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First look at Apple's iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus smartphones (images)

Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are new and improved, with a thinner design, better camera and faster processor.
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The iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 measures in at 4.7 inches and the iPhone 6 Plus comes in at 5.5 inches, bringing Apple's smartphone into the realm of larger screen sizes. This may be a way to compete against the wide range of Android-powered devices which are equipped with an array of larger screen sizes — something Apple smartphones have so far lacked. 

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The iPhone's screen resolution

The iPhone 6 handset's screen resolution is 1334 X 750 pixels — 326ppi — an overall resolution of over one million pixels. The iPhone 6 Plus' resolution is over two million pixels, and has a screen resolution of 920 X 1080 and 401ppi.

See alsoCNET live coverage | iPhone 6: Four things we need, but may not get | Five ways Apple's iPhone 6, iWatch launches may transform its business model | Tim Cook tells us what an iWatch needs to succeedDrone captures progress of Apple's 'spaceship' campus project | Six Clicks: Top iOS apps of the month, August 2014 |

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The iPhone 6: Far thinner and lighter

The iPhone 6 is touted to be far thinner than its predecessors, at 6.9mm for iPhone 6 in comparison to the 5S, which measured in at a width of 7.6 mm. The iPhone 6 Plus measures in at 7.1mm. 

See alsoCNET live coverage | iPhone 6: Four things we need, but may not get | Five ways Apple's iPhone 6, iWatch launches may transform its business model | Tim Cook tells us what an iWatch needs to succeedDrone captures progress of Apple's 'spaceship' campus project | Six Clicks: Top iOS apps of the month, August 2014 |

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The iPhone 6's reach

A new gesture for the new iPhones is called Reachability, a feature of iOS 8 -- which also includes Apple's HealthKit and HomeKit. If you touch the TouchID button twice, the whole display slides down so you can reach anything at the top.

See alsoCNET live coverage | iPhone 6: Four things we need, but may not get | Five ways Apple's iPhone 6, iWatch launches may transform its business model | Tim Cook tells us what an iWatch needs to succeedDrone captures progress of Apple's 'spaceship' campus project | Six Clicks: Top iOS apps of the month, August 2014 |

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Faster and better

Apple says graphics loading will be 84 times faster than the original iPhone thanks to the 64-bit Apple A8 chip — containing 2 billion transistors, double that of the first-generation A7 chip — and the devices are up to 50 percent more energy efficient. 

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What about fitness?

As expected, the latest batch of iPhones is related to iOS 8 and a focus on health. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are equipped with a barometer that senses air pressure to measure relative elevation, and an M8 coprocessor continuously measures motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass. These can be used in relation to fitness tracking, and allow the iPhone to detect if you're "going up molehills, mountains, and everything in between."

 

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LTE support

Apple claims the next generation of iPhones have faster LTE than the iPhone 5s, and more LTE bands than any other smartphone for better roaming. In addition, the iPhone 6 supports over 200 LTE carriers worldwide, and supports Voice over LTE.

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Improved camera

The handset also has an improved 8-megapixel camera, including improved image sensors and the "True Tone flash," which changes color depending lighting conditions. A larger f.2.2 aperture allows in 80 percent more light, and a new HD FaceTime sensor has improved facial recognition technology.

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Action videos

The phone also allows you to take slo-mo action videos when recording footage, at a rate of 120 or 240fps. 

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Colors

The iPhone 6 range is available in three colours, black, champagne gold and space gray. 

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Contracts and pricing

The iPhone 6 is available in the US for a retail price of $199 for a 16GB model, $299 for the 64GB model, and $399 for a new 128GB model. The iPhone 6 Plus is available for a retail price of $299 for the 16GB model, $399 for the 64GB model and $499 for the 128GB model with a two-year contract.

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