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"It's Like an iPad!" Real People -- Not Tech Reviewers -- Hold iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Whichever one is just right for you might not be just right for the next guy.

Neil Hickey

Even people who like big phones were surprised by the large size of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. I stood two blocks from the White House in downtown Washington, D.C., and asked people to give me their first impressions after holding Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Most men liked the size of the 6 Plus, which may be a case of Big Truck Syndrome. Women thought the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 was just right — or even too big, compared to their current phones.

When one man tested the iPhone 6 Plus’s fit in his shirt pocket, I had to ask for it back. Oh, the perils of technology reporting.

These new iPhones will be available this Friday, Sept. 19. Read our Re/code team’s full reviews of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iOS 8 and third-party keyboard apps.

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