The iPhone 6 Plus has been available now since Friday, September 19, and more than a few people out there in the world managed to get their hands on one. Granted, I know more people than I probably should who didn’t manage to get one, due to a lack of stock, but with over 10 million devices sold over the course of a weekend, it’s a pretty safe assumption that there are a lot of iPhone 6 Plus devices out there.
And for all intents and purposes, there’s plenty to like about the larger iPhone 6 variant. That big display, though, is probably one of the biggest reasons, right? With a 5.5-inch display, it’s one of the biggest flagship devices on the market, but it’s certainly not the only one these days. So, for many 6 Plus owners out there, the question is: was it worth the wait?
It’s not just about the display, even if it is the most obvious difference between the two. The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus also has a bigger battery, one that Apple notes will last longer than the smaller iPhone 6’s. There’s more, though, including a big change for the camera: optical image stabilization. Apple probably had their reasons, but the differentiator in the camera is certainly worthwhile to anyone who loves taking photos on their smartphone. (This doesn’t mean that the camera on the iPhone 6 is bad, mind you. Because it isn’t.)
Software-specific features, like the ability to turn the iPhone 6 Plus in landscape mode and have the Home screen transition accordingly, or to have some apps offer a bit more information when the device is positioned as such. All of these things, put together into a device that’s certainly striking in all of the right ways — even with those antenna bands — is certainly winning over people left and right. I have no doubt about that.
But it’s obviously not perfect.
So, I’m genuinely curious to hear from those who have not only considered buying the iPhone 6 Plus, and those who actually pulled the trigger on the purchase, to find out what it is about the large device that you might change. If there’s anything about the device, both in theory (if you didn’t buy it (yet)) and in reality, that you’d change to make it better. So, let me know!