Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday unveiled the long awaited and much speculated about iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California.

Rumours and prototype photos had circulated on the internet for weeks leading up to the announcement, and for the most part, there weren’t any surprises.

The iPhone will now be available in two sizes: the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus.  Each model will offer three different storage sizes: 16GB, 64GB and a new 128GB option. The devices will also be thinner than the iPhone 5S at 6.9mm and 7.1mm thick, respectively.

Prices for the Canadian market will range from $749 for the 16GB iPhone 6 up to $1079 for the 128GB iPhone 6 Plus if you purchase the phone outright. Each model will also be available in three colours: gold, silver or grey.

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are expected to be sold through all the major Canadian carriers, though the telcos have yet to release 1- and 2-year term pricing for the phones just yet.

Both devices are powered by Apple’s new A8 chip, which they claim is both 13 per cent smaller and 20 per cent faster than the old A7 chip. They’re also pledging an improved battery life in both the 6 and 6 Plus models with 50 hours and 80 hours of talk time, respectively. (The iPhone 5S gets just over 40 hours of talk time, on average.)

Cook also announced the launch of iOS 8, which will be released on September 17 th as a free download for Apple customers. New features and updates in iOS 8 include a new predictive keyboard, a new and improved notification system, Touch ID support for apps that require added security and Apple’s new Health app, which help you track your overall health and fitness data.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available for pre-order on September 12 th , with the devices officially going on sale September 19 th .


Source: Mobile Syrup