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The i Phone 6 and i Phone 6 Plus were officially unveiled during a press event at the Flint Center for Performing Arts in Cupertino, California on September 9, 2014 and released on September 19, 2014; pre-orders began on September 12, 2014, with the i Phone 6 starting at US9 and the i Phone 6 Plus starting at US9.
In China, where the i Phone 5c and 5s were the first models in the i Phone series to be released in the country on the same day as their international launch, Apple notified local wireless carriers that it would be unable to release the i Phone 6 and i Phone 6 Plus on the 19th because there were "details which are not ready"; local media reported that the devices had not yet been approved by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and earlier in the year, a news report by state broadcaster China Central Television alleged that i Phone devices were a threat to national security because i OS 7's "frequent locations" function could expose "state secrets." On September 9, 2015, with the release of the i Phone 6S and i Phone 6S Plus, the i Phone 6 and 6 Plus were moved to the mid-range of the i Phone lineup.
As the i Phone SE has more powerful internal hardware than the midrange i Phone 6 (largely the same as the 6S) and had been released earlier on March 31, 2016, this created an unusual situation when it was sold alongside the i Phone 6 and 6 Plus until September 7 despite being marketed as a lower-tier i Phone.
In February 2017, the i Phone 6 was quietly relaunched in carrier stores and online, this time the storage has been changed to 32 GB.
Their spot as the entry-level i Phone was replaced by the i Phone SE, which was released earlier on March 31, 2016.
The i Phone 6 was relaunched with 32 GB of storage in Asian markets in February 2017 as a midrange/budget i Phone.
However, aspects of the design of i Phone 6 were also panned, including plastic strips on the rear of the device for its antenna that disrupted the otherwise metal exterior, and the screen resolution of the standard-sized i Phone 6 being lower than other devices in its class.
Unlike the previous model, the rear-facing camera is not flush with the rear of the device, but instead protrudes slightly.
Both models include an Apple A8 system-on-chip, and an M8 motion co-processor—an update of the M7 chip from the i Phone 5s.
Following Apple's loss in smartphone market share to companies producing phones with larger displays, reports as early as January 2014 suggested that Apple was preparing to launch new i Phone models with larger, 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays.
Reports prior to its unveiling also speculated that Apple might use a new i Phone model to introduce a mobile payments platform using near-field communications—a technology that has been incorporated into many Android phones, but has experienced a low adoption rate among users.