The long wait is over – Apple has taken the wraps off its new flagship smartphone. Read on for our hands-on impressions
The wait is over: the iPhone 6 is here at long, long last
Here’s everything you need to know about the iPhone 6, complete with our first hands-on impressions of the device.
The iPhone 6 is the thinnest iPhone ever made. At just 6.9mm, it makes the 7.6mm iPhone 5s sound positively fat, on paper at least.
Taking a leaf from the iPad design book, the iPhone 6’s overall shape is a lot more organic too. Its softer, rounder edges look as if they’ll feel a lot more comfortable in the hands than the straight, sharp edges of the iPhone 5s.
The power button has thankfully moved to the right hand side for easy access – a welcome change given the overall larger size of the device.
he metal body is really, really nice, and for anyone who’s teetered between small-but-look-how-wonderful-the-apps-are iPhones and big-but-oh-the-apps-are-slightly-less-wonderful Androids, the iPhone 6 in particular will feel like a nice compromise.
It’s very thin and very light, like a small iPad Air. But while the influence of the Air is obvious, there’s a sharp difference between it and the previous iPhone, last year’s 5S. Or rather, there’s a blunt one: where the 5S is an edgy, chamfered block, the 6 is much softer. Think of an HTC One (M8), but lighter and thinner.