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Will the iPhone 6 Fit in My Pocket? Here’s the Answer

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus look like excellent new additions to the iPhone family.  If you’re like me, then you’re probably hoping for catastrophe to strike your current iPhone soon so that you have an excuse to run out and grab one of these new iPhones with a larger screen.  There are stats for the new phones all over the web, but stats don’t readily help to answer the most pressing question.  Namely, will one of the new phones fit into my pocket?

Not to worry.  I’ve taken a few moments to print out mock-ups of the new phones and test them with a real pocket on a real pair of jeans.  Your welcome, internet.

First, to be as nearly scientific as possible, I went around the house measuring jeans pockets (I pretty much only wear jeans, so I wasn’t so much interested in going down the pants-other-than-jeans rabbit hole).  The standard pair of brand name jeans has a pocket that measures 5″ wide by 6″ deep.  My iPhone 5S fits in there with a cover on it, no problem.  (UPDATE:  I’ve added front pocket images; scroll down to see them.)

First, here’s now the phones compare:

©Cult of Mac, 2014
©Cult of Mac, 2014

Then, I cut out the mock-ups and put the phones to the test.  Here are the results:

iPhone 5S:

©Matt Vasko, 2014
©Matt Vasko, 2014

iPhone 6:

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©Matt Vasko, 2014

iPhone 6 Plus:

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©Matt Vasko, 2014

Oof!  That’s a little long.  Here’s about how it will look in your pocket:

©Matt Vasko, 2014
©Matt Vasko, 2014

Well, there it is.  It looks like it’s simply a matter whether or not you are comfortable with the idea of your cell phone sticking out the top of your jeans pocket a bit.

UPDATE:  Based on reader feedback I’ve added some front pocket images.  Here is about how the phones would fit into a front pocket measuring 6″ wide by approximately 6″ deep.

iPhone 5S (for reference):

I hope that marker washes off!   ©Matt Vasko, 2014
I hope that marker washes off!
©Matt Vasko, 2014

iPhone 6:

©Matt Vasko, 2014
©Matt Vasko, 2014

iPhone 6 Plus:

©Matt Vasko, 2014
©Matt Vasko, 2014

I hope this was helpful.  Happy iPhone-ing!