The iPhone 6 will be priced at USD 199 (16GB), USD 299 (64GB) and USD 399 (128GB) with a two-year contract.

The iPhone 6 features a 4.7-inch display, while the iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5 inch screen. Compared to a thickness of 7.6 mm of iPhone 5S, the sixth generation has a thickness of 6.9 mm (iPhone 6) and 7.1 mm (iPhone 6 Plus), respectively.

The new handset will be available in the US, Canada, the UK and six other countries from September 19, while other countries will follow later. The devices can be pre-booked from September 12.

The devices feature Apple-designed A8 chips, which have 25 percent faster processing power and upto 50 percent faster graphics. The handsets feature 8MP iSight camera and support Voice over LTE. The iPhone 6 also has an improved face detection for selfies and group selfies.

For the fitness freaks, iPhone 6 has a barometer that senses air pressure to measure relative elevation. The iPhone can now tell if the user is going up molehills, mountains, etc.

It may still take some time before the latest version of the iPhone makes it to India. Market analysts said the handsets are most likely to hit Indian shores either around Diwali in October end or in November like the previous launches in the country.

Bigger Screen

The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 offers a resolution of 1134 x 750 pixels or 326 pixels per inch. The new display offers higher contrast for deeper blacks and clearer text, along with better performance in direct sunlight and improved viewing angles.


The new iPhone 6 comes with new computer chips A8 processor and M8 co-processor. According to Apple the A8 chip is 25 percent faster than the A7 and offers a 50 percent improvement when it comes to graphics performance. Meanwhile, the M8 chip is a huge improvement over the movement-tracking processor Apple unveiled last year with the iPhone 5s.


The iPhone 6 sports a new iSight 8-megapixel camera. Apple says it should still take better pictures thanks to an improved sensor, digital image stabilization and f/2.2 aperture.


The iPhone 6 comes with a 128GB storage option. The iPhone 6 will be priced at USD 199 for 16GB, USD 299 for 64GB and USD 399 for 128GB with a two-year contract.

Mobile Payments

The iconic creator of iPods and iPads also announced its foray into payments with Apple Pay.

"Apple Pay will work with the three major payment networks: American Express, MasterCard, and Visa. Apple Pay will be available in the US in October 2014. And work is underway to take it worldwide in the near future," Cook said.
With Apple Pay, users will be able to check out with one tap, making purchasing through apps easier, more secure, and private.
Merchants like Target, Groupon are already on board, with others like Disney, Chipotle, and coming in by the end of the year.