TWO WEEKS WITH THE iPHONE 6 PLUS
cool feel of the curved aluminium edges and flat back is classier than a Rolls-Royce with a nice restaurant in the back.
However, the first feel isn’t entirely positive. The flat and thin design doesn’t sit perfectly in the hand, and while it’s possible to stretch your thumb to the other side of the screen, it involves adjusting your grip. A double-touch (not the same as a double-press) of the Home button bobs what you have open to the bottom half of the screen, but the width is an issue. And after measuring several colleagues’ thumbs, mine are actually longer (6.5cm, if you’re wondering) than most. But I knew sacrifices had to be made for a big and beautiful screen, and it really is. No longer does the web need to be viewed in ugly ‘mobile’ form – the small text of proper desktop sites is big enough to read on the 5.5in screen and the punchy 401ppi resolution keeps it crisp and luscious.
It’s clear it isn’t always allowed to look its best, though: many apps haven’t yet been optimised for the 6 Plus’s screen – it’s like opening the Duplo versions of your favourite apps, and I’m pretty sure my WhatsApps can be read from halfway across the office.