While there was little secret that Apple was going to offer 2 new phones today at their huge announcement, the fact that both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now a reality has to be the biggest headline of the day in tech. Yes, both new devices are being offered up by Apple at the usual smattering of on-contract pricing that ranges from $199 to $399 for the iPhone 6 and $299 to $499 for the iPhone 6 Plus.
The iPhone 6 features a 4.7” display running at 1334×750 pixels. The 6.9mm thickness is also a record thinness for an iPhone design. The A8 chipset is claimed to be 25% faster and 50% more efficient than the older A7 counterpart found in the iPhone 5s. The iPhone 6 also features built in support for WiFi calling if the network you are on supports the feature. T-Mobile has already committed to supporting this feature. The camera remains at 8MP, but the newer model features a DSLR-style phase detection system. The interesting part of the iPhone 6 announcement is the disappearance of the 32GB model. The $199 contract price will net you 16GB of memory. $299 will get you 64GB and $399 will land you with 128GB of internal storage.
The iPhone 6 Plus offers up a beastly 5.5” display and adds optical image stabilization to the camera. The additional $100 added to the price is undoubtedly due to the most expensive display and additional hardware used for the larger format. The OIS will also be helpful for those with less steady hands when taking photos. Using iOS 8’s new two-paned landscape mode will also be much easier on the larger display.