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iPhone 6 or 6 Plus?

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by gopherblue, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. 200 Motels

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    If you need help understanding, I'd be glad to explain it further. :happy:

    Tough decisions are tough because the two choices are very close, therefore people take more time choosing. The result of their choice won't have as big of an impact as the ones that are more obvious and take less time to choose.

    The closer the decision is, the more time we take making it but paradoxically, the choices are so close that it won't have a big impact either way.

    Do you think that the choice between iPhone 6 and 6+ will really impact anyone's life in a significant way? Rest assured much time will be wasted...ahem...spent on this insignificant decision. Does that make sense? If not, please explain the reasoning behind your decision, or perhaps you'd like to not understand for some reason.
     
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    i understand the theory fine. it's just not correct. if the point is that modern western people have an inordinate amount of time to busy themselves with trivial decisions, then i agree. however, that's not intrinsic to our thinking, but a result of our situation.

    the choices most rational people take the most time with are those that will have an enormous impact and where the results of the various options are uncertain. i spend an enormous amount of time in my job working through various contingencies because the strategy we implement at the outset of a matter impacts significantly the ultimate result.

    the 30 seconds i take to decide on my cereal or the two hours or so of reading i take to choose a phone pale in comparison to the days, weeks, sometimes months i take to make decisions regarding my professional life or my family's well-being.
     
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  4. Poker Zombie

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    I'm with jbutler on the decision making.

    I will spend hours on chip designs, spot patterns and the like. You could argue that it is because the decision between Green and Forrest Green is trivial and of no life impact, but your argument would be fallacious.

    I like thinking about chips (or in the case of the OP, modern tech). The time I "waste" on these decisions is time used to not only bring me happiness (anticipation of a new toy), but it assure me that I get maximum pleasure out of a decision that will stick with me for years.

    I also like to gather info from others that have experienced the differences. I only wish I did more research and found Chiptalk before buying my first set of custom "clay composite", "official casino weight" chips. The impact on my life was small, but I only wish I had spent more time on the decision.

    Finally, people make decisions (both good and bad) based off of experience. Do I spend this on rent or blow it on the tables is a snap call because we can say "how long did it take to make this money". Real experience, snap call. If rent is $2000 a month and you are pulling in 26 million a year, your snap call may be different because your experience is different.

    iPhone 6 or 6+? With no experience with a larger phone, this becomes a tougher decision. Both Spike and I have used 5"+ screen phones, and the call is easy for us to make even though we have completely different opinions/answers to the question. Add to that, this is a decision the OP will have to live with for years. It may not be "impactful", but it is not easily correctable.

    The "decision paradox" is just smoke and mirrors.
     
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    I'd reconsider not considering android. Then I'd get a Moto G & 300 chips from CPC. & I'm a long time fanboi.
     
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  6. jake_rrr

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    Here is a pdf that you can printout and cut to see what the sizes will be.

    Link to lifehacker article. I scrolled down to the one comment that showed the link to the pdf.

    I am getting the 6. Just showed the cut outs to my wife and she wants the 6+.
     
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    that's really helpful, actually. here's a direct link to the image.

    amateur-tip: make sure if you print from chrome that the print window doesn't have "fit to page" automatically checked or else the dimensions will be off on your printed sheet.
     
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  8. jbutler16

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    i was pretty open to converting when the nexus 5 came out. i was going to ditch my iphone and my ipad for the nexus 5 and nexus 7 (or 10). but they didn't update the 10 and the 5 isn't compatible with the 5.

    i'm still open to a conversion, but i'm pretty lazy and am pretty happy with my apple stuff.
     
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    btw, i just looked in the apple store and noticed two things:

    (1) they don't yet have a smart cover for the 6 plus. this seems like a problem to me. i want something protecting that giant screen that's easy to remove when i need to pocket it. the traditional smart cover would be perfect imo.

    (2) the 5c is now offered only in the 8GB version. that's too bad. i got tired of having only black or white phones for years and as ridiculous as it looks for an adult to have a neon green phone, i like it. i'll sacrifice for additional screen real estate, obviously, but i'd still prefer something colorful.

    and the lack of larger storage offerings in the "free" model only gives more ammunition to the anti-apple people who disagree that the new models are innovative and who claim that hardware is engineered to fail every two years.
     
