HTC welcomes Apple to the big phone party

HTC welcomes Apple to the big phone party

HTC has been quick to hitch itself to the Apple hype bandwagon by firing out a jokey tweet about the iPhone 6's new size.

The Taiwanese manufacturer tweeted on its official account 'Bigger screen. Better performance. Elegant design. Welcome to the party #iphone6'

It's by no means the first time that a rival has tweeted about a new iPhone during the announcement, indeed Nokia did almost precisely the same thing to the iPhone 5C.

HTC's One (M8) is certainly one of the phones that the iPhone 6 has been created to compete with - and is currently number one in TechRadar's best phone on the planet list.

We are yet to give the iPhone 6 or its bigger brother the iPhone 6 Plus a full review, but it remains to be seen if either is the phone that can knock HTC off the perch.