Sold out – the iPhone 6 is successful after all!
Apple has shocked us last week with a new iPhone model that is everything Steve Jobs said Apple would never release – a beveled-screened, not-black large-screen smartphone. There will be two iPhone 6 models available this fall: the iPhone 6 with a 4.7″ screen, and the iPhone 6 Plus, at an amazing 5.5″ (almost as large as a smaller tablet PC). And the Plus model is already sold out.
As a surprise for most, the 5.5″ iPhone 6 Plus has sold out just hours after it was launched through Apple’s website, as well as through a series of selected carriers. The ship-by dates of the Plus have reportedly been pushed back with weeks at various carriers. The reports don’t say anything about the causes of the out-of-stock – whether it’s because of the large number of orders or the short supply of the phones themselves. But still, this is a record even for Apple…
So, let’s see what this new iPhone model has in store for its fans, what makes it so special that it sells like hot cakes?
I have already told you about its larger screen.
The smaller, 4.7″ model has a 1334 x 750 pixel screen with a pixel density of 326 ppi, and a typical contrast ratio of 1400:1. This allows games and apps to be displayed in incredible detail (I can hardly wait to try the Jurassic Park at on the new phone). Also, it’s a nuisance for developers – their apps, that looked pixel perfect on the iPhone 5 will need to be touched up for the new, higher resolutions.
The 6 Plus will come with an even larger screen with an even larger resolution – 5.5″, full HD (1920×1080 pixels) and a density of 401 ppi. The contrast ratio is a bit smaller, 1300:1, bit still… huge!
Otherwise the two phones have similar specifications. Apple has dropped the black version, offering the iPhone 6 in gold, white and Space Grey. The screen is covered in a beveled, fingerprint resistant glass, and has dual domain pixels for a larger viewing angle.
Both models come equipped with Apple’s latest A8 processing unit, with better computing and 3D capabilities, plus Metal, a new API that will allow developers to build even better games for the phablet. Besides, the M8 motion co-processor will provide hardware support for advanced localization features, allowing developers to build better fitness apps for their users.
An 8 megapixel camera with a True Tone flash and a sapphire crystal cover makes the picture complete, capable of recording 1080p video at 30 and 60 fps. The front camera is also a nice one: although it has a 1.2 megapixel sensor only (1280×960 resolution), it records 720p video. Quite enough for FaceTime, don’t you think?
So, no wonder the new iPhone sells like hot cakes – it has improved features that will make every Apple fan excited.
Would you buy one?