It’s here. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6Plus have both arrived in the general marketplace, and are available through most wireless carriers handling Apple products. Now, the question is: do you need one? What is so special about this phone, with all of its hype and fanfare?
Size is the biggest difference between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6Plus, and for some, size matters. With the iPhone 6, Apple has decided to follow in their competitors’ footsteps for the first time in their long and tenured history as a company that has forged its own path despite what many would call considerable consumer outcry for something specific – in this case, a larger screen and keypad area. This version of the iPhone is slightly larger than what most Apple phone users are accustomed to. Although the size of the phone itself is similar to competitors, including the Samsung Galaxy S5, the screen is still slightly smaller, coming in at just over 4.5 inches. The iPhone 6Plus is much larger, boasting a formiddable diagonal screen measurement of 5.5 inches.
When it comes to screen size, having the ability to view – really view – an email or attachment while on the go can be important to any career. Fortunately, the screen on either version will allow you to do that with ease, as they have a 720 pixel retina HD display.
Once you get past the sheer size of the phone, you have a few other things to consider, particularly the features and what the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6Plus can do for you. Both contain the Touch ID fingerprint scanner that was introduced with the iPhone 5s. This unique feature allows you to unlock your phone and purchase apps simply by placing your fingerprint on the button. While some may view this as a bit too futuristic, many love the personal aspect it brings to their tech of choice.
Design and build are also important features of the iPhone 6 and its larger counterpart. The thin frame of the phone allows it to be easily gripped by users, even with its larger size. This allows you to keep a hold on your phone comfortably while working on important tasks like scheduling meetings and sending emails.
The Benefits to Telecommuters
Although an iPhone – of any version – is a great choice for a smartphone, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6Plus can be especially beneficial to telecommuters. There are many apps available that can help you organize your tasks, create documents, and save you considerable time while on the go. If you are someone who is constantly going, the iPhone 6Plus might be the better choice for you. It has a much larger screen – similar to a small tablet – and functions somewhere between an iPhone and an iPad in terms of overall usability, visibility, and – well – sensibility (we could;t resist throwing in another “-ility” word there. You’re welcome).
Furthermore, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6Plus have relatively comparable battery lives, which will keep you going longer. In addition, you will find iOS8 to be particularly beneficial, as it has unique features, including the quick voice recording buttons right in the text message center. This allows you to quickly send a voice message via text message when you don’t have the time or ability to use the keypad.
Essentially, the iPhone 6 is just another great development by Apple, and should become part of your work toolbox, if you will. It gives you the freedom to work long hours on the go, send/receive emails, and keep your calendar with you at all times. Bending and other reported issues aside, it is a solid phone that will no doubt serve you well for the long haul.