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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from Apple

Updated on December 31, 2017
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I have been a College teacher and a journalist. As a freelance content writer, I research the subject to write without prejudice and malice.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus | Source


Both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have more advanced displays which have pushed the edge of design from the seamless transition of glass and metal to the streamlined profile and sleek size.

The single continuous form of new generation iPhones has made the hardware and software to function in perfect unison.

The people became so crazy for the gadget that they even sold their children to acquire it. But the police nabbed the guilty couple. The apple company launched them on 9th September 2014. These next generation phones have surprising features in every detail which have changed the world of mobile phones and have enhanced the experience.

They support fast and advanced Wi-Fi wireless technologies which connect very fast to the networks.

iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6 Plus | Source

Display and Touch Screen

These iPhone s seamlessly meet the new Retina HD display. The display type is LED-back-lit LCD containing 16M colors with display zoom and reach-ability. They support the display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously and have the fingerprint-resistant oleo- phobic coating on the front side.

With full sRGB standard, the typical maximum brightness is up to 500 candelas per square meter. The dual-domain pixels are also provided for the wider viewing angles and the display contrast ratio is 1213 nominal and 3838 in sunlight, which is far better than others.

Both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have Nano- SIM and fingerprint sensor or touch ID on the capacitive touchscreen with options of voice memo or dial or command. The multi-touch screens with an option of display zoom have been made of shatter proof glass containing an oleo phobic coating.


It has the approximate pixel density of 1334 x 750-pixel resolution at 326 PPI and the typical contrast ratio is 1400:1. The 4.7-inch diagonal length the LED-back-lit widescreen has a multi-touch display and the IPS technology.

iPhone6 Plus

It has the approximate pixel density of 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution at 401 PPI and 1300:1 is the typical contrast ratio. Its resolutions have the display size of 1920 x 1080 pixels in 5.5 inches. With 5.5-inch along the diagonal, the LED-back-lit widescreen has a multi-touch display with IPS technology.

Dimensions and Colors

Both the phones of very thin thickness come in Space Gray, Silver and Gold colors with network technology of GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE.


This extra light iPhone 6 weighing 129 grams or 4.55 ounce is simply bigger and grandly better in every respect. The sleek dimensions of the device are 138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm or 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches and the metal surface is very smooth.

iPhone6 Plus

On the other hand, the iPhone 6 Plus weighs 172 grams or 6.07 ounce and has the dimensions of 6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches or 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm.

Touch ID

The fingerprint identity sensor has been built into the home button of the device.

Apple's iPhone 6 Breaks Records, Pre-Order Stock Shortages Caused Inevitable Delays
Apple's iPhone 6 Breaks Records, Pre-Order Stock Shortages Caused Inevitable Delays | Source

The System Requirements

The device requires Apple ID for some features and has an internet access. The syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires the Mac operating system of 10.6.8 or its later version.

The device supports the PC, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP home/professional and Windows Vista with service pack 3 or later. It supports iTunes of 11.4 or the later version.

The Battery Back up

The built-in rechargeable lithium-ion non-removable Li-Po 1810 mAh battery with the power of 6.9 Wh is remarkably power efficient. The standby battery lasts for 250 hours to 384 hours, whereas in talk time and music play mode the battery continues without recharging for 14 hours and 50 hours respectively.

The rating of the life endurance of battery is 61 hours. It could be recharged via USB to computer system or through the power adapter

iPhone 6

Its battery has the talk time up to 14 hours on 3G with the standby time up to 10 days or 250 hours. In the case of internet use, the battery works up to 10 hours on LTE, up to 11 hours on Wi-Fi and up to 10 hours on the 3G browser. The video playback continues up to 11 hours and the audio playback has the time period up to 50 hours.

iPhone 6 Plus

Here the battery has the talk time up to 24 hours on 3G and the standby time up to 16 days or 384 hours. In the case of internet use, the battery works up to 12 hours on LTE, up to 12 hours on Wi-Fi and up to 12 hours on 3G browse. The video playback continues up to 14 hours and the audio playback has the time period up to 80 hours.

Memory and Processor

It has no memory card but is fitted with an internal memory of 16/64/128 GB with 1 GB RAM. It has an HTML 5 Safari Browser with 64-bit architecture.

