Apple finally gave the iPhone a much-needed rethink, and the result is a product that is more like its competition than ever before, but also stands out just as well, if not better, in a seriously overcrowded market. The big talking point is its screen size – months of leaks told us nearly everything we needed to know long before the actual launch happened – but there’s also plenty more to explore. As always, Apple has managed to deliver more power, better aesthetics, improved cameras, and all-new software.
The iPhone 6 shares a lot with its larger sibling, the iPhone 6 Plus, which we reviewed a little while ago. They’re obviously designed to look similar, but Apple has also made sure they’re very similar to use. The iPhone 6 is still just as much of a premium device as ever; not a lower-end version of a new flagship. A lot of what we’ve said in that exhaustive review of the 6 Plus will apply to the iPhone 6 as well.
Apple’s unique position lets it control and tightly integrate the hardware and software experiences of its products. We see all of this and more in this year’s new iPhones.