NSFW: The iPhone 6 Plus is this year's gold iPhone

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.

Before the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were even out in the world, Android phone users were having a go at Apple for only now getting around to releasing a bigger phone. Even Samsung got into the act with some ham-fisted advertising. Sure, make fun if you want, but the bottom line is that you're still stuck with a phone running Android. That's why we iPhone users are excited: We finally have a bigger phone that doesn't suck.

"You've never seen anyone line up like this for Galaxy Note," said a guy in the Apple Store line I waited in in Friday. There's a lot of truth to that.

The news here isn't that Apple's made a bigger phone. It's that Apple's bigger phone is demonstrably better. Because it's running iOS. Because it's thoughtfully designed. Because it's made out of quality materials. Because Apple, in typical fashion, didn't rush to be the first. They took their time, because they're interested in being the best.

And that's why Apple's preorders for the iPhone 6 set a new record. Samsung, LG, HTC and the rest dream of making a product that appeals to the general public like the iPhone does. Sure, Apple's marketing helps, but if they made a lousy product, people wouldn't buy it.

As I said a week ago, I didn't preorder the iPhone 6, because I really wanted to handle both phones at the Apple Store before making my decision. I'm glad that I waited in one respect, because I really do feel like handling both phones helped cement my plan to go with the 6 instead. I still get a twinge of self-doubt, when I think about the iPhone 6 Plus' superior battery life and better camera.

Then I remember how angry I got when an a-hole in front of me at the Throwing Muses show I went to last March blocked my field of view of the stage by hauling out his absurdly large Galaxy Note Something. Big phones can be a real nuisance to everyone around you.

That guy's phone also really struggled to take a picture in low light. The damn thing would not lock focus on Kristin Hersh to save its life. (Hot stage lights, combined with Hersh's naturally pale complexion, confounded the thing's white balancing capabilities.) Big phones that have sucky software on them can be a nuisance to use, too. That's not a problem the iPhone 6 Plus is going to have, based on early tests I've seen.

The fact of the matter is that my decision was made with some finality at about 7:15 AM, when the manager of the Apple Store in whose line I stood walked up and down, patiently repeating "We're all out of iPhone 6 Plus."

As his voiced reached the line, a few people here and there shrugged disappointedly and walked back to their cars. Of the 75 or so people ahead of me, we probably lost at least a dozen people who thought they were going to be able to walk in and buy a Plus on the spot.

"How is that even possible?" asked the guy standing in front of me. "It hasn't even gone on sale yet."

What he couldn't see due to our position in line was that the Apple Store staff was already out with iPhones in hand, taking pre-order reservations for the people in the front of the line. And this particular store had a very small stock of iPhone 6 Pluses. I assume some of their available inventory was spoken for by people lucky enough to make reservations online, too.

Not that they were in ready supply elsewhere. Some flagship stores got enough iPhone 6 Plus inventory to last a few hours, but none made it for very long. Most of the smaller Apple Stores in malls and shopping centers across the country like the store I was at sold out almost instantly.

Apparently the iPhone 6 Plus is this year's gold iPhone. It's the new device that Apple was just woefully underprepared to deliver in the quantity that consumers demand.

It'll be interesting to see how quickly Apple and its manufacturing partners can respond to that desire going forward. People who are ordering the iPhone 6 Plus from Apple's web site now are being told they'll have to wait three to four weeks before they'll see it. Already the 64 GB version, unlocked, is being hawked on eBay for $1,200 or more — a hefty premium over the $849 it retails for.

Let's face it: Scarcity can help drive demand. Some people get irrational when they're told they can't have something, even if they don't want it. People can be weird.

For now, I'm content with the iPhone 6. It's a really nice size upgrade compared to my iPhone 5S, a phone which never seemed particularly small to me, but which now seems puny when I hold it next to the iPhone 6.

I won't be that a-hole blocking your view at the next 80s rock show, for now. If I do trade up for an iPhone 6 Plus at some point, at least I won't be fumbling around trying to take a picture, because my phone will actually work.

