Hardly any surfer leaves the house without a phone in hand. Whether it’s biking down to their local break, or hopping on a plane to some of the best waves in the world, it’s tough to resist capturing the moment with a quick photo or video. Now, with the release of the iPhone 6 less than a week away, it’s time to rethink the boundaries of your current mobile device.
Athletes are continuously pushing the limits of progressive surfing, and gear selection has become more important than ever. From board design and fin set up, to wetsuit material and boardshort elasticity, brands work hard to offer top-of-the-line equipment to surfers, and there is certainly no exception when it comes to communication and sharing your lifestyle with the world.
Check out these 5 reasons every surfer needs the new iPhone 6:
1. Watch surf videos and ASP competition live webcasts at the highest quality ever:
Not only does the new iPhone 6 feature a larger screen, but a higher resolution Retina HD display will be the most noticeable difference yet. That means every surf video, live stream, and heat highlight you watch on-the-go will be crisp, more vibrant, with higher contrast, and a wider-angle viewing experience. The new design will feature the thinnest phone yet with a 6.9mm thick screen for the iPhone 6, and a 7.1mm thick screen for the iPhone 6 Plus.
2. Longer battery life on-the-go:
Lengthy beach days, mean tons of time spent far from an outlet. That is exactly why every surfer will appreciate the new A8 chip built on second-generation 64-bit desktop-class build of the iPhone 6. The new architecture will allow the phone to perform much faster, despite the larger, higher quality display, without compromising battery life.
3. Make your own surf videos:
Not only did Apple step their iSight camera abilities up a notch, they opened up a whole new world of filming capabilities. The upgraded video camera shoots 1080p HD video at 60 fps, with the option of capturing slo-mo as detailed as 720 fps. With third party waterproof cases (check out Lifeproof), you can start making your own surf videos just as high of quality as the pros.
4. Access more high-speed LTE networks in remote locations:
Internet access on the beach will be a breeze, now that the iPhone 6 offers up to 20 LTE bands, which is more than any other smartphone. On top of that, the addition of LTE bands will aid travelers in using the growing number of roaming agreements around the world. When you do happen to have access to Wi-FI, the iPhone 6 offers 3x faster connection.
5. Leave your wallet at home:
When it comes to hitting the beach, less is more. The last thing you want to do is bring more with you than you actually need. With the launch of the iPhone 6, comes Apple Pay, a new contactless payment technology with unique security features built in. That means, every post-surf burrito can be purchased with just your iPhone 6 in hand.