The 4.7-inch display on the iPhone 6 is larger than the on the iPhone 5S, but it's still fairly small as smartphones go. The iPhone 6 Plus sidles up right along side phablets like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
The larger display offers more pixels per inch than previous iPhones -- Apple is calling it Retina HD.
The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus has a 1,920-by-1080-pixel resolution display, serving up 401 pixels per inch (PPI). The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has a 1,334-by-750-pixel resolution display, and a PPI of 326. That's identical to the PPI of the iPhone 5S, which has a 1,136-by-640-pixel resolution display.
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While decidedly larger, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are both thinner than any iPhone that's come before them. The iPhone 6 is 6.9mm thick, while the iPhone 6 Plus is 7.1mm thick -- the iPhone 5S, by contrast, is 7.6mm thick.
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Both phones sport brand new, revamped iSight cameras, which promise improved performance.
The 8-megapixel shooter packs an f/2.2 aperture lens, a backside-illuminated CMOS sensor with 1.5μm pixels, and Apple's True Tone flash. Apple claims that the new sensor will offer even faster autofocus.
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The video recording capabilities have seen a bit of a bump, too. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be able to record 1080p video at 30 or 60 frames per second. They'll also be able to shoot slo-mo video at 120 or 240 frames per second.
Here are the prices for the iPhone 6. For US residents, the 16GB version is just $199, 64GB runs $299, and $399 bumps you up to 128GB. In the UK, it will run you £539, £619, and £699, respectively, while in Australia the line of iPhone 6s is priced at AU$869, AU$999, and AU$1,129.
The base iPhone 6 Plus comes at a $100 premium over its slightly-smaller sibling. The iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299 for 16GB, $399 for 64GB, and $499 for 128GB in the US, and £619, £699, and £789, respectively, in the UK. Australian pricing is AU$999 for 16GB, AU$1,129 for 64GB, and AU$1,249 for the top-of-the-line 128GB model.
And now for something entirely different: Apple Pay aims to replace the wallet entirely. It's a mobile payments system that'll allow you to tap your phone at the credit card terminals at participating merchants.
There's no need to reach for a credit card, as all of that data is stored in the Passbook app.
To add a credit card to your Apple account, just take a picture of it. Apple communicates with your bank to ensure that you're actually the rightful owner.
All transactions are then handled by one-time use digital security codes. Apple and the merchant you're shopping with don't get any of your personal details -- everything about the transaction is limited to your and your bank.
Apple Pay will only be as useful as the merchants who are participating -- fortunately for Apple, plenty of companies are getting on board. McDonald's will even let you use Apple Pay at the drive-thru.