Apple officially announced two new larger phones on Tuesday, the iPhone 6 with 4.7-inch display and iPhone 6 Plus with 5.5-inch display. The 5.5-inch screen iPhone 6 Plus is by far the largest phone Apple has created. It comes after recent leaks showing purported components for a 5.5-inch screen device, and years of rumors indicating Apple was making larger-screened phones. Pricing and availability details for the 5.5-inch device have yet to be announced.
Aside from the larger display, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 comes with a long list of new features, chief among them iOS 8, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, which was first shown off at the company’s developer conference in June.
It appears to have the same 16:9 aspect ratio as the iPhone 5S and 5C from last year, meaning older apps designed for the 4-inch screen found on those models, and the even older iPhone 5, won’t be distorted running on the larger screen. The screen resolution for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus has been increased to 1920 x 1080 pixels, 185 percent more pixels compared to the 1136 x 640 resolution found on last year’s iPhone 5S.
The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus will also allow apps to show more information than on smaller-sized iPhone screens. For example, in landscape mode, the Mail app will show both a list view of messages on the left side and the content of the selected message to the right, similar to how it is displayed on Apple’s iPad Air and iPad Mini
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