When Apple released the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last fall, consumers were happy to hear about the larger-screen option. The market responded so enthusiastically in fact that the company ended up posting its biggest earnings in corporate history, says Quartz. But now there is new report suggesting that iPhone 6 Plus users consume too much mobile data.
Citrix released its mobile analytic report about how the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices are being used. It’s showing a great difference when it comes to mobile data usage. According to the report, owners of the iPhone 6 Plus consumed twice the amount of mobile data as people using the iPhone 6.
According to several studies, there is a correlation between larger screens and higher user engagement. Citrix notes that the iPhone 6 Plus is similar to a tablet, with mobile users spending more time watching videos and movies.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus can also last 10 hours on both the 3G and 4G networks. These phones also allow users to browse the Internet on WiFi for up to 11 hours, TFJ reports. That means iPhone 6 Plus users also spend more time on their phones, thanks to the ample amount of data time.
There may be more to the report than just video usage. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus also both have 8-megapixel cameras, but the image stabilization on the iPhone 6 Plus allows it to capture more detailed images, which means it can save larger files. BGR’s editor-in-chief Jonathan Geller posted the full-resolution photos of the same shot on both phones, and the 3MB photo he took on the iPhone 6 Plus was a full megabyte larger, according to the report. That’s a 50 percent increase.
iPhone 6 Plus users also love to save and share photos on the iCloud, email messaging apps and social media apps. The larger files could easily eat up mobile data usage. There’s also another reason why iPhone 6 Plus users consume twice as much mobile data. They’ve been touted as “hardcore enthusiasts,” so the iPhone 6 Plus is perfect for users who are already glued to their phones.
Samsung is attempting to outperform the iPhone 6 Plus with the release of its Galaxy S6. The Galaxy S6 is rumored to have a 5.5-inch AMOLED display and a 20MP camera, according to the Inquisitr. Samsung is hoping to compete with this model. However, Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus is already the best device on the market since it combines the use of a phone and tablet.
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