189 Comments
  • I'm Peter's worst nightmare. iPhone 6 Plus. IN GOLD. Yeah.
  • I have never had a problem with the gold phone, it is not to my liking but it is a personal taste. On the other hand, if Apple had not come out with a phablet sized iPhone I would have been saddened by it, not distraught but would have felt compelled to have maybe stuck with Android for another year and bought maybe one of those Samsung Phablets. The trouble is, once phone makers get to 5.5 inches where do they go, increase resolution, creep up a little higher or have a curved section on the screen? I don't see the point in going further than HD when it comes to resolution for the screen. Certainly for half blind idiots like me that are too vain to wear glasses (or put them down and then walk off and forget where they left them) it makes no sense at all and looking at the LG G3 and comparing it to the G2 screen I couldn't see enough of a difference).
  • That's fair enough. I'm just glad they left it as an option. I'm 5ft 10. I have average sized hands. A phablet would be too much for me but I can totally see how someone might want one. I can't wait for my 6!
  • I was really worried about the size as well, but then someone posted a template online that you could print out to get an idea of the different sizes. I wound up making actual-size mock-ups of both phones and carrying them around in my pocket, checking out the reach on the screen etc. etc. I quickly discovered the 6 Plus was WAY too big for my small hands, as well as for my pockets. So I ordered the 6 instead and couldn't be happier. :)
  • Damn I wish I had your determination! iPhone 6 can just be the phone of the little people.
  • Where to they go from here?
    Software improvements that truly take advantage of the screen real estate.
  • I just hope they quit making them thinner. Maybe after the 6s, the 7 will no longer have the camera hump and Apple will work on less bezel. I want the 6+, but I have stubby and fat fingers. The 6 felt perfect in hand, as it is the same size as my 5s with lifeproof on it. The downside is worse camera, battery life, software features, and PPI.
  • The only difference between the 6 and 6 Plus is the Screen Resolution, Battery, and OIS. THE Cameras are exactly the same between the 2 except the OIS.
  • yep, i don't need something so thin i can snap it. And as i've said before. I'd honestly rather they extended the back to make the camera flush and used all that extra space (maybe a millimeter granted) to have more battery. I gotta think that a battery that's only about 3 or 4 millimeters thick anyways could use an extra millimeter or half millimeter of space.
  • I think it's pretty obvious that the "phone" part of the iPhone will be stripped and sold separately as a wearable, possibly in earbuds or eyewear frames... or... the Apple Watch(?) Then it will come done to multiple screen sizes to facilitate "computing", whether it's 3.5 to 15.0" will come down to taste... and more than likely, camera/video capabilities first and foremost.
  • I still have my 4s. I was waiting for the Plus but it looks as if the wait for one could be months. I am disheartened.
    My battery life is horrendous. 45 minutes on Twitter using WiFi and battery has dropped 22%. Argghh!
  • You can swap the battery. It won't be free but it will be cheaper than a new phone. And it could help the resale value when you do get your new phone. Sent from the iMore App
  • Same here. Ordered the plus yesterday. One month of waiting. Sent from the iMore App
  • The thing that can be learned from the "2013 iPhone Gold Rush" is that it was less about the color than it was about the consumer. People weren't necessarily crazy for "Gold" they were crazy for "new". There are many people out here, myself included, that drool over "Whats next for Apple". But in 2012 and then 2013 then "Whats next" really was just more of the same. I'm not saying the 5/5s arent amazing phones (because they are) but they just weren't very special. So, how do fans express their excitement? By latching onto the only big differentiator in 3 years. Gold. Thats what makes this year so interesting (and funny due to the amount of crow being digested in the Apple community). The iPhone, for the first time in 4 gens, got a new design... and nobody is talking about it. The iPhone didnt get sapphire... and people aren't grumbling. The iPhone comes in Gold again... and its not that interesting. And the reason why is because, as Apple consumers, we finally got the one "new" thing Apple's been missing for years. A chance to make a decision that matters. (I went with the Plus. Its big and bulky but its exactly what I wanted)
  • http://youtu.be/DaOgZwk9rN8 Sent from the iMore App
