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Iphone6 and 6plus, First thoughts?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by aquariumjunky, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. aquariumjunky

    aquariumjunky Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    Anyone got any thoughts after the announcement yesterday? I am a little torn, nothing really ground shaking that I saw, yet not sure I want to jump platforms to a Samsung.

    I don't think anyone really argues that apple is no longer technically superior, yet they do work the smoothest without lots of tweaking and customization.

    I would be upgrading from an iphone4

    What are you guys doing? And why?

    Lets hear it!
    Steven
     
  2. SIG383

    SIG383 Graham, WA Well-Known Member

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    I've got my iPhone 5S that I will be keeping until it is dead. My wife will probably be getting the iPhone 6 once she is eligible for upgrade due to her Droid acting up and she likes the idea of being able to have everything on her iPad mini that I got her to be able to sync with her phone and vice versa. I honestly haven't even looked at any of the specs on the 6 yet. One thing that I will never do is buy the first round of stuff...just too many bugs that will have to most likely be worked out. Just for the heck of it, I just looked on ebay...there are some auctions going on now for pre-orders of that thing that have bids and are currently at over $2000!!!!! That is insane! I've got a lot better things to spend my money on that overpaying JUST to be able to say I got it first.
     
  3. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Apple has been superior, but the others are cloning it fast.

    I hate Microsoft (I'll rarely use the word hate) and will do everything I can to spend my money elsewhere.

    This is after first being die hard Macintosh, then PC in the late 80's, then back to Apple about 6 years ago .

    Apple has you pay a premium up front for high end hardware, then gives you the software free.

    The others nickel and dime you to death IMO.

    - this may just be in the computer world, but I'm still spending at apple to keep them in business.

    -and it works well with my MacBook.
     
  4. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Whats an Iphone?
     
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  5. SIG383

    SIG383 Graham, WA Well-Known Member

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    although parts of me wish I never crossed over into smartphone territory...Now I use the dumb thing for so much with work and play that I can't see myself without it at this point. Big thing is keeping in touch with family when I am gone with FaceTime and all that stuff.
     
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  6. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Oh, and there is a decent speed increase between the 4 and 4s. I would upgrade to the 4s as a minimum. Adds Siri (which is cool and sucks) talking directions on the GPS map etc, and a few other goodies ontop of faster operation.
     
  7. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Im with you, its a love/hate relationship. The last time I got a new phone I stuck with the 4S because I was too cheap to buy all new cords. By the time you buy a new charger for each rig and all the accessory it costs more than the phone upgrade did. If the 4S is still around when I can upgrade again I'll probably get a third one. I am sure the new one is spiffy, but I cant use 10% of what the "old" one is capable of and the last thing I want is anything bigger. If it wont fit in my Carhartt leg pocket then I have no interest in owning it.
     
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  8. aquariumjunky

    aquariumjunky Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    Ow if I upgrade it will be to a 6 or 6plus, they are doing some great deals if you trade on your old phone :)
     
  9. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Ha! It's not just me:) Someone else buys phones based on that pocket lol;)
     
  10. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    You can also sell your old smartphones on CL. Russians by them up and send them overseas. We sold our last phones for $300 each.
     
  11. ripcity

    ripcity Milwaukie Active Member

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    I'm an android guy. My work gave me an IPhone 5s a while back. Didn't really care for it, but again I've never been a big apple fan. I will probably get the new Note.
     
  12. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    For my business plan sprint stated that if I "pre order" and trade in my current phone Ill receive one for free..

    Any thoughts on this?
    Where I come from you don't get something for nothing..
    The tinfoil hat wearer in me thinks somethings up. Anyone hear about the proposed bitcoin type Imoney apple is considering,
     
  13. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    Frankly I've found android phones are more than sufficient for leveling tables and other household furniture, and the last time I tried to use an iPhone for opening bottles of beer or cracking nuts they never really measured up. I'm not sure if apple is doing anything to address these deficiencies, but given their previous efforts I'm not hopeful.
     
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  14. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'm furious with iTunes - the way it works and the way it changes Outlook and other things on my laptop. I'll let my current iPhone contract play out and then buy something else. iTunes sucks, and Apple sucks for using iTunes.
     
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    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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  16. reballz

    reballz Auburn, Washington New Member

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    I want to see both. Thinking I'll get the plus though.
     
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  17. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    The bigger one looks to big to fit in my shirt pocket. And then to large for my pant pocket.
     
  18. SIG383

    SIG383 Graham, WA Well-Known Member

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    One thing....I will never have a phone that I can't put in my pocket!!! That is just ridiculous!! It's even funnier to watch someone try and talk on the thing without some kind of headset, lol.
     
  19. aquariumjunky

    aquariumjunky Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    I borrowed a guys phone at work that had a 5.2" screen to kind of get get an idea of how it would fit in my pocket, fit front and rear pants pockets (where I carry my phone when not driving or sitting) no problem. It honestly when comparted to my 3.5" inch screen right now was not as much bigger as the numbers would suggest. :)
     
  20. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    There is a definite advantage to having a phone that fits comfortably into your pocket, even when not wearing dress pants. Just couldn't make the jump to Apple and didn't want the size of the Galaxy S5, so went with the Moto X. Initially, there were a few glitches with syncing with Outlook when landing in a different city, but was able to straighten those out.

    For some reason, the larger phones remind me of Maxwell Smart and his shoe phone!