1. Closingracer's Avatar
    I can afford $100 for the 64GB phone and the seamless experience. I don't need a memory card, don't need the performance hit, don't need the extra opening on my phone and don't need to mess with data recovery/exchanging the card if/when it fails.

    Knock yourself out, but I'm pretty much locked into my choice. But thanks for trying to shove your ideas down my throat.

    Apple "overcharges", as you put it, because they deliver a seamless process that is hassle free. It works for me. Rather than seeing it as overcharging, I see it as convenience. Sometimes paying a bit more to avoid the hassle is just the right thing to do.

    Clearly you have an agenda, so push on, but I am done here.



    So $200 for 112gb isn't overcharging? 128gb micro SD cards are now around $70. Which is cheaper? I would love to have the choice (keyword) to add a micro SD card into my phone. I rather not pay $200 for 112gb.


    Nobody here is forcing anybody to use a micro SD card so you can easily forego it


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    07-20-2015 02:21 AM
  2. HankAZ's Avatar
    So $200 for 112gb isn't overcharging? 128gb micro SD cards are now around $70. Which is cheaper? I would love to have the choice (keyword) to add a micro SD card into my phone. I rather not pay $200 for 112gb.


    Nobody here is forcing anybody to use a micro SD card so you can easily forego it
    Just like the blinky LED, if removable batteries and microSD card slots are important to you, you will need to buy a different device. Apple doesn't offer these "features", and it's extremely unlikely that they ever will. Now Samsung, the copycat phone maker, is following suit. I guess you can rule them out, as well - at least the new flagship models.

    I hear BlackBerry is still (barely) in business and is still offering this 1980s technology.

    No need to respond to me, as this is my final post in this thread.
    Last edited by HankAZ; 07-20-2015 at 03:24 AM.
    07-20-2015 02:31 AM
  3. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Why doesn't the iPhone have a stubby antenna? That sh*t is TIIIIIIIGGGGGHHHHHHHHT!

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    07-20-2015 03:11 AM
  4. Peligro911's Avatar
    No and no ...


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    07-20-2015 03:18 AM
  5. qbnkelt's Avatar
    lol...are we going to go through all of these threads before the new phone is announced? First it's the blinky LED light for the umpteenth time, then this. Removable batteries? What is this, 2006? SD Cards? Give me faster and more stable on board storage all day.

    Next thing you know, a thread asking if the iPhone will ever have a physical keyboard will pop up.
    Kinda funny how people want to force others into their way of thinking.

    I'm right as rain with my onboard storage. Which is why buy iPhones. If I didn't feel it was something I could handle I wouldn't buy it. Oh but holy cow the drama queens come out and DAYAM!!!!!!!


    Sent from my GORGEOUS, SEXY, AWESOME Gold 128G iPhone 6
    Last edited by qbnkelt; 07-20-2015 at 07:24 AM.
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    07-20-2015 05:25 AM
  6. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Just like the blinky LED, if removable batteries and microSD card slots are important to you, you will need to buy a different device. Apple doesn't offer these "features", and it's extremely unlikely that they ever will. Now Samsung, the copycat phone maker, is following suit. I guess you can rule them out, as well - at least the new flagship models.

    I hear BlackBerry is still (barely) in business and is still offering this 1980s technology.

    No need to respond to me, as this is my final post in this thread.
    Blackberry phones are coming out now without a removable battery. The Quasimodo doesn't have one.


    Sent from my GORGEOUS, SEXY, AWESOME Gold 128G iPhone 6
    07-20-2015 05:28 AM
  7. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    We all should simply be quiet, shouldn't we?

    lol...are we going to go through all of these threads before the new phone is announced? First it's the blinky LED light for the umpteenth time, then this. Removable batteries? What is this, 2006? SD Cards? Give me faster and more stable on board storage all day.

    Next thing you know, a thread asking if the iPhone will ever have a physical keyboard will pop up.
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    07-20-2015 07:14 AM
  8. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I'm LMAO at this one. And to think I used to walk around with one of these...

    Why doesn't the iPhone have a stubby antenna? That sh*t is TIIIIIIIGGGGGHHHHHHHHT!

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/wp-cont...eo_650_big.jpg
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    07-20-2015 07:16 AM
  9. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    I would take the removable battery anyday. I have both the Iphone 6+ and the LG G4 and the Iphone is and will remain my daily driver, but the G4 with the extra battery is great. I drop it in my briefcase and I know that I am good to go all day (and night). It is a great feature. Not enough to move away from Apple but it is a great feature
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    07-20-2015 08:44 AM
  10. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    I LOVED that phone.... The Palm Pre was and still is my ALL-TIME Favorite
    07-20-2015 08:47 AM
  11. grover5's Avatar
    It was an interesting discussion before three of the thought police tried to bully everyone into shutting it down. Too bad.

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    07-20-2015 09:07 AM
  12. iEd's Avatar
    So $200 for 112gb isn't overcharging? 128gb micro SD cards are now around $70. Which is cheaper? I would love to have the choice (keyword) to add a micro SD card into my phone. I rather not pay $200 for 112gb.


    Nobody here is forcing anybody to use a micro SD card so you can easily forego it


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    If you rather not pay $200 for 112gb then don't. Get a Android device and save money with a SD card.
    Apple is not holding a gun to anyone's head to buy any device.



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  13. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Neither because I think an SD card slot and a removable battery cover would mess up the aesthetics of the phone. And with 64GB I've never felt the need for more storage and my battery last all day most of the time.
    07-20-2015 09:54 AM
  14. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    For me, the IPhone 6+ is by far the best looking smartphone ever. Honestly, like some have said here, having the sd card option and replaceable battery wouldnt hurt either. You dont ever need to use these options, but its nice to have them just in case.

