BI Article: I Just Got The iPhone 6 Plus And I'm Already Thinking About Returning It.

Hal~9000

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Well written article by Business Insider about the 6+ I recommend everyone read :)
http://www.businessinsider.com/i-ju...am-already-thinking-about-returning-it-2014-9

Some highlights:
There was literally nobody on the planet more excited for Apple's first phablet than me.
What's the problem? I had no idea how important one-handed usage is with a smartphone until it was basically taken away from me with the iPhone 6 Plus.
My iPhone 5S was sitting next to me on the couch, and I started picking it up. I had a newfound appreciation for how small and easily used it is.
The reachability mode from Apple is not all that useful. Apple has this new thing where you double tap the home button and the screen slides down. 1) It's hard to get my thumb to the home button. 2) I don't even know how this helps.
The big screen is gorgeous, but after 12 hours with it, I'm not sure it's worth the trade-off of a truly easy-to-use little mobile phone.
 

scrtagntman

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Meh. To each their own. I left apple for a bigger screen. Tried the HTC One. Hated it. Tried the Note 3 and liked it well enough. Came back to Apple with the 6+. Very happy with it and it's easier to physically manage than my Note 3.

It's about everyone's individual needs. I needed more battery and more screen real estate helps with how I use it. I'm an architect in the IT field and I am constantly using my phone to quickly view documents, diagrams, spreadsheets, managing a few hundred emails a day, etc.
 

jbachandouris

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How many of these 'I don't like my iPhone 6+' threads can we have?

If you don't like it, return it. NO ONE CARES!

I'm keeping mine and I'm tired of all these crazy threads. It's ruining the MR forums experience.
 

legioxi

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I'm tired of all these crazy threads. It's ruining the MR forums experience.
How is discussing an Apple product (positively or negatively) ruining the MR experience? Isn't that the entire point of these forums? Discussion about Apple products?
 

McPc

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It was jjudt like reading another thread here on MR about how people don't like the big size. Of course the larger size has some trade offs and apparently even this writer can't make up his mind about iit still.

Next weeks article "why I kept my iPhone 6 plus"
 

ggpike

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Oct 10, 2006
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I'm glad he spent a whole 12 hours with it. One day. He gave it one day.

Perhaps if the article was written by someone who had spend a significant amount of time over the period of 3 days to a week might have more impact than someone's almost knee jerk reaction to a totally different phone size than they're used to. I will give him the benefit of the doubt as he at least mentions at the end of the article that he's going to give another week to see how it might fit into or not fit into his phone usage patterns. But that's only mentioned at the end of the article.
 

Symtex

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Jan 27, 2005
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Hence the reason why apple is coming out with the watch. Big phones stays in the pocket. Do most quickies stuff on the watch. Use 2 hands operation of the phone when needed.

This is not rocket science.
 

docal97

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It's really a very personal choice which is dependent on so many factors: age, hand size, individual needs, etc.

What is right for one isn't necessarily right for another person.

Best suggestion is to spend time with each device and then decide. At this point, most people know someone who has the device(s) and can do their own demo.
 

saratoga172

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Sep 26, 2014
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I've debated between keeping my regular 6 and going back to my 5s. My work phone is a 5s and it feels almost tiny in comparison. However I've stuck with smaller phones for ease of use. Debating if I want to go back or can deal with the size.

I also like the additional stuff like wireless ac, Apple pay etc
 
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