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Wall Street Journal: Apple’s new iPhones aren’t just bigger. WSJ Personal Tech columnist Joanna Stern gets a first look at the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

The iPhone 6, announced on September 9, 2014, succeeds the iPhone 5S. The Apple iPhone 6 (4.7 inch) and iPhone 6 (5 inch) plus brings increases in physical screen size for the iPhone line since the 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s was stretched from the original 3-inch diagonal screen size.

Apple iPhone 6 plus Dimensions
158.1 mm (6.22 in) H
77.8 mm (3.06 in) W
7.1mm (0.34 in) D
5 inch diagonal display

iPhone 6 Plus has 1920 x 1080 pixel native resolution

iPhone 6 Plus contrast ratio 1300:1

Falls short of the recent trend for ’2k’ 2560 x 1440 pixels displays as seen on the Samsung Note 4 and LG G3.

Apple iPhone 6 Dimensions
138.1 mm (5.44 in) H
67.0 mm (2.64 in) W
6.9 mm (0.27 in) D
4.7 inch diagonal display

iPhone 6 has 1334 x 750 pixel native resolution count

iPhone 6 contrast ratio 1400:1

Apple iPhone features iOS 8.

Price with plan
5c Free
iPhone 5s $99 (starting at)
iPhone 6 $199 (starting at)
iPhone 6 Plus $299 (starting at)

Apple announced today that both devices will ship on September 19 in the US, France, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan. Preorders start September 12.

Up to 128 GB storage.

8MP iSight camera

True Tone flash

1.5 µ pixels

ƒ/2.2 aperture

VoLTE (Voice over LTE)
Apple’s is introducing Wi-Fi calling which will automatically hand off your call from the cell tower when your Wi-Fi is working better than your cell reception. Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will also feature VoLTE (Voice over LTE). Like LTE Advanced this is not available on many networks, but Apple reports it is working specifically with T-Mobile in the US and EE in the UK to bring it to use.

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will also offer 802.11ac WiFi just like the iPhone 5S.

Mobile Payments
Apple introduced Apple Pay, which involves holding up your phone to a scanner and pressing down on a touch ID. A new chip known as Secure Element encrypts data and holds your credit cards in a Passbook. A customer can use Find My iPhone to suspend all payments from the iPhone. Apple Pay will work with Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

ApplePay features …

One-touch checkout

No card number entry

No need to type addresses

No card information shared with merchant

TechCrunch: iPhone 6 And 6 Plus | Hands On.

CNET: How big can an iPhone get? 5.5 inches, 1080p screen, and optical image stabilization in the camera: the larger iPhone fits in the hands of CNET’s Scott Stein.

TechnoBuffalo: iPhone 6 Plus Hands-On.

iPhone 6 Hands-On.

CNET video from keynote: First look at Apple’s new payment system.

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