“The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are essentially the same device, with differently sized displays and only a few minor internal variations,” Jason Snell writes for Macworld. “The phones’ release marks the first time Apple has launched two entirely new iPhones simultaneously, as last year’s iPhone 5c was really just an iPhone 5 with a different body.”
“Even though the iPhone 6 is slightly heavier than the iPhone 5, its curved edges (not just the metal, but the edges of the glass front are curved) and thinness save it from feeling like an oversized monstrosity. After a few days, I found I had unconsciously changed the default position of my fingers when holding the phone, and using it felt entirely natural,” Snell writes. “Then there’s the iPhone 6 Plus. While I wouldn’t call it an ‘oversized monstrosity,’ it’s definitely huge… this seems to be a device that’s made for two-handed operation.”
“I also discovered, to my surprise, that the front pockets of my Levi’s jeans were able to hold the iPhone 6 Plus without any problem,” Snell writes. “I’ll wager that for most iPhone 5 users, the iPhone 6 will be a solid upgrade, and after a few days of adjustment, they’ll never miss their old iPhones. As for the iPhone 6 Plus, it’s a device that will undoubtedly find its adherents. They might be people who use their iPhones constantly and also need as much battery power as possible, or people with large hands, or people for whom it will be the only computing device they’ll use every day.”
iPhone 6: 4.5 mice. iPhone 6 Plus: 4 mice.
Tons more (processors, displays, camera, etc.) in the full review here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]
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