Contact Us
White Plains Daily Voice serves White Plains, NY
Return to your home site

Menu

White Plains Daily Voice serves White Plains, NY

Nearby Towns

Breaking News: NY Missing Child Alert Issued For 3-Month-Old Believed To Be Endangered
lifestyle

Apple's Newly Unveiled iPhone 6, 6 Plus, Received Well In White Plains

Purchase residents Tyler Henson (left) and Josh Rosenbaum (right) react to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch.
Purchase residents Tyler Henson (left) and Josh Rosenbaum (right) react to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly
Simon Dee of White Plains plans to buy the iPhone 6 well after it comes out to let the bugs get worked out.
Simon Dee of White Plains plans to buy the iPhone 6 well after it comes out to let the bugs get worked out. Photo Credit: Contributed
Customers at the Apple Store in The Westchester mall crowd around to watch the live stream of the iPhone 6 launch Tuesday.
Customers at the Apple Store in The Westchester mall crowd around to watch the live stream of the iPhone 6 launch Tuesday. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly
Customers at the Apple Store in The Westchester mall crowd around to watch the live stream of the iPhone 6 launch Tuesday.
Customers at the Apple Store in The Westchester mall crowd around to watch the live stream of the iPhone 6 launch Tuesday. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Apple’s iPhone 6 will hit shelves Sept. 19 and comes in two sizes, armed with a gambit of new features and upgrades, which already has some Westchester residents sold on the new product.

White Plains resident Simon Dee was one of about a dozen to watch the launch in California via a live stream Tuesday at the Apple Store in The Westchester Mall in White Plains. The live feed may have been inconsistent, cutting in and out early on, but feedback from shoppers on the new iPhone was consistently positive.

“I like the fact that they made two, one bigger one smaller,” Dee said. “Because there’s no way I would have upgraded to the bigger one. That’s the reason why I stay away from the Galaxy because I need something that’s compact.”

The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch display screen with one million megapixels. A larger version called iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen with two million megapixels. Both are thinner than previous models, have rounded edges and use ion-strengthened glass on top, which enticed Purchase resident Tyler Henson.

“I have so many friends that have broken screens and this glass, you can almost completely bend it in half and it doesn’t break,” he said, adding that he preferred the larger screen for reading.

Both phones, which are available in silver, gold and black, go on sale Sept. 19 with pre-orders beginning Friday, Sept. 12. With a two-year contract the iPhone 6 costs $200 for 16 GB, $300 for 64 GB and $400 for 128 GB. The iPhone 6 Plus costs $300 for 16 GB, $400 for 64 GB and $500 for 128 GB.

“I’m going to wait probably until January or February so they get the kinks out,” Dee said. “But, it looks sleek. No matter what Apple does it just gets better and better.”

The new iPhones are 84 times faster than the original, and WiFi is three times faster.

A big sticking point for Dee, Henson and Larchmont resident Amy Hogan is battery life.

“I hope the battery is better, because the battery on the 5S is our biggest problem,” she said.

Hogan went to the Apple Store Tuesday just before the launch streamed to ask about the iPhone 6 because she said her daughter’s phone is breaking. After hearing about some of the new features, she said she plans to buy it.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

White Plains Daily Voice!

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.