I made a foolish mistake.
Against my husband’s wishes, I did not pre-order an iPhone 6 plus.
When we bought our iPhone 5’s there was so much trouble with pre-ordering, and we ended up just going to the store 30 minutes early on launch day and picking two up without any issues.
I assumed I would be able to do the same with the iPhone 6 plus, but I was wrong.
You see, while all you internet people are whining about your bent iPhone 6 plus screens and using hashtags about #BentGate and #BendGate (which should totally be #WarpGate, because it’s way cooler), I have to sit here with this almost worthless iPhone 5. I haven’t even updated to iOS8 yet because I just can’t cope with having some of the features of a new iPhone without the hardware it was intended for. (Well that, and I secretly think that Apple makes the updates makes older devices run slower so that you will pretty much have to get the new one.)
I could stroll right up to Best Buy right now and pick one up without any issues. But that’ just won’t do. Because for some reason, Apple had to stick the one feature I was truly interested in (optical image stabilization) in the iPhone 6 plus.
At this point the iPhone 6 plus might as well be bigfoot of the tech world, because we only ever see photos and video. We never actually see one in the wild. Please don’t tell me about demos units in the stores. Those things don’t count.
I want to see a real live iPhone 6 plus in the hands of a real person that is really using it. And trust me, I’ve been looking at everyone’s phone for the last week and they just aren’t around.
Ive also been making calls. In fact, I’ve called about 6 AT&T retail stores and 2 Best Buys and none of them have even had a single iPhone 6 plus in stock. Some of the uninformed claiming “They don’t come out until October.”
They were released on September 19th, right along with iPhone 6. But for some reason they only put 10 into circulation. It’s like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and finding one is a magical golden ticket that get’s you instant hipster status.
So I’ve began chronicling my existing without an iPhone 6 plus on twitter using the hashtag #NoiPhone6plus.
If you’re waiting for an iPhone 6 plus and can’t seem to find one then join my iPhoneless pity party and tweet with me.
If you already have an iPhone 6 plus don’t talk to me about it. I can’t stand to hear about all the fun times you are having without me.