 50 percent more energy efficient. and about 25 percent more powerful to boot.
A new M8 coprocessor should also help keep better track of your activity levels, since it can hazard guesses at distance traveled and measure elevation changes for you avid stair-climbers.
There should be 16 hours of standby time out of the 6 Plus, 14 hours of continual video playback and or a full 24 hours of 3G talk time out of the non-removable battery.
Apple have decided to stick with an 8MP camera.
The 6 Plus will cost $299, $399, and $499 for the 16GB, 64GB and 128GB models, respectively with your usual two-year contract. There is no word on UK pricing yet, and there is not a 32GB model.
Overall this looks like a solid upgrade from Apple though there does appear to be a lack of innovation and in general they just seem to be playing chase with some of the Android phones. One thing is for sure though it will be a great success as always