People often don't make bets when they know they are wrong... Which is weird when they post 30 times or more about a subject. I guess that's to be expected... you change your mind so often, even after posting continuously on a subject.
Regardless... For long time iPhone users, I think there should be a better process to order a new phone. Nothing says you're not important to Apple like having to wait in line with everyone else, even though you've bought at least 3 or 4 iPhones since 2007.
Glass houses etc. I always believed that there was demand for large phones... actually, at a time when you castigated me for believing it. I never believed that Apple would make a 5.5" phone... not because demand didn't warrant it, but because I didn't feel it was necessary for Apple to build one if a 4.7" model was made. It's in TS's nature... I remember the naming debate... same thing... big deal. Let it rest.
We all make predictions that don't pan out. I honestly didn't think they would mention the Apple Watch this early. ... and you didn't think that they would keep a metal phone in the mid-tier... that Apple would use only plastic because of costs. That's the nature of predictions.