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Apple iPhone 6 Phone Technical Specifications
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple iPhone
  • CPU Dual-core 1.4 GHz Typhoon (ARM v8-based)
  • RAM 1 GB LPDDR3
  • Storage 16/32/64/128 GB
  • Display 4.7" 750x1334 pixels
  • Camera 8MP
  • OS iOS (iPhone OS) 8, up to iOS 12.5.5

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Apple iPhone 6 Technical Specifications

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are smartphones that were designed and marketed by Apple Inc. They belong to the eighth generation of the iPhone, succeeding the iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, and iPhone 5S, and were announced on September 9, 2014, and released on September 19, 2014.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus jointly were themselves replaced as the flagship devices of the iPhone series by the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus on September 9, 2015. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus include larger 4.7 and 5.5 inch (120 and 140 mm) displays, a faster processor, upgraded cameras, improved LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity, and support for an NFC(near field communications)-based mobile payments offering.

The design of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is influenced by that of the iPad Air with a glass front that is curved around the edges of the display, and an aluminum rear that contains two plastic strips for the antenna.

The back is built of 6000-series aluminum. Both models come in gold, silver, and “space gray” finishes. The iPhone 6 has a thickness of 6.9 millimeters (0.27 in), while the iPhone 6 Plus is 7.1 mm (0.28 in) in thickness; both are thinner than the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, with the iPhone 6 being Apple’s thinnest phone to date.

Displays

The most significant changes to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are their displays; both branded as “Retina HD Display” and “ion-strengthened”, the iPhone 6 display is 4.7 inch in size with a 16:9 resolution of 1334×750 (326 PPI, minus one row of pixels), while the iPhone 6 Plus includes a 5.5-inch 1920×1080 (1080p) display (401 PPI).

The displays use a multiple-domain LCD panel, dubbed “dual-domain pixels”; the RGB pixels themselves are skewed in a pattern so every pixel is seen from a different angle. This technique helps improve the viewing angles of the display.

To accommodate the larger physical size of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the top button was renamed the side button and moved to the side of the phone instead of the top to improve its accessibility.

Batteries

The iPhone 6 features a 6.91 Wh (1810 mAh) battery, while the iPhone 6 Plus features an 11.1 Wh (2915 mAh) battery, neither of which is user-replaceable.

Chipsets

Both models include an Apple A8 system-on-chip, and an M8 motion co-processor—an update of the M7 chip from the iPhone 5s. The primary difference between the M8 and the original M7 coprocessor is the M8 also includes a barometer to measure altitude changes.

The iPhone 6 sold very well, making it the best-selling iPhone model and the most successful smartphone to date.

Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Smartphone
Models A1549 (North America)
A1586 (Global)
A1589 (China)
A1522, A1524, A1593
iPhone7,2
Announced 09 September, 2014
Released 19 September, 2014
Status Discontinued
Predecessor Apple iPhone 5S, Apple iPhone 5C
Successor Apple iPhone 6S / Apple iPhone 6S Plus
Slogan "Bigger than bigger"
Generation 8th

Design

Type <strong>Design Type</strong> called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Width 67 mm (millimeters)
6.7 cm (centimeters)
0.22 ft (feet)
2.638 in (inches)
Height 138.1 mm (millimeters)
13.81 cm (centimeters)
0.453 ft (feet)
5.437 in (inches)
Thickness 6.9 mm (millimeters)
0.69 cm (centimeters)
0.023 ft (feet)
0.272 in (inches)
Volume 63.84 cm³ (cubic centimeters)
3.88 in³ (cubic inches)
Weight 129 g (grams)
0.28 lbs (pounds)
4.55 oz (ounces)
Protection Glass front (Gorilla Glass)
Aluminum back
Aluminum frame
Colors Space Gray
Silver
Gold

Network

SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano SIM
Number of SIM cards 1
GSM GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMA CDMA 800 MHz (A1549)
CDMA 1700/2100 MHz (A1549)
CDMA 1900 MHz (A1549)
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A (A1549)
1xEV-DO Rev. B (A1549)
TD-SCDMA TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz (A1586)
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz (A1586)
UMTS (3G) UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTE (4G) LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38) (A1586)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39) (A1586)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40) (A1586)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41) (A1586)
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Display

Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) Retina HD: LED-backlit IPS LCD
Size 4.7 inch
Resolution 750 x 1334 pixels
Display Colors <strong>Display Colors</strong> is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. 24-bit (16.76 million colors) LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9 ratio
Display area (~65.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Pixel Density <strong>Pixel Density (PPI)</strong> is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 326 pixels per inch (PPI)
Touch Screen Multi-touch touchscreen display
Display Protection <strong>Display Protection => </strong> Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Ion-strengthened glass
Oleophobic coating
Features Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Retina HD display
1400:1 contrast ratio
500 cd/m²
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
LED-backlit

Media

Audio File Formats AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
eAAC+ / aacPlus v2 / HE-AAC v2
M4A (MPEG-4 Audio, .m4a)
MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer II, .mp3)
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format, .wav, .wave)
Apple Lossless
AAX+
AAX
Video File Formats 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project, .3gp)
H.263
H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC video
H.265 / MPEG-H Part 2 / HEVC
QuickTime (.mov, .qt)
MPEG-4
FM Radio No
Alert Types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Ring Tones Yes
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm Audio jack 3.5mm jack, 16-bit/44.1kHz audio
Audio Features Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
HAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Compatibility

Rear Camera

Number of cameras 1
Sensor type CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
Main cameras Sony Exmor RS
8 MP
Sensor size 4.8 x 3.6 mm (millimeters)
0.24 in (inches)
Pixel size 1.471 µm (micrometers)
0.001471 mm (millimeters)
Crop factor 7.21
ISO 32 - 2000
Aperture f/2.2
Focal length and 35mm equivalent 4.15 mm (millimeters) 29.89 mm (millimeters) *(35 mm / full frame)
Number of lenses 5
Flash type Dual LED
Image Resolution 3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP (megapixels)
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP (megapixels)
Other features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Largan Precision Optics
IR filter
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
720p @ 240 fps

Front/Selfie Camera

Number of cameras 1
Main cameras 1.2 MP
Sensor type CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Aperture f/2.2
Image Resolution 1280 x 960 pixels
1.23 MP (megapixels)
Video Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 30 fps (frames per second)
Other features Face unlock
HDR
Continuous shooting
Exposure compensation

Software

Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. iOS 8, upgradable to iOS 12.5.5
User Interface <strong>UI</strong> or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. iPhone OS UI

Hardware

Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Apple A8 APL1011, M8 motion coprocessor
SoC Process Technology 20 nm (nanometers)
CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Dual-core 64bit 1.4 GHz Typhoon (ARM v8-based)
CPU bits 64 bit
CPU cores 2
CPU frequency 1400 MHz (megahertz)
Level 1 cache memory (L1) 64 KB + 64 KB (kilobytes)
Level 2 cache memory (L2) 1024 KB (kilobytes)
1 MB (megabytes)
Level 3 cache memory (L3) 4096 KB (kilobytes)
4 MB (megabytes)
GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. PowerVR GX6450 (quad-core graphics)
GPU cores 4
RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 1 GB
RAM Type LPDDR3 SDRAM
Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 16/32/64/128 GB
Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Multi-touch touchscreen display
Triple microphone
Apple M8 motion coprocessor
3-axis gyroscope
3-axis accelerometer
Digital compass
iBeacon
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Touch ID fingerprint reader
Barometer

Connectivity

Bluetooth Version 4.0
Bluetooth Features <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
LE (Low Energy)
Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range. No
Wi-Fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac)
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
USB Lightning, USB 2.0
GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Wi-Fi
Cell ID
NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inch.
HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. No
Wireless Charging <strong>Wireless Charging</strong> (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No

Data

GPRS <strong>GPRS</strong> (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE <strong>EDGE</strong> (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat4 150/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
Web Browser <strong>Web Browser => </strong> a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages. (Safari)

Messaging

SMS <strong>SMS</strong> (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks. Yes (threaded view)
MMS <strong>MMS</strong> (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
Email <strong>Email</strong> (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user. Yes
IM <strong>IM</strong> (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet. Yes

Battery

Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 1810 mAh 3.82 V 6.91 W·h
Placement Non-removable

Prices (Prices are estimated and varies by capacity)

Price in (USA) $ $48.99 - $73.99
Price in (Bangladesh)৳ BDT 29,999.00
Price in (Canada) CA$215.00
Price in (Dubai/UAE) د.إ ₦50400
Price in (India) ₹ ₹9,099
Price in (Iraq) ع.د ‎IQD 409,860
Price in (Nigeria) ₦ NGN51,600
Price in (Tanzania) TSh TZS 279,720
Price in Australia US$699.00
Price in France €170.00

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