Both of the new iPhone models include new “Retina HD” displays with cover glass that Apple says is ion-strengthened. Apple says the displays feature a full sRGB wide color gamut and that “dual-domain pixels on the photo-aligned IPS display give you a wider angle of view.” The display on the iPhone 6 comes in at 1334 by 750 with 326 pixels per inch (over one million pixels), while the iPhone 6 Plus includes full 1080p HD with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 401 pixels per inch (over 2 million pixels).
There are no distinct edges. The cover glass curves around the sides to meet the anodized aluminum enclosure.
When it comes to camera specs, Apple says the iPhones include an 8MP iSight camera, 1.5µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture, as well as an all new sensor and number of enhancements to things like focus, face detection, image stabilization and more thanks to the A8 chip. The iPhone 6 Plus also includes an “optical image stabilization” feature that isn’t present on the iPhone 6. Both devices are capable of shooting 1080p at 60fps or 30 and slo-mo video at 120 fps or 240 fps. The front-facing camera also includes a new sensor and a larger ƒ/2.2 aperture, according to Apple.
Both new iPhones feature 3x faster 802.11ac WiFi as well as the much rumored Voice over LTE feature through a number of supported carriers including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and others abroad. Apple also announced a new WiFi calling mode when a data connection isn’t available that will initially only be available through T-Mobile in the US.
Also a big new feature in the iPhone 6 is a barometer that Apple says senses air pressure to measure relative elevation. Apple said Nike is working on a new version of its fitness app that takes advantage of the new sensor. It appears the devices feature NFC as well that goes along with the new Apple Pay service unveiled today.
The iPhone 6 measures in at 6.9mm thin, while iPhone 6 Plus comes in a 7.1mm. Compare that to the previous generation iPhone 5S at 7.5mm.
As reported leading up to the event, the iPhone 6 Plus also features a landscape mode with a more iPad-like UI that also includes a new landscape Home screen layout: