iPhone 6 review – are you ready?

by on January 24, 2015



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.