It’s not often that Ms. D suggests that we head to the Apple Store… but that’s what we did on Saturday after stopping by Latinfest to throw JFP t-shirts to the crowd.
Why? She wanted to see the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and decide which one she’s leaning toward — spoiler alert — she’s thinking 6 Plus.
That surprises me a little because I’ve never thought of Ms. D as the “phablet” type (and, quite frankly, I’m fairly certain she’ll never use that word). Still, it makes sense — she hauls her iPhone around in a purse most of the time and won’t feel the size is an encumbrance; what she will enjoy is the full glory of her social media — particularly Instagram — on the 5.5″ screen. And reading magazine stories (something she does for a living as well as for a pastime) should be that much more enjoyable, especially considering she and I are both upgrading from iPhone 4s.
Me — I’m looking straight at the iPhone 6; a nice upgrade in size, but still pocket-able both in jeans and sports coat. And I’m looking forward to spending a little more on the 6 so as to get 64GB of space; my current 16GB in not enough for the photos and videos I like to shoot.
Everything else looks good on the iPhone 6. My one reaction from holding it is that it feels maybe a little cheaper and less substantial than the 4 and 5 series phones, although, by the same token, the 5 series now looks immediately dated.
After handling both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Ms. D declared the iPhone 6 Plus in the lead, and mentioned again later in the evening, a sign that there is now a Plan.
We currently use C Spire, a Mississippi-based company (and occasional JFP advertiser, FYI) that offers excellent plans and really good signals around Mississippi (as I understand it, they own many of the towers around here that they rent to others) although C Spire is currently sold out of the iPhone 6 Plus and the higher-capacity iPhone 6, so it looks like we’ll be stuck until they get more inventory… unless another carrier lulls us away.
I’ll update when we unbox!