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Apple introduces iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Anthony Domanico | Sept. 10, 2014
Apple's smartphone gets bigger and biggerer.

Speaking of battery life, the iPhone 6 promises around the same battery life as the 5s, coming in even better than the 5s in some categories; the iPhone 6 Plus offers more battery life still, thanks to a bigger battery.

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus boast more advanced wireless capabilities, offering up to 150 Mbps LTE (compared to 100Mbps on previous models), and also support 802.11ac Wi-Fi. And both models support Wi-Fi phone-calls, with seamless call hand-offs between WiFi and LTE/4G on supporting carriers.

To support its new Apple Pay payment system and easy mobile payments, both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will have an NFC chip, so you can tap your phone to a supported payment terminal to pay for purchases.

Cameras
Both phones sport an 8 megapixel iSight camera on the back with True Tone flash, 1.5 micron pixels, f/2.2 aperture and an all-new sensor. The result should be crisper details and better performance in low-light. The camera has phase-detection autofocus, which should offer even faster automatic focus for pictures and videos. And while the iPhone 6 has digital image stabilization, the iPhone 6 Plus adds optical image stabilization.

Updated at 11:00 am PT with pricing and availability.

Updated at 10:45 am PT with more details.

 

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