Everything you need to know about preordering your new iPhone 6 & selecting a model

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  • Reply 61 of 91
    Originally Posted by sranger View Post

    PS there are these things called a silicone or leather sleeve that make the phone far less slippery... You should really think about learning a little about them.

     

    Neither here nor there. Have you found that iOS’ settings for text size are insufficient?

  • Reply 62 of 91
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    Originally Posted by Mac_128 View Post





    The 5/5s/5c will all access Apple Pay with the Apple Watch. And it seems Apple Pay will work via the Internet, so that aspect of it may work without the Apple Watch. But frankly I think it's going to be moot. Most places most people shop will not b able to use Apple Pay for at least a year if not longer as the credit industry beat merchants over the head to upgrade. The one thing Apple has going for it is that it's customers are some of the wealthiest and most avid consumers out there, and merchants are going to want to encourage their patronage.



     

     That's good to know that the 5s will work with the watch - I currently have a 5s.  I also wondered about how quickly merchants will upgrade - I'm in NY so hopefully they will catch on sooner rather than later.

  • Reply 63 of 91
    simtub wrote: »
    16Gb should have been 32Gb standard..


    WTF ...

    16GB should have been 256GB standard!
  • Reply 64 of 91
    applezilla wrote: »
    I can't believe I am actually thinking about the 6 Plus.

    Pretty sure I will abandon my iPad for it. And the Apple Watch, come 2015.

    The Apple Watch/6 Plus combo seems pretty perfect.

    What I really want for my own use is an iPad or an iPad Mini that has all the features of the iPhone 6 Plus -- especially camera and the ability to make and receive phone calls.

    As of now, I am planning to buy a maxed out iPhone 6 Plus -- and use the iPad 4 if I need a larger screen.

    P.S. I am really pissed that some web sites (you know who you are) -- detect the fact that you are using an iPad -- then prevent any pinch zoom ... To me it is both arrogant and stupid to force a fixed-size format on a variable-size capable device!
  • Reply 65 of 91
    mac_128 wrote: »
    lauragal wrote: »

    As long as you don't care about the ApplePay feature.  I'm not sure, but I think only the 6 and 6 Plus will have that feature because of the NFC chip? 

    The 5/5s/5c will all access Apple Pay with the Apple Watch. And it seems Apple Pay will work via the Internet, so that aspect of it may work without the Apple Watch. But frankly I think it's going to be moot. Most places most people shop will not b able to use Apple Pay for at least a year if not longer as the credit industry beat merchants over the head to upgrade. The one thing Apple has going for it is that it's customers are some of the wealthiest and most avid consumers out there, and merchants are going to want to encourage their patronage.

    It's not clear how long the ApplePay rollout will take to reach critical mass -- but I suspect that by Dec 14 we'll see all the majors in the US have it -- then by June 2015 it'll be the norm in the US.

    We don't know the Specs of the ApplePay POST -- but I think that Apple, the major merchants and the cc companies have that all worked out. I have read that a new (non-ApplePay) NFC cc POST costs ~ $12,000. Apple could provide a more flexible solution that offers ApplePay and subsumes the non-ApplePay capabilities, as a pass-through, for under $500 ... iPad Mini, anyone.

    There are lots of incentives, in addition to custmer convenience/demand, for the merchants and cc providers to implement ApplePay ASAP -- secure payments, lower costs/fees, efficiency ...
  • Reply 66 of 91
    Two images to prove I can easily reach the entire screen with one hand operation. Please post you proof otherwise....


    Hey, if you feel comfortable holding your slick metal phone like that, more power to you. I figure that unless you work in industrial molasses separation this won’t work on a non-paper, non-cardboard device, but you know... The first-gen feels like a bar of soap at times, and this is the first curvy metal phone since that one.

    Wish I had the tools handy to measure required grip of various hand positions...

    Now, you're braggin' :D
  • Reply 67 of 91
    2 AM CDT I will be on my couch doing me some pre-ordering! Wish there was a iPhone 6 4" I really do. I don't want to use my upgrade just for the 5s and then wait two years to get upgrade pricing again (grandfathered unlimited plan).
  • Reply 68 of 91
    Neither here nor there. Have you found that iOS’ settings for text size are insufficient?

