Apple announces new iPhones

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Ryan Hanson
Staff Writer

Apple has announced the iPhone 6, offering a bigger screen and a better battery, among other improvements. The phone will be available for purchase September 19th.

The iPhone 6 comes in two models: the standard iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. The standard variant features a 4.7-inch display.  The iPhone 6 Plus offers a larger, 5.5-inch display. Both models offer larger screens than the iPhone 5s, which sports a 4-inch display.

Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive officer, describes the new phones as “without a doubt, the best iPhones” Apple has ever created.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sport a higher resolution screen and a better battery than the iPhone 5s, extending the amount of time between charges. A faster processor will enhance gaming and multitasking experiences, and other hardware advancements will boost the phone’s speed and power.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will come preinstalled with iOS 8, Apples latest mobile operating system.

The iPhone 6 will be available for a suggested retail price of $199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 64GB model and $399 for the 128GB model. The iPhone 6 Plus will be available for a retail price of $299 for the 16GB model, $399 for the 64GB model and $499 for the 128GB model.

Apple’s new phones will be available in gold, silver and space gray colors, and can be purchased from the Apple Online Store at www.apple.com, Apple’s retail stores, or through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, additional carriers and select Apple Authorized Resellers. North Central students can take a short walk to the Apple store in downtown Naperville at 120 West Jefferson Avenue to pick up the new phone September 19th.

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Ryan Hanson was the Website Editor for the Chronicle/NCClinked.

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