Live on stage, Apple has just kicked things off during its event by officially announcing the new iPhone lineup: the much rumored 4.7-inch device is called iPhone 6, while the larger 5.5-inch model is dubbed “iPhone 6 Plus”. Here’s what we know so far: 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.
Other upgraded internals include a new A8 chip that Apple noted is 13% smaller with up to 25% faster CPU performance and up to 50% faster graphics
than the previous generation.
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: