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iPhone 6 expected to change the smartphone game: expert

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What to expect from the iPhone 6

The new, upsized iPhone 6 is likely to usher in a new era for Apple this fall, giving the tech giant the boost it's been needing, according to one expert.

"It'll be a game changer, since this will be the biggest design departure in years," said Mashable Tech Editor Pete Pachal.

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Bigger screens are an especially important update to Apple's iPhone lineup, both in the United States and in Asia, where there's a strong market for so-called "phablets."

"Phablets are crazy popular in Asia, where people use them as phones and tablet substitutes. Now Apple will have an offering for those markets, and the iPads have shown that iOS works fine at larger sizes," Pachal said.

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