1. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    This phone had been nothing but joy and a big learning curve for me coming from the 5S. I have changed the way I type with the 6+, than I did with the 5S. I use Swype one handed, and thanks to the reachability feature it had made it work seamlessly.( Typing this sentence one handed). I have noticed the screen clarity compared to the 5s has dramatically improved, I can tell when viewing just about anything especially safari images and how vibrant the icons look. The land scape feature on the home screen has changed the way I use my iPhone, it's a new experience for sure although i will never type in their landscape mode lol, is pretty impossible.

    Photos look amazing, the camera does justice and I can't say anything bad about the quality and low light performance.

    The phone is extremely snappy, it's hard to tell the difference between the 5s since they are basically on par with speed, but getting this device feels like a worthy update.
    My favorite thing about this phone comes to the battery life.
    Since I got my first iPhone,i have dreaded the battery life on each generation. The iPhone 4, was decent, then on it just got worse. The iPhone 6+ has changed my perspective on the battery life.
    I get on average 9:30 hours usage and a day stand by under heavy use, and it seems the more I cycle charge my device the better battery life I get.
    Here are my current stats
    Share your first week experience with your 6+-imageuploadedbytapatalk1411789102.362867.jpg
    All off my notifications are set on push, with mixed Wi fi, Facebook, music for over 5 hours and a'll the goodies on the app store.

    My first week with this device had been, breath taking, it's lovely buying a product that keeps up you ask your expectations.
    The built quality combined with the clean, simply interface makes this phone phenomenal
    Picking up the 6+ has had changed my perspective on the"phablet" market. I don't think I could ever go back to a smaller iPhone.
    How was your first week experience with your 6+ plus,? Loving it this far? Was it everything you expected?
    09-26-2014 11:47 PM
  2. ClickClack's Avatar
    I'm still trying to make sure it's for me.

    The phone is massive .
    09-26-2014 11:51 PM
  3. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I'm still trying to make sure it's for me.

    The phone is massive .
    You do know what the say, the bigger the better lol. Different strokes for different folks. If you feel it's too big return it for the 6.
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    09-26-2014 11:53 PM
  4. Cleveland's Avatar
    My first impression was... holy $#@! this thing is HUGE lol but I'm loving it lol

    EDIT:

    But I've only had mine a little more than 24 hours.... stay tuned
    09-27-2014 12:53 AM
  5. swarlos's Avatar
    I'm loving mine but I've only had it a day LOL so I'm still trying to get use to the size. I don't know if want to keep the + or exchange for the 6 cause I plan on keeping this phone till the 7 comes out.
    09-27-2014 12:54 AM
  6. PeltFrelken's Avatar
    My first impression was... holy $#@! this thing is HUGE lol but I'm loving it
    That's what she said.
    09-27-2014 01:00 AM
  7. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Love it. Absolutely love it. I bought this phone taking a chance on the bigger size not knowing how it would fit into my day to day routine, but after a week, it fits perfectly fine, and it just really changes my previous view that the smaller devices were enough for me...it simply isn't true, and I could not go back to the smaller sizes and still be 100% satisfied after having this one.

    Initially battery life wasn't all that impressive to me, but now, it's just incredible. I'm at 10 hours on this most recent full charge with 12% left on the charge. 10...freakin'...HOURS.

    Screen is gorgeous. It's just the best damn screen I have ever owned. Is it the best on the market? I could care less, this one is stunning.

    Camera is tremendous. It takes amazing pictures...I'm going to Petit Lemans next weekend, and normally there would be no question whether one of our DSLR's would be coming, but this time, I've honestly considered simply bringing my iPhone and nothing else. It's THAT good...is it superior to a true DSLR? Nope. But convenience factor is unquestionable.

    Performance and all of that stuff, if I'm honest, really don't stand out to me here because the iPhone 5S was a fantastic device in its own right. I probably haven't pushed this phone to it's limits to truly test it, but day to day, it's just as fluid and perfect as my iPhone 5S was, and that is totally satisfying.

    Best phone I've ever owned. By far.
    09-27-2014 01:22 AM
  8. iknrisms's Avatar
    Out of the box I almost had a heart attack. I thought "no way I'll be able to use this on a daily basis."

    A week later and I can't see how I made it before without it. It's large but comfortable. I've been able to do more work and enjoy more content.

    The only gripe I've had within the week is how slowly developers are updating their apps for the larger screen. Although they do "work" the large keyboard and just over-strechiness (I know that's not a word lol) gets a little annoying. Other than that I've been more than satisfied. Battery life is great (and I honestly thought it would take even longer to charge than my 5S but it's so fast for the size!)

