So, what’s it gonna be: 4.7-inch iPhone 6 or 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus?

“Choice is usually a good thing,” Adrian Kingsley-Hughes writes for ZDNet. “I like having the option to get more storage, a faster processor, or to max out the RAM. I usually love that, but I find being faced with having to choose between the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus is causing me to have last-minute jitters as to which handset I pull the trigger on.”

“I’ve no intention of queuing up for the iPhone 6 – I have far better things to do with my time – but I’m still keen to pull the trigger on a preorder as soon as they hit the online Apple Store,” Kingsley-Hughes writes. “Instinctively I want to go for the iPhone 6 Plus, not just because of the larger screen, but also because of the better battery life and the optical image stabilization.”

“I’m worried that the thing is going to feel more like the Nexus 7 or the iPad mini than an iPhone,” Kingsley-Hughes writes. “Now I could hold off and get some hands-on time with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in a store, but I know even will be artificial and hardly ‘real world.’ A few minutes at an Apple Store with a product isn’t really going to cut it.”

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60 Comments

  1. Due to the lack of sapphire display I am going to wait for the next release, unfortunately Tims Just-in-Time-philosophy – that undeniably saved Apple a lot of money over the last decade – this time the suppliers could not make it on time.

    The 6+ provides optical stabilizer which I can really recommend not only when shooting in the dark, the advantage at exposure time is significant.

    But I guess the Watch will be on my list next year 😛

    1. I wouldn’t hold my breath for a sapphire screen. The choice to stick with the ion-x gorilla glass was a practical one not supply. Sapphire is more scratch resistant but more brittle in drop situations. Hence the reason the “Sport” Apple Watch uses the ion-x glass while the other two models use sapphire. You think your screen cracks too easily now when dropped on a corner? See what happens when you do the same to a sapphire 5.5″ screen.

      1. Any word yet on how the 6 holds up compared to the 5? It seems with the wrap around glass it would be even easier to break when dropped but maybe it’s resistant to that type of damage? (I’m still getting one)

    1. Same.

      I made a mock up of both the 6 and 6+

      Wow… The 6+ doesn’t fit in any pocket in anything I own.

      Gold chain around my neck with the 6+ hanging from it!!

      (6 in gray for me)

      1. I’ve been wondering how to make a choice without having to drive 40 miles to the nearest Apple store. You just solved my problem for me. Thanks! Now, which carrier? That’s a more thorny issue.

        1. Yeah I just cut it out of cardboard.. So not perfect but close enough (depending on the thickness of the cardboard you can come close to the thickness also)

          A PS Vita is close to same size too, a little taller and obviously thicker…

          Also… Hold that 6+ up to your face like you are talking with it 😉
          Not everyone can use Bluetooth on every call.

          1. Totally agree! Free tethering, unlimited all, generous 4G speed allowances, enhanced voice quality between iPhones (already there for over a year), and the upcoming voice-over-WiFi, others really can’t match (unless coverage is a non-starter).

  2. Although my men’s shirt breast pocket size is a problem, I can’t resist all the many additional feature advantages of the 128GB iPhone 6 plus for only a $100 premium.

    I hope short manufacturers are developing a new series of 100% cotton flannel shirts for men with Phablet size breast pockets soon. Meanwhile I plan to use a small rubber band between my pocket’s flap hole and the button to secure my 6 plus for now.

    1. The breast pocket of a shirt seems like a good idea, but occasionally I bend over. I put mine in the left front pants pocket. I don’t need special pants for that, and the 6+ will fit better than the smaller one.

      1. And the plus fits better in my pants pocket than the smaller one. Exactly! Thank you. You have just decided for me. I am going to jump from an iPhone 4 to the iPhone 6 plus because it will fit better in the pocket.

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