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

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Amplelink, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. Amplelink macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2012
    To those of you buying the 6+, do you plan on making much less use of your Kindle?
  2. TJ82 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2012
    6+ is phablet.

    For reading eBooks etc.

    Can't wait.
  3. iregret macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2012
    I think of the iphone 6+ more like a 3G ipad nano.

    That's why I ordered one.
  4. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2011
    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.
  5. jetjaguar macrumors 68030


    Apr 6, 2009

    love my kindles .. i dont think i could ever replace them
  6. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    Don't have a Kindle, but my iPad Mini 1st gen will continue life as normal. The 2 devices are completely different.
  7. aquababie macrumors member


    Jul 1, 2010
    I have a Kindle Fire and I plan to keep on using it.
  8. refslady macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2014
    Thawing North
    The non-glare screen makes the Kindle my reader of choice!
  9. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    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....
  10. Tiger8 macrumors 68020

    May 23, 2011
    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...
  11. refslady macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2014
    Thawing North
    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.
  12. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    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.
  13. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    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.
  14. cinealta macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2012
    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.
  15. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    This. No way to read long hours on an iPhone or iPad. Kindle still has it's place in the market.
  16. eoblaed macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
  17. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

    Surf Monkey

    Oct 3, 2010
    Portland, OR
    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.
  18. Amplelink thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2012
    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.
  19. GCPandroo macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2014
    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.
  20. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    This times a million.
  21. MVallee macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    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.
  22. drew0020 macrumors 68000


    Nov 10, 2006
  23. BigMovieGeek macrumors regular

    May 22, 2010
    I'm quite happy to read the Kindle in the bath... No way am I getting an iPhone near a tub of water.
  24. jrswizzle macrumors 603


    Aug 23, 2012
    McKinney, TX
    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.
  25. RobinInOR macrumors 6502


    Sep 14, 2014
    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.

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