    Very pleased!
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    09-27-2014 01:30 AM
  9. sillymacboy's Avatar
    Like a lot of other posters, I was kind of nervous about the size at first. But after a week, I can't believe I ever used a smaller phone. iPhone 5/5S feels like a toy now.

    The display is beautiful to look at and read on. I love the camera and have found myself actively taking more pictures so that I can play with them on the larger display.

    I've had no problems with battery or wifi, and on T-Mobile, wifi calling has been working great for me. The orientation rotation is a little too sensitive and slow to respond (I keep the phone in my pocket upside down, but when I pull it out and flip it right side up before unlocking it, it almost always unlocks with home screen upside down and then spins). AND I wish there was a landscape orientation lock because I often use it in landscape.

    Other than that, my only "complaint" is how slow the developers are in updating apps to the 6/6 Plus sizes. Although many are still lagging in iOS 8 support, so I wait semi-patiently.
    09-27-2014 01:39 AM
  10. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Out of the box I almost had a heart attack. I thought "no way I'll be able to use this on a daily basis."

    A week later and I can't see how I made it before without it. It's large but comfortable. I've been able to do more work and enjoy more content.

    The only gripe I've had within the week is how slowly developers are updating their apps for the larger screen. Although they do "work" the large keyboard and just over-strechiness (I know that's not a word lol) gets a little annoying. Other than that I've been more than satisfied. Battery life is great (and I honestly thought it would take even longer to charge than my 5S but it's so fast for the size!)

    Very pleased!
    I agree with this. The large key board thing in apps it's annoying, it makes the app look tacky
    09-27-2014 01:43 AM
  11. iJuan's Avatar
    My experience with my new iPhone 6 Plus has been nothing but a joy.

    From the beginning as soon as I saw the first leak of this device I knew I had to have it!
    And actually, coming from the iPhone 5, using this phone has not been an issue for me! Love the huge screen, love the form factor of this device, battery life is also outstanding!

    The only thing I will say however, ever since the whole iPhone bend crap, EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE has been talking mad crap about my phone! 😡
    Coworkers, friends, they all talk smack about my phone lol, but I don't care 😄

    I loooooooooove it and I can't wait to get the next model!
    Like I said, it's only gonna get better from here!!!
    09-27-2014 01:46 AM
  12. iknrisms's Avatar
    I agree with this. The large key board thing in apps it's annoying, it makes the app look tacky
    I'm hoping developers start optimizing for the larger screen.
    09-27-2014 01:55 AM
  13. Hiri89's Avatar
    i only can say what i think. Its a beauty!!!!

    i didn't like it that much when i saw the leaks, but once i saw it in person i was speechless!!!! it's gorgeous!!!

    and the battery life is outstanding!
    09-27-2014 02:36 AM
  14. swarlos's Avatar
    My experience with my new iPhone 6 Plus has been nothing but a joy.

    From the beginning as soon as I saw the first leak of this device I knew I had to have it!
    And actually, coming from the iPhone 5, using this phone has not been an issue for me! Love the huge screen, love the form factor of this device, battery life is also outstanding!

    The only thing I will say however, ever since the whole iPhone bend crap, EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE has been talking mad crap about my phone!
    Coworkers, friends, they all talk smack about my phone lol, but I don't care

    I loooooooooove it and I can't wait to get the next model!
    Like I said, it's only gonna get better from here!!!
    Yeah the whole bending thing is getting really annoying! Everybody I've showed my phone mentions it it's seriously getting old.
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    09-27-2014 03:37 AM
  15. applejosh's Avatar
    So a week with the Plus is under my belt. I took it on a business trip, attended meetings, short excursions at night, etc. Like others, I was concerned when I first opened the box and saw the size of this phone. However, I'm growing accustomed to it, quicker than I thought I would. I am able to type kind of one handed, although I do prefer using it two handed (feel less likely to drop it). I noticed that I used my iPad less this week in the evenings. After being at the client all day, I usually catch up on news, etc., on the iPad in the hotel. I think I used my iPad for this twice during the week. Most of the time the Plus was more than adequate for this casual reading.

    As far as pocketing the device goes, I had mostly good luck. One pair of pants I wore seemed to have shallower pockets which made it slightly uncomfortable to sit down at times. Vast majority of the time, a non-issue for me, and I forgot it was there most of the time. I guess I just have loose fitting pants.

    I did get asked about the phone many times (is that the new iPhone? How do you like it? Can I see it? (No, you can't.)), and most of the time no one mentioned the #bendgate junk. However, if I have another person try to argue with me over this overblown media report, I might just see if I can bend the Plus over their head. (I wouldn't do that. I don't want to take the chance that I'd dent the phone with their rock like noggin.) Funny enough, one guy who just wouldn't drop the subject no matter how many times I told him I was aware and to drop it, was a salesperson seemingly trying to sell me a case. The only cases he had were made out of flexible silicon or the TPU stuff. How one of those soft cases could do anything to help with the "bending problem" is beyond me.

