Last week, Apple announced the new iPhone 6 models and the Apple Watch. Since the Apple Watch doesn’t ship until next year, I went ahead and ordered the iPhone 6. 🙂
We’ve been with Verizon for the last two years, and it’s been a good relationship. Unfortunately, Darla and I came into our iPhone purchases a little late, so we weren’t eligible until early October to order new phones, and I had resigned myself to a new iPhone arriving sometime in November. Until today.
With that, I pounced on ordering my new phone. I skip every other version, so my iPhone 5 was starting to look a little long in the tooth. I had a smaller memory model, expecting to leverage the cloud for my files, and while I’ve done that, I also like having my stuff with me.
With the announcement last week, folks have been asking me what model I was going to order. Frankly, it was a pretty easy decision for me. I use my iPhone more as a internet terminal than a phone most of the time. And when I am using it as a phone, it’s either Bluetooth tethered to the Jeep, or on speakerphone mode. I rarely hold it to my head.
With all that in mind, true 1080 HD resolution, and optical camera stabilization, it was easy to fall in line behind the iPhone 6 Plus. Capacity was another question though. For years, I’d bought the largest amount of storage I could get on my Apple i-devices. In my last round of purchases, I’d opted for a smaller memory footprint, and leverage stuff in the cloud. However, after two years of working within a small footprint, I’ve decided bigger is better, and opted for a 128GB device. And if you’re keeping score at home, I ordered a Space Gray.
With all that said, the target delivery date range is October 16th – 23rd. Had I ordered on October 3rd, it really would’ve been November!
I’m looking forward to playing with the new camera more than anything else. I’ve always been impressed with the ubiquity of my iPhone, and it’s been my “best camera” because it’s the one that’s with me. With the camera improvements, I expect that’ll get even more use from me. And with the larger storage, I’m betting I’ll use it as much as my other camera rigs.
So watch this space — a month from now! — and we’ll see just what the iPhone 6 Plus brings to my world!