  • Me too. 24 hours isn't long enough to decide whether I'll stick with it or go for a 6. I knew there'd be a period of getting used to it, it's a hug difference over the 5s. Sent from the iMore App
  • Nice one, Rene! In my mind's ear, I read it with real attitude and laughed out loud!
  • Have NO shame in your game. If you want Gold get it gold baby!!! And strut when you walk out with it and show it to Peter. The ONLY thing that matters is that you are happy. Buyers remorse sucks. Do you.
  • I hated every day I had to look at the gold on my iPhone 5S. I figured I'd try something new. Not again! Back to silver. :-)
    But to each their own. I never have to use anyone else's phone, so who cares what they use (color, size, OR operating system)?!
  • I actually bought the 6 - 16GB but traded it back within my 2 week period with the intent of just getting the 64GB. I went to the Apple store twice (on launch day to check the phones out and then to buy the 16GB) both times I thought the 6+ was too big (even though I had a Note 3 prior) - but when i returned for the third time after using the 6 for a couple weeks. I got the 6 plus thinking I will just return if its too big because it was the only 64GB phone they had....now i am keeping it.
  • I still have that same twinge of doubt about the plus. Should i have gone for the bigger one? It doesn't help me feel better when i hear about how hard they are to get! Makes me feel like i made a mistake, but I'd probably feel the same way if i had've gotten the plus. Sent from the iMore App
  • I ordered the 6 plus because of the specs and the landscape iPad view but its a huge phone which in a year wont be so, people will get used to and say " how did i use this tiny phone (iPhone 5s)", but the iPhone 6 size is the perfect size because i had both in my hands, you can actually reach all corners with one hand and i dont have big hands, you made the right decision!
  • I think it depends on how you use your device. For me, it's a phone 2nd, and everything else first. I don't walk around with a Bluetooth headset in my ear, but I have one that I use for calls & listening to podcasts when at home. I don't think it's a 1-size-fits-all purchase, for me the Plus is definitely the way to go :-)
  • The reason the Plus is in such short supply is that the manufacturer is having yield problems on the larger screen. Until they figure out how to make them more consistently with the required quality, it's going to be a problem. I think the actual *demand* for the 6 and 6 Plus are probably closer to 50-50. Unless you will always have 2 hands available for using the phone (or have immense hands), I think you'll be better off with the 6.
  • I received my Plus Friday afternoon, and I am still on the fence. (My brother comes into town to pick up the 6 I ordered for him, so I'll be able to compare it today) It is a beautiful phone, to be sure, and the screen color and brightness is simply amazing. I am using mine on about 30-40% brightness. But the size....it's REALLY big. A lot of people are going to hate it; just as many are going to love it. I am somewhere in between at the moment, although I am leaning to love. What is most vexing is that some apps, even though updated for iOS 8, are obviously not ready for the 6 Plus. I use Omnifocus, and it performs fine, but the text and keyboard are obviously upscaled. When you open the app, the time/batter life/network signal increases in size significantly. It's frustrating, since my favorite Apple quality is their focus on user experience. This is sloppy, but it's also due to the app developers, because the apps that do work well on the 6 Plus (Vesper, Overcast, a few others) look and perform beautifully. But I remind myself to be patient; this will all iron itself out in the course of a few weeks. For those of you who are planning on ordering before seeing one in the wild and are also on the fence, I advise you to take a trip to the Apple Store or your carrier and hold one, use it for a while. I'm going to be fine with my 6 Plus (I'm a 6' tall guy, so it's proportional) but I anticipate many others not being as pleased.
  • Bear in mind that app developers only discovered exactly what was going to happen with the iPhone screens, and gained the tools to create apps that could use them, on the day the iPhone was launched, less than two weeks before you got one in your hands. (And it typically takes two weeks to get up and out through Apple approval.) If they have not updated in a month or two, fair enough.
  • Exactly. I expect most issues to be resolved in a few weeks or so, especially considering the apparent popularity of the 6 Plus.
  • My Silver 128GB iPhone 6 Plus is due to arrive before noon today. I can't wait!
