Apple will launch the iPhone 6 16GBvariant in India at a price of Rs. 53,500, while the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus will start at Rs. 62,500. The phones will be available in India starting October 17, in line with the date that was last seen on Apple’s India website. Apple authorised dealers will start taking pre-orders next week, with customers who pre-book receiving their units on 16th night itself.
NDTV Gadgets has seen emails Apple authorised dealers are sending out to customers which mention the price and availability details.
If you’re trying to decide between the iPhone 6 and Android, chances are you’ve at least taken a look at the Samsung’s Galaxy S5. Both phones are among the most popular devices out there today, and for good reason.
The iPhone 6 is Apple’s slimmest, yet one of its largest phones to date. (The iPhone 6 Plus is even more massive, but it’ll compete with Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 4 phablet). For the first time in two years, Apple upgraded the screen resolution and gave its smartphone a completely new design.
Consumer Reports published a review of the stress tests it performed on Apple’s iPhone 6. It ran a ‘three point flexural test’ where the phone is supported at each end with the force applied at a third point on the top. Consumer Reports tested one each of the iPhone 5, 6 and 6 Plus along with a LG G3, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and HTC One (M8).
Apple also had a number of people visit its lab to see where it said 30,000 iPhones were subjected to various stress tests. While the company would not reveal many details one weight that was disclosed was 25 kilograms (slightly more than 55 pounds), the amount of weight that Apple applies on top of the iPhone screen to test it for bending.
For its tests Consumer Reports started at 10 pounds of force for 30 seconds and increased the force in 10 pound increments. It tested for when the smartphone started to deform and then when the screen came loose from the case.