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Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 plus boast support for H.265

Image 2014-10-16 at 4.09.16 PMApple released its flagship device, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus a few weeks ago, and according to Tim Cook, it’s their biggest iPhone month ever.

Most analysts, fanboys, and tech reviewers are keen on the larger screen size, new processor, and how thin it is.

Here at Panda on the other hand, were delightfully surprised that on their specs page both the iPhone 6 and 6 plus are said to utilize H.265 for encoding and decoding FaceTime.

As we’ve said in our previous blog post, H.265 or High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is said to match the quality of H.264, but at half the bit rate. This would be a massive help for cellular networks, by reducing bandwidth by up to 50%.

Interestingly, in today’s Apple event they announced the new iPad Air 3, but that device does not support H.265.

H.265 has yet to see wide adoption on the consumer device market, so perhaps the iPhone can blaze another trend, as it has done so well so far.

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