5 iPhone 6/6 Plus
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were the first iPhones to feature larger displays and NFC payments. The larger 6 Plus model even supported landscape viewing on the home screen and featured split view in some apps such as mail.
- Near-field-communications (NFC) wireless payments
- Larger display
About iPhone 6/6 Plus
As customer demand for larger displays grew, Apple finally stepped up its game and gave customers what they wanted. Instead of just one phone, Apple introduced two new phones at the same time, surprising many fans who had been told a bigger screen was out of the question.
To stick to their promise of one-handed operability, Apple debuted a new feature called Reachability. When the home button was tapped two times, the contents of the display would move down momentarily to allow users to reach items at the top of the screen. Both phones were similar, but the larger iPhone six offered a horizontal home screen, something some users had been requesting.
Additionally, the sleep/wake button was moved to the side and support for NFC payments was added.
Of course, the iPhone 6 wasn’t perfect. A design flaw resulted in some phones bending or breaking when placed in a back pocket. This issue became known as “bendgate.” Some iPhone 6 plus users also experienced defects with the rear camera.
Despite some shortcomings, both the iPhone 6 and 6 plus received positive reviews. People loved their larger sizes, upgraded processors and the ability to pay using NFC.
iPhone 6/6 Plus Introduced
- Larger displays
- NFC payments
- Horizontal home screen (6 Plus)
- Increased storage (128GB)
- Improved front camera (8MP iSight camera)