6. Improved battery life
Battery life is one of the more mundane features of any new smartphone, but it is crucial.
The iPhone 6 Plus boasts up to 24 hours of talk time on 3G, with that dropping to 12 hours on 4G LTE and WiFi. Up to 14 hours of video playback and 80 hours of audio playback is on offer. The Plus also offers up to 384 hours of standby time.
The smaller iPhone 6 has less talk time: 14 hours on 3G, 10 hours on 4G LTE and 11 hours on WiFi. The smartphone delivers 11 hours of video playback and 50 hours of audio playback. Left on its own the iPhone 6 will remain on standby for 250 hours.
Like their predecessors, both iPhone 6 models feature lithium-ion batteries, which are charged through proprietary ports and via power adapter or computer connection. The batteries sported by the duo, comprehensibly beat the battery life extracted from their predecessors on all levels.
5. Design overhaul
While the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the largest-screened iPhones yet, they are also the slimmest, measuring in at 6.9mm and 7.1mm, compared with the 7.6mm-thick iPhone 5S.
The new smartphones also debut a new design. While available in the same grey, silver and gold colours as last year’s model, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets feature a new glass screen that curves around the edges of the device, giving the handset a smoother look and feel than the iPhone 5S.
Like the previous model, however, both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come crafted from metal, no doubt giving the phones a high-end feel.
Geoengineering on the sea floor near glaciers would form a new ice shelf to prevent melting
Alterations in capillary blood flow can be caused by body position change
Curiosity rover is in 'normal mode' but not transmitting scientific data back to base
NatWest outage comes a day after Barclays' IT systems shut out customers and staff