iphone templates

On its website, Apple says that the iPhone 6 is 5.44 inches (138.1 mm) tall, 2.64 inches wide and 0.27 inches thick. The larger iPhone 6 Plus is 6.22″ x 3.06″ x 0.28″. These numbers are great, but they don’t really give you a good idea of how big these devices actually are, so we decided to try something else.

Some templates have been floating around the web for the past few days, showing skeleton models of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus using the above dimensions. The idea is for you to print these models out and compare them to other items, and we thought a good point of reference for scale would be the iPhone 5s.

Here is the iPhone 6 (which has a 4.7-inch display) template compared to an iPhone 5s:

iphone 6
Admittedly, it’s not the best photo, but it should give you an idea of how the size of an iPhone 6 compares to the 5s. It’s worth noting that I have lined up the very bottom of both devices—not their displays—as I felt that this would give me a more accurate look at the difference in the total footprint of each handset.

Now, here’s the iPhone 6 Plus (with a 5.5-inch display) template compared to the iPhone 5s:

iphone 6plus

Oh yeah, it’s big. You can almost fit the entire body of the iPhone 5s within the display area of the 6 Plus. I’ve heard from people around the web who’ve seen the device up close say that it’s about the size of a checkbook, and that seems about right. It definitely looks like most tasks are going to require 2 hands.

For those of you who want to try this little experiment out for yourself, you can find the templates for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. It might just help you make your decision on which one to go with before you pre-order, which begins at 12:01 am tonight, or line up at Apple retail stores next Friday.

Thanks Chris!

  • Liam Mulcahy

    First! Cool article

    • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

      Cool article saved you

    • Dani Hayes

      You’re so magical.

  • Liam Mulcahy

    First! Good article

  • Faiz

    Second!

  • alfonso hall

    love how the plus just swallows the 5s

  • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

    Can we have 4.7 to the 5.5 comparison

    • Mike

      Cut out the 4.7 and put it on top of the 5.5.

      Done.

  • wonderboydave

    Or u can go to a phone store and hold android phones all day.

    • InfinitePlusOne

      Would rather hold a paper phone all day and night than holding an android

      • MagicDrumSticks

        That’s perfect, the iPhone pretty much has the functionality of a paper phone. Lmao

      • Yash Gorana

        Atleast papers don’t lag.

        *apply cold water to burnt area*

      • scottsat

        Lag? I WAS an iPhone user until I got my hands on a Nexus 5 which by all accounts is just your average mid range Android phone. I’ve now owned it for a year and have had absolutely zero lag the entire time. Quite frankly it’s given me an all around better user experience than my iPhones ever did. And this is a mid range Android! Android phones are not what they once were. I still love iPhones and may even pick up a 6 for my wife but I gotta tell you.. I’m afraid they’ve now been surpassed the iPhone (yes even the 6) in every way.

      • Allan Honeyman

        And I am sure you preferred MS-DOS to the Mac’s GUI. My God!

    • Luke Mulholland

      Would rather take a dump in my hands and clap.

  • Eikast

    I saw this two days ago and it helped me decide to get the 6+. Now I just need to think about the color and storage. I’m leaning towards Silver and Gold. I’ve had black/gray for my last two phones. I want something new.

    Silver looks sexy, gold is a more of why not? But I may just stick with silver. It’s like 75% silver, 5% gray slate, 20% gold.

    As for storage:
    100% either 64GB or greater.
    16GB is not enough so it’s nice that I’ll upgrade to 64GB versus my current 32GB. But now I am conservative when it comes to space. I don’t have many games installed nor do I have any movies/tv shows saved onto my iPhone. I don’t even have my iTunes library saved, only certain playlists/albums on Spotify. I can see myself easily reach 50GB within two days. Now the reason why I may want 128GB is because I could store anything that I wanted. I could justify this because I’m replacing my iPad Mini Retina and iPhone 5s with this iPhone 6+. Also this iPhone will have to last me until the iPhone 7. I’m paying full price so the $100 isn’t going to be 25% of the amount of money I pay.

    TLDR: Either a Silver iPhone 6+ 64GB or 128GB.

    • BoardDWorld

      It’s the worst thing to be bothered about not enough space, it’s better to have too much. I went with the 128GB iPad Mini, it’s “so” nice, it literally transfers it into a media centre. That’s gone now so it’s a simple choice for me, the 6+ 128gb to replace both the Mini & iPhone.

    • avd98

      The silver one looks like a mockup, a incomplete phone… My opinion!

  • Robert Goldberg

    Nice.. Thanks!

  • Rowan09

    I held a G3 and it should be about the same size. I’m getting the 6+ because I want the better of the two.

    • Maxim∑

      Bigger battery, higher resolution display! And OIS

  • Merman123

    iPhone Plus 64GB white/silver here, good luck tonight guys !

  • Stefano

    Ah cool, I was just discussing this with my friend whose an attorney and he is hesitant to reserve tonight because he’s afraid the 6+ won’t fit in his suits haha.

  • CAS

    The 6+ is too big for me, so the 6 is perfect.

    • And that is definitely not what she said!

