My first impression? My goodness, this is the small one?
The iPhone 6 is a big step up. It makes older iPhones look small. Ridiculously small. Even after a few days, my old iPhone 5s feels positively Lilliputian. The 6 dwarfs the 5s, which felt big and expansive at the time. Now it looks like a little dolls’ phone.
I’ve been really digging the 6. It’s a big bright slab of glass and metal. It feels impossibly thin, almost like an oversize credit card in your hand. But it’s solid and stiff — it’s not going to snap in my back pocket if I sit on it.
The 6 is not a gob-smacker like the 6 Plus, which stops people in the street. But it’s more manageable, especially with one hand.
I’m a big fan. I like it a lot, except for one design flaw that’s been driving me crazy.
Available in gold, silver and space gray, the iPhone 6 features a speedy A8 chip, a much-improved Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and faster LTE wireless with theoretical download speeds topping 150 Mbps.
There are new fitness-tracking capabilities, an improved camera with faster focusing and stunning slo-mo video, and, of course, secure mobile payments via Apple Pay.
It runs iOS 8 — a truly great mobile operating system that just gets better and better — and then there’s that big bright screen where all the magic happens.
Table of Contents
- Design and feel
- Touch ID and Apple Pay