The 6 return for the 6+ creep has entered my head, those that have done it, thoughts?

FtrV8

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Thoughts on returning the 6 for the 6+? I am happy with the six, but twice now I have been to the Apple store to "fondle" the 6+ meticulously and really thinking about it before the return policy expires.

Anyone else out there in the same boat?
 

Technarchy

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I consider it every time I'm in the Apple store and the 6+ ends up in my hand :cool:

Will I? Probably not. I'm pretty content with the iPhone 6 and the size works just fine.

But I have about 9 more days to change my mind...
 

FtrV8

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I consider it every time I'm in the Apple store and the 6+ ends up in my hand :cool:

Will I? Probably not. I'm pretty content with the iPhone 6 and the size works just fine.

But I have about 9 more days to change my mind...
I am counting those return days too... :rolleyes:
 

thegrants82

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Apologies in advance if this thread has already popped up. Please merge or take appropriate actions mods.



Thoughts on returning the 6 for the 6+? I am happy with the six, but twice now I have been to the Apple store to "fondle" the 6+ meticulously and really thinking about it before the return policy expires.



Anyone else out there in the same boat?

Too big and too bendy.
 

ToroidalZeus

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[Having exchanged my 6 Plus for a 6] I got one question to ask you, do you have Shaq hands?

-You have to be 100% aware of how unwieldy the 6 Plus really is. If you plan on making a call for more than a few minutes then your hand will get tired.

-If you TRY to use the phone with one-hand you will get cramps.

-With the 6 it 'just works,' with the 6 Plus you have to think about using it.

For myself and a lot of other people the inconvenience with the 6 Plus far outweighed the pros. I feel the 6 Plus is too big to be a cell phone and too small to be an iPad; it's the worst of both words.

So basically if you want the 6 Plus because you got 3rd standard deviation hands then go for it. But if you want the 6 Plus just cuz, you will end up getting buyers remorse.
 

htc fan

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I'm having the same thought, 6 seems too small for my hands. I'm going try hunting down one, so far no luck.:(
 

C. Robert

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I can say that after a week plus with my i6p that it is the best piece of tech that I have ever owned. The screen, email app, iMessage, watching videos, reading books/magazines, pictures(my god it takes nice pics), the design, reachability, and gaming is all at the top of the game. I just sold my iPad mini because I don't see a point to it anymore. If apple releases a iPad pro then my macbook will go and I will have my two devices. It did take awhile and some very internal self questioning about the size. I even thought about returning it to the point of driving up to my apple store. Its not for everyone and I understand that. If you are a person who likes walking around coffee in one hand, phone in the other, without a care for anything else that is going on, then its not for you.
 

MinEderPlayz

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[Having exchanged my 6 Plus for a 6] I got one question to ask you, do you have Shaq hands?

-You have to be 100% aware of how unwieldy the 6 Plus really is. If you plan on making a call for more than a few minutes then your hand will get tired.

-If you TRY to use the phone with one-hand you will get cramps.

-With the 6 it 'just works,' with the 6 Plus you have to think about using it.

For myself and a lot of other people the inconvenience with the 6 Plus far outweighed the pros. I feel the 6 Plus is too big to be a cell phone and too small to be an iPad; it's the worst of both words.

So basically if you want the 6 Plus because you got 3rd standard deviation hands then go for it. But if you want the 6 Plus just cuz, you will end up getting buyers remorse.
I am 5'8" and I was on a call for 30 minutes yesterday, on a plus, hand did not get tired, also I have no problem with one handed usage whatsoever.
 

ToroidalZeus

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I am 5'8" and I was on a call for 30 minutes yesterday, on a plus, hand did not get tired, also I have no problem with one handed usage whatsoever.
Lies.

It's 100% impossible to reach the top of the screen on the 6 Plus holding it with one hand. So basically you have to double tap the home button every 5 seconds to switch songs on pandora or close out a tap in safari, etc.
 

Nikhil72

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I currently have both in front of me and can't for the life of me decide. I love the battery life of the plus and the screen but even with my large hands is a bit cumbersome. It feels like you have to commit to using the plus each time it comes out whereas the regular one is spontaneous like before.
 

FtrV8

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Is it really as laggy (the 6+), as some are saying?

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I currently have both in front of me and can't for the life of me decide. I love the battery life of the plus and the screen but even with my large hands is a bit cumbersome. It feels like you have to commit to using the plus each time it comes out whereas the regular one is spontaneous like before.
Good point.
 

C. Robert

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Lies.

It's 100% impossible to reach the top of the screen on the 6 Plus holding it with one hand. So basically you have to double tap the home button every 5 seconds to switch songs on pandora or close out a tap in safari, etc.
I have adjusted and can use my one handed. I have to move my hand but I can do it.
 

Technarchy

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[Having exchanged my 6 Plus for a 6] I got one question to ask you, do you have Shaq hands?

-You have to be 100% aware of how unwieldy the 6 Plus really is. If you plan on making a call for more than a few minutes then your hand will get tired.

-If you TRY to use the phone with one-hand you will get cramps.

-With the 6 it 'just works,' with the 6 Plus you have to think about using it.

For myself and a lot of other people the inconvenience with the 6 Plus far outweighed the pros. I feel the 6 Plus is too big to be a cell phone and too small to be an iPad; it's the worst of both words.

So basically if you want the 6 Plus because you got 3rd standard deviation hands then go for it. But if you want the 6 Plus just cuz, you will end up getting buyers remorse.
You exaggerate. Or are you new to big screen phones?

Feels odd for a couple of days then it becomes second nature.
 

HiRez

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Is it really as laggy (the 6+), as some are saying?
As laggy as some are saying? No. A little laggy? Yes. It's more 1-2 years down the road that I'm worried about, right now it is fine performance-wise and will no doubt improve a bit in the 8.1 update.
 

FtrV8

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As laggy as some are saying? No. A little laggy? Yes. It's more 1-2 years down the road that I'm worried about, right now it is fine performance-wise and will no doubt improve a bit in the 8.1 update.
Gotcha.
 

ToroidalZeus

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I have adjusted and can use my one handed. I have to move my hand but I can do it.
Adjusting your grip

-either shuffling the phone up and down your hand
or
-holding it in a way which allows you to reach both the top and button of the screen

increases the odds of dropping the phone tremendously.
 

C. Robert

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Adjusting your grip

-either shuffling the phone up and down your hand
or
-holding it in a way which allows you to reach both the top and button of the screen

increases the odds of dropping the phone tremendously.
I dont shift anything, I just don't hold it at the bottom anymore. Its called adapting and overcoming.
 

saltd

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I have the 6 plus. I love the bigger screen, as my eyesight isn't great. I spend a lot of time looking at my phone at night, and the comfort of the bigger screen is what really sold the phone for me. Also, I don't have an iPad right now.

Using it one handed is cumbersome. The double tap to bring the screen down is a great idea-in a pinch. Doing it all the time is just not something anyone is going to want to do.

Lag is minimal, and will likely get better. I wouldn't worry on that.

It's not a good phone to keep in your pocket. Too big and too fragile.

I am guessing that the regular 6 will be a much better phone for casual users. The super large screen is an awesome one, but I think the initial scarcity of the device, along with the novelty of such a LARGE phone is causing a lot of people to want it for the wrong reasons....
 
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