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iPhone 6 Plus Update

September 19, 2014 — by Per Christensson

I had hoped to publish my review of the iPhone 6 Plus early next week, but it looks like that will be a little difficult. The main reason is because I don't have the phone.

I was one of the thousands of people that stayed up past 2:00 AM CDT on September 12, attempting to order the iPhone 6 Plus through the Apple Store website. While this strategy has worked great in the past, but this time the online store was down for more than an hour and a half. After clicking refresh a few hundred times, I finally went to bed around 3:30 without ordering my phone.

Plan B was to go to my local Apple Store early in the morning on the official release date. So I went to my local mall today and got in line about 15 minutes before the store opened. While I was waiting in line, one of the Apple employees was going through it asking people what phone they wanted so we could reserve our model. When he got to me, I said I wanted the 6 Plus for AT&T, Space Grey, with 128GB of storage. He said, "We have a 6 Plus, AT&T, Space Grey, with... 64GB of storage." So close.

Considering I am constantly using around 63.5 GB on my current phone, 64 gigabytes just isn't going to cut it. I thanked the guy for trying and walked out without a new iPhone. I'll try to get one soon.