Schiller: Battery life impact now
Phil makes a good point that the phone filling a 35-foot screen with good graphics is impressive.
Schiller: iPhone 6 and 6 Plus has just-as-good or better battery life than iPhone 5S
Up to 24 hours of 3G talk on the iPhone 6 Plus from 10 before. The iPhone 6 is 14 hours. That's no slouch.
Schiller: iPhone 6 11 hours of video watching, wifi browsing. iPhone 6 Plus, 14 hours of HD video playback
So the Plus will be the one you want if you really need all-day phone usage -- if you have the pockets to suit.
Schiller: New motion coprocessor called M8
Schiller: Useful for fitness applications. Can tell when cycling, running, walking, has new ability to estimate distance
Interesting that they've updated the motion co-processor as well. I'm surprised that they didn't simply bake it into the A8.
Schiller: It can also figure out elevation, such as flights of stairs. A new sensor called the Barometer measures elevation from air pressure
Note that a barometer is hardly a new sensor in the world of sensors. It's new to iPhone.
Schiller: Nike is work on new version of Nike Plus app to figure out not only how far you've run but elevation as well
And therefore the best thing ever.
Schiller: LTE is faster than ever. 150 mpbs compared to 100 in previous. Does that through carrier aggregation. 20 LTE bands. Works with over 200 LTE carriers
Schiller: New technology with LTE - VoLTE - voice over LTE. Makes calls clear sounding and always have simultaneous voice and data
Apple has worked tirelessly to integrate more and more bands into the phone. It means fewer models are needed to sell internationally. In theory, you should be able to take your phone with you to just about any carrier worldwide -- but your carrier at home might not let that happen.
Schiller: There's also faster Wifi. 802.11ac. 3X faster than previous gen
Again, VoLTE isn't new-new, just new to iPhone.
Schiller: Wi-Fi calling - can use standard connection. IF don't have good cellular recption but have Wi-Fi can make call in the regular way over Wi-Fi. If you then leave the Wi-Fi area, the call will seamlessly transition to cellular network
Schiller: T-Mobile in US is working on this. EE in UK also
(we'll see what other carriers get on board. Apple taking this stuff away from them isn't good for them)
Not many carriers supporting Wi-Fi calling yet, remains to be seen whether others will pick it up.
Schiller: Now talking camera
Schiller: 8MP iSight camera, True Tone flash, - all things in 5S