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The AppAdvice week in review: A look back at Apple's incredible week

The AppAdvice week in review: A look back at Apple's incredible week

September 14, 2014

It was an awesome week for Apple and the millions of customers who buy their products. The company unveiled two new, super-sized iPhones, and the Apple Watch. We also saw the introduction of Apple Pay, Cupertino’s new mobile payment system.

Reader comments

What do our readers think about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus? Is the Apple Watch worth buying? The following is a sampling of what AppAdvice readers have been saying over the past week.

Most expressed worry that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus is too large …

c_hack said:

The only disappointment is the iPhone Plus is too big. I’ve seen how awkward and clumsy the Samsung Notes are and I do not want an iPhone like that. Everything else from Applepay to the AppleWatch to Continuity to ApplePay to the health tracking are things I want and will use.

Russ called it quits:

To little to late for me I will finally move away from Apple very disappointed in the new phone design and lack of features.
Apple was a front runner now they are a follower I’m done.

… and weren’t happy about the early pre-order glitches

Fred summarized many of our reader’s feelings by stating “What a headache!! ONCE AGAIN… APPLE CAN NEVER KEEP UP WITH THE DEMAND – it’s sickening.”


Some were thrilled

Mr. Luigi was surprised so many people didn’t like the 5.5-inch size:

Man I feel old. Is the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 too large? I grew up talking on a phone that attached to the wall via a coiled cord with a defibrillator looking huge plastic handle for speaking and listening.

Some would say 5.5 inches is still too small. But, in all honesty, I don’t think they are talking about phones. :-)

Many are taking a wait and see approach on the Apple Watch

Sally L says:

I really like the Watch feature wise and design wise, but i have to say that its not exactly super modern. its not a curved semi translucent fleible lightweight band with displat all over it . its a nice product, but its not revolutionary design. That being said, it us miles more competent than anything else.”

Gern Blandsten Jr. noted:

The aWatch? (I said it first, call me Apple)… They’ve crammed just WAY too much into this thing for it to NOT have a mobile chip (like the Timex/Qualcomm Ironman that doesn’t require a phone to pair with) and have to depend on your iPhone. So now we’ll have this LARGE phat aWatch on our wrist, and have to carry this giant iPhone to pair with it? Just seems a little too much for me at least. Price and size.


SockPuppet concluded:

Requires a phone? What a disappointment. Do they really mean phone only, or would an iPad work? I only ask out of curiosity, because I (personally — ymmv) wouldn’t buy a watch that doesn’t obviate the need to schlepp another iOS device.

At the end of the day, many bought a new iPhone


As comments on the following articles showed:

Link roundup


Some of our most popular articles from the past week are as follows:

Viral video of the week

It’s always nice to end the week with an Apple parody video:

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