Posted on September 12 2014
For only the second time in its history, the new iPhone isn’t just better than its predecessor it’s bigger, too. Available in both 4.7- and 5.5-inch variants, and in three colorways, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sport a speedier A8 processor, a new M8 motion co-processor, Retina HD screens (1334 x 750 for the 4.7, and 1920 x 1080 for the 5.5), slimmer bodies that are curved on the edges so they’re more comfortable to hold, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, an improved 8 megapixel camera with faster autofocus and 240 fps slo-mo, optical image stabilization in the Plus, 128GB storage options, support for faster LTE, and a special landscape interface for the Plus model. But perhaps the most interesting new feature is support for NFC, making these the first iPhones to support Apple’s new ApplePay mobile payment service, which lets you check out at select retailers using nothing but your phone and your finger. We hear it plays pretty well with a certain new watch, too.