iPhone 6 Plus unboxing and hands on!

The iPhone 6 Plus is here and we have it in glorious gold. So how big is 5.5-inches really? BIG. But depending on your priorities and how you want to use it, maybe big is also just right? Settle in, find a tasty beverage, and let the video roll!

Rene Ritchie
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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.

18 Comments
  • i held one this morning before finally deciding to go with the 6, the + is just too big for my needs. but to those that love it i think it will server them well.
  • I did the same. Originally planned to get the 6+, but it was just to large for me. I could have managed it, but the iPhone 6 felt better in hand to me
  • You guys are not making this decision any easier, lol.
  • Thanks Rene and Georgia for this but I would I would like to have an in-depth video of review! Hope it comes out soon :) Sent from the iMore App
  • I got the 6 Plus 64 Gig Space Grey today and it's Awesome!!, I highly recommend it. Sent from the iMore App
  • No nice ass comment yet?? That's impressive.
  • You are the first!! Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • Great ass Sent from the iMore App
  • I will be doing that with my 6+ next Wednesday the 24th! Shipped from China today. Got the unlocked 64GB model! Will go well with my Moto X that will come in mid October...
  • That is just too big. I know everybody wants a bigger phone, but I think it is just getting crazy. I thought about the 6, but iOS 8 on the 5S is great. I will wait for the 6S or what ever the next one is. As far as a back pocket fit for the 6+, do not sit down. It really is about the size as a slim coat style wallet. I truly believe Apple Pay is the big thing, and you need the 6,or 6+. Sent from the iMore App
  • Nice review but Georgia has a nice ass as well just saying but love the iphone 6 plus Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • As amazing as the 6+ looks right now I think waiting for version 2 next year with max storage might be the best idea given that it might be the device that last the long haul aka 2 years maybe 3 like I did with my 3G in 08' Sent from the iMore App
  • As I wait for my iPhone 6+ to arrive, it's currently waiting to leave on a UPS aircraft and is sitting in a hub in China, I think that the packaging of the iPhone 6, while really cosmetic design changes looks like cleaner, the embossed surface with the shape of the phone rather than a picture of the phone gives the impression visually of a device that is being sold on the basis of the contents and doesn't rely on a picture of the device. The buyer of the iPhone 6/6+ know what they are getting they don't need pretty pictures on the box to manage to do it.
  • I really had a hard time deciding which size to get, i ended up going with the regular 6, but i am still worried that I should've gotten the plus, it is just so big! Hopefully the 6 will keep me happy enough. Sent from the iMore App
  • I got the iPhone 6+ and it might be too big. I do a lot one handed and I'm either trying to form new habits or I'll exchange for a 6.
  • You guys are good, but you have a problem with continuity on your video.
    When you both in the frame, your Mac book's lid is closed, and when you have phones in hands intercuts the lid is opened. That makes feel, like you did it in different days.
  • A few points:
    1. I would have preferred Rene handle the iPhone 6+ as he has the larger set of hands and I would have been better able to gauge how the phone would look for me, a man.
    2. I'm a little shocked that there isn't more in-depth "hands-on" footage of the iPhone 6+. So far, CNET seems to have the most thorough review I've seen.
    3. I ordered the 6+ and while it's not scheduled to arrive until the 14th of October, a friend did let me handle his iPhone 6 and it does seem like a good sweet spot for screen size, but I'm just of the mind the 6+ is going to better suit my needs. I rarely use my phone for talking and when I do, never without a headset. I think I made the right choice. What I don't get is the amount of 6+ hate and disdain I've been seeing on iMore. It's like the people who love the 4.7 inch screen get the size they love, but anybody who doesn't love that particular size and wants something bigger be damned or something. Weird.
  • I like it going to get iphone 6 plus