I am fortunate to have a grandfathered unlimited cellular carrier data plan. My plan's 2-year contractual due day falls on Apple's iPhone minor refresh as opposed to the major refresh. What this mean is when Apple released the iPhone 5, I was in the middle of my 2-year contract. I had to wait for the release of the iPhone 5s 12 months later to entitle to full "subsidy". I parenthesized the word subsidy for a good reason. There is no free lunch in this world. In the US most cell phone contract are priced in with the assumption that the account holder wants to upgrade his/her old and tired phone after two years. Instead of paying the full price of the phone the carrier essentially extends a loan to the account holder towards the purchase of the new phone, with a 24-month long contract. This subsidy (loan) amounts to about $450 for a premium phone like the latest iPhone. Less desirable phones is much less and that is the reason that the carriers have the incentive to push the customers to a run of the mill Android phone.
Normally I am contend to live through my 2-year contract to renew my iPhone. Currently I have a 12-month old 5s. For the first time I am considering upgrading to the new iPhone that Apple just release. The reason is I want the large iPhone 6 plus's big screen. With a bigger screen phone I can ditch the data plan of my iPad when I am on the road. This would save me about $50 a month. The down side is I would have to do everything on the iPhone when I am travelling, and only use the iPad when wifi is available.
i went to the apple store at the shopping mall near me a few days after the launch - this was a weekday morning
this is the iPhone 6 plus is definitely monstrous
my half-heart attempt to repair the center channel of the Sony receiver that i use for home theater multi-channel sound
i arrive to find myself the only one for the dawn patrol; the sailing season is coming to the end and any windy west wnd day can be the last of the year
at Doug's beach in Washington
at Roosevelt park in Washington
cooking with gala apple again