You know, I was pretty excited about the 5.5″ iPhone 6 Plus, but I’m going to have to think about that one carefully and try it out first before deciding whether to upgrade or not. That is one HEAVY iPhone!
My current iPhone 5 (and the iPhone 5S) are both just 112 g and 7.6 mm thick. That is noticeably thinner and lighter than the iPhone 4S I used this summer (140 g and 9.3 mm thick).
When I was able to return to the iPhone 5 I felt relieved about the larger size of the screen, the faster speed, how thin it was and also the obviously lighter weight. The difference between 140 g and 112 g is a noticeable difference
Now Apple is moving in the same direction it did with iPads for a few years, until it finally came back with the lighter iPad Air.
The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is thinner than the 4-inch iPhone 5 (6.9 mm vs 7.6 mm) but heaver: 129 g vs 112 g. Well, for 17 g maybe the larger size and other benefits are worth it.
But the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus gives me pause. While 1/2 mm thinner than the iPhone 5 (7.1 mm vs 7.6 mm) look at how heavy it is! 172 g vs 112 g!
That’s 54% heavier than the iPhone 5!
That gives me pause…
I’m going to have to think about that one…