Visualizing the New iPhones

I ordered the iPhone 6 today, and thanks in part to a printout, I was able to use to see how big the new iPhones are. A colleague, Adam Engst, of TidBITS Publishing, makers of the Take Control ebooks, had printed those prototypes and taped them to cardboard, for a better sense of the three-dimensional size. That helped me rule out the iPhone 6 Plus.

If you want to visualize the new iPhones in every angle and color, there's a cool tool at created by some enterprising 3D programmers. You can select the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, in Space Gray, Silver, or Gold, and rotate, zoom, and scale to your heart's content.

Given that early adopters have to make a choice without seeing the product in person, anything that can help make the right choice is a good thing. To get a feel for the sizes of the phones, users of the website can line them up against an iPhone 5s or a credit card! Perhaps next, the developers could add a Samsung Galaxy or other Android Phablet!


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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP,,, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.