  • Enjoy! Mine's next Friday. Dying of excitement.
  • Thanks! Should I ship to China and sell it for $4,000? LOL! Just kidding! I can't wait!
  • Mine next month, imaging me how desperate i am!
  • Really an achievement to get ApplePhans to line up for something. Apple could announce am origami calculator that didn't work and there would be lines everywhere. Same goes for reviews, completely hyperbiased reviews from dedicated Apple blogs. Two years ago a phone over 4" was just stupid, now it's the bomb b/c only Apple could get it right, drink the kool aid, guzzle guzzle. Apple knows how to serve it for sure.
  • And what if they do. What's your point. People who buy Apple products like Apple products. They have a great thing going hardware, OS, support, retail, and other services. They wait and do it their way. Android fans love to hate on Apple users, reminding us how dumb we are. Hey if Apple sold origamis and I wanted one and it was well done gold and white with metal I would get it. I have a 3rd gen iPad several updates later it still simply works. That's all I'm asking for. Apple gives me the whole package the way I want it. I've said this before, I had webOS and they bombed. I was looking for something at least as aesthetically attractive as webOS. Didn't really know about Apple so went with Android. Didn't really like the early UI but stuck with it. I jumped ship because because I couldn't get updates and the phone crashed after one year. Admittedly those were the 'early' days but I've seen no reason to leave Apple. No carrier bloat ware, updates straight to my phone when they are warranted and support. Plus a great product. Microsoft came in the game too late, and Google chose to give up control of the OS. Apple is not for everyone and that's ok. I hate Android but I don't call its fans bums and sheep. So don't get and talk bullshit suggesting Apple is waving some magic wand above our heads and
    we mindlessly buy their products. If some of you can't afford to purchase an Apple product don't hate on those who do. That's your effing choice. If you don't want to own one based on your own preferences that's your effing choice also. I chose this blog because I want to learn about the tech I own and love. Keep the unintelligent ranting to c|net. Nuff said. Sent from the iMore App
  • Well said khobia.
    Hate for whatever reason. Choose your platform for whatever reason. But anyone who buys a product that they like it is not a sheep. I know only one person that gets "iSheep-level" excited about Android and the updates that he MIGHT get on his current phone, and sometimes the hardware. He has a note 3. Sure the specs are good and there are some clever features, but the design, fit, finish & feel of the phone is crap. It's just not as well thought out as the iPhone, iOS & other Apple services in their entirety. Sent from the iMore App
  • This is very true. The problem is you can't even come close to explaining this to Android users. Apple waits till the design is perfect before releasing things and because of this, Android army members will always have the idea that Apple was second or copied Android. Impossible debate anymore. Lately I've come to the realization that it doesn't matter. It's like religion or politics. And do I really care if some mouth breather in a Dale Earnhardt shirt with a galaxy note in a giant otter box can see the difference? I want to say no. But in reality I also want to argue. Sent from the iMore App
  • Apple waits until the design is perfect? What about functionality? How is your iHealth working out for you? Sync your iCloud with your Mac yet? Remember Apple Maps? Apple releases a steaming pile of shit, and tells you it's a new flavor of ice cream. Then they try to polish it with updates that usually dork other people's phones in the process. How about that smelly SOB jobs when he told you that you were holding your phone wrong when you had no signal? Perfection my ass. You wanna join the iCult, be my guest, but most of you are more annoying than jehovahs witness. Know what the most downloaded app for the new iPhone is? A keyboard... Go figure. Posted via iMore App
  • I will say that a lot of times when Apple finally releases something it's a little more polished than when it's released on Android even if it comes sometimes years later, but damn. I thought iMore was part of mobile nations but the way the users and writers on this site down right BASH android at seemingly every opportunity I really don't know. And I will qualify my statement as a user of both ecosystems. I have an iPhone 4s (which is being replaced by my pre-ordered 6 Plus) and a Note 3 (which is being replaced by a soon to be pre-ordered Note 4). I love both and both work near flawlessly for what I use each of them for. They each have their merits and I can see how someone might prefer one over the other. But damn, the hate is strong on this site...
