The most attractive physical attribute of an iPhone is the sleekness of it. When iPhone 6 was first launched, it garnered much criticism for the plastic lines that you can see on the flipside of the phone. The smooth, sleek surface was gone and many wondered if Steve Jobs would’ve agreed to such an idea. But ever wondered what those plastic lines are?
They are antennas! In the older models, they were hidden inside. But the metallic body of iPhone 6 meant that the radio waves would not be able to escape the phone, hence the plastic lines.
Some believe that the plastic lines are also a result of customer complaints of poor signal strength in the previous models, and this was the company’s attempt at extending the antenna length.
Both phones have an impressive “Retina HD Display,” with the iPhone 6 featuring a resolution of 1334 x 750 (326 ppi)and the iPhone 6 Plus featuring a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (401 ppi).
Design wise, the phones more closely resemble the iPad and the iPod touch than the iPhone 5s. Both models have soft, rounded corners and a curved glass screen that melds smoothly into the thin metal body of the device. The volume buttons on the left side of the device are pill-shaped, and the power button is located on the right side of the device for easier one-handed use.
If you too are worried about the lack of finesse in this model, then calm your nerves. iPhone 7 tries to handle the problem by trying to replace the antennas with a metal that will allow radio waves to pass while retaining the strength of the metal.
Another mystery solved. You’re welcome!