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  10. 12thMan

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    I think Apple makes beautiful products, and, for the most part, they perform exactly how they are meant to. I don't buy that IOS NEVER has issues, but I will probably buy into the theory that the Apple operating systems have less issues than the microsoft/android stuff. That being said I do have a friend that runs all Apple stuff and I have personally seen him ready to throw his iphone because of problems with it or having to get a new printer because now the old one is not talking to his Mac for whatever reason.

    The problem to me is that to get the "stability" that you get with Apple, which in all honesty I think the gap has closed a bunch between IOS and "other" concerning stability and apps, you are giving up a **** ton of features, specs, and flexibility. Look at Apple products lined up next to the other top smartphones, there is no denying Apple is always a few years behind. Hell, when iphones first came out I couldn't send pictures in a text to a friend with an iphone for about a year and a half while every other smarthphone out there could send pictures. Take my M8 for example, other than the camera what does iphone have on it that makes it the better choice? I get that if you have all apple stuff it would be a ***** to not be able to sync it with everything but that's not a testament to the phone just to the fact that the rest of your stuff is apple. The amount of customization you can do on Android is staggering as well, from icons to widgets to the phones launcher itself, all are easily replaced and tweaked with no special rooting or anything like that.

    If storage is important to you I don't know how you wouldn't consider a phone with expandable storage. My phone came with 32gb (which in all honesty is usually plenty for me), but for about $100 I just added 128gb's of storage. I have 160gb of room on my phone and paid less than the mid tier iphone at 64gb.

    I'm just making conversation while I'm on hold with these damn insurance companies, please don't take it like I'm literally trying to sway your decision (I read your first post, I know your happy with Apple)... I do know though, speaking from my own experience and how I think about things, people can get stuck in there ways and be blinded by there own biases. It's exactly why I'm waiting for the Iphones to hit the shelves before I pick up a second phone I need for my growing business (need a dedicated business cell, I'm tired of my phone ringing work calls when it's not work time). I could be wrong and fall in love with Apple and get one of the new Iphones, but I have a feeling it will be the M8 for Windows or an S5. Definitely going to check them out though.



    Side bar; aren't phones fun? Seriously, we live in a fun time for this stuff. We are debating merits of devices that fit in our pocket and not only make calls, send texts, email and all that, but also hold all our music, tv shows, and we can access all the information of the web in seconds. Kind of cool.
     
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    Side bar; aren't phones fun? Seriously, we live in a fun time for this stuff. We are debating merits of devices that fit in our pocket and not only make calls, send texts, email and all that, but also hold all our music, tv shows, and we can access all the information of the web in seconds. Kind of cool.[/QUOTE]






    debatable with these huge phones. i love it though, back jeans pocket all day
     
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    Touche.
     
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    I've been following the size portion of this discussion closely because I'm considering the LG 3, which like the 6+ has a 5.5" screen. Fortunately, I carry a handbag and don't need to worry about breaking my phone in half when I sit down, as it's rarely in my pocket. I miss my little Motorola flip phone but wouldn't consider giving up my smart phone now that I've been completely assimilated.
     
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    i feel the same, Marsha. i remember getting the below phone when i was in college and thinking it could not be improved upon (it's tiny, makes calls, AND plays snake!). now i don't even use my phone as a phone (though i would still like to play snake on occasion).

    [​IMG]
     
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    We were supposed to be on fooking MARS by now. Instead my generation's best and brightest are completely focused on rolling out the next new, marginally-improved (when they COULD do so much more), engineered-to-fail-in-two-years smartwidget. So that we can argue pointlessly on Facebook with people we sort-of-know, and click on LOTS of "targeted ads." FML.

    /rant (I do love my Kindle Fire HDX - that thing is tha shizz.)
     
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    In a similar vein, it has been shown that giving people many choices leads to increase dissatisfaction. Likely both of these phones is a noticeable improvement on whatever you may be upgrading from. However, because you have to choose, you will inevitably have some regrets over the one you ultimately do not choose. If there was just one, then you have fewer regrets...

    L
     
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    reminds me of this book that i've had sitting on my kindle for a while that i haven't yet gotten around to. basically it's the philosophical case against existence. not exactly light reading.
     
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    Was leaning towards the 6, but now thinking about the 6+ ...
     
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    I thought this site was chiptalk?

    Yep, it's chiptalk.

    So the answer is simple then, get both.

    Mike
     
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