iPhone 6 Plus buyers: what will happen to your Kindle?

Amplelink

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To those of you buying the 6+, do you plan on making much less use of your Kindle?
 

andyp350

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Not at all, my Kindle is a totally different device. I can't read comfortably on a backlit LCD screen for extensive periods of time and its hard to "get in to" what i'm reading.
Reading on the Kindles e-ink display feels so natural and I completely forget I am reading an electronic device.
 

jetjaguar

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Not at all, my Kindle is a totally different device. I can't read comfortably on a backlit LCD screen for extensive periods of time and its hard to "get in to" what i'm reading.
Reading on the Kindles e-ink display feels so natural and I completely forget I am reading an electronic device.
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love my kindles .. i dont think i could ever replace them
 

refslady

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Not at all, my Kindle is a totally different device. I can't read comfortably on a backlit LCD screen for extensive periods of time and its hard to "get in to" what i'm reading.
Reading on the Kindles e-ink display feels so natural and I completely forget I am reading an electronic device.
The non-glare screen makes the Kindle my reader of choice!
 

iphone1105

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My Kindle always has a home, reading books are just to great on it. I use my iPad for magazines and newspapers, and I'll prob use my 6plus for that now. I myself got the 6plus as I wanted to replace me iPad with a large phone, consolidate it all down to my Macbook Air in the 6plus....
 

Tiger8

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The non-glare screen makes the Kindle my reader of choice!
This. Me too! I have an iPad, iPhone (soon 6), and a Windows 8 inch tablet (which I love btw)

None of them matches the low key experience of grabbing the eink kindle and just reading till I fall asleep...
 

refslady

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This. Me too! I have an iPad, iPhone (soon 6), and a Windows 8 inch tablet (which I love btw)

None of them matches the low key experience of grabbing the eink kindle and just reading till I fall asleep...
I like reading on the couch, then just deciding to walk outside while I'm still reading - can't do that with the iPad! Kindle makes it seamless.
 

Razeus

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I use the iPad Air as my Kindle.

It'll simply be what I use normally, long hours of reading.

I'll be able to use my 6+ as my short hours reading, meaning my lunch time reading.

I never installed the Kindle app on my iPhones because the screen was so small. Now I'll be able to get more done.

The same thing goes for Netflix. I can finally install it on my iPhone and feel comfortable with the view.
 

rui no onna

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Not at all, my Kindle is a totally different device. I can't read comfortably on a backlit LCD screen for extensive periods of time and its hard to "get in to" what i'm reading.
Reading on the Kindles e-ink display feels so natural and I completely forget I am reading an electronic device.
Same here. There's just way too much glare on LCD when reading in sunlight. Also, having to turn up your display brightness to max kills battery life pretty quickly.
 

cinealta

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Kindle has a matte, non-reflective screen. It's effortless for hours of reading without eye strain, in any light setting. Just like a paperback book. iP6+ will be good for short reading, checking info etc.
 

12vElectronics

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Kindle has a matte, non-reflective screen. It's effortless for hours of reading without eye strain, in any light setting. Just like a paperback book. iP6+ will be good for short reading, checking info etc.
This. No way to read long hours on an iPhone or iPad. Kindle still has it's place in the market.
 

Surf Monkey

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The only Kindle I own is a Paperwhite. It isn't going ANYWHERE. Of all of my devices I use my Paperwhite the most because I read a lot and nothing beats the e-ink screen for that. Nothing. Not the iPhone 6, not the iPad, nothing.
 

Amplelink

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Alright, now that everyone has their 6 Pluses in hand, has that changed anyone's opinions?

I've tried using mine and it'll work but I will probably still prefer my Kindle because of the wider screen. The phone's aspect ratio is too narrow. That said, it's a beautiful screen and should work fine for short reading sessions.
 

GCPandroo

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Sep 14, 2014
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Alright, now that everyone has their 6 Pluses in hand, has that changed anyone's opinions?

I've tried using mine and it'll work but I will probably still prefer my Kindle because of the wider screen. The phone's aspect ratio is too narrow. That said, it's a beautiful screen and should work fine for short reading sessions.
I'm not sure if the Kindle app just hasn't been updated for the 6 Plus' resolution yet, but on mine the text looks extremely blurry, making it slightly annoying to read. I'll continue to use my iPad mini for reading until they can update the app, which I hope is soon. I really enjoy the size of the plus, and having read news articles on it I could definitely see myself using it as my main ebook reader.
 

WilliamG

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Not at all, my Kindle is a totally different device. I can't read comfortably on a backlit LCD screen for extensive periods of time and its hard to "get in to" what i'm reading.
Reading on the Kindles e-ink display feels so natural and I completely forget I am reading an electronic device.
This times a million.
 

MVallee

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I switched from Kindle to iPad for reading a while ago but always found the Air a little too big and the iPhone way too small. Considered getting a Mini but I prefer the larger screen on the Air for everything else, besides books. I think the Plus will be a great reading device though. It's almost the size of a small paperback book.
 

BigMovieGeek

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I'm quite happy to read the Kindle in the bath... No way am I getting an iPhone near a tub of water.
 

jrswizzle

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Kept my Paperwhite, sold my iPad rMini. My 6+ fits the role of all purpose connected device while I still utilize my iPad Air for movies and general browsing at home and my Paperwhite for reading.
 

RobinInOR

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Kindle stays upstairs under my pillow, for nighttime reading. Has all books. I sync so no matter what I pick up I go to the same location.

IPad Mini I carry with me, also has all books. Use it to read in the den. Still like the color book covers, easier to check the next book to read. way too many to select from, I'm a fan of the free section of ereaderiq.com

New phone I probably won't use as much for Kindle, might have some of my favorite books on it in case I have to go somewhere with just my wallet size purse.