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Everything you need to know about Apple’s new 5.5-inch iPhone 6

Apple unveiled the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus at a special event on September 9th.

iPhone 6 comes with a 4.7-inch Retina HD Display with 1334 x 750 resolution and pixel density of 326 pixels-per-inch (ppi). iPhone 6 also sports an all-new ultra thin design with rounded edges. It is powered by Apple’s new A8 chip which is 25% faster and 50% more power efficient than the A7 chip used in the iPhone 5s, and also includes the next generation M8 motion coprocessor.

iPhone 6’s  iSight camera has a new sensor with Focus Pixels and new video features like 1080p HD at 60fps, slo-mo at 240 fps, and time lapse mode introduced in iOS 8.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus go on sale in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK next Friday, September 19, and customers will be able to pre-order both the models beginning on Friday, September 12.

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch in China on October 17, pre-orders begin October 10

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch in China on October 17, pre-orders begin October 10

Following the news that Apple has gained regulatory approval on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China, the Cupertino-based company announced on Tuesday that the two smartphones will launch in the world’s most populous country on Friday, October 17. Apple will begin accepting iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders in China on Friday, October 10.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus get regulatory approval in China

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus get regulatory approval in China

Apple has just received a license from the Chinese regulator for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, according to Reuters. Apple had to delay the launch of the new iPhones in China due to the regulatory issues.

People take bend test to the next level by bending iPhone 6 Plus in Apple Store

People take bend test to the next level by bending iPhone 6 Plus in Apple Store

If you have even an ounce of common sense, you probably don’t need to be told this: please don’t bend the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at Apple Stores. Over the weekend, that’s exactly what a pair of British teenagers named Kylie and Danny did at an Apple Store in the United Kingdom. Even worse, they decided to make a video of the bending.

Pulitzer prize winning photographer reviews the iPhone 6 Camera

Pulitzer prize winning photographer reviews the iPhone 6 Camera

Apart from their larger displays, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus also come with improved cameras that boast of features like focus pixels, optical stabilisation, 60fps videos and more.

Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are starting to see price drops in gray markets in China

Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are starting to see price drops in gray markets in China

On September 19, Apple officially launched the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in several different areas all over the globe. Mainland China was not one of them, though, as regulatory issues continue to impede the handset’s launch. The gray markets in the region, though, have kept up with the demand as scalpers try to flip a profit to those willing to pay the inflated price tag. A new report suggests that the demand for these handsets may be faltering.

Apple allegedly launching iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China beginning October 10

Apple allegedly launching iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China beginning October 10

Just over a week before the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus would go on sale, a report surfaced that revealed the devices would not be going on sale in China at the same time. Regulatory issues have routinely been blamed for the delayed launch, but a leaked document may have revealed the upcoming launch date.

Consumer Reports finds iPhone 6 Plus less bendable than perceived

Consumer Reports finds iPhone 6 Plus less bendable than perceived

Almost simultaneously with a new video surfacing in which Unbox Therapy performed a bending test of the iPhone 6 Plus uncut on video in downtown Toronto, Canada to prove that it was not faked, Consumer Reports is out with its own video that finds the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to be less bendable than has been portrayed by the media.

iPhone 6 Plus undergoes another bend test to prove it wasn’t faked

iPhone 6 Plus undergoes another bend test to prove it wasn’t faked

The trending topic this week surrounding the iPhone 6 has certainly revolved around reports that it is prone to bending, with the situation becoming informally known as Bendgate on Twitter and even in mainstream media. The controversy was kickstarted by an iPhone 6 Plus bending video by Unbox Therapy that was later called out for inaccuracies.

iPhone 6 is not currently capable of HD audio playback

iPhone 6 is not currently capable of HD audio playback

Apple has long touted its passion for music, a point that it stressed when it acquired Beats Electronics earlier this year and brought music pioneers Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine on board. Yet, a new report confirms that — perhaps surprisingly — the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus do not currently have support for high-res or HD audio playback. 

Teardown reveals iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have two accelerometers for improved user experience

Teardown reveals iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have two accelerometers for improved user experience

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus could be the most sensor-laden smartphones that Apple has ever released, based on a new teardown that reveals two accelerometers found inside both devices. According to Chipworks, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have a three-axis Bosch BMA280 accelerometer and what the company believes is a MPU-6700 six-axis accelerometer from InvenSense.