    Text size helps but it does not affect all text in the phone...
  • Reply 69 of 91
    mac_128mac_128 Posts: 3,454member
    It's not clear how long the ApplePay rollout will take to reach critical mass -- but I suspect that by Dec 14 we'll see all the majors in the US have it -- then by June 2015 it'll be the norm in the US.
    I'm no better at looking into a crystal ball, but I don't believe this for a minute. If it were we would have seen chip and pin rolled out in this country years ago. Apple has a large installed based, but only the iPhone 6 users are really going to have his for the first year, and that's a tiny fraction of the installed base who will physically have the phones (and watches) and who will actually trust/use this technology. Higher end merchants will want to cater to this clientele but the big box retailers simply don't need to rush to spend billions of dollars to install these new POSTs. My local grocery store chains just finished a roll-out of brand new POSTs, they aren't going to scrap those just to accommodate Apple customers until there's a critical base of Apple customers that justify the cost, which I see taking 2-3 years. Target is going to take Apple Pay online, but I didn't see a peep about how they are going to update their stores with new POSTs anytime soon.

    But let's say by some miracle, 90% of the retailers in the US adopt and have Apple Pay up and running by June 2015, making it the "norm". The next iPhone update will roll out a couple of months later. If Apple releases a 4" iPhone 6, I'm all set. If not, then it's back to grousing. ;-)

    And if you're right, which I don't think there's any way you are, Apple will update very device it makes to incorporate NFC (including the entry level 5s), because they would be idiots not to when they are getting a percentage of every transaction conducted with the system. In which case, I do hope you're right so I don't have to carry around a phablet to leave my wallet at home (where's the logic in that!?).

    Now how to get the DMV and Homeland Security into the Apple ecosystem so I never have to worry about losing my passport or drivers license again.
  • Reply 70 of 91

    iPhone 6 screen resolution is 326ppi.

    iPhone 6 plus screen resolution is 401.

  • Reply 71 of 91

    Can anyone shed light on the best non-contract version to buy in the US? I've heard some folks comment that Verizon phones are 'unlocked' and can be used on AT&T/T-mobile but not vice-versa. So even as an AT&T user, if you're buying a full price phone, then it's best for future resale to buy the Verizon version and simply use it on AT&T.

     

    Does anyone know if this is true without hidden restrictions and whether all the AT&T bands are supported in the Verizon phone? 

  • Reply 72 of 91
    mike1mike1 Posts: 3,268member

    Maybe I missed it, but does anybody know if the full landscape functionality works with both the 6 and the 6+? What about the older models? If it's part of iOS8 maybe it will allow older phones to have a true landscape mode like iPad.

  • Reply 73 of 91
    Originally Posted by kevliu1980 View Post

    Ive heard some folks comment that Verizon phones are 'unlocked' and can be used on AT&T/T-mobile but not vice-versa.

     

    Correct.

     

    Does anyone know if this is true without hidden restrictions and whether all the AT&T bands are supported in the Verizon phone? 



     

    I seriously doubt they are. Hang on.

     

    Aha! A single model of the iPhone 6 uses the same bands for AT&T and Verizon LTE. The other model has Sprint.

     

    Originally Posted by mike1 View Post

    Maybe I missed it, but does anybody know if the full landscape functionality works with both the 6 and the 6+?

     

    Big one only. That’s why the website is forced to break from its uniformity and show the big one during demos thereof.

  • Reply 74 of 91
    mike1mike1 Posts: 3,268member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mac_128 View Post





    I'm no better at looking into a crystal ball, but I don't believe this for a minute. If it were we would have seen chip and pin rolled out in this country years ago. Apple has a large installed based, but only the iPhone 6 users are really going to have his for the first year, and that's a tiny fraction of the installed base who will physically have the phones (and watches) and who will actually trust/use this technology. Higher end merchants will want to cater to this clientele but the big box retailers simply don't need to rush to spend billions of dollars to install these new POSTs. My local grocery store chains just finished a roll-out of brand new POSTs, they aren't going to scrap those just to accommodate Apple customers until there's a critical base of Apple customers that justify the cost, which I see taking 2-3 years. Target is going to take Apple Pay online, but I didn't see a peep about how they are going to update their stores with new POSTs anytime soon.



    But let's say by some miracle, 90% of the retailers in the US adopt and have Apple Pay up and running by June 2015, making it the "norm". The next iPhone update will roll out a couple of months later. If Apple releases a 4" iPhone 6, I'm all set. If not, then it's back to grousing. ;-)



    And if you're right, which I don't think there's any way you are, Apple will update very device it makes to incorporate NFC (including the entry level 5s), because they would be idiots not to when they are getting a percentage of every transaction conducted with the system. In which case, I do hope you're right so I don't have to carry around a phablet to leave my wallet at home (where's the logic in that!?).



    Now how to get the DMV and Homeland Security into the Apple ecosystem so I never have to worry about losing my passport or drivers license again.



    Per Apple's site, any contactless credit card reader with the imagesymbol will work with the new phones. This means the hardware already exists in many stores. There is likely integration needed on the back end, but the hardware is already in place in many places and I am sure planned in many others. Apple's entry may cause some retailers to speed up their upgrades.