  • I knew no fanbois could argue my point, two posts up... Posted via iMore App
  • You're forgetting one giant point. Android only exists to give Google a mobile platform to sell more pay per click advertising. That's what Google does...they sell advertising by selling access to YOU! In contrast, Apple is and always will be an electronics company. They set out to make tangible products that make our lives better and follow them up with software and services that make their electronics better. I don't want an OS designed to accumulate data about me to sell more advertising on a phone made by a company who also makes my microwave. Lol.
  • You are an idiot. There are so many things just WRONG with your points of contention, that I shall just let you remain deluded. Posted via iMore App
  • Whatever Fandroid. I only work in this business. Google's primary business is online pay per click advertising. Research why Android was created before you start hurling insults. Google was worried the transition to mobile would kill their search advertising business. And you can't dispute that Samsung makes my microwave and dishwasher. I'm staring at them now. Galaxy S Popcorn. Lol. Enjoy your plastic Android with hideous carrier logo and bloat ware waiting around for Kit Kat Butterfinger Crunch update to make it to your device once the carrier has had time to approve it. Yuck.
  • I have an HTC One... It's aluminum. It's also on Tmobile. HTC does most of their updates directly through the Android market, bypassing the carriers... I told you you were an idiot... Good job verifying it for everyone :) Posted via iMore App
  • That's one phone out of about 4000 android devices. Congratulations.
  • You're the one who assumed all android phones were the same... Mine doesn't even say T-Mobile on it... Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • There are more bugs in iOS 8 than are in my porch light mid-July... That's probably what keeps dude from replying anymore... Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • Ha. Says the guy who is so happy with his HTC One that he's obsessed with commenting on Apple related stories on Apple related sites. Shouldn't you be trying to boot some sort of ROM thingy on your Android so you can remove all your carrier bloatware and manufacturer software overlays on top of an existing OS (shiver, yuck)? Just enjoy your 14 home screens and 7th custom clock download and pop some popcorn (in your Samsung microwave) while we all watch the Android market slowly wither away under the weight of iPhoneMania.
  • I'm converting idiots, one phone at a time... Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • And Apples main reason for getting into the business of Mobile was to sell media, namely music and later apps. Companies are in business to sell stuff and make money. What's your point there? Also, Apple used to source parts (maybe still does for some, don't really care enough to look it up) from Samsung who has been (for decades) a major manufacturer and supplier of parts for both appliance and electronic companies. Again, what's your point there? More importantly, why do you have to resort to bashing your other options as opposed to just being comfortable in the fact that you probably made the correct choice for yourself and your use case in what mobile device you bought. And why does it offend you so much that someone may have a different opinion than you?
  • Agree. Why cant they stand to see how much we enjoy our apple products? Maybe because they cant get the same awesome feeling and enjoyment from the products they buy. Oh well! I am enjoying my iPhone 6, and my 5s until I sell it and all of my apple products. They should try to enjoy what they bought and stop hating. Sent from the iMore App
  • It has nothing to do with not being able to see you happy. "Fanboism" is obviously common on all MN sites, but here it is the double speak and hypocrisy that people get so offended by. Enjoy your products, but realize that you saying your product is the best means nothing. And saying so of a new phone, whose general form factor just a couple of short years ago was repeatedly mocked, makes it even less true. I enjoy some Android phones, and Windows Phones, and I definitely love my new BlackBerry. I also like some things iPhone brings to the table, but I find it's OS the hardest to use with any efficiency. Basic in and out app function is easy. But not any easier than any other phone. Fanboism aside, every phone has 99% of the same capabilities, Apple just has much of the general public drawn in with marketing.
