NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apple (AAPL) iPhones were the first smartphones to really make their mark and the company hasn't looked back, having surpassed everything from Motorola's Flip Phones to BlackBerries (BBRY) which could handle email with aplomb and Microsoft (MSFT) phones which stressed mobile Web browsing as well as email, appointments and hints at what was yet to come.
Two new models, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, were released in September, and to say sales have skyrocketed is understating the fact. It's likely because these new devices are iPhones through and through, while at the same time, adding so many new features to the that users want and need to have.
There are actually hundreds of reasons why you should own an iPhone, but we can't list all of them. Here's the ten best reasons to own an iPhone if you're not already an Apple fan boy (or girl):
10 - Two Big, Beautiful Devices
Despite Steve Jobs' claim that no one needed big phones, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are larger than any Apple phones in the past. But, that doesn't make them bulky or awkward.
Both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are super thin, lightweight and beautiful to behold. The 6 measures 5.44 by 2.64 by 0.27 inches and weighs a scant 4.55 ounces, while the 6 Plus is 6.22 by 3.06 by 0.28 inches and weighs only 6.07 ounces. Both feel thinner and lighter in person than they look in photos.
Both models utilize Apple's new, 64-bit, 1.4 GHz, ARM (ARMH) -based A8 processors mated to a M8 graphics chip. Both use on only 1 GB of RAM to run the latest version of Apple's operating system iOS 8.
There are versions of the new phones for all four major U.S. carriers, AT&T (T) , Sprint (S) , T-Mobile (TMUS) and Verizon (VZ) .