Apple finally makes big phones. After months (and months and months) of rumors and leaks, the iPhone 6 Plus is finally official. It’s not the only new Apple device on the market (there’s also the 4.7-inch iPhone 6), but it’s obviously the company’s biggest ever handset—something we probably would have never seen under the direction of Steve Jobs. But here we are, staring at a 5.5-inch iPhone, and we’re here to unbox it for you.
The most obvious difference is the iPhone 6 Plus’ 5.5-inch display, which is significantly larger than the iPhone 5s, and noticeably bigger than the iPhone 6, too. In hand, it’s strange to see an iOS phone this large; if you have smaller hands, it’s perhaps too large. Two-handed operation is pretty much required, though Apple has introduced some software tweaks to make the size less of an issue.
Aside from the larger screen, the iPhone 6 Plus also features a 1080p screen, 8-megapixel camera with OIS, 1GB of RAM, NFC and a 2915mAh battery, which is a lot larger than what’s offered in the iPhone 6, so that’s something to keep in mind when choosing which device to get. Otherwise, Apple’s two new devices are largely the same; same designs, mostly same specs, and same software (save for those software tweaks in the iPhone 6 Plus that we mentioned above).
We’ll be bringing you a ton of iPhone 6 Plus coverage throughout the day (along with the iPhone 6), so keep it locked here for impressions, video samples and more. If you’re so inclined, follow our coverage throughout the day over on Twitch as we film the videos live.