  • Yeah Apple and their cult are a bunch of hypocrites. I remember when Apple was mocking Android phones bigger than 3.5" and we're saying that "they would never buy a phone that big, 3.5“ is perfect". Well here we are today, Apple admitting that "bigger is better" (yes yes that's what she said) and their fanboys flocking in herds to the Apple stores waiting in line for hours and days to buy what once was called "way to big for me". Oh the power of Apple and how they can program their fans to say and do as they say. It's amazing.
  • SHUT UP!!!!! Sent from the iMore App
  • That all you got? Posted via iMore App
  • He usually doesn't have much. ಠ益ಠ
  • I see that now... Posted via iMore App
  • That all may be true. But in the end, the product is better, which destroys your point. I'm still washing the stink of Android from myself. If Apple reinvented bread it would be better and that's the reality of the situation. It's like saying to a rich guy with abs and a Ferrari, "Yeah, but I remember when you were a nerd in high school " Sent from the iMore App
  • You Android fans are hilarious! How about you stop focusing on people that really enjoy their products they use on a daily basis whether it be Apple or an Android OEM. Why is it that you guys come out in droves when Apple releases a new iPhone or iPad to bash us and them. Seems to me you guys have the problem not us "Cult Followers" as you like to call us. Why don't you go back to enjoying your phone and we can go back to enjoying our phone, this whole "iCult, iSheep, etc" is getting very hold and tiring. I must say that Android fans are hypocrites too cause I've seen the HTC vs Samsung wars in the AC Forums. I say Android users are pretty childish and the only way to make yourselves feel big is to belittle us for our choice to use Apple products. Sent from the iMore App
  • luqman24 you're a fanboy too just for a different platform. But equally bad. Get over it. If you like your phone be happy with it. If you're secure enjoying you're favored phone would be entirely enough. Grow up.
  • "If you're secure enjoying you're favored phone would be entirely enough. Grow up." If that was the case, the author of this article must not be too secure with his iPhone if he has to tell us all how bad Androids suck.
  • You see someone saying they prefer small iPhones, then automatically conclude everyone wants small iPhones. Good job. There have been lots of people wanting bigger iPhones, which is quite apparent by the iPhone 6/6 Plus sales. And they have voiced that opinion long ago. You never saw that? You never realized as much on your own? If you even look a bit harder you'll still find people saying they prefer small iPhones. Besides, a person is allowed to change his opinion.
  • Man you are a downer!, are you taking your antidepressants today? Sent from the iMore App
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  • I was lucky enough to be able to preorder a plus. My only twinge of doubt is that I didn't go for the 128GB version. Not sure why as I never filled up the 32 completely (came close, though). I think Peter probably had the right idea when dealing with the unknown here. It was enough of a change to probably warrant a trip to the store first. But I'm not always accused of doing the right thing. I do like my plus, but I haven't held the smaller model yet (maybe later today), so I have no basis of comparison. But will I regret my Plus decision? I doubt it. I'm having too much fun with it. Now to go find a a case before I go on my trip...
  • I went 6 Plus in Space Gray. Couldn't pass up that beautifully large screen, huge battery and the camera...
  • Good choice! Sent from the iMore App
  • I'm Old GREEEEEGGG! Great avatar choice bro!
  • MAKE AN ASSESSMENT Sent from the iMore App
  • Haha. I was actually debating using what I wrote, and that. Love games?
  • The iphone 6 and 6+ are both great devices but it infuriates me to no end that you think that they are the only large screen phone done right. From my experience Samsung ruin android which is a great operating system when done right like on the moto-x and is way more powerful and versatile than ios. The note series have the handy stylus though which no iphone has. It irritates me to no end to read articles like this that state that Apple are the only ones that can do things right. This sort of journalism is exactly why people think apple fans are blind morons who can only figure out how to work a 'simple' phone, when in fact that's only true of a small minority of fanatics.
  • Why take it so personally? This is obviously an opinion piece. That doesn't mean he is right. And many of the 'jabs' are obviously to flare up controversy. There is no harm in a little platform war now and again. ಠ益ಠ
