My iPhone 4S spent a while in the bottom of the lake. It worked under water and I got it out dried it, and it seems to work. Apparently something is short-circuiting as it doesn't stay turned off for more than a second. Mostly it does work, but I wanted a new one and went for a iPhone 6. It is impossible to get one without queueing for weeks. So, I put my order to Apple's on-line store and waited the weeks and then TNT-guy dropped the thing at my door. Nice! New toys!
It looks like this in a box:
The phone is wrapped into plastic and there is the Apple-tab at the end:
In the box there are also charger, Lightning USB-cable and ear-plugs/headphones (I don't much like them):
The first idea that comes to my mind, is that "darn it's light!". Because the phone is much lighter than 4S. It is much bigger phone, but still so light. Nice! Here's the comparison:
One thing I had to do was to drive to my telco's store and get my SIM-card changed. 4S eats micro-SIMs, but this one wants a nano-SIM. Darn! There is the traditional Apple SIM-slot in the side:
Finally I got the first smoke out of it:
I chose to go for iTunes, but it didn't like me:
Crap! That's really not encouraging to see that kind of message. My solution was to un-plug it and try again. It worked! I got to the point where it was possible to set up the phone from my previous backup:
Yet another cold shower. It really paid off to upgrade into iOS 8.1! NOT!
The solution was to set the phone as a new and do an upgrade:
After iOS 8.1 was running, I did a full reset to the phone and tried the iTunes restore-thing again. This time everything was ok. The restore ran much faster then on 4S. I have over 10 gigs of stuff to restore. Finally:
Nice! The screen is much bigger, and restore did place my icons to their original locations. That sure looks funny on a much bigger screen!
Now that the phone was running, it was time to look some bonus things. I got a Vaja case for it:
That should protect the very expensive phone (unless dropped into a lake).
Plugging cords is not nice at office environment, so I normally sync and charge my stuff with a lighting-dock. It was visible in couple of earlier pics, but here are more:
They don't sell those in Europe for reason unknown to me. I guess it has something to do with electricity. As I ordered mine from US, it has an US transformer in it. Luckily a dock doesn't need electricity for anything, and charging fully works from my PC.
Ok, enough accessories, back to iPhone 6. It's a darn good one. It has to be the best iPhone so far! It does well on Carat battery statistics, they don't actually give out the results, but it was the best of iPhones in that. There are some results in Finnish newspaper article. On top of that, the screen (altough it is too big) is really good, camera is good and the thing runs apps very fast. I totally recommend gettin one!