Using The New iPhone 6

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    Oct 18, 2014 11:59 PM GMT
    It was waiting for me when I returned from Key West Thursday afternoon. A neighbor had accepted the delivery as prearranged, when UPS unexpectedly advanced the original delivery date to an earlier day when we'd already have departed on our trip. And they wouldn't let me reschedule.

    It's very nice, bigger than my 5s without being too big and no longer pocket-size. That's why I chose not to get the even larger 6 Plus, despite its better camera function and longer battery life. But the regular 6 is still an improvement across the board. And I usually have my iPad Air with me, so I don't need a phablet.

    I also got the increased memory to 128GB over the previous max of 64, to match our iPads. The 6 supports Apple Pay, but I don't know how many places have that ability at present. A couple months back I got a message from my bank that they were a participant, but I haven't explored that yet.

    BTW, the just-announced iPad Air 2 hasn't gone to 256GB as some had speculated, so I think I'll wait on that one. I really need the memory, I have only 8.51 left on my 128GB Air.

    A lovely phone to hold and use. I cannot believe how thin this thing is. And as always with all Apple products, the design is exquisite.
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    Oct 19, 2014 12:52 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    What happened to your Gold iPhone 5 that you were all on about when you got it a year ago?

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    Glad you asked. Not for your own benefit, after your typically snarky remark w/link, but for other iPhone users here.

    My husband now has the gold 5s. For the 6 I went back to silver. We keep our 2-year ATT contracts on alternating years, so one of our phones always becomes eligible for an upgrade each year.

    This time it was his 5 that was at 2 years, and I could get the 6 at a lower price by applying to replace his phone, rather than my own 5s, which was only at 1 year, as you noted. (Following this?)

    When I went to activate the 6 online through my iMac at home I entered his 5's phone number, which ATT accepted, initially making the new 6 HIS phone, not mine, and inactivating his 5. But then I swapped the SIM cards between our phones, that are identically sized in those models. Which now made his iPhone 6 mine and my iPhone 5s his, answering to our own phone numbers as before. (Still following?)

    Finally I took each phone and restored the backups for both of them that I have on my iMac's hard drive through iTunes. Except I cross-restored his former 6 to my saved data, and my former 5s to his. (I must have lost you by now)

    Result: each phone is now a perfect mirror image of our individual previous phones in stored content. His "new" 5s is just like his 5, and my new 6 is just like my 5s. And next year, if I get a new iPhone, and I usually do, I'll likely do the same thing again, as I have in the past.

    Of course I do accumulate spare iPhones this way. The deactivated 5 is now in reserve, in the event we lose or damage either of our current phones. Or in the case of a deactivated & erased 4 I had, I give them away to guys who've lost or damaged their own phones, and don't have the money for a replacement. I've never done the selling thing.
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    Oct 23, 2014 4:10 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidThe 6 supports Apple Pay

    You might want to hold off on using Apple Pay until the bugs get worked out.

    http://mashable.com/2014/10/22/apple-pay-glitch-double/
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    Oct 23, 2014 4:17 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    Art_Deco saidThe 6 supports Apple Pay

    You might want to hold off on using Apple Pay until the bugs get worked out.

    http://mashable.com/2014/10/22/apple-pay-glitch-double/

    I haven't tried to make that work yet. I really don't know how. icon_confused.gif