I recently upgraded my phone to the new Apple iPhone 6 Plus. I used to have an iPhone 4s. It served me very well for the 3 years I had it. I skipped the iPhone 5 upgrade because I was not impressed with the added features and improvements made my Apple at that time. I was getting a little big screen envy of the large phones Samsung was developing. I had even toyed with the idea of buying an Android phone.
I ordered my phone directly from Apple and it took over 3 weeks to arrive. I was able to back up my old phone to the iCloud so I was able to download all my apps, messages and contacts to my new phone. I sold my old phone back to Apple. They gave me $105 in Apple store credit for it which was about $30 more than some of the other third party sites.
I am totally blown away how great my marine apps are looking on the larger iPhone screen. The 6 Plus has a 5.5 inch screen and the iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch screen.
The shot below shows the size compared to a 7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet. Notice the narrower sides bars with allows the screen to fill up more of the display.
Here are a few of the stats compared to the iPhone 5.
iPhone 6 Plus Stats iPhone 5 Stats
|5.5-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology||4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology|
|1920-by-1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi||1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi|
|1300:1 contrast ratio (typical)||800:1 contrast ratio (typical)|
|500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)||500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)|
|Full sRGB standard||Full sRGB standard|
|Dual-domain pixels for wider viewing angles|
|Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front||Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front|
Here are a few of my favorite apps shown on the bigger iPhone 6 Plus screen. I am loving it! I am finding that I don't even use my iPad as much because the apps looks so great on the iPhone 6 Plus. They are easier to read even with my over 55 year old eyes.
|Marine Information Display|
I think the iPhone 6 Plus would be a great Christmas present for anyone, especially a sailor or boater. Be extra good this year so you end up on the "NICE List" and hopefully Santa will bring you one. If you don't get one, there is no harm in buying one for yourself. This could be considered required essential gear for any boating vessel. You can always argue that it is for safety reasons and you just had to have it to use all those great Marine Charting, Marine Data and Marine AIS apps.
*****Have a Super Holiday Season****
~~~ Sail On ~~~ /)