This time of year has been quite popular for tech enthusiasts and anyone needing a phone upgrade. Today is sort of a holiday for Apple fans and investors. You've probably been hearing the rumors of the iPhone 6, maybe you already pre-ordered one. Today the iPhone 6 launches and is available in stores.
Despite past claims from Apple that a 4" screen was more than enough, they've taken a page out of Samsung's playbook this time and are offering two big-screen variations: iPhone 6 (4.7") and the iPhone 6 Plus (5.5"). Even the smaller 4.7" iPhone 6 is much bigger than what iPhone users are normally used to. I have the Samsung Galaxy S3 which has a 4.8" screen, which seemed huge when I upgraded to it from an iPhone 4 a few years back. Trying to use my wife's 4S is ridiculous. It's amazing how you get used to the device you're using, and changing the screen size by fractions of an inch seem drastic.
It's actually funny how many blogs online are trying to help iPhone users decide which model iPhone 6 they want. I've seen a lot of diagrams showing you how far your thumb will reach on each screen :) This isn't anything new to Android smartphones, only Apple. But Apple often makes a big deal about things that have existed in the marketplace for a while.
I think this was a smart move by Apple. I think a lot of former iPhone users were lured over to Android by the bigger screens, and I wouldn't be surprised if you see a lot of people switch back to Apple.
The iPhone 6 has a display resolution of 1334 x 750. The pixel count of 326ppi is the same as the 5S. The contrast ratio is 1400:1, which is almost double than the 5S. The iPhone 6 Plus resolution is 1920 x 1080.
The iPhone 6 and Plus come with the Apple A8 64-bit processor. The camera has new video features like 1080p 60fps, slow motion at 240fps, and time-lapse mode.
Pricing will start at $199 for the 16GB iPhone 6. $299 for the 64GB, $399 for the 128GB. Pricing for the iPhone 6 Plus will start at $299 for the 16GB version, $399 for 64GB, and $499 for 128GB.
Personally I've grown to love the Android operating system, and feel like you have a lot more control over the device. But I must admit I'm intrigued by the iPhone 6. I certainly would never go back to a smaller screen, so now that the size is comparable, it's something to think about.