Ever since their launch, Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s latest products, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been the hot topics for discussion all over the world and the latest update pertaining to them claims that the bigger iPhone 6 Plus is not just superior in terms of size but is more durable too. This is not what Gene Munster, Minneapolis based Piper Jaffray’s analyst, had expected since he had predicted that buyers may be divided initially but eventually settle for the smaller iPhone 6.
Amongst the several reasons underlying this preference, the foremost are higher storage capacity of iPhone 6 Plus as also the fact that it is being regarded as durability personified in comparison to its smaller sibling. Of course both models of Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) did prove to be better than those offered by the competition when tested by an agency named SquareTrade. Comparisons are made and tests carried out on mobile devices based on eight different factors including ability of the phone to slide across the table, its capacity to withstand a 4-feet fall and functioning ability after having remained underwater till 10 seconds.
Both 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus passed the durability test with flying colors thus rendering them safe as devices in addition to improved performance and presence of a chip to facilitate making payments. SquareTrade’s marketing chief, Ty Shay puts this phenomenon as –
“The phones are getting more and more durable. Manufacturers are paying more attention.”
With majority of users, about 52%, opting for a higher storage capacity namely 64 GB, it is but natural as to why Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s larger offering is enjoying a wider market.
Last but not the least is the case within which the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus are going to be kept and in this regard, Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) has put forth some leather and silicone alternatives. Two reasons underlying launch of new phone cases are the bigger sizes of the two gadgets as also their overall form being a deviation from Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s standard product line.
This article has been written by Vinita Basu.