What They Don’t Get About the iPhone 6 Plus that We Get

I’ve had my new shiny iPhone 6 for a week now.

I bought my new investment because I was in desperate need of a new phone as my phone was no longer taking a charge and was starting to show a lot of wear after 2 1/2 years of active use.

I chose the 6 plus iPhone because of it’s size.

No, I am not a Hummer-loving big speaker type of individual.
I’m not the biggest, greatest, kind of person.
I got it because I am over 50.

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What They Don’t Get About the iPhone 6 Plus that We Get

Some people refer to this phone as a ‘Phablet”. Others call it ‘monsterous’. There are people who just don’t like the idea of a phone being this big.
Here is what the naysayers don’t get.

Goldilocks got this phone right.
This phone is 5.5″ according to Apple.
The iPhone 6 plus is packed with goodies such as an amazing resolution, better chip, a faster LTE wireless, and a new 8MP iSight camera wand .

However, all of this glitz and glory does not really matter as much as the size does to boomers.

You see, most boomers have an eyesight that prefers the larger screen and easier to read letters once we set our phones to larger type and app settings. Pair the large settings with a large phone and you get an easier to maneuver keyboard.
An easier to maneuver keyboard allows us to hone in on the skills we all acquired in typing class long ago before the typewriter labs were all converted to computer labs.

And this is why boomers like this large new iPhone.

FYI- the best selling phones in the iPhone 6 series- the iPhone 6 in Space Grey, 64GB, made up 27.6% of the total iPhones.
The second most popular iPhone, was the iPhone 6 Plus in Space Grey, 64GB, accounted for 20.2% of the total iPhones.

5 Things In Your Closet That Scream BOOMER

By the time you hit 50 years of age,  you’ve seen it all, lived through it all, and worn it all.

We’ve seen things come and go so many times that we just hold on to them to save the trip to the store on the next return. Why risk paying more for something that may not be made as well- right?


On the other hand, there are some clothing trends that we can live without revisiting in the future. These are the items that we gladly hand on down to our children so they can call them ‘vintage’. For some reason, anything ‘vintage’ is always in style.

There are something we won’t ever get rid of and, usually it’s for a good reason. So we keep these things in our closet- often hidden in a box or stowed behind something else.


 5 Things In Your Closet That Scream BOOMER

Admit it, you possibly have one of these….

1. The jeans that fit, or once fit.

We grew up in an era where you owned one, maybe two, kinds of denim jeans. You just wore them. There was no push to update the cut or style of our jeans on a back-to-school yearly basis. And besides, why waste money on new jeans that may not even fit as well? So, we just hold on to what has worked because that is what we know.

2. The fanny pack.

These handy items made so much sense that we wore them everywhere. Then one day some generation x kids started to make fun of them so we had to quit wearing them. Fanny packs make so much sense that we just like to have them around just in case.

3. The first revival of something.

You know how fashion tends to repeat itself. We got rid of whatever it was the first time it went out of style. Then, when it came back the second time we realized that it cost a lot more than the first time we bought it and that there was really nothing wrong with it in the first place. So, we save it for the third and fourth revivals.


4. Concert Tee Shirt

Younger generations just don’t get how important those concerts were to us while we were growing up. We were young and independent when we went to a concert for $10 a ticket to see our favorite groups perform. If it was an outdoor concert, we felt a bit of Woodstock tingle our skin. All we have left now of course is the t shirt that we brought home with us.

5. Things to help us think we are younger than we really are.

We do this to keep the illusion fresh in our minds. These things include shoe inserts, spanx-like items and and cover-ups such as big shirts. We wear the cover-ups to hide our bellies or whatever else needs covering. If we aren’t looking at or feeling the pains of aging  then they must really not be there. Right?


Are you screaming?