The iPhone 6 is the best phone I have used to date, of that there is no doubt in my mind. It is quite big in comparison to what I have used before, but I have quickly adjusted to the new form. I have also adjusted to the extra flexibility afforded in iOS 8 and herein lies a potential problem for Apple.
I have written many times about my struggles with larger Android phones and even the Galaxy S4 felt too big for me. And then I tried one the other day again and it felt perfectly natural. No longer did it feel too big for me and this is of course down to my tolerance of the iPhone 6.
So, the iPhone 6 has cured me of my aversion to bigger phones.
And then I considered all of the restrictions that remain in iOS 8 and how the small chunks of flexibility Apple has introduced have helped me use my phone in a more beneficial way. They make me want even more.
I am of course not a normal user because I have tried almost all of the popular phones on the market, but what happens when hardened iPhone users get used to the size and the added flexibility? Will they want even more flexibility, the kind that is available on Android? Will the natural aversion to complexity be calmed by iOS 8 and thus push them slightly closer to Android?
I am not sure that this is the case at all, but it rains true that the iPhone 6(s) are closer to Android than their predecessors. And this does have the potential to open up the Android market just a little to those who are enjoying the iOS 8 experience, but find that they want just a little more.