Today I went to the Apple Store.
It was quite busy. Everyone seemed to be out looking at, trying, buying, and otherwise glomming their hands all over Apple's newest gadgetry.
It was so busy in fact, that anyone who actually wanted to buy the phone had to wait in one of 3 massive lines outside the store itself. This is the day after the official launch, mind you, and it's still this busy.
The first of the two I got to try was the iPhone 6 Plus and it really and truly is massive. I have pretty large hands, so I could still hold it reasonably well, but I just wouldn't want a phone that large. The extra battery and optical image stabilization perks being exclusive to this model does sting though.
After waiting more to finally get at one, I was able to try out the iPhone 6 itself. This is much more where I'd like the phone to be. It felt comfortable in my hand and I could still reach every part of the display with my thumb while keeping from moving the phone around. The aluminum sides are a little slippery though, and I might consider a case for a phone like this if I were to get one.
I'm still not a huge fan of the rear design of these new phones, but it's not as bad in person as images and people online make it out to be. The antennae lines on the back are definitely not as handsome as the 5s's design, but they're not as ugly as their online renders make them look. I think I could live with this just fine, and the way the front glass pools over the side, like the top of a water glass about to break surface tension, is spectacular. Thumbs up.
As I often am when I visit the Apple Store, I was struck by just how jaw-droppingly nice the Retina MacBook Pro's screens are. When I bought my Air I didn't know I'd be doing so much photo work, or else I might have considered the Pro models much more closely. Something to keep in mind for the next go round.
I might be getting the chance to buy the iPhone 6 sometime this fall, and if so I'll be excited to start shooting with it in my day-to-day life. My iPhone is the camera that I absolutely always have on me, and as such it's the one that gets the most use. Any upgrade to such an integral part of my workflow is exciting, and so I'm hoping that I'll be able to pick one up at some point and start creating.
Till next time.
Never stop shooting,