The iPhone 6 (32 GB) appeared in April 2017 for 479 euros. With its sleek glass and aluminum design, the iPhone 6 is larger and now offers a 4.7-inch Retina HD multi-touch screen (1334 x 750-pixel resolution at 326 dpi), as opposed to 4 inches with the previous version. The contrast is also improved while the brightness remains the same.
The iPhone 6 (and iPhone 6 Plus) is equipped with the A8 chipset with the M8 coprocessor for sensor management: accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, proximity, brightness and now barometer. The whole thing is still based on 64-bit architecture. If the A8 chip is faster than the A7 chip, it is also more energy efficient. Up to 50%.
8-megapixel iSight camera with Focus Pixels
Few changes to note on the camera side. Apple has remained on the same base and has optimized the technologies it has already integrated into the iPhone 5 / 5C. So it’s still a backlit iSight sensor with 8 megapixels on the back. The lens, protected by sapphire crystal, is still five-element with an aperture at f / 2.2.
The focus is achieved by a new technology called Focus Pixels and inherited from professional photography. This main sensor has a digital stabilizer only and captures video up to Full HD at 60 frames per second and slows down to 240 frames per second, up from 120 previously. The iPhone 6 gains autofocus and image stabilization on video.
On the front side, the FaceTime camera is technically the same as on the previous iPhone. A 1.2-megapixel model opening at f / 2.2. However, some software enhancements have been made such as burst mode and HDR video compatibility.
Faster 4G and Integrated NFC Technology
The iPhone 6 boasts download speeds of up to 150Mbps in 4G LTE and faster Wi-Fi connectivity with 802.11ac with speeds up to 433 Mbps / s and Bluetooth 4.0 technology. The iPhone 6 is also compatible with high-quality Voice over LTE (VoLTE) calls.
Always about connectivities, the iPhone 6 is now compatible NFC, great novelty also that is accompanied by Apple Pay.
Appeared with the iPhone 5S, the Touch ID biometric sensor is still present in the new Home button. It scans your fingerprint to unlock your iPhone, and you can also use it to shop on iTunes or the App Store. A real saving of time in use.
iOS version 8
The iPhone 6 runs on iOS 8 and introduces new features, including the QuickType keyboard, the new Health app, Family Sharing and iCloud Drive.
The arrival of Health, the health-oriented application that compiles the biometric information of the user and realizes a dashboard of his physical activity. An application that must, however, be accompanied by accessories equipped with sensors to power these dashboards.
Family Sharing for managing family multimedia accounts, with integrated parental control. Continuity offers continuity of experience between the Mac, the iPad and the iPhone. This is for all those who are multi-equipped at Apple. Finally, Extensions offers the possibility for developers to create add-ons for some system applications like Photos, Notification Center, Safari, TouchID, iMessage, or even the virtual keyboard.
The iPhone 6 (32GB) is available in Sidereal Gray.