Apple live is happening right now as I type and it has been announced that the latest and greatest in iPhone technology will in fact be bigger and better than any iPhone you’ve ever held. The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.
Yeah yeah it’s been two years, a new iPhone was bound to pop up, what else is new. Well, a lot is new! And the event is still going. I’m gathering info and it’s all coming in faster than my fingers can type.
If you’re a seasoned iPhone user then you understand what I mean when I say this is better than when we found out we were going from the 3G model to the 4. That was a pretty big leap in my opinion and I absolutely loves it. No more bulky iPhone 3G with terrible battery life, awful resolution, and just so sloooooow. I was ready for the 4, and I think a lot of people were. Then the 5 rolled around and not much seemed that shockingly different, but it was an even better piece of machinery. Now Apple has graced us with this thing of beauty:
It’s bigger, it’s better, and it’s going to make life sweet. If you’re like me and use your phone basically as a mini computer to blog, tweet, take pics, heck I even do some book writing on my phone, then you’ll be just as excited as I am because this has everything I thought I loved so so much about my iPhone 5 plus so much more!
This thing isn’t just a thing of beauty with it’s slimmer body, bigger screen, ion-strengthened glass, and all new retina HD display *drools* but it also offers a ton of great software features! Including iOS 8 (which of course will be available on older modeled iPhones). With the new A8 chip will offer up to 25% faster processing and 50% faster graphics. This baby is 50x faster than the original iPhone! I’m going to be Tweeting so fast.
The camera on this thing deserves a post all it’s own, but I’m going to tell you the highlights:
– 8MP iSight camera
– Focus Pixels (technology found in DSLR cameras)
– Faster auto focus, tone mapping, advanced noise reduction… our instagram photos are going to look ballin’
– There’s this thing called Burst Mode that detects smiles and blinks and will suggest which are the best pics… WHAT!?
– The camera even has improved face detection to take better selfies and group selfies. SOLD!
A better camera naturally means better video too. This camera truly is a thing of beauty.
There is so so much that is going into iOS 8 and the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and it would take me the rest of today to tell you everything. I’ve broken down a list of goodies, but hop on over to the Apple live event blog where you can comb over all the great features yourself. You can pick which model best suits you so you can pre-order on September 12th. Personally I’ll be getting the iPhone 6 with the 4.7 inch screen, only because it still fits great in a palm and I enjoy a smaller size to be honest. Think about once a case gets put on it.. the 5.5 inch would just be too bulky for me. Remember when cellphones were all about getting smaller?
Some noteworthy items:
- Notification extensions
- A new health app (to make us feel guilty for eating cookies…)
- Predictive keyboard
- Add voice, video, and location to any message
- New FaceTime sensor
- Slo-mo video at 120 fps or 240 fps
- Better gaming capabilities with iOS 8 and Metal
- The landscape mode is a thing of beauty
- Better battery life
- Apple Pay (please read all about Apple Pay, it’s crazy awesome (and slightly scary))
- Apple wrist watch
Like I said. So so much is going on today with the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iOS 8. You need to hop over to the Apple Blog and check all this greatness out. If the phone seems right for you, then pre-order on September 12! See you in the online pre-order chaos.
All Apple images came from Apple.com