Launched: September 2014
After the smaller modifications that got here with the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S, Apple was again to its revolutionary finest with the next era, because the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus introduced the largest alterations in design and options because the leap from the iPhone 4S to the iPhone 5.
Essentially the most putting change the eighth era iPhones ushered in was undoubtedly the display screen dimension, with the iPhone 6’s show leaping from the iPhone 5’s four inches to four.7 inches. Apple additionally upped the decision from the 1136 x 640 of earlier iPhones to 1334 x 750. This meant that the bigger display screen nonetheless had a excessive pixel density of 326ppi (pixels per inch), so picture high quality was extremely sharp and detailed.
Because the identify suggests, the iPhone 6 Plus went even bigger, with a whopping 5.5-inch show, marking Apple’s first foray into the phablet market. The iPhone 6 Plus additionally bought a decision increase to full excessive definition, 1920 x 1080. With a pixel density of 401ppi, not solely does the iPhone 6 Plus have the most important display screen of any iPhone ever, however it additionally has the clearest.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus additionally profit from Apple’s use of “dual-domain pixels”, which together with the 1300:1 distinction ratio makes the display screen on the handsets look completely unbelievable.
Each the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus additionally ditched the commercial and sharp-edged design that had been with the iPhone for 4 generations, in favour of a extra ergonomically-pleasing chassis with a display screen that curves right into a physique with rounded edges and corners.
Each handsets function metallic backs, and as we identified in our evaluations, they take a number of design language from the iPad Air, leading to a product that appears and feels genuinely premium.
One other massive change is that the boosted display screen sizes and the corresponding enhance in physique dimensions have meant that the facility button now resides on the right-hand facet of the gadgets.
Together with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Apple, launched iOS 8, which saved most of the flat aesthetics of iOS 7 and ushered in some neat new options.
It wasn’t a very clean launch, nevertheless, and after just a few months Apple has already patched it to iOS eight.1.three in a bid to squash bugs and repair issues.
The rocky launch of iOS eight was in stark distinction to the assured releases of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with Apple proudly announcing that the two iPhones broke the company’s records for pre-orders within the first evening they have been accessible.