The iPhone 6 has up to 20 LTE bands, compared to 13 on the iPhone 5s. It supports faster LTE of up to 150Mbps and Voice over LTE (VoLTE).
The new phone supports Wi-Fi 802.11ac, which is 3x faster than previous generation Wi-Fi. You can also now make calls via a Wi-Fi connection.
Your iPhone. Your wallet
Apple has built-in NFC capabilities into the iPhone 6. While it took its time to introduce this contactless technology into its smartphone, Apple’s execution seems spot on with the introduction of Apple Pay. It works together with Touch ID.
Apple Pay will offer a secure, private, contactless payment platform, built into the iPhone 6. This service will be available in October.
Banks namely Bank of America, CapitalOne, Chase, Citi and Wells Fargo already support Apple Pay and more will be coming.
You’ll be able to use Apple Pay at over 220,000 locations all over the US and EU, including Bloomingdales, Disney Store, Macy’s, McDonald’s, Nike and more.
Online plaforms like Groupon, OpenTable, Starbucks, Target and Uber also support Apple Pay.
Pricing and availability
iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space gray, and will be available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model, $299 (US) for the 64GB model and, for the first time, a new 128GB model for $399 (US) with a two-year contract.
iPhone 6 Plus comes in gold, silver or space gray, and will be available in the US for a suggested retail price of $299 (US) for the 16GB model, $399 (US) for the 64GB model and $499 (US) for the new 128GB model with a two-year contract.
Both models will be available from the Apple Online Store(www.apple.com),
Apple’s retail stores, and through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, additional carriers and select Apple Authorized Resellers.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK beginning on Friday, September 19, and customers can pre-order both models beginning on Friday, September 12.
Apple-designed leather cases will be available in black, soft pink, olive brown, midnight blue and (RED) for $45 (US) for iPhone 6 and $49 (US) for iPhone 6 Plus and silicone cases in black, blue, pink, green, white and (RED) for a suggested retail price of $35 (US) for iPhone 6 and $39 (US) for iPhone 6 Plus through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.
iPhone 5s will be available in the US for a suggested retail price of $99 (US) for the 16GB model and $149 (US) for the 32GB model, and an iPhone 5c 8GB model will be available for free.
iOS 8 will be available as a free software update starting on Wednesday, September 17. Some features may not be available on all products.
Apple Pay will be available to US customers as a free software update to iOS 8 this October.
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