What’s New with the iPhone 6?

The new iPhone 6 isnEUt simply bigger, Apple claims, it's better in every way. The two new models, called the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are larger, yet thinner than the iPhone 5, and supposedly more powerful and more power efficient.

Apple describes the iPhone 6, which CEO Tim Cook debuted in Cupertino today, as having a smooth metal surface that seamlessly meets the new Retina high-definition display.

Wondering what else is new and different with the iPhone 6? Here's a quick run-down of interesting facts and initial observations about the iPhone 6:

Price and Availability

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in the U.S. beginning 8:00 am September 19 in Apple Retail Stores. It can also be preordered online, starting September 17.

There are 3 models of the iPhone 6, starting at $199 with 16GB of memory, $299 for 64GB, and $399 for 128GB.

And for $100 more, there are 3 models of the larger iPhone 6 Plus: $299 for 16GB, $399 for 64GB, and $499 for 128GB.

Size and Appearance

The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen, while the larger iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen (measured on the diagonal) -- making them the largest iPhones yet. By comparison, the iPhone 5 has a 4-inch screen.

The new iPhones are also thinner than the iPhone 5, with a depth of 6.9mm for the iPhone 6, and 7.1 mm for the iPhone 6 Plus. That compares to 7.6mm on the iPhone 5 and 5s, and 8.9mm on the 5c.

The 6 is the first iPhone to feature a Retina HD display, which is known for its superior, high-definition clarity. It also includes an improved polarizer to give a clear view outside while wearing sunglasses.

The new iPhones are available in 3 colors: silver, gold, and space gray. While the colors are supposedly the...

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