Re/code reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPhone 6 Plus: ‘A statement phone,’ not a ‘plastic toy’

“Maybe I’m getting old, and my eyes are getting worse. Or maybe I’m stuck in Apple’s reality-distortion field (help). But something strange happened this week,” Lauren Goode writes for Re/code. “I started to like a phablet. Okay, okay. Apple hates the word “phablet.” So let’s call the iPhone 6 Plus what it is: A jumbo smartphone with a 5.5-inch diagonal display.”

“I’ve tested giant phones before, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Samsung Galaxy Mega. In each instance, I concluded that I wouldn’t buy one for myself, mostly due to size,” Goode writes. “There are a couple of reasons why the Apple iPhone 6 Plus might also be too big for me to purchase. But I have to admit it: I’m tempted. I really like this phone. And to people who actually prefer huge smartphones: You are going to like this phone, too.”

“That’s mostly because it’s not just a smartphone; it’s a statement phone,” Goode writes. “Some other jumbo phones have felt like plastic toys to me. Apple has designed a giant phone that offers a few key large-screen features without overwhelming the senses, and it has a pretty good camera, to boot. More importantly, it feels sleek, and carries the cachet of being a ‘big iPhone’ — if that’s what you’re into.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Don’t settle for less than the best. With Apple’s all new, 64-bit smartphones, the gorgeous 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the stunning 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, there’s never been a better time to stop settling for plastic imitations and make the move to the real thing in beautiful anodized aluminum, stainless steel, and glass.

Let the Samsung bloodbath commence!

Related articles:
Apple posts new how-to guide: Switching from Android phone to iPhone – September 16, 2014

The Telegraph reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPhone 6 Plus: ‘It’s peerless’ – September 17, 2014
TechCrunch reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPhone 6: ‘The best smartphone available’ – September 17, 2014
USA Today’s Baig reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPhone 6/Plus: ‘Smartphone stars’ – September 17, 2014
Walt Mossberg reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPhone 6: ‘The best smartphone on the market’ – September 16, 2014
The Wall Street Journal reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPhone 6: ‘The best smartphone you can buy’ – September 16, 2014
Macworld reviews 64-bit iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Bigger is better (in the right hands) – September 16, 2014


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