Apple's two new iPhone models -- iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus -- were released on Friday September 19, and both feature a new design and bigger screens. iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch display, and iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5 inch display. Both new iPhones have rounded edges as opposed to the sharper edges of the 5s, and the two-toned glass and aluminum back has been replaced by all aluminum with more subtle plastic antenna breaks. Both models are thinner too. The iPhone 6 measures in at just 6.9mm thin and the iPhone 6 Plus is 7.1 mm.
While the primary difference between the two iPhone models is the physical size, there are some other minor features that set them apart. iPhone 6 Plus has an Optical Image Stabilizer in its camera, slightly better battery life, and has a landscape mode for the home screen much like an iPad. Apps on the iPhone 6 Plus can also take advantage of the additional screen real estate to support a dual pane view while in landscape mode. iPhone 6 Plus is capable of 1080p HD video, while the iPhone 6 resolution can handle 720p HD video.
Both models of the new iPhone have an improved camera. It's still the same 8 Megapixel count as the iPhone 5s, but it has a new sensor with larger 1.5-micron pixels. It has a faster autofocus with "Focus Pixels" that provide the sensor with more information about the image. The camera has improved low-light performance with its ƒ/ 2.2 aperture. It takes better video too -- 1080p HD video at 60 fps, and its capable of shooting 240 fps at 720p for HD slow-mo video. It will continually autofocus depending on what's in the frame, and features cinematic video stabilization.
iPhone 6 features a 64-bit A8 chip with an M8 motion coprocessor that measures activity using the iPhone's sensors, which include a Barometer, accelerometer, and gyroscope. The new A8 processor also uses an advanced 20-nanometer process, which puts two billion transistors on a single chip.
iPhone 6 starts at $199 for the 16GB model, while the iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299. It comes in the same color options as the iPhone 5s, which include Space Grey, Silver, and Gold. The Space Grey model is the only one that has the black bezel, whereas the Silver and Gold have a white bezel on the front. It's available on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile.