iPhone Mini vs. iPhone 6

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by c.s., Sep 12, 2014.

  1. c.s. macrumors regular


    Nov 11, 2007
    After obsessing over it, I decided to go with the iPhone Mini (keep my 5S instead of upgrading).
    Even though I'm happy to shell out $650 for an off-contract phone, which I've done several times, I'm just not doing it this year. Here are my reasons:

    Weight - I remember the feeling going from the weighty iPhone 4 to the feather known as the 5/5S. I was constantly checking my pocket to make sure it was in there. The extra .7 inches would be nice to look at, but I can't imagine going bigger and heavier. I have so many screens in my life - iPad, rMBP, 27" display - at the end of the day, 4" vs. 4.7" means little to me. Pretty soon people will be staring at a tiny Apple Watch screen and loving it. Ask yourself if .7" will make a material difference in your life.

    Apple Pay - nice, but not a must have. I still have to carry a drivers license, health insurance card, etc., PLUS I have to carry a credit card in case my battery runs out or I go to a gas station or one of the countless places that don't use Apple Pay. The iPhone can't (yet) be the ONLY thing I have to carry. So ask yourself if Apple Pay will make a material difference in the quality of your life. A convenience at a few places just isn't worth another $650 to me. If/when I can ACCEPT money using Apple Pay, that will be huge. Goodbye PayPal.

    Lackluster improvements elsewhere - 60 fps video. Mostly the same camera. 1 GB Ram. A little better processor. Yada yada.

    iOS 8 - THIS will be the single biggest upgrade this year, and it's free. Can't wait.
  2. mnsportsgeek macrumors 68000

    Feb 24, 2009
  3. msb3079 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2010
    collingswood. nj
    Even though I ordered the 4.7", I agree with you. I'm "stressing" over the increase in size for the 4.7". Don't know how people are buying a 5.5". I'll be annoyed if they come out with a 4" iPhone Mini with the same design as these/smaller bezels.
  4. samg77 macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2014
    Apple pay can pay for Parking meters, vending machines, as well as anywhere that has a master-card tap to pay credit card reader. You bust out your phone wave it, put your thumb on the touch-id and boom you paid. I loved freaking people out walking up to a vending machine, swiping my phone and getting seemingly endless candy. :) Your right not a deal breaker, but remember they are doing tap to pay for lots of innovative things now.

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