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6 REASONS TO UPGRADE FROM IPHONE 5S TO THE IPHONE 6



Published On: October 11, 2014, by Neat Buzz, William Scott, North Carolina
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Announced on September 9, 2014, after months of speculation, the iPhone 6 and its sibling, the 6 Plus, are perhaps the biggest shakeups to the iOS line since the earliest iPhones. They break with one of the biggest (and perhaps most-critiqued) traditions for Apple’s smartphone: small screen size. It also introduces improvements all around. The body is styled more after earlier smartphones, with a rounded glass screen that blends seamlessly into the anodized aluminum chassis. Not sure you want to upgrade your smartphone just yet? Check out these five reasons you should consider swapping your old phone for Apple’s eighth-generation smartphone.



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THE BIGGER, BETTER SCREEN

 

Steve Jobs was adamant that 3.5 inches was the perfect phone size and that no one would buy big phones. With the iPhone 5, Apple grudgingly acknowledged that larger screen sizes were becoming popular, but the pitiful 4-inch screen was hardly a giant leap when compared with the 5- and 6-inch displays of its competitors. The iPhone 6 ups the screen real estate to 4.7 inches, with a Retina HD display and 1334x750-pixel display. Yes, the iPhone finally has HD, albeit only 720p. (The 6 Plus offers a 5.5-inch screen and 1080p.) Apple has also made efforts to improve the already impressive display quality, with truer colors and an improved polarizer.

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FASTER PERFORMANCE ALL AROUND

 

As expected, the iPhone 6 runs off a custom A8 chip. Apple claims it is 25 percent faster and 50 percent more efficient than the A7 found in the 5S, as well as improved graphics. It still has the dual-core design and 64-bit architecture of the A7, however.

The processor is far from the only thing that runs faster. The eighth-generation iPhone supports 20 LTE bands for better coverage and faster data. It also supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi, which can reach speeds up to three times faster than the Wi-Fi in the 5s. Plus, the iPhone 6 offers calling over Wi-Fi and Voice over LTE.

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IMPROVED MOTION CO-PROCESSOR

 

The iPhone 5S was the first iOS device to feature what Apple calls a motion co-processor. This secondary chip, the M7 can access GPS and other data (including the compass, gyroscope and accelerometer) for fitness tracking without waking up the A7 processor, which reduces the battery impact. The M8 chip in the iPhone 6 is even more advanced. It can determine whether you are walking, running, or cycling. It can even measure your elevation using the built-in barometer.

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MORE STORAGE

 

In keeping with tradition, Apple introduced the iPhone 6 with three options for storage capacity. However, this new iPhone departs from previous traditions with a 128 GB option for the first time. Apple did away with the 32 GB option altogether, leaving consumers with a choice of 16 GB, a 64 GB, and 128 GB. The iPhone still lacks an SD card slot, however. Extra storage space should come in handy, particularly for avid photographers and videographers.

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BETTER CAMERAS

 

The 8 MP camera resolution seems to be a sticking point for Apple, as it has not changed since the introduction of the 4S in 2011. That said, the iPhone 6 has numerous camera improvements. The iSight camera still has a five-element lens with f/2.2 aperture, but it adds digital image stabilization (optical image stabilization is available for the 6 Plus only). It also uses phase detection technology called FocusPixels that can autofocus twice as fast as the 5S. Along with 30 fps and 60 fps 1080p HD video, the camera can record 120 fps or 240 fps slow-motion video.

The FaceTime camera is sticking with its 1.2 MP resolution as well. However, it has a new sensor and expands the aperture to f/2.2, letting in 80 percent more like. The result? Better selfies. The FaceTime camera also has a burst mode.

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APPLEPAY

 

One of the biggest changes to the iPhone lineup is the use of an NFC chip in the 6 and 6 Plus. NFC, or near-field communications, essentially uses RFID to transmit small amounts of data wirelessly. In Apple’s case, NFC enables the new ApplePay feature: rather than fishing out your wallet at stores, you can simply swipe your phone and confirm your identity using the TouchID fingerprint scanner. You can link your accounts via iTunes, but Apple does not keep any records of your payments: the company has no idea how much you spend or where you spend it. The data is encrypted so that users do not actually have to hand over their payment information to merchants as an added security measure.

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