  • Reply 75 of 91
    Quote:


    I'm looking for a site that is all encompassing for trade-in offers/sales deals for the iPhone 6. AppleInsider is not it. AI fails to mention the Verizon trade in offer and AT&T offer.


     

    Also lacks Amazon's prices. Although the Amazon prices come as store credit not as cash, and can't be applied to the purchase of an iPhone 6 (I don't think). But you may need to buy a case, and spare cables, and xmas shopping season is coming...

  • Reply 76 of 91
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by alcstarheel View Post



    2 AM CDT I will be on my couch doing me some pre-ordering! Wish there was a iPhone 6 4" I really do. I don't want to use my upgrade just for the 5s and then wait two years to get upgrade pricing again (grandfathered unlimited plan).



    Who is your grandfathered unlimited plan with, T-Mobile? I have ATT and can't find any indication that I can keep the grandfathered unlimited plan anymore. Truth be told, I've never used that much data anyway, since I switched to my iPad for heavy data use (over wifi)/

  • Reply 77 of 91
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    Correct.

     

    I seriously doubt they are. Hang on.

     

    Aha! A single model of the iPhone 6 uses the same bands for AT&T and Verizon LTE. The other model has Sprint.

     


     

    Cool man - thanks. Now I just have to hope they'll allow a pre-order of a non-subsidy, non-edge Verizon device tonight. 

  • Reply 78 of 91
    mike1 wrote: »
    mac_128 wrote: »
    I'm no better at looking into a crystal ball, but I don't believe this for a minute. If it were we would have seen chip and pin rolled out in this country years ago. Apple has a large installed based, but only the iPhone 6 users are really going to have his for the first year, and that's a tiny fraction of the installed base who will physically have the phones (and watches) and who will actually trust/use this technology. Higher end merchants will want to cater to this clientele but the big box retailers simply don't need to rush to spend billions of dollars to install these new POSTs. My local grocery store chains just finished a roll-out of brand new POSTs, they aren't going to scrap those just to accommodate Apple customers until there's a critical base of Apple customers that justify the cost, which I see taking 2-3 years. Target is going to take Apple Pay online, but I didn't see a peep about how they are going to update their stores with new POSTs anytime soon.


    But let's say by some miracle, 90% of the retailers in the US adopt and have Apple Pay up and running by June 2015, making it the "norm". The next iPhone update will roll out a couple of months later. If Apple releases a 4" iPhone 6, I'm all set. If not, then it's back to grousing. ;-)


    And if you're right, which I don't think there's any way you are, Apple will update very device it makes to incorporate NFC (including the entry level 5s), because they would be idiots not to when they are getting a percentage of every transaction conducted with the system. In which case, I do hope you're right so I don't have to carry around a phablet to leave my wallet at home (where's the logic in that!?).


    Now how to get the DMV and Homeland Security into the Apple ecosystem so I never have to worry about losing my passport or drivers license again.


    Per Apple's site, any contactless credit card reader with the <img alt="th?&id=HN.608021422116310354&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0" src="http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608021422116310354&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0" style="width:150px;">
    symbol will work with the new phones. This means the hardware already exists in many stores. There is likely integration needed on the back end, but the hardware is already in place in many places and I am sure planned in many others. Apple's entry may cause some retailers to speed up their upgrades.

    God info!

    Here's a lin to the site:

    http://www.apple.com/apple-pay/

    They say: 220,000 stores and counting.


    Here's an interesting tidbit:
    Apple Pay is compatible with these devices.

    iPhone 6
    iPhone 6 Plus
    Apple Watch -- Paired with iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus. In-store purchases only.

    So, the AppleWatch is the key to using ApplePay on last years iPhones ...
  • Reply 79 of 91
    boredumbboredumb Posts: 1,418member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post



    For some reason I'm not feeling these iPhone updates. They just seem 'meh', especially the 4.7" device. And the 5.5" device looks absolutely massive. Now we're getting into Samsung territory. I love the compact size of my 5s and it works great so I think I'll keep it another year.

    Cut out the pdf to compare -

    the really scary moment was when we held the 'plus' next to our iPad mini...

    they just didn't seem all that different!

     

    (well, the mini was wider, of course, but it was revelatory.)

  • Reply 80 of 91
    willrob wrote: »

    Who is your grandfathered unlimited plan with, T-Mobile? I have ATT and can't find any indication that I can keep the grandfathered unlimited plan anymore. Truth be told, I've never used that much data anyway, since I switched to my iPad for heavy data use (over wifi)/
    I have AT&T. I have not been informed that my unlimited data contract will change so I'm not expecting anything different. I actually (for some reason) use a lot of data a month. More than I ever thought I was using. I'm probably averaging about six gigs a month.
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