After seeing hundreds of conveniently blurred pictures, thousands of ‘supposed’ specs and dozens of fan-made renders, we finally have official confirmation of the iPhone 6, and it doesn’t come alone.
Coming in two sizes, Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus side by side during its very own media event based on the West Coast of the USA, showing off its new pair of smartphones to the planet.
Never one to flake on design, the iPhone 6 matches many of the leaks shown over the past few months with a curved design similar to the latest iPod Touch.
Keeping the metallic back case from the 5s, the iPhone has upped its screen size to 4.7” to help stick with the trend of larger screened smartphones.
Retina HD technology keeps the screen looking as sharp as ever despite the noticeable increase in size, and it doesn’t feel as though it’s lost any of the responsiveness that’s defined the iPhone brand.
As expected a brand new processor makes its way into the iPhone 6, with Apple including its first A8 chipset in the handset.
16GB, 64GB, or 128GB storage options are available with the latest offering from Apple, which as always, can’t be improved upon with a MicroSD card.
Apple is continuing to offer support through the iCloud, but with up to 128GB storage built-in, it’s unlikely to be needed for the average user anyway.
TouchID has also seen a marked improvement on the iPhone 6, working faster than before as well as being more versatile by allowing for app access and payments via fingerprint.
Also, with the iPhone 6 boasting an 8 megapixel rear mounted iSight camera with a brand new sensor and focus pixels, the camera has also shown a good improvement over the 5s effort from a year ago.
Word of an iPhablet spread several months ago, with Apple reportedly ready to tackle the market set up by the Samsung Galaxy Note and that word has been proven with the iPhone 6L.
Sporting a massive 5.5” Retina HD display, the 6 Plus keeps the same design style as the 4.7” iPhone, just with improved specs and the larger screen.
The landscape app mode is also included on the larger iPhone 6 plus, meaning apps like mail, messages and calendar can all be using on a horizontal style, allowing for extra productivity as well.
Other than that it’s business as usual with the 6 Plus compared to the iPhone 6, boasting the same specs as the smaller handset.
Apple topped off the event by unveiling the AppleWatch, the company's first piece of wearable kit, whish will link seamlessly with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
It displays notifications, has its very own home screen and lets you reply to messages not only through text, but via selecting them as a contact and sending things such as drawings or even your heartbeat.
The AppleWatch comes in two sizes and a number styles to suit any taste, along with multiple straps which are completely interchangeable, making for an unmatched level of customisation.
In terms of cost, the iPhone 6 starts at approximately £125 on contract, whilst the 6 Plus will be starting at £190, obviously varying depending on the retailer.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will be released on September 19th with pre-orders being accepted from the 12th.
The AppleWatch however, will cost approximately £220, and will be available from early 2015.
Written by Luke Hatfield