    I currently own a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 32gb. As a power user, Im always on it for watching CNN live, streaming videos, video calling, using the SPen to do pie charts/graphs, and of course phone calling. I dont ever have to charge my phone (tethered to a wall or carry a bulky battery pack) in the day when it only takes me 30 seconds to easily open the back cover, swap the battery, and reload my phone. By bedtime, I charge both batteries simultaneously to have them 100% ready the next morning.

    The 128gb sd card option was handy this past weekend when I was taking a lot of pics and videos at Disney World. I easily retrieved them, and deleted the ones I didnt like without needing to log onto my cloud account. Personally, I find storing files locally much more efficient, however, I do back up important files to my 2TB external drive and cloud account as double protection.

    I did own a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for a month, only to come back to my Note 4 because of these 2 options, the SPen, and bigger screen display. I may consider the IPhone 6S+ if Samsung gets rid of these 2 options, but I do like the SPen tremendously. If everything being equal, which they arent, I would definitely choose the IPhone 6S+.

    Its great that some former Android users here didnt have any problems adjusting to not having these 2 options. Perhaps it may take me some time to do so.
    Last edited by Sammuel1973; 07-20-2015 at 03:58 PM.
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    07-20-2015 10:17 AM
  15. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    Neither because I think an SD card slot and a removable battery cover would mess up the aesthetics of the phone.
    Maybe for Apple's design aesthetics, but for me, the Note 4 is the 2nd best looking smartphone ever. Samsung was able to somehow manage to squeeze in the sd card, removeable battery, and SPen with a bigger display screen than the IPhone 6+, yet somehow the Note 4 manages to be the same size overall if not a bit smaller, while maintaining an excellent aesthetic, imo.
    Last edited by Sammuel1973; 07-20-2015 at 11:31 PM.
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    07-20-2015 10:33 AM
  16. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    We all should simply be quiet, shouldn't we?
    Nope...but some of you should definitely re-consider some of the posts you make before you hit that "Post" button.
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    07-20-2015 11:02 AM
  17. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    It was an interesting discussion before three of the thought police tried to bully everyone into shutting it down. Too bad.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    TIL "Redundant" = "Interesting" to some.
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    07-20-2015 11:03 AM
  18. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    ...touche'

    Nope...but some of you should definitely re-consider some of the posts you make before you hit that "Post" button.
    07-20-2015 11:18 AM
  19. denzilla's Avatar
    I'm sure that it does .. until it doesn't ... and it takes your stuff with it when it dies.
    Backups, backups, backups.....and internal storage can fail like any other flash.
    07-20-2015 11:54 AM
  20. burwil's Avatar
    Personally both options are non-starters for me. I have tremendous battery life on my iPhone 6 Plus. I routinely charge it every other day - but have the ability to charge if more frequently if the need arises.

    Likewise, with the iCloud and the plethora of options for cloud based storage, by 64GB is more than sufficient at this time.

    The problem with SD card slots, no matter how integrated are not nearly equivalent to true "onboard" storage. Performance lacks and there are serious issues caused by the inability to do things like store apps on the SD card.

    Not having either option doesn't bother me at all, neither does it negatively affect the design of my phone. The tighter specifications for parts and fit would be lost to some extend by having additional openings and/or "covers" for things like SD card slots, and dealing with removable backs, etc.

    I am perfectly content at this time with the design and function of my iPhone.
    My last Android was the Note 3. SD card was of limited use because, as you said, I couldn't put apps on there just camera images. I don't know about the latest OS. I do know after a couple of years my 32 gb of storage was getting filled up and my 32 gb SD card wasn't going to fix that. I also had an extended battery since the phone ate alot of juice. I wasn't interested at all in standard size replaceable batteries. My 6 Plus has 64 gb of memory and there isn't ever a battery problem unless I go crazy with games. Storage space and battery life are the two things I won't compromise so Android isn't a good fit for me anymore.
    07-20-2015 01:47 PM
  21. Flow39's Avatar
    I prefer larger amounts of faster internal storage over slower removable storage. Removable battery has never really interested me, even before I bought an iPhone and was looking at all phones. The fact that I can add storage with an SD Card would be cool, but it isn't a feature that determines what phones I buy.
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    07-20-2015 01:55 PM
  22. Closingracer's Avatar
    If you rather not pay $200 for 112gb then don't. Get a Android device and save money with a SD card.
    Apple is not holding a gun to anyone's head to buy any device.



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    It's not a deal breaker when you get down to it. I just prefer the choice of not spending $200.


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    07-20-2015 02:43 PM
  23. xNeezzy's Avatar
    Since the 6 plus has a good battery, I'll go with the SD option. I don't think Apple will do that, I think what they would do is have 32 gb as starting storage. But even that I doubt they will do.


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    07-20-2015 03:17 PM
  24. 21stNow's Avatar
    I would definitely prefer to have both, though it is rare that I have used them in recent years.
    07-20-2015 03:37 PM
  25. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    Since the 6 plus has a good battery, I'll go with the SD option. I don't think Apple will do that, I think what they would do is have 32 gb as starting storage. But even that I doubt they will do.


    Sent from my iPhone 6 Plus using Tapatalk
    Talking about the 32gb as the starting storage, does anyone know why Apple doesn't make it in the 6 and 6+?
    07-20-2015 04:02 PM
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