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Everything you need to know about the iPhone 6

Introducing the iPhone 6 (2014 – 2016)

Unveiled in September 2014 at the same time as the iPhone 6 Plus during a traditional Keynote, the iPhone 6 is an 8th generation model of Apple iPhones. Compared to its predecessors, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5C, the iPhone 6 has a larger screen, a more powerful processor, better connectivity and a new iOS.

Everything you need to know about the iPhone 6


The characteristics of the iPhone 6


The iPhone 6's screen measures 4.7 inches, larger than the 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5s. The resolution of this screen is also better: 1334×750 pixels against 1136×640.


Regarding the camera, there is no big change, but only an improvement of the assets already present. The iPhone 6 therefore has an 8 megapixel lens with an f/2.2 aperture on the back and a 1.2 megapixel front camera opening at f/2.2 on the front. However, the novelty lies in this focusing technology called Focus Pixels, borrowed from professional photography, which allows you to shoot Full HD videos at 60 frames per second and slow motion at 240 frames per second (twice as much as the version former). It also has autofocus and video image stabilization. For the front camera, a burst mode and HDR video compatibility have been added.


At the processor level, the iPhone 6 has an A8 chip and an M8 coprocessor. These latest devices improve the performance of the device in terms of calculation and graphics power. The more powerful processor, however, is not more energy-intensive, on the contrary, it saves up to 50% more energy than the old A7 chip.


The connectivity of the iPhone 6 is also improved. If the device has 4G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth like its predecessor, the iPhone 6 is faster. Thus, 4G LTE is fitted to this 8th generation model, allowing a data download speed of up to 150 Mbits/s, or 50 Mbits/s more than the old model. Wi-Fi connectivity is also faster with the 802.11 ac standard which achieves a maximum speed of 433 Mbps.


Just like the iPhone 5s, the iPhone 6 has several sensors such as the Touch ID which recognizes a registered fingerprint, the gyroscope, the accelerometer, and the digital compass. It also has a new barometer to roughly estimate the user's altitude.


With the iPhone 6, it is the end of the protruding edges which have only returned since the iPhone 12. The design has become thinner and above all more rounded. The iPhone 6 has sleek curves and an elegant design, delighting all aesthetic consumers.


Available in 16, 32, 64 or 128 GB, the iPhone 6 also has an internal memory of 1 GB.


On autonomy, the iPhone 6 has a better battery than its predecessor. It can last up to 250 hours on standby and 14 hours in communication, 4 hours more than the iPhone 5s.


On the accessibility side, the iPhone 6 is equipped with a new feature to help the visually impaired: it incorporates a “Grayscale” mode which makes the screen more visible.


The dimensions of the iPhone 6 are 138.1mm in height, 67mm in width, 6.9mm in thickness and it weighs 129g. It therefore offers a larger and thinner format than its predecessor.

iPhone 6 Compatibility


The 8th generation smartphone logically works with the 8th version of the iOS operating system. The latter offers new features such as the Health application which gathers the user's biometric information and provides a summary of their daily physical activity, a new QuickType keyboard which offers word suggestions, Family Sharing to manage family accounts media including parental controls, and iCloud Drive. The iPhone 6 is compatible with version 12.4 of iOS.


The iPhone 6 is compatible with all types of accessories: Chargers, Protection, multimedia, car holder, styluses, etc.


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