IPHONE 6 PLUS SPECIAL FEATURES
While the most distinctive features of the iPhone 6 Plus are its incredibly large screen, enhanced Retina HD display, and advanced camera, Apple's latest flagship device also has impressive software features to explore.
NAVIGATING LANDSCAPE MODE
A special feature of the device is the extra functionality it offers in landscape mode, displaying many of the iPhone's built-in apps with split-screen layouts. In Mail and Messages, for instance, the inbox appears on the left side and content appears on the right. When typing, you'll also notice new cursor control keys, cut and paste keys, and even a key that lets you select bold, italic, or underlined font styles.
When using this feature in a compatible app, you'll typically see a small, double arrow icon in the upper left corner that lets you choose between split-screen or full-screen mode. When using Apple's Calendar app in landscape mode, both the Month and Day views will display your general scheduling information on the left side and event-specific details on the right side.
NOTHING IS UNREACHABLE
Another software tweak that's exclusive to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is Reachability, Apple's clever solution for navigat- ing the devices' larger screen while in portrait orientation. Activating Reachability simply requires a soft double tap of the Home button. Keep in mind, you're not depressing the Home button but rather using a series of two feather-light taps. The iPhone's screen will instantly shift downward, making anything on the screen within reach, even when using the 6 or 6 Plus onehanded.
THE BIGGER PICTURE
If you enjoy taking photos and videos, you'll appreciate Apple's new camera features, most notably Optical Image Stabilization and the option to shoot videos at 60 frames per second (FPS) as opposed to the standard 30 FPS. To select this option, go to Settings > Photo & Camera, and toggle on Record Video at 60 FPS. Although shooting video at 60 FPS produces smoother, higher quality videos, remember that it also eats up more of your iPhone's precious storage space. This is an important consideration if you don't have a 6 Plus with a large storage capacity.