Well we had to deal with another Jobisan delivery recently where Apple served up their latest dish of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6Plus. These were, as usual, greeted with rapturous joy by the Apple loving public and, of course, the media who know that any Apple launch will bring readers running.

We also had to endure #bendgate where the stories of bent iphone 6 and iphone 6 plus abounded. Just like the previous launches of iPhones if you have 10 million units sold in 10 seconds then someone is going to find a small defect – just as all software has bugs, all products have a weakness, people should just deal with it and look after their new shiny devices a little better.

Well, what did the iPhone 6 launches bring us is the real question?

A cynic may proffer up the obvious – people need the latest Apple model and that is enough for a huge number of iPhone users to look despairingly at their once beautiful iPhone 5 and pass that on to their teenage kids leaving them and excuse to ‘upgrade’ to the newer model.

iPhone Model Size Comparison

Now that is not to say really that the iPhone 6 is not actually a leap up in terms of performance – it is in fact the biggest incremental increase in power ever for a new Apple iPhone.

iPhone Model Speed Comparison

iPhone 6 New Features

Further to that there are new features that will please the user and make the mobile that little less putdownable :

  • Larger Screens
  • More Durable Screens
  • Retina HD Display
  • Longer Battery Life
  • Improved Camera
  • Thinner
  • Smoother Sleeker Design

Video Inspection of iPhone 6 and Plus

A particularly nice addition to the UI is the reachability which is Apple’s way of making a larger device ( remember Mr Jobs promised no big phones, ever ) usable with one hand – you can focus all apps to the lower, more accessible, part of the screen with a tap on the home button.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Reachability Overview Video

In summary this leap in size and performance looks sure to please many iPhone lovers and may well be a reason to swing many Android lovers over to the Apple Pie side of the park. For us the major benefits apart from screen size are in the screen durability and extended battery life these phones offer.