iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus speaker sound challenge!

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are here and while we've heard a lot about their new 4.7- and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, we haven't heard as much about their speakers. Are they louder? Are they clearer?

We measured them all with the usual iOS decibel app but couldn't see much a difference. Listening to them all, however, the iPhone 6 did seem both louder and clearer than the iPhone 5s, and the iPhone 6 Plus even more so. (Yes, insert 5.5 is 5 by 5 here.) The biggest surprise, however, wasn't the speaker but the vibration motor in the iPhone 6 plus. Hit play on the video above and listen for yourself!

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.