iPhone 6

Bigger, better iPhone

#4 Product of the DaySeptember 09, 2014
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1 Review5.0/5
I was hoping for it to be called the iPhablet, not the iPhone 6 Plus, but oh well.
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@andrewchen iPad mini mini or the mini mini for short would have been cool too
some favorite responses from twitter: "my years of dedication to cargo shorts have just paid off. good luck to all the rest of you with a 5.5" phone." - @sama "Looking for taskrabbits w 4.7" & 5.5" sized hands to put in my pockets so i can test which iPhone6 i want. totally normal & not weird right?" - @hunterwalk
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@eriktorenberg Two more years and we'll exceed 6" or 7" and leave the phone constantly in our pockets or bags and start carrying around a remote for the phone. Oh wait...that already exists? HTC mini+: http://www.htc.com/de/accessorie... *cringe
iPhone 6 or iPhone 6+? Probably have to go with the 6.
@robjama 6. The + is definitely too big.
@troblous I thought so, too, until I just held and pocketed a co-worker's Samsung S5, which is almost identical in width and just 3/4 of an inch taller than the iPhone 6+. I might just be a convert to +.
Apple Pay was the central story with the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus announcements. Combining NFC with the previously available Touch ID from the 5S and Apple's Secure Element, customers can be assured that Apple nor merchants may view any of their PII or payment data. Who would have thought that Apple could potentially resurrect NFC with success with over 200k merchants in the US such as Macy's, Walgreens, Subway, Whole Foods, Staples, and Duane Reade?
@zalzally agreed. The Watch is sweet, and I'm stoked to upgrade to the 6, but Apple Pay looks to me like the most impressive feat.nnThe question remains though: is it possible to change consumer behavior in such a dramatic fashion? Amerrrrcans have been pulling out their wallets and handing over their cards for decades. Changing that habit is not going to be a cake walk.nnThat being said, with enough high profile breaches (a la Home Depot and Target), the tide could turn pretty quick.nnMaybe Apple should hire some Russian hackers...
@dankaplan @zalzally Don't think it has to "kill" cards though. For guys, it has to be about as easy to pull out my phone as it is to pull out my wallet. Then things like speed, security, thinner wallet, etc can take over. For girls, it's possible that pay by phone could be significantly easier. For instance, I've witnessed female friends have their phone out already, but rummage through their purse to find their wallet. This is where pay-by-watch seems the most interesting. But then again, NFC is limited to $25 in the US. I don't remember the last time I spent less than $25 at Whole Foods, Macy's, Staples, Nordstrom...
Cool product, yet clearly the Apple Watch stole the show.