The iPhone 6 is a powerful smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. Apple iPhone 6 smartphone is part of the iPhone series announced on September 9, 2014, and released on September 19, 2014.
The iPhone 6 serves as successors to the iPhone 5S and were themselves replaced as flagship devices of the iPhone series by the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus on September 9, 2015. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus include larger 4.7 and 5.5 inches (120 and 140 mm) displays, a faster processor, upgraded cameras, improved LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity and support for a near field communications-based mobile payments offering.
The iPhone 6 is slightly slimmer at 6.9 mm thickness, which is still slimmer compared to the 7.6 mm thickness of the iPhone 5S.
iPhone 6 comes with the usual round edged design with the home button housing the TouchID fingerprint sensor and an anodized aluminum back. However, the sides are now curved rather than flat.
The standard Apple logo is created from stainless steel inlay. iPhone 6 is available in three different colors: silver, gold and space grey. Apple also moved the power button from the top to the side.
The new smartphone comes with a new processor, the Apple A8 chip. The A8 is a 64-bit chip like the A7, but promises 50% faster graphics and 25% faster processor, which should make iPhone 6 run more smoothly on iOS 8.
The more recent iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus offers A10 Fusion chip, which Apple claims is twice as fast as the A8 chip.
iPhone 6 comes with a bigger display, stepping up from the 4.0-inch screen. It features a 4.7-inch display IPS display, but retains the 326 pixel-per-inch Retina resolution with 750 x 1334 pixels.
iPhone 6 comes with the same 8 megapixels rear camera, but with obvious improvements for better and faster photos. The camera features a dual-LED flash and HDR with 1080p HD video recording. iPhone 6 features a 1.2 megapixels camera with 720p HD recording.
Apple now offers a 4-inch iPhone SE if you prefer a more compact design.
Aside the bigger display the other major talking point of the iPhone 6 is its support of NFC and the incorporation of the Apple Pay mobile payment service, which will enable you make payments at local stores and services with just a tap.
Apple Pay is limited to the United States for now with over 220,000 merchants already on board.
You can store Visa, MasterCard, and AMEX cards on your iPhone 6 and easily make payments with a simple tap at local stores without sharing details.
AirPlay Mirroring, photos, audio, and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)
Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG‑4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M‑JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.
iPhone 6 launched initially in eight countries (United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, Japan, and Singapore) on September 19, 2014 though preorders opened September 12. iPhone 6 is available in 16GB, 64GB or 128GB models. Price starts at 539 GBP.
iPhone 6 Price in Ghana ranges from 2,045GHS to 3,299GHS depending on your location and built-in storage.
|Release date||September 2014|
|Dimensions (mm)||138.10 x 67.00 x 6.90|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||1810|
|Colours||Silver, Gold, Space Gray|
|Screen size (inches)||4.70|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||326|
|Processor make||Apple A8|
|Rear flash||Dual LED|
|Operating system||iOS 8.0|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.20|
|Number of SIMs||1|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|