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9/24/2015
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Eric Zeman
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iPhone 6s Debut: 7 Tips For Buyers

There are more ways than ever to buy a new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus. Here are some of the different angles to take toward smartphone nirvana.
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At 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, Apple will open its retail stores around the world to anxious consumers hoping to score a new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus.

iPhone Launch Day is nearly always a frenzied experience full of early alarms, long lines, and the excitement of new bling. Even before the new iPhones hit retail stores, Apple reported that most of its launch supplies had run out, which helps the company further build the anticipation.

So far, early reviews suggest the iPhone 6s and its larger cousin, are a worthy upgrade thanks to 3D Touch and the improved camera. The Wall Street Journal called the new smartphones a slightly better upgrade over the iPhone 6, and noted that Apple made several small improvements that added up to a better experience.

Others have noted that new rose gold color is proving popular even before the iPhone 6s arrives.

The iPhone 6s is helped a great deal thanks to iOS 9, which Apple released last week. The new platform, which is enjoying swift adoption, brings plenty of consumer-friendly features to iPhones old and new.

[Read about all the tips and tricks you need to know with iOS 9.]

Apple added a wrinkle to the buying process this year with new pricing plans. Consumers now have the option of leasing an iPhone directly from Apple instead of buying the device outright from their carrier of choice. Sprint is taking it to the extreme with a $1 plan.

Despite some of the changes, this year's launch will mostly echo what's happened in the past. There are a few key changes, however, worth having in mind before you get out of bed at o'dark-thirty. Before you do anything, back up your old iPhone. Save your settings and apps to your PC or iCloud, and offload the pictures and any other files/documents you want to keep.

Here are seven tips from InformationWeek on the best ways to get your new iPhone -- and how you can pay for it. If you're planning on an upgrade, give us your own tips and tricks for getting your hands on the latest model. We want to hear from you in the comments section below.

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vnewman2
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9/25/2015 | 3:21:23 PM
Re: Apple 6s and 6s+
I just walked past the Apple Store in Santa Monica, CA and the line is obviously down the entire 3rd Street Promenade.  But, also present were a band of Verizon workers marching around with signs reading, "Get your new iPhone here! No line!"  Better yet, they were playing a song as they marched along: "I want you back" by the Backstreet Boys.  Clever.
cyclepro
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cyclepro,
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9/25/2015 | 10:49:17 AM
Apple 6s and 6s+
I prefer buying rathr than leasing. I love my 6+. I use it for practically everything (from being a phone, to reading books, to exercise sessions and GPS)

Although the 6s+ is tempting for me I am going to wait for te Iphone 7 series.

 

Way to go Apple!!!!!

 
msims20701
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9/25/2015 | 9:17:13 AM
Re: Go for the big gigs
Yes they do deliver. In fact they have been doing this for many years since I got my iPhone 4S when it first came out since now I'm upgrading to the iPhone 6s through Sprint which I reserved on September 14, 2015. The last time I checked the tracking on my shipment it was heading out of Baltimore on 9/25/2015 and is now at the central receiving in Landover MD so I should receive my new iPhone 6s by the time I get home!
shamika
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shamika,
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9/25/2015 | 6:06:42 AM
Re: Go for the big gigs
Do they deliver it to your home? Wow that's so interesting.
vnewman2
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vnewman2,
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9/24/2015 | 4:44:55 PM
Go for the big gigs
I just read the least popular model is the Gold 128G.  Since I've also read pictures are taking up more space on this new model, let me just say, "Sold!"
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