The CPU and GPU are Dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based) and Power VR GX6450 (quad-core graphics) respectively. The most advanced OS platform is iOS 8, which is upgradable up to iOS 8.1.2.

iPhone in different Colors
iPhone in different Colors | Source

Operating System

The iOS8 has amazing new capabilities and updates for day to day use features. The iOS8 is the biggest iOS release so far. It includes AirDrop, AirPlay, Car Play, Control Center and Family Sharing.

The iCloud Drive, iTunes Radio, Multitasking facilities, notification center, Quick Type keyboard, Siri and Spotlight Search are the additional features of iOS8.

TV and Video

The airplay video mirroring, photos, audio and video output of the second generation or later is available on the device. The video output support is up to 1080p through lightning digital AV adapter and lightning to VGA adapter. These adapters are sold separately.

The video formats of H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second are supported in the gadget.

The high profile audio level is 4.2 with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps per channel in 48 kHz. The stereo audio is in m4v, mp4, and MOV file formats. The MPEG-4 video is up to 2.5 Mbps and 640 x 480 pixels with 30 frames per second.

Simple profile audio level with AAC-LC is also up to 160 Kbps per channel in 48 kHz. The stereo audio is given in m4v, mp4, and MOV file formats. The motion JPEG is up to 35 Mbps with 1280 x 720 pixels with 30 frames per second.

The audio is available in ulaw, while the PCM stereo audio comes in Avi file format.

The Video Recordings

The primary video app has the features of 1080p HD @60fps and 720p @240fps at slow motion, while the secondary options contain 1.2 MP, 720p @30fps. It has the face detection, HDR, and FaceTime over Wi-Fi and Cellular features.

The slow-motion video can take 120 fps or 240 fps with True Tone flash. The Time-lapse video has cinematic video stabilization effects and a feature of continuous auto-focus video. One can take still photos while recording video even in improved face detection option. There is also an option of 3x zoom and video Geo-tagging.

iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6 Plus | Source

Language support

The device supports quick type keyboard support, quick type keyboard support with predictive input, Siri languages, dictation languages, bilingual dictionary support, definition dictionary support and spell check options in several languages.

The Apple iPhone 6
The Apple iPhone 6 | Source

The Mail Attachment Support

It can view the document types of jpg, tiff and gif images. The doc and docs in Microsoft Word, HTML in web pages, key and Keynote, numbers and Numbers, pages and Pages, pdf in Preview and Adobe Acrobat, ppt and pp tx in Microsoft PowerPoint, text and text, RTF and rich text format, vcf and contact information, xls and xlsx in Microsoft Excel, zip, ics etc. are also viewable on both the iPhone s.

iPhone 6 is compatible with the Universal Mobile Keyboard
iPhone 6 is compatible with the Universal Mobile Keyboard | Source

The iSight Camera

The touch focus photo and video camera with focus pixels and new video features can detect the face or smile and has the option of photo viewer or photo editor.

The five-element lens has a ƒ/2.2 aperture with auto image stabilization, hybrid IR filter, sapphire crystal lens cover with burst mode, tap to focus and the timer mode options.

The new 8-megapixel iSight primary camera with new backside illumination sensor has 8 MP and 3264 x 2448 pixels with improved face detection, auto-focus with focus pixels and is fitted with dual-LED or dual true tone flash.

Containing 1/3'' sensor size, 1.5µm pixel size the other camera features include photo Geo-tagging, simultaneous HD video and image recording and auto HDR for photo/panorama.

The exposure control camera can trap the panorama up to 43 megapixels.

The optical image stabilization is available with iPhone 6 Plus only.

Apps of iPhone 6 Plus
Apps of iPhone 6 Plus | Source


The devices have the lightning connector.

iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6 Plus | Source


The Apple ear pods with Remote and Mic are there in the storage and travel case.

Price and Capacity

iphone 6
16 GB
iphone 6 Plus
16 GB
iphone 6
64 GB
iphone 6 Plus
64 GB
iphone 6
128 GB
iphone 6 Plus
128 GB

The Sound System

The sound system contains loudspeakers fitted with 3.5 mm jack having vibration or proprietary ringtones as sound alert types. The loudspeaker has the sound of 66 dB and the noise level of 65 dB, while the ringtone level is 72 dB. The audio quality noise is 94 dB and the cross-talk sound is 73.4 dB.

