Apple released the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus on Sept. 19. Over the first weekend, Apple sold over 10 million units, and there seems to be no sign of sales decreasing anytime soon. For anyone who may be interested in purchasing an iPhone 6 or an iPhone 6 Plus, there are a few things to consider before taking a dive into the Apple pool.
First, look at the specifications of the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 is almost an inch bigger than Apple’s previous model, the iPhone 5s, which was 4.87 inches. Not only is the device larger, but the iPhone 6 is the thinnest model yet. With the phone being only 6.8mm thick, it leaves room for you to put it in your pocket without it feeling like it’s there.
I myself have checked out the iPhone 6 at the Apple Store, and it looks and feels great. The display for the iPhone 6 has been enhanced with the famous Retina HD LCD, and the sharpness of the display is 1337 x 750p, which is 38% more pixels than the iPhone 5s. The look of the iOS 8 interface is the same; the way the iPhone 6 looks externally might catch a few people by surprise, but in a good way.
The iPhone 6 Plus is even bigger than the iPhone 6, it being a whopping 6.22 inches tall. The screen display runs at full 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, and the colors look sharp and vivid.
Both the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus have an upgraded A8 chip with 64-bit architecture, which makes the performance of games and apps run much smoother. It is also equipped with an M8 motion coprocessor, which is designed for fitness-based apps.
If you own an iPhone 4 and are due for an upgrade soon, I would highly recommend purchasing an iPhone 6. I have had an iPhone 5s for a year now, and it has worked great with very few problems, so I do not feel inclined to upgrade to the iPhone 6 yet. If you have an iPhone 5 or a later version, I would suggest holding the reigns for a while instead of going for the iPhone 6. Wait until the price drops a little, and then make the switch.
For the iPhone 6 Plus, there are a few things to consider: this thing is massive. It might not fit into your pocket, and to prevent the phone from bending, start getting in the habit of putting it in your front pocket.
While the iPhone 6 Plus is a great concept, it’s size might be hard to adjust to. If you like phones that work like tablets, then I would definitely recommend this phone to you. It’s still a great device for playing games, movies, and apps, but Apple can’t forget that an iPhone is mainly that: a phone.