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Review: Apple iPhone 6 Plus for AT&T

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Phonescoop is soooooo hilariously hypocritical

Zpike

Sep 23, 2014, 4:37 PM
>> no-holds-barred approach to what a phablet can and should be

Except that it misses many key features already available on the Note 3. You might conveniently dismiss the missing features, but that hardly justifies your statement here.

>> Apple went big. Finally.

In your articles and on the forums you guys have constantly and consistently maintained your position that small screens are better, even if everyone else disagrees with you. You couldn't be more hypocritical if you tried.

>>and plastic (eek!) to form the outer skin.

This is probably the only place in the article where you don't sound like an Apple apologist. I commend you for at least maintaining your position on build materials.

>> The 6 Plus is smaller than the...
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PhoneMan23

Sep 23, 2014, 5:03 PM
Please Zpike, can we have some more?

Lololol at this review. It's a piece of garbage with how fragile the device is. There are countless reports out about people bending their brand new iPhone 6 Plus in their their pants. Laughing

http://gizmodo.com/and-heres-a-guy-bending-his-iphon ... »

Don't hear that happening with the Note series.
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bluecoyote

Sep 23, 2014, 9:32 PM
Oh? Maybe 3 screen replacements ago I would have agreed with you, but the Note's just as fragile.
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Jarahawk

Sep 24, 2014, 1:12 AM
It is difficult to imagine that you own anything other than an iphone.
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bluecoyote

Sep 24, 2014, 10:42 AM
Well, I own a Galaxy Note, a Moto X (Yellow+Blue) , and an iPhone, so deal with it.
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Zpike

Sep 24, 2014, 11:25 AM
My Note 3 lives in my pocket with no case. I have inadvertently dropped it from shoulder height onto pavement 3 or 4 times (eek). I have no problem whatsoever with the screen. All I can say is my experience has differed from yours.
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The Victor

Sep 24, 2014, 11:28 AM
and thats why drop test vary so much ive dropped an iPhone in the middle of Walmart, on the screen, but nothings happened, no scratches craks, internal or external, and of course no case
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Jarahawk

Sep 24, 2014, 1:09 AM
Why would anyone own an iphone and not invest in a Life Proof?
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The Victor

Sep 24, 2014, 8:10 AM
if its available for anyphone why not invest not just apple
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Zpike

Sep 24, 2014, 12:38 PM
I read the thread on that site you posted about how easily the iPhone 6 bends.

One commenter on that forum wrote, "Happy I didn't jump on the pre-order wagon on the iPhone 6 Plus at this point.. decided to wait a few months for the problems to get sorted out. Hopefully they will fix this by reinforcing it by then."

If history has shown us anything, Apple does not fix the problems with their devices. But maybe users can get another free case out of the deal, lol.
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Brad K

Sep 24, 2014, 2:14 PM
If it's bending then clearly your putting it in your pocket wrong.
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Zpike

Sep 24, 2014, 4:10 PM
LOL
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Slammer

Sep 24, 2014, 7:15 PM
I think you're forgetting that Apple has patented a new technology from the liquid metal company they acquired. The new technology is called Tailored Formation. The iphone and its metal is optimized to manipulate itself and conform to a person's ass. No two asses are alike and Apple has innovated the technology to bend to these characteristics. The instructions are clear and concise:

"Thank you for purchasing the most innovative and customizable iphone to date. You are about to experience a whole new revolution in comfort. We have incorporated a new patented technology called Tailored Formation into our gold standard iPhone6 Plus. We are very proud to offer this new technology and know you will enjoy it to its fullest."

Sincerely,
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Eric M. Zeman

Sep 23, 2014, 6:39 PM
It's apparent to me that you've not even read my review of the Galaxy Note 3. You completely misrepresent what I said about the Note 3's size and capabilities. This is what I said about the Note 3's size:

"Speaking of which, the Note 3 is a large phone - larger than most flagship phones - and that’s the way it is supposed to be. The exceptionally huge 5.7-inch screen necessitates a tall and wide device. Even so, Samsung managed to make the Note 3 narrower than its predecessors. This is a major victory for users. It may be only 1 mm narrower, but the difference in the hand is major. Further, Samsung reduced the depth from 9.7mm to 8.3mm, and the weight from 6.35 ounces to 5.93 ounces. Added together, these reductions in size make ...
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Brad K

Sep 23, 2014, 6:43 PM
The Note 3 is a year old but definitely not out dated. However, the iPhone 6 is less than a week old and the specs and features are already outdated.
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WhySoBluePandaBear

Sep 24, 2014, 1:32 AM
Brad K said:
The Note 3 is a year old but definitely not out dated. However, the iPhone 6 is less than a week old and the specs and features are already outdated.