It also contains audio/video player/editor and active noise cancellation with dedicated microphone and the user configurable maximum volume limit.

The Audio Playback Support

It supports different audio formats like AAC and MP 3 from 8 to 320 Kbps, Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 VBR, Audible sound (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV etc.

Face Time Video

The FaceTime video can initiate video calls over Wi-Fi or cellular to any Face Time-enabled device with FaceTime over cellular uses of H.264/H.265.

Face Time Audio Calling

The FaceTime audio is available from iPhone 6 to any FaceTime audio-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular, with an option of voice over LTE and the Wi-Fi calling.

Iphone 6 Plus Silver
Iphone 6 Plus Silver | Source

iPhone 6 is Environmental Friendly

iPhone 6 and iPhine 6 Plus are environmentally friendly. It is PVC free with arsenic-free display glass and PVC-free recyclable aluminum enclosure. The LED- backlit display is mercury free and the power adapter is according to or rather outperforms the strictest standards of global energy efficiency. The brominated frame is retardant-free and the speaker enclosure is made of 30% post-consumer recycled plastic.

The Face Time Camera

The FaceTime camera can take the photographs of 1.2-megapixel photos of 1280 x 960. It has 720p HD video recording with auto HDR for photos and videos.

Apple iPhone 6 Stays On Top
Apple iPhone 6 Stays On Top | Source

Environmental Compatibility

The device can operate in operating ambient temperature of 32° to 95° F or 0° to 35° C. The non- operating temperature is -4° to 113° F or -20° to 45° C. It can tolerate the relative humidity from 5% to 95% non-condensing and the operating altitude has been tested up to 10,000 feet or 3000 m above sea level.

iPhone 6
iPhone 6 | Source


Along with touch ID, it is fitted with an accelerometer, three-axis gyro, proximity, compass, barometer sensors, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor.

Accessories in the box

Along with the iPhone with iOS 8 the box of the phone contains 5W USB power adapter, lightning to USB Cable, Apple ear pods with remote and microphone, documentation etc.


These iPhone s use Nano-SIM, but is not compatible with existing micro SIM cards.

Location Assistance

The iPhone s assist GPS, GLONASS, digital compass, Wi-Fi system with Cellular and iBeacon micro-location facilities.


The test performance of the phone is Base mark OS II: 1252 / Base mark X: 15841.

The Communication capability in WLAN is Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/AC, dual-band, hotspot and the Bluetooth feature is up to v4.0, A2DP, LE.

Without radio option, but having the TV out and Maps the GPS has A-GPS and GLONASS. The USB port contains v2.0, reversible connector and the NFC is available on Apple Pay only.

It contains iCloud cloud service to download the apps and has an iCloud Keychain too.

The Apple Pay option includes Visa, MasterCard and AMEX certified.


The iPhone is secure and the fingerprint is the password. It gives the freedom to make purchases from App stores and iTunes without entering the password.


The two years coverage of warranty from the original purchase date of iPhone is given by Apple Care+ which can be added during the checkout process. It includes the coverage of up to two incidents of accidental damage.

The World Record of Apple iPhone

Apple, the mobile phone manufacturing Company of America has broken all records of net profit earning in the corporate world during the first quarter of the financial year. The profit of the Company has crossed the $18.02 billion mark. The company reckons the financial year from October to September.

Tim Cook, the Chief Executive Officer of the Company said that this profit is beyond the expectations of the financial experts as compared to the profit of $13.07 billion during the same period last year. This profit has increased about 37.87% in the first quarter of 2014-15. He further revealed that the sale of big-screen iPhone increased during the vacations.

In China alone, the sale of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus surged more than 70%, which was the reason for such a drastic increase in the sale and the profit of the Company.

He lauded the performance of the Company on revenue levels too in which the total receipt was about $74.6 billion which was 29.51% more than $57.6 billion during the same quarter last year.

He said that 4.5 million iPhones were sold during this period. The Company is going to l launch Apple wrist watch in April.

Leuka Maestri, the Chief Finance Officer of the Company said that the number of Apple stores in China would become 40 by the end of 2016. He said that the position of the Company has remained better in the first financial quarter and the new measures adopted by the Company to boost the sales has born fruits.

© 2015 Sanjay Sharma


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      Sanjay Sharma 2 months ago from Mandi (HP) India

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