iPhone 6: price and release date
The event kicked off with a bang by announcing the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 is 6.9 mm thin, compared to the 7.6 mm profile of the iPhone 5s. Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have thinner backlights, photo-aligned IPS LCDs, ion-strengthened glass, and improved polarizers for outdoor visibility. NFC is built into the top of the phone. The iPhone 6 body is constructed with recyclable aluminum, and is free of BFRs, Beryllium, and PVC. The iPhone 6 has a mercury-free 1334 x 750 display, which works out to 38% more pixels than the iPhone 5s. Leather and silicone cases will be available.
The 16 GB iPhone 6 will be $199 on contract, $299 for the 64 GB iPhone 6, and $399 for the 128 GB model. Off-contract pricing in America will be $649 for 16 GB, $749 for 64 GB, and $849 for 128 GB. Off-contract pricing in the UK will work out to £539 for 16 GB, £619 for 64 GB, and £699 for 128 GB. The iPhone 6 release date is set to September 19 with preorders starting this Friday. 115 countries will have access to the iPhone 6 by the end of 2014.
Be sure to check out our new topic page for the iPhone 6 Plus, which has absolutely everything you need to know. For a closer look, check out our hands-on video with the iPhone 6.