iPhone 6 Plus owners use twice as much data as those who buy the iPhone 6.

iPhone 6 Plus users use twice as much data as iPhone 6 owners. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

The bigger the screen, the more data you use. That’s the maxim that anyone looking to min-max their data plan every month should follow if they want to keep their bills low.

According to a new report from Citrix, if you have an iPhone 6 Plus, chances are, you’re burning through your monthly data cap a lot faster than if you had bought an iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s.

In fact, the marketing firm found that iPhone 6 Plus owners used, on average, roughly twice as much data every month as those who have an iPhone 6.

Why? According to Citrix, they believe that those with an iPhone 6 Plus are more likely to use their device as a tablet than a smartphone. That means sucking in a lot more streaming video, and downloading a lot more games.

Not impressed yet? Let’s compare data usage of the iPhone 6 Plus with a few generations back. It turns out that iPhone 6 Plus users don’t just use twice as much data as iPhone 6 users, they use 1000% more data than users of the iPhone 3GS.

No wonder carriers were keen to give out “unlimited” data plans back in the day, then reneged on the deal. When smartphones were smaller and less powerful, no one ever used much data anyway.

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