The Apple Family Just Got Bigger

Saturday 4th, Oct 2014

As I'm sure many of you are aware, apple recently hosted a keynote event in California at which they released oodles of promising hardware and even a new service!
Let's do as apple did and get right into the new products. As expected a new iteration, of the much loved iPhone handset, has been released in not one, but two variations. Apple has done away with the 'C' suffix on the value iPhone, and it seems has done away with the whole value concept. The new iPhones are named iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with screen sizes measuring 4.7 and 5.5 inches respectively. The larger sizes are not the only increases to the new handsets, the iPhone 6 takes the price point of the 5s - the previous flagship and the six plus is another hundred pounds for the most basic model!
Among the list of new features, what both iPhones have is the Retina HD display. The six plus brings with it a true full HD screen when judged on pixel resolution at 1920 x 1080. Also, both phones come with Dual-domain pixel technology for a wider viewing angle, increasing the already amazing visibility of the current displays. Higher resolution requires more horse power to draw it's pictures, to wit new models bring with them a boost in processing power thanks to the new A8 SoC (system-on-chip). The Motion coprocessor first introduced with the iPhone 5s in 2013 has also received an upgrade to the "M8 family" - the details of which are currently shrouded in mystery, although we can assume it has become more power efficient and includes the addition of a new module to cope with the barometer sensor introduced alongside the new handsets.
In a previous post we predicated the new iPhone would have more powerful radios, we were right! Apple has introduced a new 4G LTE wireless radio which can accept the largest variety of bands of any Smartphone in the world.
Storage space, we all need it and considering the recent iCloud celebrity photo leaks some files are best kept close to the chest. With the new upper limits of storage reaching 128GB at lower price points.