You're exactly right. In the long run though, you're going to love that extra screen real estate and battery life.
Your point #1 really isn't an issue outside of everyone making it one.
When you preorder your given a number, this number lowers as people either cancel or are moved to in progress. As a result other people are then reduced. So your number 128 going to "In Progress" means at least 128 other people have seen there number be reduced.
People need to realize that apple is announcing more devices were preordered then actually built. We will see delays as a result, absolutely no different then any other consumer electronic that sold (playstation, xbox, etc.).
Oh I know it would take some getting used to. I WANTED a bigger phone but didn't realize the regular 6 is already quite a bit bigger and it's actually the perfect size for me. Very elegant and beautiful. Different strokes 🙂
I haven't read today's posts but just went to rogers plus in hopes of getting my phone. First question: are you a new customer???? I said no and they said then they don't have any iPhones. Really?!?! Only new customer shipments to this location? So disappointing!
The only logical explanation at this point for the absence of 6Plus is that Production has stopped. If so, it stopped for a reason. I don't want the first batch that have some form of defect anyway. I prefer to wait for corrections to be made and production of non-defective units to take place.
Same thing happened with the 5 as you may recall with chips taken out of the edges.
We'll see if any of the first batch end up with issues of some type.
Does not look like any 6+ have been delivered to Ottawa or in Canada for Rogers.
I have not received any status email (shipping or otherwise) however my status for the 6+ Gold 128GB changed mid-afternoon yesterday from 60 : Open to:
iPhone 6 Plus 128GB Gold
6+ 128GB Gold
Perhaps this is why some people have moved up in the queue as I (and I assume the others before me) no longer have a "place in line" tagged to the reservation.
Really hoped I would be at "shipped" status by now. Hope the 6+ does not cost me the free speaker!