The much anticipated iPhone 6 was released last week, and a number of them are already in iBeta’s mobile device inventory, ready for testing. The latest iPhone is larger than the previous versions: the iPhone 6 is 5.44 inches long and the iPhone 6 Plus is 6.22 inches long. The screens are also larger (4.7 inches and 5.5 inches respectively), and it’s also thinner (6.9 mm and 7.1 mm).
The new iPhone is packed with features. One of the most interesting is the Touch ID technology, which requires a fingerprint to access the phone. This technology can also be used for making purchases in the App store, iTunes and iBooks without a password.
Along with the iPhone 6 release, the company also made an update to its iOS operating system: iOS 8. The OS features updates to common apps like Photos (a new search feature and smart albums) and Messages (ability to send voice messages and add locations). New features include apps like Family Sharing (which allows users to share purchases with up to six people within a household), Spotlight (provides suggestions from different sites, news and places to provide answers and information), and Health (allows different fitness and activity apps to communicate with each other).
The new iOS also includes shortcuts to frequently called/texted contacts, and Apple has improved contextual typing suggestions.
Despite the misstep with the announcement (as in the tech company’s live stream to going down or people having trouble with pre-orders after the Apple online store went down for over 2 hours), the iPhone 6 is selling fast, just like previous versions of the phone.
iBeta looks forward to working with the new phone. A complete listing of all mobile devices in iBeta’s inventory can be found HERE.