To create a larger iPhone that’s extraordinarily light, it involved pioneering new display technologies. Every material was carefully selected. Each detail was meticulously designed, engineered, and crafted until iPhone had an incredibly thin, continuous form. From the anodized aluminum and stainless steel to the curve of the polished glass, iPhone 6 is worth its weight in gold, silver, and space gray.
Creating iPhone 6 involved scrutinizing every element and material. That’s how it arrived at a smooth, continuous form. A thinner profile made possible by its thinnest display yet. And intuitively placed buttons. All made with beautiful anodized aluminum, stainless steel, and glass. It’s a thousand tiny details that add up to something big.
The first thing you notice when you hold iPhone 6 is how great it feels in your hand. The cover glass curves down around the sides to meet the anodized aluminum enclosure in a remarkable, simplified design. There are no distinct edges. No gaps. Just a smooth, seamless bond of metal and glass that feels like one continuous surface.
Designing a larger iPhone without making it feel bigger was no small task. It required challenging the idea of “big.” It called for narrowing when the natural inclination was to expand. It meant condensing powerful technologies and making chips smaller and batteries thinner, all while making them more capable. And it meant engineering our thinnest, most advanced Multi‑Touch display. All of which yields a dramatically thin design.
The size of the new, higher-resolution Retina HD displays on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus may be the first thing you notice. But what you experience is so much more. With innovations that deliver higher contrast, dual‑domain pixels for more accurate color at wider viewing angles, and an improved polarizer, these are the thinnest, most advanced Multi‑Touch displays ever made.
The Retina HD display is your window into everything you do on iPhone. So it has to be great. And with full sRGB color standard, higher contrast, and incredible brightness and white balance, it is.
Rather than using traditional methods to create the higher-resolution Retina HD display, Apple developed an advanced process of photo alignment. This involves using UV light to precisely position the display’s liquid crystals so they lay exactly where they should. Better-aligned crystals deliver a superior viewing experience, with deeper blacks and sharper text.
Larger displays make sharing easier. To make sure everyone experiences stunning clarity, the new Retina HD display has dual-domain pixels to enable color accuracy from corner to corner. So movies and photos stay true, even when viewing from wider angles.
iOS 8 was designed to allow your apps to be compatible with the large Retina HD displays on day one. And with new technologies and tools like Swift and Metal, developers will be able to create amazing new apps and games that let you do things you could only imagine before.
iPhone 6 features an A8 chip built on second-generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture. Its incredible power is enhanced by an M8 motion coprocessor that efficiently measures your activity from advanced sensors, including a new barometer. So you can do more, for longer periods of time, with better performance and battery life.
A8 uses an advanced 20-nanometer process. It’s a remarkably small and efficient chip on which two billion transistors deliver incredible performance with up to 50 percent more energy efficiency than the A7 chip.
The iSight camera in iPhone 6 features an Apple-designed video encoder and image signal processor built into the A8 chip. They support advanced camera and video features, like new Focus Pixels, better face detection, continuous autofocus, and enhanced noise reduction, so it’s easier to shoot higher-quality photos and videos.
To get the greatest graphics performance out of the A8 chip and iOS 8, Apple introduced Metal — a new technology that lets developers create highly immersive console-style games on iPhone. Metal is optimized to allow the CPU and GPU to work together to deliver detailed graphics and complex visual eﬀects. So every imaginary world you visit will feel much more realistic.
When you’re in motion, the M8 motion coprocessor continuously measures data from the accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, and a new barometer. This offloads work from the A8 chip for improved power efficiency. And now those sensors do even more, measuring your steps, distance, and elevation changes.
The barometer senses air pressure to determine your relative elevation. So as you move, you can keep track of the elevation you’ve gained. It can even measure stairs climbed or hills conquered.
The accelerometer can measure your distance for walking and running. And by using GPS to calibrate for your running stride, the sensor more accurately captures your movement.
In addition to knowing whether you’re on the move or stationary, M8 works with the gyroscope to detect when you’re driving. It also kicks into action when you’re taking panoramic photos or playing games that react to your movement.
Every day, people take more photos with iPhone than with any other camera. That’s because the iSight camera makes it so remarkably easy. Now, in addition to its large 1.5-micron pixels and ƒ/2.2 aperture, the world’s most popular camera is packed with new technologies to help everyone take more great photos.
To make it just as easy to shoot amazing video, we added new features like the option to capture 1080p HD at 60 fps, 240-fps slo-mo, and time-lapse video. And you can shoot HD video and then watch the stunning results on the large Retina HD display.
|Dual Camera||Yes (1.2 MP HD Front Facing Camera)|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Screen Size||4.7 inches|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Camera Pixel||8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus (1.5µm pixel size)|
|Camera Flash||Yes, Dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Processor Type||1.4 GHz Dual Core Cyclone (ARM v8-based) Apple A8 Chipset|
|Color Display||Yes, 16M|
|Resolution||750 x 1334 pixels (326 ppi)|
|Video Recorder||[email protected], [email protected]|
|Web Browser||HTML (Safari)|
|Internal Memory||128 GB|
|Talk Time||Up to 14 hours|
|Standby Time||Up to 250 hours|
|Dimension||138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm|