We’re really excited about the iPhone 6. But you probably know that already because we haven’t stopped talking about it since the official announcement.
Lance Ulanoff reviewed the iPhone 6 & 6 Plus for Mashable. He notes that;
I’ve witnessed people who are initially confounded, even repulsed … hold and play with it for a while and then proclaim this is the iPhone 6 for them. Perhaps that’s why Apple chose to build an iPhone that’s almost too big for a pocket, but, as one woman told me, would fit quite nicely in a clutch.
The new handsets are all anybody is talking about – we’re keen to know how it feels, what improvements have been made to the usability and graphic side of things, but more importantly – how long the battery will last.
For us – a digital studio specialising in app development – we need a battery that will get us through the day and then more some.
On iOS 8, due to launch today, Lance states:
The updated mobile OS has a slightly cleaner look than iOS 7 and a number of features that significantly enhance the iPhone-use experience.
Significant enhancement is fine with us!
According to the article, the new iPhone 6 comes with a pre-installed Health app. An app that counts your steps, distance – and even the number of flights you’ve climbed.
The battery life looks promising too. Apple boasts that an iPhone 6 will give you 14 hours of battery, and Lance himself admits that he received 10:
The iPhone 6 is capable of up to 14 hours of battery life (for 3G talk), but will more typically give you 10 hours of life. In my tests, I got between 10 and 12 hours doing a mix of web browsing, photography, video and gaming.
We’ll post a follow-up blog when our own handsets have arrived and we’ve had a play on them, but until then, you can view Lance’s full article here.