Since its release last September, the buzz around Apple’s newest iPhone has not stopped, with thousands flocking to stores to upgrade their now outdated models. Apple have claimed the iPhone 6 to be “bigger than bigger” than any previous model, despite the negative press garnered from ‘bendgate’ in October 2014. In order to remain as user friendly as possible, the new models has remained largely similar to the iPhone 5s and 5c, though of course with the expected upgrades of battery life, camera, and screen quality. Here’s an overview of the key changes that Apple have made.
The biggest point that Apple seem to have made about the iPhones 6 and 6 Plus is that size does matter: the screen sizes are .7” and 1.5” respectively bigger than the previous iPhones 5s and 5c. This is particularly useful for those with visual impairments, and Apple are keen to stress that in spite of the bigger size, the new model is their lightest ever so as not to weigh down your pockets. It’s not just the external sizing that Apple have upped this time – internal storage can be upgraded to a whopping 128gb, 16 times that of the iPhone 5c. For those whom data storage – be it documents, emails, apps, or photos – is a constant battle, this is a huge advantage, and well worth the upgrade if you are particularly snap happy and hate deleting photos.
Both models of the iPhone 6 run exclusively on iOS8, so those upgrading from the iPhone 5 models won’t have too much adjusting to worry about, especially as iOS8 was designed with the newest model in mind. While this brings faster operating speed to everyday functions and apps, it was also designed to accommodate Apple’s newest feature – as yet only available in the USA – Apple Pay. This new feature, also available on Apple’s smart watches, allows users to connect their Apple IDs and bank accounts to pay for products and services with the touch of a button, using its fingerprint recognition technology as ID to approve purchases – eliminating concerns about account fraud, theft, and other users downloading media without permission. The function also allows you to suspend your accounts and delete data from the hardware if you report your iPhone to Apple as lost or stolen.