iphone-6

Apple has just announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, two new models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, and packed with some new technologies in an all-new thin design.

iPhone 6 features a 4.7-inch display with 1334 x 750 resolution (38 percent more viewing area than iPhone 5s), while iPhone 6 Plus features an even bigger 5.5-inch display with 1920 x 1080 resolution (88 percent more viewing area and nearly three times the pixels than iPhone 5s.)

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus include: the A8 chip with second generation 64-bit architecture; improved iSight and FaceTime HD cameras; ultrafast wireless technology VoLTE and Apple Pay, a new mobile payment system:

Users can pay securely and conveniently in stores by simply holding the phone near the contactless reader while keeping a finger on Touch ID; there is no need to unlock your iPhone or launch an app.

With Apple Pay, you can also make one-touch purchases within apps, without having to enter credit card or shipping information. All payment information is kept private, encrypted and stored securely in the Secure Element, a chip inside the new iPhones.

Both models include the M8 motion coprocessor that gathers motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and the new barometer, which senses air pressure to provide relative elevation.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus include iOS 8 with new Messages and Photos features, QuickType keyboard, a new Health app, Family Sharing and iCloud Drive.

Pricing and Availability

iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space gray, and will be available in the US for $199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 64GB model and for $399 for a new 128GB model (with a two-year contract).

iPhone 6 Plus comes in the same colors and will be available in the US for $299 for the 16GB model, $399 for the 64GB model and $499 for the new 128GB model (with a two-year contract.)

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK beginning on Friday, September 19, and customers can pre-order both models beginning on Friday, September 12.