  • Stylus? WHO CARES, isn't that like the 90's??, OLD!! Sent from the iMore App
  • Artists everywhere. ಠ益ಠ
  • There are several great smartphones out there. Many of us Apple fans have been waiting for larger screens, and the 6 and 6 plus deliver. I know it's sometimes hard, but buyers on both sides need to ignore the trolls. It amazes me how furious people can get about inflammatory comments (irrespective of platform). My mom always used to say, "Don't fall into their trap." 'Course, she was talking about my brother teasing me :)
  • @esslgee Why do you say Samsung ruined Android? I've been trying to decide between a 6 or a Note.
  • My wife and I pre-ordered 6's. When they arrived yesterday, we went to the Apple store and looked at both in case we wanted the plus. It's beautiful but we are so glad we got the 6's. The plus is huge! It's just right for our lifestyle. Sent from the iMore App
  • Wow what a blatant elitist arrogant article. There was still a part of me thinking about getting an iPhone but the way this was pointed at android phones and users pretty much killed that off. I don't want to be a part of a user base that thinks they're better than everyone else. You know why people don't wait in line for a note or GS5 or G3 or M8? Because it's a stupid waste of time. I have better things to do than spend a day waiting in line for a phone. And quality materials? The iPhone break and crack easier than any phone I've ever seen, so they aren't durable for something that should be the way people use them and carelessly drop them. They're over priced and the only reason you have to wait in line is because apple purposely releases only so many at a time to create hype and make you people think it's better when in fact it's not. Good grief I hate isheeple and Apple now. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • You mean like the Samsung ads are pointed at iPhone users. Peter has .0001% readers as the Samsung ad has viewers.
  • Also maybe people don't wait in line, is because Android offers a range of devices throughout the year. Where as apple only does it once. To be fair, my wife has the iphone 5, and i have a Motorola Droid Maxx. So, for me, i dont understand why there has to be only one great phone. Go out and try eachphone. Find one that is the best fit for you be happy. Then ignore what others are telling you is better.
  • Good grief I hate isheeple and Apple now.
    Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.
  • Horrible response. Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • This is an Apple Fan site. When I go to an Android-based site to see what they have to say about their next big thing, I read the article and the comments and then I move on. What I don't do on their turf is to rant on why Apple is better. I let them have their day. I do prefer Apple devices and services. I have since 1984. But I don't walk into someone else's house and tell them why what they have is crap and how all my stuff is better. That lacks class and shows your own insecurity in what you have. The truly strong and secure have no need to go around bullying, and there is plenty of that going around from all sides. It's sad. I am going to wait until Monday during the day to check out the new iPhones. When I can help it I don't buy something sight unseen, and the Applecare+ on my iPhone 5 does not expire until May 2015. I have noticed that with iOS 8 my phone and iPad Air are better devices already, like surfing on the web in landscape and having the title bar collapse as I scroll down to provide more viewing area. I think I want a larger phone but I'm not sure. I'll see on Monday.
  • I won't, I'm going to kick it back at your face. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • (edited) too easy
  • That's an odd reaction to the people who pay your salary. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • Actually Peter, you stated in your Op-Ed opening that comments and observations were welcome. You lied. Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • I've actually seen lines for android phones... the return line at Best Buy to unload the android junk. Go enjoy your stone age rocks while they're still relevant... oh wait! They never were! What a blatant arrogant fandroid! No one cares about your fandroid troll association. Go troll your own forum. Go show off your stone age tech in your own stone age forum.
  • Good job stooping. ಠ益ಠ
  • The majority of the tech in the new iPhone is old. Stone age comment is not needed. He hates iSheep, but is one of the largest Android fanboy's there is. And Fans of any Os now are damn rude. Posted via iMore App
