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New iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are easier to repair

Gregg Keizer | Sept. 22, 2014
iPhone 6's battery 16 percent more powerful than last year's iPhone 5S, says iFixit.

In the two years since the debut of the iPhone 5, Apple has boosted the battery of its flagship — this year's iPhone 6, more akin to the 2012 model than the super-sized 6 Plus — by 26%.

Apple claimed that the iPhone 6 Plus will provide 24 hours of talk time, 384 hours of standby, up to 12 hours of Internet use over LTE, and as much as 14 hours of video playback. The less-expensive iPhone 6's numbers, said Apple, were 14 hours of talk time, 250 hours on standby, 10 hours over LTE and 11 hours of video playback.

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus went on sale today at Apple's retail stores and other outlets in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the U.K. Lines were very long at some Apple stores, according to financial analyst Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald, who did spot checks in New York City today.

"Our visits to Apple stores in NYC this morning highlighted lines that we would describe as unprecedented relative to our checks in recent years," White wrote in a note to clients Friday. He estimated lines were 30% to 50% larger than last year.

 

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