Last updated on September 30th, 2014 at 08:56 amSo, you’re not sure if you should upgrade for the new iPhone 6 or better opt for the super-sized iPhone 6 Plus! You consider the physical aspect and think about how practical it is to reach the 5.5″ display, right? Well, that’s perfectly common as numerous readers contacted us in the past few days and asked about an advice on this matter.
At a first glance one could consider that the 1.7″ (4.32 cm) display difference and 1.35″ (3.68 cm) actual height difference between the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 6 Plus, could seem overwhelming and actually it really is, especially for those of us with smaller hands. The height difference between the iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 6 is +0.78 inches (+2.00 cm), while the actual display difference is 1 inch (2.54 cm).
However, Apple works to compensate this maneuverability difficulty and provides a few so called ‘Reachability’ tricks to help its customers handle the over-sized iPhone easier. The Cupertino based company tries to handle size with the help of software, but what can they do about weight? A simple comparison places the iPhone 6 Plus 2.12 ounces (60 grams) heavier as the iPhone 5S and 1.52 ounces (43 grams) weightier as the iPhone 6.
iPhone 6 Plus Reachability Tips
2. Button Rearrangement: Apple have resorted to some more structural changes to improve reachability. They’ve elongated the volume buttons, and moved the power knob to the side, to make it more reachable with this bigger size.
3. Double-Tap Trick: iOS 8 enhances user reachability with the double-tap feature. The top of your iPhone 6 screen comes closer to your thumb if you tap your home button twice.
4. Landscape Mode: the iPhone 6 Plus and iOS 8 come with a landscape mode for the home menu and all other screens. Improved landscape mode is also available for the Message App and many other ones.
5. Slide Gestures: The slide across the screen gestures, from right to left and left to right, are now enhancing navigation in many more apps, allowing the user to browse backwards and forwards between menu branches and webpages.
iPhone 6 Reachability Tips Tutorial
Here is a short video that presents all five iPhone 6 reachability tips:
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