The release of the iPhone 6 ushered in a new generation of smartphone. It brought major changes in design that has made it one of the top selling phones in the world. It features a sleek unibody design with softer corners than previous models, an 8-megapixel camera, a 4.7” Retina HD display, and improved battery life.
We like chips - The iPhone 6 A8 Chip, that is.
There’s a reason the iPhone 6 became Apple’s flagship phone just days after its global launch. One of the show-stopping features included is the A8 chip. The built-in A8 chip improves performance and speed compared to previous models.
Apple states that the A8 is 25% better in performance and 50% improved in terms of graphic processing (CGU). App launches are faster, data loading is smoother and because your phone performs more efficiently, you save on battery life too.
All smartphones are tested for their durability in real-life situations such as facing a drop onto the road or pressure being applied to the screen. At the time of its release, the iPhone 6 tested very well for strength and durability.
US insurer SquareTrade, who test all smartphones when they’re released, found that the iPhone 6 continued to work smoothly after being submerged in water for 10 seconds. A drop test was also conducted and it was found that the phone continued to work just fine, however, the back panels did come off.
This feature allows users to type a message on their screen and have the iPhone read the text out aloud.
Zoom allows users to magnify their screen making text and the overall appearance larger and easier to read. One can magnify the screen up to 15 times its original size.
Real-time text (RTT) allows users with hearing impairments to type and send a conversational text while on the phone
The dictation feature allows a user to verbally relay a message while the iPhone types it out. This may be helpful for users who have impairments with their hands or fingers.
Type to Siri is useful for people unable to speak. One can type a query to Siri instead of saying it.
Switch Control is for users who have very little mobility and allows them to control their iPhone or iPad using moves as small as a blowing, blinking or clicking a button. Other devices such as a joystick can work with Switch Control.
Closed captions were created for users who are deaf or hard of hearing. Closed captions are also known as subtitles for video or audio material.
Assistive Touch helps users who have difficulty pressing buttons, applying 3D Touch and pinch-to-zoom on an iPhone or iPad. The feature provides an onscreen button which can be tapped instead of having to physically press it on the side.
Speak Screen reads anything that’s being displayed on your phone.