Apple took the veils off of the iPhone 6 back in September 2014 and since then the phone has been able to garner positive reactions from its users and also from the experts. The device comes with a 4.7-inch screen which has a display resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels. The pixel density of the screen stands at 326 pixels per inch.
The device sports an LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors. The screen comes with a layer of Ion-strengthened glass which has an oleophobic coating that adds am extra layer of protection against falls and other kinds of damages.
Under its hood, the Apple iPhone 6 boasts an Apple A8 Dual-core 1.4 GHz Typhoon chipset which is coupled with 1GB of DDR3 RAM. A PowerVR GX 6450 GPU is also built into the device which looks after the graphics department.
Initially, the phone was launched with iOS 8, however, it is upgradable to the iOS version of 9.3.2. Based on its internal memory, the iPhone 6 is available in three variations which are- the 16GB model, the 64GB model, and the 128GB model. The device does not come with an external microSD card slot.
As for the camera department, the device sports an 8-megapixel camera on its back along with a 1.2-megapixel one on its front. The rear camera is accompanied with a dual tone LED flash and is loaded with several features that include – autofocus, phase detection, geo-tagging, HDR and face and smile detection.
The front camera is decent and is well suited for the purpose of taking selfies and video calls. It has the capability of recording 720p videos at 30fps. Both the cameras have an aperture of f/2.2.
The set of connectivity features that is present in the device includes- Wi-Fi Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, and NFC. A USB 2.0 port is also built into the device for the purpose of charging and data transfer.
It comes with a fingerprint scanner for extra security and the other sensors on the device are – gyro, accelerometer, barometer, compass, and proximity. A non-removable Li-Po 1810mAh battery is used to power the device and it is available in three color options which are Gold, Silver and Space Gray.
It has come to light that Samsung has recently rolled out a brand new phone in China which shares an uncanny resemblance to the iPhone 6. The device in question is the new Samsung Galaxy C5 which comes with a price tag of $366.
Reports state that the device has a similar form factor as that of the iPhone 6. It comes with a metal shell that has antenna bands, a design which can be found on the iPhone 6. Moreover, it is available in Gold and Rose Gold color options, both of which have been popularized by the iPhone 6.
At the current moment, the device is exclusively available in China. However, it might be rolled out in the American markets in the near future.
In other news, reports are coming in which suggest that a prototype version of the iPhone 6 is currently available on eBay. The phone is being sold at an auction, the starting bid for which is $4,999.
It is being claimed that the device runs on the SwitchBoard OS. The special thing about this OS is that it is hackable and it is also a debugging OS. Another special thing about this device is that it has a red lightning dock port that has a serial number of C39NW00KG876.
The Apple logo can be seen on the device; however, the FCC logo cannot be seen on it. The IMEI number too cannot be found on the back of the phone.