    The screen is fantastic. I really don't have much more to say about it. I wish more apps were optimized for the larger screens of the 6/6+. I now find myself shelving apps I've used for months/years and using optimized apps just because of this. (I'm looking at you Tweetbot.)

    So, I got a good typical week in with the Plus, and I still don't have any reason to think I will be returning it. It's a great device, and I'm adjusting to carrying/using a larger screen device. If apps would only be optimized, I don't think I'd have anything to complain about right now.

    (I'm currently using the Apple leather case, and I find it provides some help in holding the device while not being annoyingly "sticky." It's easy to take out of my pocket/backpack/etc., but not so slick that it hinders actually holding the phone. I received the Spigen Neo hybrid finally, and while a decent case, I much prefer the leather one.)
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    09-27-2014 09:03 AM
  16. DoyouFanBoyBro's Avatar
    Best battery life over any phone I've used so far.
    09-27-2014 09:33 AM
  17. decypher44's Avatar
    While I'm still learning iOS and the phone itself, what I CAN comment on is battery life. I'm coming from years of blackberrys and androids. This phone is a powerhouse. I use the phone from 6:30am to usually 10:30pm. By the end of the day, I still have more than 50% remaining. I know usage varies, so in comparison, my last phone (HTC One) would have had to have been charged during the middle of the day just to make it to the end.
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    09-27-2014 09:53 AM
  18. chrisforpm's Avatar
    When I first opened the box I was surprised just how big the phone was in comparison to the 5S. I knew it was gonna be big but I was kind of surprised just how large the device was. I was immediately in love.

    Over the past week I have learned to adapt to the device and it just feels natural now. I don't sit with it in my pocket (even before bend gate) as it felt uncomfortable and I was worried about applying to much pressure on it. With the exception of some minor habit changes, I've barely noticed a major difference on how I use it. I bought the apple leather case and it feels great. Not too bulky and generally feels good in my hands.

    The battery life is incredible, I charge it once a day overnight and I have never gone below 50%. It's simply amazing.

    I have to say, that overall this is the best iPhone that I have owned to date. Perfect size, battery life and screen.
    zachpenguin likes this.
    09-27-2014 10:02 AM
  19. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Like mostly of you, I've become accustomed rapidly to the larger size. Much more quickly than I thought I would. And it's gorgeous. I can't imagine going back to my 5S. We still have a 5S in the household, and when I pick it up, it feels like a puny toy. Even though it is about 2 ounces heavier than the 5S, the weight is so well balanced that I don't notice it.
    The screen is wonderful. Not just the added resolution, but whatever they did to make the glass and LCD closer together so that it feels more like you are touching the icons/text/etc than tapping over them. The increased contrast ratio is also a noticeable improvement over the 5S.
    The photos I've take so far are beautiful and I like that Apple isn't falling into the megapixel war that point and shoot digital cameras went thru and phone manufacturers are doing now. I'd rather have all the improvements Apple makes to the sensor and software, than higher MP.
    TLDR, it's a wonderful phone and I can imagine being without it now.
    09-27-2014 10:10 AM
  20. ClickClack's Avatar
    Like mostly of you, I've become accustomed rapidly to the larger size. Much more quickly than I thought I would. And it's gorgeous. I can't imagine going back to my 5S. We still have a 5S in the household, and when I pick it up, it feels like a puny toy. Even though it is about 2 ounces heavier than the 5S, the weight is so well balanced that I don't notice it.
    The screen is wonderful. Not just the added resolution, but whatever they did to make the glass and LCD closer together so that it feels more like you are touching the icons/text/etc than tapping over them. The increased contrast ratio is also a noticeable improvement over the 5S.
    The photos I've take so far are beautiful and I like that Apple isn't falling into the megapixel war that point and shoot digital cameras went thru and phone manufacturers are doing now. I'd rather have all the improvements Apple makes to the sensor and software, than higher MP.
    TLDR, it's a wonderful phone and I can imagine being without it now.
    I envy how quickly you adjusted to phone size .

    I love everything about the device but its size .
    09-27-2014 10:26 AM
  21. fridayxiii's Avatar
    Count me as another satisfied 6+ owner. Like some others, I opened the box & had a few moments of "can I live with a device this size?", but have quickly come to love it. No issues yet with pocketability or portability so far. Beautiful screen, great photos and battery life - pretty much what everyone else has noted. It's all I wanted, and then some. IMHO: Apple's best effort yet in the iPhone realm.

