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Apple unveils iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with Retina HD display, A8 processor and iOS 8
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
The new models have 4.7- and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, 64-bit A8 processors and come loaded with iOS 8, while their prices start at $199 USD and $299 USD.

Apple has finally taken the wraps off two new iPhone handsets and they are mostly as expected. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are considered by Apple to be "the biggest advancements in iPhone history" and feature "an all-new dramatically thin and seamless design."

These are the highlights of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus:

  • Processor: 64-bit A8 with M8 coprocessor that continuously tracks motion data without draining the battery
  • Memory/Storage: 1 GB RAM (not confirmed); 16 GB, 64 GB or 128 GB
  • Display: 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch multitouch IPS with 1,334X750 pixels or 1,920X1,080 pixels
  • Cameras: 1.2 MP front FaceTime HD, 8 MP back iSight with Full HD 60 fps video recording
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, 4G LTE, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, iBeacon microlocation
  • Operating system: iOS 8
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.28 pounds or 0.38 pounds; 5.44X2.64X0.27 inches or 6.22X3.06X0.28 inches

Both handsets feature a fingerprint identity sensor located on the Home button and are thinner than the iPhone 5S. Prices start at $199 USD for the 16 GB iPhone 6 and $299 USD for the 16 GB iPhone 6 Plus. The 64 GB versions cost $100 USD more, while the 128 GB ones are $200 USD more expensive than their 16 GB siblings.

All the prices above apply when purchasing the phone with a two-year contract. Pre-orders start on September 12.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-09-10 (Update: 2014-09-11)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.