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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

Here's what the new iPhones look like (and what they can do)

“The biggest advancement in the history of the iPhone.”

APPLE HAS UNVEILED not one but two new iPhones – calling it the biggest advancement in the history of the iPhone.

Introducing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus:


Here’s what we know so far:

  • iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch screen, iPhone 6 Plus, as you may have guessed, has 5.5 inch screen
  • iPhone 6 has 1334 x 750 pixels, iPhone 6 Plus has 1920 x 1080.
  • Both have Retina HD display
  • iPhone 6 is just 6.8mm thick, and iPhone 6 Plus is 7.1 mm
  • iOS 8 will allow landscape mode on the home screen – which makes use of the bigger screen


  • Both new iPhones use 64-bit chip – which means 20% faster CPU and 50% faster graphics
  • Both iPhones have a barometer, which senses air pressure to measure elevation – which means they know if you’re climbing. Handy for the Health App


  •  iPhone 6 has 8MP camera with new sensor, uses “phase detection” autofocus
  • Burst mode detects smiles and blinks, and recommends the best photo available


  •  Slow-motion videos can be captured at 120 frames per second or 240 frames per second. That’s VERY slow.



  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will go on sale on 17 September, but you can pre-order on 12 September
  • iPhone 6 starts at $199 in the US, based on a two-year contract
  • iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299 in the US, based on a two-year contract


Apple Pay

  • A MAJOR new development using NFC (near field communication) and your iPhone to store credit card information and allow payment at thousands of major retailers
  • Apple Pay will launch in the US in October, but we’ll have to wait to see when it makes it over here


Read: So what should we expect from Apple’s press event today?>

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