With the release of its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple has created two new must-have phones for its fans. But how do these phones compare with each other? Our specialists in iPhone repair in Atlanta run down the differences between the two phones and offer advice for individuals who are torn between the models.


The size of the new 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is not a dramatic difference when compared to the 5c/5s series. It feels slightly larger but not unreasonably so. In contrast, the 6 Plus feels gigantic when you first hold it. Some users have complained that they cannot use their 6 Plus with one hand because of the reach required. Apple has introduced “reachability” software to make this easier, but our Atlanta iPad repair techs note some users may still find it unwieldy.


Both of the new iPhones have bigger, brighter and sharper displays than previous models. Apple is calling the high pixel density and large resolution “HD Retina.” The 6 has a resolution of 1334×750 at 326ppi, and the 6 Plus has a resolution of 1920×1080 at 401ppi. The 6 Plus display has so much additional pixel space that apps are able to support additional iPad-like features on this display.

The Bends

Apple has gotten a fair bit of negative press over its new iPhone 6 Plus bending in the pockets of users. Our Atlanta iPhone repair team looked into this apparent design flaw, and we found that it was far more uncommon than the media would lead you to believe.

So far, Apple has only had nine official consumer complaints about bending phones out of the several million it has sold. If bending is the only thing keeping you from a new iPhone 6 Plus, we suggest that you buy a durable, hard-shelled case at the same time you buy your phone and forget about it. Of course, if you’re really worried, you could just get an iPhone 6, which hasn’t experienced this problem.

Beyond the ignorable issue of bending, the real differences our Atlanta phone repair techs have found between the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are the physical and display size of the models. The 6 Plus comes with an additional $100 tacked onto its price tag, but if you like tablet-sized phones, that is certainly worthwhile. Both phones have the same internal hardware, nearly identical cameras and the same Wi-Fi capabilities.

If you are torn between the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus, our Atlanta Mac repair specialists recommend going into a store and holding each model. See which you like best in hand, and make your decision based on feel.