  • HA!!!!!! Sent from the iMore App
  • NICE, Android Crap!!! Sent from the iMore App
  • Woaa so sensitive!!
  • To quote Curly Bill, "well, bye".
  • And your FAT, so go and choke on a chicken bone!, FATTY, FAT, FAT!!!! Sent from the iMore App
  • This opinion piece ruined the small chance of getting an iPhone 6? Really? Lol
  • Yeah, like if that's what you base your choice on, I'd hate to see your life decisions. Sent from the iMore App
  • OK, OK, time for the complainers with nothing better to do than troll Apple sites to go back to bed and sleep off what must have been a very hard day for the little Fandroids. I guess I can understand your defensiveness in the face of a superior product line, though. Heck, I was quite like you when I was on another platform (both for mobile and desktop) and hated to hear how much better Apple stuff was...that is, until I actually tried an iPhone and, a few months later, went all-in with Apple. (But at least it was the noble webOS I was using and not something from google! Sheesh!)
  • My tmobile 6+ was scheduled for delivery Oct 1-7 but actually shipped yesterday & I'll have on Tuesday. Awesome!
  • The plus is bigger in size the most android phones but has the same size screen, when I put it next to my g3 in store everyone thought I had a smaller screen when they both are the same size. I'm sure in another 4 years Apple will figure out how to get the screen right without all the bulk
  • Apple's iPhones have the top and bottom bezels for a good reason. The Touch ID requires that space. The top bezel is there to keep the top and bottom bezels balanced. Without the bezels, it's hard to hold the phone without having to cover up the screen. Apple made a conscious decision to do things right unlike shamesung et al who think that the consumers are too stupid to know they're cutting corners... literally. Good thing Apple didn't go the same route that shamesung took with their copy cat but doesn't work strategy. The fingerprint scanner back in 1999 on my laptop was way more accurate than the one shamesung put on the junksung galaxy trash.
  • No they could have shrunk the side bezels. The top and bottom do nothing for holding it. Quit drinking the kool aid. Typed from my iPhone 6
  • Why reduce the side bezels? If they were any thinner most cases would be covering a part of the screen. Sent from the iMore App
  • No... Just that life force casket you guys are so fond of Posted via iMore App
  • I see what you mean, but Apple's iPhone 5S case barely touches the bezels. The bezels can be reduced more without having implications. Case manufacturers just have to make better quality cases.
  • Yes, Touch ID requires that space. Yes, apple just designed it with the last iPhone. But there has to be a way to implement it without making it so tall Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • My iPhone6+ also had an expected delivery of Oct. 1-6 but shipped yesterday with a delivery date of Sept. 25 now. Gold 64GB for me.
    I do still have the apprehension that the 6+ may be too big but rolled the dice on the new form factor. Think I'll head out today to the local store and actually see the phones.
    BTW- I want to say how much I enjoy Peter's articles. I'm a lightweight techie but he speaks to all of us. And always funny. Keep it up Peter!
  • I was lucky enough to get a 128GB 6 plus, but am thinking of "downsizing" to a 6. It is just too big for me to gripnand use in them same one handed fashion I had used previous iPhones; my old man thumb was twinging a bit after a day of solid use. I love it otherwise, so I have to give it a few days to try and adjust first.
  • I've never understood the one-handed usage. I've always held my phones with one hand while operating it with the other, even with tiny clamshells. See if you can get used to two-handed use, you might end up preferring it.
  • That's my plan - to give it a week and so how I like it as my habits adjust, because otherwise I am enjoying this phone immensely. It is kind of hard to use a phone two handed when you have three dogs on leash, though :)
  • Same here. I have never been able to use just one hand. I can barely type cleanly with 2 hands. I stare in awe at people that can text using just one hand.
  • You would have bowed down before the awesome power of my left thumb -- except that power that has sadly been hobbled by my growing infatuation with my new 6 Plus.
  • Ever since people started mentioning one handed use I've paid attention and only use 2 hands when I'm at home and relaxed. whenever I'm outside I always use 1 hand. Especially scrolling through Imore is easy to do with one hand. Anyway I tried the plus and thought I'd give it a try. 1 month to go. Sent from the iMore App