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iPhone 6 Plus skinny — and not so skinny — jeans test. Will it pocket?!

The iPhone 6 Plus is 5.5-inches of glass and aluminum and... that might be a little big to fit in some people's pockets. To find out for sure, Georgia and I each grabbed the iPhone 6 Plus and tried to put it in our jean pockets. She was wearing skinny hipster acid watch jeans (and she's tiny), and I was wearing relaxed fit, opposite-of-hipster jeans. So, what were the results?

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The choice in iOS 8 makes it the best one yet

There's an old saying; "you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone." Personally speaking that's how picking up an iPhone or iPad after using other mobile platforms – predominantly Android – has felt until iOS 8 came along. But no more. iOS 8 truly is Apple's latest and very greatest, and finally some of the features many of us have either experienced elsewhere or looked longingly at from afar are here. And we should thank Apple for that.

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iOS 8 kills iPhoto and forces a messy transition to Photos

One consequence of upgrading to iOS 8: You're no longer going to be able to use the iOS version of iPhoto. From here on out you're supposed to use Photos. What's worse, it may be a very painful transition if you invested in some of iPhoto's features. Read on for details.

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Upgrading to iOS 8? Here's why you shouldn't...yet

Apple will release iOS 8 in a few short hours. Many of us will download it as soon as it's available, and millions more will reflexively install it as soon as a notification pops up on our iPhone or iPad. Here's my customary plea to wait. Let me explain why.

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iPhone pre-orders mean Apple is lined up for another record holiday season

Yesterday Apple announced iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders topped 4 million within 24 hours. We told you that this beats the prior record, set by the iPhone 5 launch, where Apple sold had advance orders of only half that many phones. Not that 2 million was a small number — it was insanely high for the time. But now they've doubled the prior record with even higher prices.

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Samsung tells everyone iPhone 6 Plus is here, can dump their Galaxy Notes and switch over now

Samsung continues to devote an embarrassingly large amount of their advertising not to their own products but to Apple's. In Samsung's latest ad, they pretty much admit they were the manufacturing equivalent of the stereotypical "FIRST!" message board commenter, releasing the super-sized Galaxy Note phablet before they, it, and the market were ready. They then make fun of their own product, highlighting quips like "you look like you're talking into a piece of toast", and "the note is an unwieldy beast", before diving head-first into the notion that Apple is imitating them by releasing the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. So what's really going on here?

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10 things you need to know about the Apple Watch

Last Tuesday I got to watch Tim Cook introduce the Apple Watch, then got to spend some time trying it on, running through the demo, and hearing about the features. For an unreleased product, there was still a ton of information provided. That's probably why we're seeing some confusion about what exactly was said, when, and how. If you go back and re-watch the keynote or look at Apple's Watch page, you'll find a lot of the recent questions, and almost all of the recent "new information" was actually stated right there on stage or spelled out in black and white on the web. Much of the rest was addressed in the demo area. (I live-tweeted a lot of that.) So, in an effort to put it all in one place, and hopefully put some minds at ease, here's what you really need to know about the Apple Watch!

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NSFW: Apple, U2 and looking a gift horse in the mouth

NSFW is a weekly op-ed column in which I talk about whatever's on my mind. Sometimes it'll have something to do with the technology we cover here on iMore; sometimes it'll be whatever pops into my head. Your questions, comments and observations are welcome.

At the end of Apple's recent iPhone 6 and Apple Watch event, Tim Cook had one more surprise up his sleeve: U2's new album, Songs of Innocence, would be available to every iTunes Store customer in more than 100 countries, completely free. Many people are happy for the new album, but it's created an equal amount of controversy. It's just a free album, folks. Settle down.

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Why I didn't pre-order the iPhone 6

Happy pre-order day, everyone! After some fits and starts, pre-ordering for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus got underway at Apple's online store and on cell carrier web sites in the wee hours this morning. I awoke this morning to find a Twitter feed full of announcements from friends and colleagues sharing details on what model they've reserved. I'm sitting this one out. Let me explain why.

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Bigger iPhones, women, and skinny jeans: Will your new iPhone fit in your pocket?

One of the largest concerns many folks have when it comes to buying larger smartphones, is whether or not it'll fit in their pocket. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are larger than any iPhone to date, coming in at 4.7" and 5.5" respectively. That being said, many people are already asking about how pocket friendly the new iPhones will be. While I may not have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus yet, I do have templates, glue, some poster board, and a few ninja skills!

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