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Setup my iPhone 6 Plus as a new iPhone. So far, this has what’s made the home screen. I have a couple extras:

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Carousel (by Dropbox)
Evernote Food
Authy (for 2 factor)

Setup my iPhone 6 Plus as a new iPhone. So far, this has what’s made the home screen. I have a couple extras:

  • Instagram
  • Carousel (by Dropbox)
  • Evernote Food
  • Authy (for 2 factor)
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I used the iPhone 6 Plus for two days straight at Disneyland without charging it once and still had 16% battery life left. The iPhone 6 did very well too, with 32% left after a single day of use, but the 6 Plus was definitely a beast.

If this was while on LTE — I’m happy I went with the 6 Plus. I always have to turn off LTE/Bluetooth, as well as:

  • limited picture uploading
  • take photos on DSLR instead of iPhone
  • turn off cellular completely during long wait times

If I can use my iPhone like a regular phone while at Disneyland, when Disneyland is busy (as it normally is), I’m stoked.

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I used to hack my way around scripts and third-party apps to perform a common task such as saving a string of text to Evernote; now, I can hit share from anywhere and save anything I want into Evernote. The widget and share extension have reinvented note creation in Evernote for my workflow, and I can’t wait to see how they’ll evolve.

Evernote is one of the apps I am most excited about in iOS 8.

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David Sparks about Mail in iOS 8:

You can also now set a thread (as opposed to a person) as a VIP.

That’s interesting. I didn’t know this was changed in iOS 8. This could be handy. You’ll be able to follow updates to just a specific thread instead of a person.

Tags: iOS 8
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Gruber:

When the prices of the steel and (especially) gold Apple Watches are announced, I expect the tech press to have the biggest collective shit fit in the history of Apple-versus-the-standard-tech-industry shit fits.

I for one am looking forward to this. This was a well thought piece and a clever piece of writing by Gruber.

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Jim Dalrymple:

Of course, the easiest way to use the iPhone 6 Plus is with two hands. My experience with the 6 Plus became much more enjoyable after I gave up trying to see how it worked with one hand and used two. One-handed operation can be done, two-handed is optimal.

This is a stark comparison to what other reviews are (or aren’t for that matter) saying. No one is talking about the usage. The review is centered around specs. That’s an issue.

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Nilay Patel:

The smaller iPhone 6 feels like just the next iterative update to the iPhone, but the 6 Plus feels like something else entirely; with a few more software tweaks and some love from developers, it could really be my main computer. It’s as much iPad as iPhone.

This was one of my initial thoughts. The 6 feels like an iteration on what Apple has done with the 5s where the 6 Plus feels like a new class of device for Apple. I’m really looking forward to using this device as my daily driver.

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This is one of the many extensions I’m looking forward to in iOS 8.

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"No one wants to buy this drill. What people really want to buy is a hole."

— Theodore Levitt in hbr.org

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iPhone 6 Plus and the OnePlus One

I’ve been thinking a lot about the iPhone 6 Plus and it’s sheer size:

  • will it fit in my pockets?
  • will I be able to comfortably use it?
  • is the screen really that big?

I took to looking at other devices on the market that were similar sized, especially the display. A recent phone entrant to the market, the OnePlus One. It’s a 5.5” display and has had great reviews done on it… For instance, Marques Brownlee reviews the OnePlus One. One thing I instantly noticed: the size. It’s not too big. It actually looks good. Although their are two different operating systems at play here, one is a modified version of Android and the other is iOS.

We’ll see what happens on Friday when I have it, the iPhone 6 Plus, in hand.