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Apple Releases The iPhone 6—The “Small” One

As expected, Apple released a new iPhone on Tuesday—and redesigned gadget to give it a sleeker, smoother look. 

The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen—bigger than its predecessor, and rounded edges, and a thinner, 6.8mm thin metal body are a stark difference from the iPhone 5S. The new screen has Retina HD resolution, with 1334 x 750 pixels—though there’s no indication of the rumored sapphire crystal screen.

With the new design, Apple is going back to its rounded roots in the original iPhone, and breaking away from the square and sharp edges introduced with the iPhone 4 in 2010. 

The iPhone 6 comes with an improved 8 megapixel iSight camera, true tone flash, and an all new sensor. The camera captures images at 1080p at 60 frames per second, and the slowmo video can take up to 240 frames per second. 

See Also: Apple Unveils iPhone 6 Plus, A 5.5-Inch Phablet

A 64-bit A8 chip provides faster processing power.The touch ID—first debuted with the 5S—uses human fingerprints to unlock the device and download applications for extra security. 

Other features a 16:9 aspect ratio, just like the 5S from last year, and boasts better battery life than the iPhone 5S. An M8 chip motion coprocessor to improve apps that track motion and fitness.

A new sensor, the barometer, that measures the elevation, and your activity will show up in the new health app, for instance, how many stairs you climbed. 

Advanced wireless capabilities, and supports up to 20 LTE bands, more than any smartphone. The new iPhone also features a faster 802.11 AC wifi and the ability to make calls over WiFi. 

The iPhone 6 starts at $199 with a two-year contract.

We’ll have more updates throughout the day as Apple provides more information about the new gadget.

Screenshots by Stephanie Chan for ReadWrite

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