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Apple announces the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, and it comes with a Retina HD screen

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It's the least surprising reveal of the night but we're still pleased to see it. Apple has just announced the iPhone 6, and it's packing in a new Retina HD display.

The screen comes with a 1334 x 750 resolution, while the body is slimmer than its predecessor at 6.9mm thick. Cased inside an anodised aluminium shell, Apple's phone will supposedly be 25% faster than its predecessor.

And making that magic happen is the A8 processor, with 2 billion transistors and 64-bit support. Meanwhile you'll be able to make voice calls over LTE and Wi-Fi, so long as your network offers the support.

Apple used its big event to unveil Apple Pay, its mobile payment system - something the iPhone 6 will make use of via its short-range NFC.

And the camera?

The iPhone 6 will come with an 8MP camera yet again, which will include true-tone flash with 1.5 micron-pixels and a 2.2 aperture. You'll be able to capture high dynamic range pictures in a single shot and record 1080p video up to 60 frames per second.

And while you'll get image stabilization, you won't get optical image stabilization which comes on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Apple also claims it's drastically improved battery life across both handsets. The iPhone 6 will be available in 'space grey', gold and white (just like the 5S) and starts at $199/£539 for 16GB, $299/£619 for 64GB and $399/£699 for 128GB.

Oh yeah, and it'll be available to pre-order on September 12, and released on September 19.

Hugh Langley is the ex-News Editor of TechRadar. He had written for many magazines and websites including Business Insider, The Telegraph, IGN, Gizmodo, Entrepreneur Magazine, WIRED (UK), TrustedReviews, Business Insider Australia, Business Insider India, Business Insider Singapore, Wareable, The Ambient and more.

Hugh is now a correspondent at Business Insider covering Google and Alphabet, and has the unfortunate distinction of accidentally linking the TechRadar homepage to a rival publication.