The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been finally unveiled, and it’s pretty close to all the hype that built up around the device prior to its announcement thanks to a number of leaks that only increased as we approached the highly-anticipated date of September 9th. This was also the first time that an Apple device has leaked this extensively prior to its actual announcement. That also put a question mark on the actual unveiling itself; we weren’t sure if the Cupertino company will reveal both the normal iPhone 6 and the phablet version of the device, or just one, since earlier reports suggested that there were some problems with the production line. Turned out, the Cupertino tech giant revealed both, and now users have a duo to choose from.
Speaking of choice, that also begs the question of which device would be more successful with respect to user response. Last year was the first time Apple revealed two iPhones instead of one, but that was an entirely different story; the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s were distinctly different devices with considerably different innards. There was significant difference in the build of both devices as well. With the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the differences aren’t that pronounced. Yes, there’s OIS in the iPhone 6 Plus, and then there’s the iPad-like landscape mode, but the processor and build remains largely the same. The prime differentiator for the phablet is its larger, 5.5-inch screen over the iPhone 6’s 4.7-inch one. And when it comes to consumer choice, that’s probably the deciding factor. That and the higher price point, of course.
So, our question of the day is, which one would you buy, if any at all? Take the poll below – tell the world what your take is?
For me, my vote is for the iPhone 6 over the 6 Plus. Why? Simply because I don’t appreciate phablets in general. Call me old fashioned, but I don’t really have very large hands and I believe there should be a distinction between a mobile phone and a tablet. The middle ground that a lot of companies – Apple now included – have embraced, doesn’t sit well with me. And I don’t really care a lot of OIS; I haven’t had any troubles with taking perfectly stable shots with my iPhone 5s, either. More screen real estate for media consumption and reading, you would say? I have a tablet for that that I carry pretty much everywhere. And I don’t mind a phone that lasts one full day of my usage, and my iPhone 5s does that sufficiently.
Nevertheless, that’s just my opinion, and it’s purely subjective. Thus, we’d love to hear yours even more. Do take part in our poll and tell us which model of the new iPhone you’re getting: the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, both, or none.
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