If you’ve always wished the iPhone came in a bigger size, you’re in luck. Apple has just announced a larger version of the iPhone 6 that’s designed for phablet fans. Here’s what you need to know about the iPhone 6 Plus.
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This larger version of the iPhone offers a bigger screen that has 185% more pixels than on the 5s. When you hold the device horizontally, you can access a two-pane visual mode that is really cool.
The iPhone 6 Plus is 5.5 inches. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus come with pixel specs of 1334 x 750 and 1920 x 1080, respectively. The the 6 Plus is 7.1mm thin, which is a bit bulkier than the new iPhone 6, which is just 6.8mm thin.
Apple has a new chip: the Apple A8. It’s a 64-bit chip that has 2 billion transistors, but is 13% smaller than the A7. Graphics should load 50 percent faster than on the previous chip generation.
The iPhone 6 Plus has a great camera. Here are the relevant specs: 8MP camera, true-tone flash, 1.5 micron pixels, f/2.2 aperture. The phase-detection auto-focus used in both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus means you can take photos fast, and with the same technology found in professional DSLR camera.
4. Release Date
Check out Bloomberg’s report on the new iPhone 6 in the video above.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will be released on September 19, but interested buyers can start pre-ordering their iPhone 6 or 6 Plus this Friday. In the past, there has been a significant wait for people who order their iPhones from Apple.com, while some carriers have struggled to keep the latest iPhone in stock.
Go hands on with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the video above from the Verge.
Preorders open on Friday. Both phones will be released on September 19 in the US. The iPhone 6 starts at $199, and the 6 Plus starts at $299. The 6 Plus has three options: the 16GB ($299), the 64GB ($399), and the 128GB ($499). Prices are, of course, higher if you buy a phone off-contract.