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How to determine if the new iPhones will fit in your pocket

Trying to decide which of the new iPhones will fit into your hands, purse, or pocket? Here's an easy way to find out.

A crude way of determining which of the new iPhones will fit into your life/hands/pockets. That's an iPhone 5S on the far left. Josh Miller/CNET
The folks over at WonderHowTo came up with a pretty ingenious method to determine which of the new iPhones -- the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 or 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus -- is right for you. Strictly from a physical perspective.

According to the site, you'll need to:

Unfortunately, even after following the instructions, I had difficulty getting the PDF to print to scale, so I instead used an alternative, more accurate method.


Taking the measurements from Apple's website -- and copied in the pic above -- I simply folded two different pieces of paper to each phone's spec. You'll want to use a sheet that's at least 6x10 inches.

After the Phone's announcement, my biggest question was whether the iPhone 6 Plus would even fit in my pockets. And though these methods don't provide a complete picture -- neither method simulates depth -- they're both easy ways to get a rough idea of the phones' sizes and how they'll impact your everyday routine.

If you're willing to put in a bit more work, you could find a couple of phones that are roughly the same size as the new iPhones. The 2013 Moto X is pretty close in size to the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy Note 3 or LG G3 are close approximations of what the iPhone 6 Plus has in store for hands. Then take a trip to Best Buy or a carrier store and get a feel for which size works best for you.

Good luck!