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Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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9/23/2014 | 5:36:02 PM
Re: iPhonw 6 plus may bend

@[email protected]    It looks like they have -  I have heard of phones that do bend but I don't think Apple is at the forefront of this movement. 

So their "bending issue" is probably quality related.   I guess when you make 10+ million units - a few get through that are problematic.

H@mmy
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[email protected],
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9/23/2014 | 4:17:59 PM
iPhonw 6 plus may bend
I have been reading on blogs that keeping iPhone 6 plus in your front pants pocket for too long, might just bend it. All new users please be careful. If its true then my question is Apple compromising on quality ?
H@mmy
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[email protected],
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9/23/2014 | 4:14:52 PM
Battery Life
"Battery life is perhaps the best I've seen from any iPhone. Teardowns show the 6 Plus has a 2,915mAh battery. I had absolutely no trouble getting it to last more than an entire day, despite heavy testing."
Surprised to read this, as I have been reading on many blogs that users are experiencing battery issues with the new iPhonw. Good luck !
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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9/23/2014 | 3:58:43 AM
This is a review I like :)
Very nice, Eric. :)

A delight to read and very informative in what it matters when purchasing a new phone. 

I agree that those who have experienced (if really happened) problems with the new iPhones might have been with some apps that have not been updated to the new iOS yet. 

You seem to have run a quite nice and extensive test. The battery life is always one of the main questions when buying a new device. It's nice to know that despite the good, long use throughout your day the battery didn't die. The phone also endured a hard testing day that most likely is not going to be its daily routine. 

Thanks for this good insight about the good that the iPhone Plus has to offer. I like bigger phones. As for the fitting it in pockets, I would say that fashion designers have already been taking care of that. You can see bigger pockets in new designs. Also, carrying a bag with all your devices and stuff is not a problem these days, even for men; at least in Europe. 

You said the phone was worth the wait. This made me think that maybe it's about time manufacturers started taking longer breaks between new device releases. It has been obviously, several times, than in less than a year, or even a year there is no really time to pack too many new feautires and technologies into a new phone/tablet.

But, for this to happen, consumers also should stop demanding a new phone every year with more than a dozen new features, which rarely they seem to have learned how to use at the time of getting a new phone. Unless, playing with their phone was their full time job. :D

-Susan 

P.S. Oktoberfest celebrations already? 

 
Thomas Claburn
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9/22/2014 | 4:17:24 PM
Re: iPhone 6 Plus size
I moved from an iPhone 5 to an iPhone 6 and it's a big improvement. I don't have a case yet, which is making me nervous -- it's really thin. The larger screen size is much better for reading. And I'm glad I didn't get the Plus, which is too big as far as I'm concerned.
Michael Endler
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9/22/2014 | 2:59:20 PM
Re: Having an iPhone changes the world around you
"With these new features there is a possibility that iPhone sales will top the market leading HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy Note4."

I'm not sure I follow. Do you mean that that HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 "top the market" in terms of features, and that the iPhones might have finally caught up, or even set a new benchmark? I ask because the original phrasing seems to imply that HTC or Samsung makes a phone that has outsold any iPhone, which is not the case. Though some think Apple has lagged on features, and though Android has more overall market share than iOS, no single smartphone model is more popular that the iPhone. Android has more market share overall, but there are a lot more kinds of Android smartphones than there are kinds of iPhones; the average number of users for any given new Android device is smaller than the average number of users for any given new iPhone. Between this quarter and the next, Apple is expected to sell close to 100 million iPhones. That's a preposterously big number.

You seem to be alluding to a question I find very interesting, though. As Eric alludes, a lot of "big phone" fans have been using Android or even Windows Phone over the last few years simply because there was no iOS option. What will happen to Samsung's sales now that Apple offers phones in three sizes and at a range of price points? What about HTC? And Microsoft/Nokia? Android's overall market share lead is too overwhelming (and too rooted in markets where iOS has no presence) for iOS to surge back to the top-- but I wouldn't be surprised if the margin separating the OSes shrinks quite visibly. And Apple is going to kill everyone in the smartphone industry on profits. But then again, there were some surveys that indicated low iPhone interest among Android and Windows Phone users-- so perhaps it's not just an issue of big screens, but also of OS preference against iOS. Time will tell, but 10 million phones over the weekend is a good start. I know several people who waited in line but didn't end up getting a phone, usually because they wanted a specific 6 Plus configuration. 

 
Laurianne
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9/22/2014 | 2:05:59 PM
iPhone 6 Plus size
Interesting notes on size and display; thanks for the report, Eric. Anyone else want to share weekend one reactions with the new iPhones?
SachinEE
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9/22/2014 | 1:58:03 PM
Having an iPhone changes the world around you
Ever since the iPhone has been announced, people who wait in line to get the iPhone (who have been termed as iSheep) are getting even more excited. With these new features there is a possibility that iPhone sales will top the market leading HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy Note4. The battery is a huge bonus for an iPhone and this will ensure better sales than the last 5S model.
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