Did you wait in line this weekend to get your hands on the iPhone 6? We don’t blame you if you did–we’re excited about the device, too. No matter when you finally have the latest and greatest smartphone in your hands, make sure you don’t make the same mistake the first guy in the world to buy the device made. Do not drop your iPhone 6 once you have it out of the box, unless you drop it into the StackSocial iPhone 6 Case and Screen Protector, on sale now from the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub.
With the iPhone 6 being released, we wanted to put both iPhone 6 models head to head and throw in the iPhone 5s for good measure. So we tested the boot up speed, network, opening stock applications, graphically demanding game loading times, and Geekbench scores. Let’s dive in.
The team at iFixit, a website that is best known for providing in-depth hardware teardowns of various products, was on hand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch in Melbourne, Australia. The team quickly posted a detailed iPhone 6 Plus teardown, and it has now followed up with an iPhone 6 teardown as well.
Apple made a number of improvements to the 8-megapixel iSight camera on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, including an option of recording slow-motion video at 240 frames per second. The results are simply fantastic, and we’ve shared a demonstration video of slow-mo wine pouring ahead that you should watch.
One of the nice things about the previous generation iPhones was that they were great for one-handed use.
When Apple launched the iPhone 5 with a taller 4-inch display, it acknowledged that the need for extra screen real estate, was genuine, but the only thing prevented them from moving towards that was one-handed navigation.
While the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now available in the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and a number of other countries as of this weekend, the smartphones have yet to make their debut in China due to regulatory approval delays. The result is a lucrative black market in which gold iPhone 6 units are selling for as much as $3,600 in the world’s most populous country.