You're using paper specs compared to real world performance and BENCHMARKS. Mark my words, this A8 will MURDER the Note 3 - even the A7 did in many regards, and still does to this day - refer to AnAndTech and Toms for the benchmarks, you can do the homework yourself.


People can talk as much smack about the iPhone, but the companies using metal and glass, as opposed to plastic, as well as Siri like integration is literal proof of the other companies chasing after Apple.


I've also yet to see a line nor such a demand for a phone as the...
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bjerrell

Sep 24, 2014, 8:19 AM
Talk to me when your battery lasts a full day. 6 Plus? I sell phones and our demo model is already bent.

Iphone 6+ 64 GB $850

Oneplus One 64 GB $350
+ PS4 500 GB $400


Choose wisely.
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Brad K

Sep 24, 2014, 11:51 AM
There really isn't the demand you think there is. I have not had one customer interested in the 6+ yet and the 6 sold out so fast because we only got 2 in stock PER STORE for launch.

Also the "record breaking" pre sales is a little mis represented. Last iPhone launch there was only 1 device able to be pre ordered, this time they had 2 for pre order so of course they sold double.
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The Victor

Sep 24, 2014, 1:28 PM
they must not like your store because every store in teh area where im located had wuite a few, when i went with my sister to get hers, which wasnt preordered, (and just so you know this was in the middle of the day so around 2PM) they still had 4 other ones in stock, of the 6, 6 plus was gone already,

so its clearly not every store only gett ing 2 phones so idk where you got that but every store here had quite a few of them

as far as teh record breaking sales that had nothing to do with the stores selling them, in a way maybe since stores take preorders, but most people either preordered through apple or through their carrier
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Brad K

Sep 24, 2014, 2:12 PM
Did you go to an Apple store or a carrier? I work for an Agent location and I know our carrier owned stores got a few more than Agent locations and I would imagine that the Apple stores would have gotten more by far.
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The Victor

Sep 26, 2014, 10:31 AM
my closest apple store is an hour away, but i went to a few different stores actually. Those being both corporate and authorized retailers, those including places like best buy as well, but ended up getting it at a verizon authorized retailer, they had a lot in stock like i had mentioned and of course thats not to mention the ones being delivered for the preorders which half had not even come in yet but had a lot
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Zpike

Sep 24, 2014, 12:17 PM
>>It's apparent to me that you've not even read my review of the Galaxy Note 3.

I read it when you wrote it. But no, I didn't revisit it before making my post. Perhaps I should have.

>>Where in that passage did I "blast" the Note 3 for its size?

You didn't. I've reread that section of the original review and also the wrap up. I don't see anywhere that you dinged the device for its size. I was echoing the perceived sentiment about large devices on this site. Perhaps what I'm remembering was from a Note 2 review or even the original Note. Nevertheless, you didn't make those comments about the Note 3. I gladly retract that statement.

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Zpike

Sep 24, 2014, 3:51 PM
After re-rereading the article I feel much less like an ass than I originally felt when I read your response, though my apology still stands. Even though you delivered a glowing review of the Note 3, there is a definite "big may not be for you" tone that is very absent in the iPhone review.

But let me show you why I feel the way I do. And keep in mind that the iPhone 6 plus is slightly larger than the Note 3. Here are some quotes the set the tone of the Note 3 review for me.

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"What's not to like? Well, a few things, to be sure. The phablet-averse may find the Note 3 to be too much smartphone, "

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Doom Wolf

Sep 25, 2014, 3:05 PM
I agree with you. I've been noticing Brome and Zeman's obvious preference for the greedy and rotten fruit comany.
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Brad K

Sep 23, 2014, 6:40 PM
Right on point there. Sounded like the typical iSheep, praising 4 year old features they used to make excuses about why they didn't need them and making excuses to why the faults with it aren't a big deal.
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bluecoyote

Sep 23, 2014, 9:36 PM
Maybe you haven't seen the benchmarks the iPhone 6+ posts, but maybe you should and watch it obliterate every other phone on the market.

The only phone that comes close? The year-old iPhone 5s.
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