      • avd98

        HAHAHA

  • Lordrootman

    I went to ATT store to play with LG 5.5″ and I think it was perfect size for me so I’m going for 6PLUS 64GB space gray yahhhhg

    • VitoM

      6Plus it’s bigger than LG G3. LG G3 – 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm, Apple iPhone 6 Plus – 158.1 x 77 .8 x 7.1 mm.

    • iBanks

      I have an LG G3 and iPhone 5s. I placed my G3 in the template of the Plus, and the Plus was so huge. I was going to get the Plus, but now I am second guessing it. I gotta get my hands on it first to really know which size I want.

  • Lance Baker

    I ordered a Spigen case for both sizes to see which will be best. The 4.7 case should he there when I get home. 5.5 later. Preordering both at Best Buy tomorrow morning and then canceling the one I don’t want. Returning the case I don’t want as well.

    • Mike Colacone Saal

      spigen cases rock, which did you get?

      • Lance Baker

        The tough armor case. I currently have it for my 5s and it’s great. The build of this new one for the iPhone 6 is even better super sleek and thin. I’m ready for the phone!

      • Mike Colacone Saal

        i don’t think i like the kickstand on it though for the 6 plus :/

      • Mike Colacone Saal

        I have that one too for my 5s but I don’t like the kickstand for the 6+ version :/

  • Mike M. Powell

    Now I know how the 4/4s felt when the 5 came out lmao xD

  • n0ahcruz3

    Iphone 6+S for me lol. I Refuse to buy an ipad 5.5″ phablet all in one device

  • alfonso hall

    just left verizon comparing phones with similar sizes. the iPhone 6 is still a one handed phone. the 6plus will surprise a lot of people

  • Saul

    Who would want a phone that big? If you do, you want a tablet not a phone. Imagine you pulling that thing out of your jacket pocket and having to hold it with two hands to answer a call lol

  • CS

    I saw this yesterday, printed it off on some thick card stock. I really think the 6 Plus is a good size. It fits fine in my pockets and I can still use it mostly one handed because of my giant hands.

    FYI: the 6 Plus is very similar in size to the TI-30XllS Calculator.

  • QuarterSwede

    The 6 Plus is so large I can barely get my thumb halfway across one handed. I use my phone 75% one handed throughout my work day and day. BUT having OIS is almost a deal breaker since the 6 doesn’t have it. The iPad like UI would also be super convenient for getting work done.

    I’m leaning towards the 64GB iphone 6 Plus in Space Grey (white fronts with black cameras, sensors, and speakers distract me).

    • Yash Gorana

      iPhone 6 was released for iPhone customers.
      iPhone 6 Plus was released for Samsung customers.

      • QuarterSwede

        Agreed.

  • blastingbigairs

    I actually just went back to a 5s because my Galaxy S5 was too big and a bit laggy at times, but I still liked it anyway. Glad to be back to a jailbroken IOS device!!!

  • Paquito

    I can’t wait

  • MacGuru17

    I am only 90% decided on the (normal) iPhone 6. Every time I think I’ll be happy with that, I think about the 6 Plus’ 1080p display that the normal 6 totally should’ve gotten too… But then I think about the size again and immediately revert. Thankfully, though, my dad is undecided too, so we will be buying ours in-store and will get to try them out before making a decision.

  • Ryan

    Cool! Just F.Y.I. it’s LxWxH

  • Uday Kapoor

    Very nice …<3 IDB

  • IOSGuru9

    Guys please help i don’t know what model to get, the 6 or 6 +
    help

    • Yash Gorana

      Once released. Go to an Apple store. Hold both phones in your hand. The one which you feel is comfortable for you, buy it.

      The only difference between both the phones is the screen size and Optical Image Stabilisation. That’s it.

      • tstsr6

        And probably battery life

      • George

        And screen resolution which is bs

      • IOSGuru9

        yea still undecided going to best buy to pre order when the open up hopefully i can decided by then

      • ForTehNguyen

        6+ has much better battery life even with the bigger screen

  • Repiuk

    I’m still doubting which one to buy. the size of the iPhone 6 plus is definitely not something you put in your pocket easily but the screen combined with games can be something awesome!

    Good that the devices are not going to be launched soon here. So I can read all US reviews and base my decision on that.

  • John Tremendol

    Unfortunately i didn’t had a printer. But luckily i found a calculator in my home with nearly exact same dimesions as the 6+ except the thickness ofcourse.

  • Abbas

    Cody, THANK YOU FREAKING MUCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jason Masters

    Apple really dropped the ball on this phone it’s such a disappointment and I’m a huge apple fan the live stream was a disaster and then they bring a phone with 2012 specs and the size that android devices have been having for years and think it’s new ? The template is a joke if you want to know which size you would like just go look at any android that’s 5.5 if apple continues on this path no matter the popularity and love eventually they will lose their customer base to samsung or any other android counterpart that delivers without years of waiting this is truly a sad time for apple Or it’s fans I should say.

  • Jaco

    Here is my comparison

  • TheShade247

    I’m still wondering what happened to that reversible usb cable for iphone 6

    • Timothy

      It was a false rumor. Nothing happened to it except it was disproved…