It's finally here, the iPhone 6, Apple's latest flagship smartphone. After years of phones with 4-inch screens, Apple has finally sized up, to 4.7 inches for the 6 and 5.5 inches for the 6 Plus. The 6 takes the place of 2013's 5S.
The newest iPhone doesn't deviate too much from Apple's signature design. It has a slightly updated rectangular shape and glass front panel. Like the iPhone 5S, the 6 comes in three color choices: Silver, gold, or space gray (black).
Though the iPhone grew a bit, from 4.8 inches to 5.4 inches tall, the 6 is still small enough to fit in most pants pockets. That's not exactly true for the 6 Plus, which measures 6.2 inches tall and 3.06 inches wide.
Also new with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is landscape mode, which displays select apps, such as web browser Safari, in a landscape orientation, for a different viewing angle. On the 6 Plus, the home screen will also go into landscape mode, but it won't on the 6.
iOS 8 introduces HealthKit, a system that collects fitness and medical data from your phone, fitness trackers, and health apps to give you an overall picture of your well-being. Above is the Health app, which culls all of the data into a central place.
The iPhone 6 sports the same 8-megapixel iSight camera and two-tone flash from the iPhone 5S, but it still has a few new tricks. Autofocus is the star this year, with a feature called "focus pixels" that cuts down on the number of blurry photos you shoot.
The iPhone's color shows up on the aluminum back cover, which also features the classic Apple logo. Up top, you'll see the camera lens, which protrudes slightly from the body of the phone, and the flash.
You can order the iPhone 6 now, and it hit stores on September 19. Prices start at $199 for 16GB of storage, $299 for 64GB, and $399 for 128GB, with a new two-year contract on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. Off-contract and unlocked prices are $649, $749, and $849 for the 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB models, respectively.
From small to large, Apple's mobile devices span a variety of sizes. In the last year, iPads have gotten smaller, and iPhones have gotten bigger to fit what customers want, and to compete with today's supersize Android phones.