Tuesday’s announcement of the “Bigger than bigger” iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones not only lived up to much of the pre-event speculation, but also managed to live up to our expectations, at least for most of us. And though Apple’s latest smartphone may not start shipping or landing in brick and mortar retail outlets until next Friday, but lest we forget that pre-orders for the super-sized hardware begin this Friday in 10 territories. Deciding which iPhone 6 to go for is proving to be extremely difficult for a lot, so we’re here to lend a helping hand.
We know the iPhone 6 will ship with a 4.7-inch display. Conversely, we know the iPhone 6 Plus model will ship with a staggering 5.5-inch display. That’s all well and good, and relatively simple to visualize. However, the actual physical size of the device is somewhat different when you take into consideration the external shell of the hardware. When you put together all of these factors, it becomes a very confusing playground. Thankfully, this extremely handy little printable PDF file can put a little perspective on the situation.
The “iPhone 6 Pre-Order Picker” PDF file contains scale outline mockups of not only Apple’s two new iPhone 6 models, but also the existing iPhone 5s for comparison. Though we all know how big an iPhone 5s is, a little clarity can be shed on the situation by comparing all three models visually side-by-side.
Obtaining, printing and comparing the file is as simple as downloading the PDF from here, printing it out on 8.5″ x 11″ paper at 100% scale and then using your imagination. Of course, if you want to go that extra mile you can even cut the outlines out to get an actual feel of the size in your hand.
The improvements made to the iPhone 6 lineup are almost certain to make it a popular choice with consumers. What will be extremely interesting is to actually see sales figures in three months time and analyze the split to see what percentage of individuals opted to purchase Apple’s first “phablet”.
Tim Cook sees the introduction of the iPhone 6 Plus as the perfect opportunity to prize users away from Android and turn them into iOS converts. Given the aesthetics, the under-the-hood improvements and the introduction of Apple Pay via built-in NFC, it’s hard to see how people can resist.
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