Today, September 10, 2014 (Philippine Time), Steve Jobs' predecessor, Tim Cook, had introduced both models on a heavily attended press conference at Cupertino, California, U.S.A.
This had ended long rumors and numerous supposedly leaked images of the Apples' next smartphone. What's actually revealing about the press conference is that the Apple CEO had revealed two models instead of the usual introduction of the iPhone's next model.
So what's new with the iPhone 6? Let's talk about the specifications.
Bigger Screen. from the 4.5 inches the iPhone 5 has, iPhone 6 now has 4.7 inches to tap with while the iPhone 6 Plus has 5.5 inches.
Retina HD. This is Apples term for their refreshed Retina Display. It has 326ppi with a 1,334x750-pixel resolution. iPhone 6 Plus that has the higher pixel density on its 1080p HD display.
Outside Look and Feel. Experts said that this new model is grippable to your hand with its mostly curved edges and a thinner body.
Measures. Thickness (or thinness) is 0.27-inch, or 6.9-millimeters as officially measured. It weighs in at 4.55 ounces (129 grams).
Internals. Apple boasts iPhone 6's A8 processor, the second 64-bit chipset, Cook said that it has 50 percent faster graphics and a 25 percent faster processing power. Apple rated this new model to last up to 10 hours over 3G and LTE, and up to 11 hours on Wi‑Fi and video.
Pricing and Availability.
USA: 16GB = $199, 64GB = $299, 128GB = $399 (All for 2 years contract)
UK: 16GB = £539, 64GB = £619, 128GB = £699
It is however not yet definite when would it hit the local shore, but close estimate can be known on September 19, 2014 because Hong Kong is one of the countries where these models will be initially launch. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus's prices in Hong Kong should be somewhere near on the actual price should these models become available on the local market.