    I bought the dark blue leather Apple case yesterday and am glad I did. The design of the 6/6+ is beautiful to look at naked, but with my thick fingers I almost felt like I couldn't get a good grip on the thin, rounded edges when grabbing it off the table or desk. Yeah, since Sunday I was worried about or conscious of a fumble...no bueno. The leather case solved all that.

    My only two gripes were the lack of app updates (my favorite game ((Real Racing 3)) is unplayable), but I know that'll be fixed in time. Patience. Like many others I had horrid, unusable wi-fi for the first six days. Tried resetting network settings then reboot, no go. I changed my router's security from WEP to WPA2 this morning, which has fixed the issue (at least for now). If the fix sticks, I'll be a totally happy camper. If not, I trust Apple will have fix in the next iOS8 update.

    The one surprise I had is that I prefer the stock iOS8 keyboard over SwiftKey. I'd never used swipe-to-type before, and I like the idea, but on the 6+ is just didn't work as well for me. If I had my i5, SwiftKey would be great...I think it works best as a one-handed entry method. But so far I use two hands on my 6+ for typing, and I'm more accurate & can make corrections faster on the stock keyboard. SK is cool, but stock - especially with the enhancements Apple made - just works better for me.

    I turned on my i5 after two days with the 6+ and was startled at how small the screen was. Picked it up again today and the whole device just seemed lilliputian. It'd be hard for me to back to small device now. The big picture has me totally happy with the 6+. Nice job Apple!
    09-27-2014 10:34 AM
  22. ladyc0524's Avatar
    I've had a week with my 6+ and I truly love it!! The reason I got rid of my 5 and 5s was because of the small screen. As soon as I found out Apple was releasing a 5.5' iPhone 6, I immediately knew I was coming back to iOS. Coming from a Note 3, the size is somewhat similar except the 6+ is taller. I love everything about this phone! The battery life, the camera, and the gorgeous screen are all great perks of owning this phone.
    09-27-2014 10:56 AM
  23. applejosh's Avatar
    ... and I like that Apple isn't falling into the megapixel war that point and shoot digital cameras went thru and phone manufacturers are doing now. I'd rather have all the improvements Apple makes to the sensor and software, than higher MP...
    I agree. I guess since my pictures rarely get any further than looking at them on a screen, I don't have the need for uber-MP. I'd prefer to have something that provides nice detail but doesn't produce files that are so large I have to be conscious of that when choosing a data plan (which I will probably do at some point in the near future - goodbye unlimited data plan *sniff*).
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    09-27-2014 12:08 PM
  24. PatrickNSF's Avatar
    Thanks for starting this thread.

    Jury's still out for me. I'd been using the iPhone 6 since launch and have been pleased with it. I used a 5s previously. We also had a Plus ordered on one of our lines and it shipped early before I could cancel the order.

    The day before the Plus arrived, after a day of heavy (but not extreme) use the battery on my iPhone 6 died right before dinner while I was out without a backup battery. After reading all the reports of how great the battery life was on the Plus, I decided to try it once it was delivered and see how I'd adapt to the size (which I had determined was too big for me based on visiting the Apple store a couple of times).

    That was yesterday and, as I've said, I'm still undecided. The iPhone 6 is a pleasure to hold and use, but the screen on the Plus is a bigger improvement for me than it appeared to be in the Apple store (especially for web surfing). I was able to take the Plus out on a 7 mile run yesterday and it proved only marginally more effort than it did with the iPhone 6. The battery got me through the day pretty easily, albeit it wasn't a full day.

    The plus fits in all the pockets that I've tried so far, but I definitely notice it in those pockets. I notice the iPhone 6 more than the 5s, but not as much as the Plus. Using the camera on the Plus is more enjoyable than on the iPhone 6 apart from the OIS – it's the additional screen size that makes for an improved shooting experience. And now I kind of see why people like using their iPads for photography (though I've never thought to do so myself).

    When the battery died on my iPhone 6 the other day, I thought about what it would be like using that phone with a mophie, and that combination seems much more unwieldly than using the Plus (assuming, of course, that it won't require a mophie). The advantage of using the iPhone 6 with a mophie is that I'd only only need the mophie for days when I know I won't be in the car or at my desk much, so there's the option to have the smaller form factor. With the Plus, I'm carrying the extra battery capacity whether I need it that day or not.

    Again, jury's still out for me. I was pretty certain I was going the iPhone 6 route until a couple of days ago, but now I'm undecided.
    09-27-2014 02:21 PM
  25. Chrisy's Avatar
    My first impression was... holy $#@! this thing is HUGE lol but I'm loving it lol

    EDIT:

    But I've only had mine a little more than 24 hours.... stay tuned

    My dad got an iPhone 6+ and it's pretty awesome! I could see it would take some getting used to, but the screen is beautiful. It feels well made.
    09-27-2014 03:22 PM
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