Apple’s new iPhones – the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus – are getting rave reviews from the tech media, as expected. The tech media loves its iPhones, and these are after all the “biggest advancement in the history of the iPhone,” as Tim Cook put it.
Everyone and their mothers are voicing their opinions on the devices now, and they don’t even become available until Friday. You might want to hold out until the common folk get a chance to use them for a while before you sink your hundreds into them, but so far all indications are that these are great iDevices.
The iPhone 6 is a “thin, sexy phone with a killer camera,” says noted tech journalist David Pogue.
The device is “the best smartphone you can buy,” according to Walt Mossberg at Re/code.
“The iPhone 6 is a great upgrade for current iPhone owners, or for anyone, really. It manages to provide a much larger display in a phone that’s still small enough to handle easily,’ he writes.
The sentiments are echoed throughout the…echo chamber. Most have just about the same amount of praise for the iPhone 6 Plus, but some do find it to be just too big.
John Gruber, who is perhaps the most well-known blogger of all things Apple, says, “If you simply want a bigger iPhone, get the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. That’s what it feels like: a bigger iPhone. If you want something bigger than an iPhone, get the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. It feels more like a new device — a hybrid device class that is bigger than an iPhone but smaller than an iPad Mini — than it feels like a bigger iPhone.”
He adds, “If you don’t want a bigger iPhone — and in recent weeks I’ve heard from numerous readers who still pine for the 3.5-inch display iPhones — you might be disappointed by this year’s iPhone lineup, and should consider sticking with the iPhone 5-class models.”
iOS 8 will hit the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5s today, so if you have (or want) any of those, you’re about to get a new phone anyway, for all intents and purposes. Here’s what’s different about the OS.
Read Gruber’s take for probably the most comprehensive review of the devices out there so far.
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