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Extravagant Travel Necessity: Apple iPhone 6+


There are a million reviews of the iPhone 6 out there from people who are more tech savvy than me.  This post is for people like me who have been holding out on getting an iPhone and are mulling things over.   Maybe you’re about to take a trip and are considering buying one.

Believe it or not, I just got my first smart phone.  I’d been planning to get an iPhone since they came out, but put it off as long as possible.  My friends were astonished I didn’t have one, our household is straight up Apple–MacBook Pro, iPad, iPod, Air, and even Apple TV. Why on earth didn’t I have the phone, they’d ask.  Well, I was hesitant to commit to a 2-year contract and I didn’t want to invest a couple grand in two years on what I felt for my lifestyle was an expensive toy.  That money could go toward a Hawaii trip after all, or necessities.  All the plans were tedious and I just found it easier and cheaper to pass.  I was also very aware that once I had one, I wouldn’t be able to live without it.

When the iPhone 6+ came out, I thought, this is the one.  It’s big, can function as a tiny iPad for watching movies on the plane and I can use it with my wireless keyboard for work.  Yes, there are cheaper smart phones.  But I needed things to be seamless and intuitive and the extra cost was worth it to me.  So I got one and of course I  love it and don’t know how I ever traveled without it.  It’s completely intuitive and easy to use so if you’re used to Apple stuff, you’ll fall right in like you’ve had it forever.

For anyone still on the fence–do it.  If the finances make sense.  Because you can totally travel without one and it’s a bit of a luxury item.  However, if you are traveling, it makes all the difference in the world to have it.  I’m on a $75/mo plan and it makes sense for me.  It more than pays for itself in the time, energy and the money it saves me with convenience.  Stay tuned for some specific app recommendations, because I have a bunch of them.