Day 2 - received my iPhone 6 last Friday via UPS. Sometimes posting to WA is like shouting into a vacuum. Is anyone there? So, perhaps I write this post to collect my thoughts, for my own sake. I like this newest iPhone. I LOVE this iPhone. Actually, I'm downright GIDDY with excitment about this iPhone 6! Some observations: 1. It is a thing of beauty to look at and hold. Curved sides like the old 3G, but lacking the curved plastic back and thickness. The Apple case combination is perfect unity. The first time I didn't feel unhappy about a case. 2. The slightly curved glass edge on the front is very smooth looking. I'm glad that my Apple leather case has an open bottom, so it can be seen and felt. And you can see it curve into the leather edge as well. 3. The thinness (thinner than the 5) and curved sides make this larger iPhone fit and feel well in my hand. Even my smaller handed daughter loves hers. (I did talk her out of getting the 5.5", and she was happy that I did). Without the case, it does have grip...again much more that that bar of soap called the 3G. With the thin leather case, it is just perfect. And did I mention lightweight??? It is. 4.Touch screen. Seems very much faster, smoother, and more sensitive. It's more than buttery smooth, it is like creamy smooth. And the fingerprint sensor response is better than my 5. Very accurate and faster. 5. Screen is HD retina, meaning still 326 ppi, but with 2x the contrast but still the natural color rendition that Apple is well known for. 800:1 vs 400:1 contrast. The screen is almost pitch black. My main reason for a larger screen is for view photos and this lives up to the expectations. 6. Camera. Panorama detail is amazing. Truly. Apple only improves the inside of this camera. The camera is fast and with 120 and 240 fps for slo-mo action. Lots of little things added (like self timer) that should have been there before. Of course that is an iOS 8 thing actually. The novel twin color led's are now in one housing. Not keen on the protruding lens ring, it's not much and the leather case makes it flush, so not an issue. I could go on about iOS 8, but that should be kept separate. 7. Louder buzzer...good for these aging ears. Maybe too loud for the teenager in the home. Speaker holes are larger too. 8. Battery life. I don't know yet, but I'm expecting about 2 hours more from the reviews and specs. I'll have to give it time to evaluate. Certainly no less usage time observed. 9. Yes it is fast. With the A8 64 bit processor and faster speed, plus the new M8 motion coprocessor chip, things are moving faster, and with less power consumption. It is really great that Apple designs its own chips. Tight integration. 10. Fit and finish, is perfect Apple. very smooth and slick. Actually for a naked phone the iPhone 4 and 5 were too narrow to hold well. The naked iP6 is just perfect for me. And the case adds nothing to take away from that. The glass is just silky. 11. Waiting for the NFC chip and Health to become more fully active. Not so much the chip itself, that other smartphone have, but the clout that Apple used to get the majors to buy into this. Not good times for PayPal ahead. This is what comes to my thoughts. Overall, any fear that I had about being to 'big' to handle, is gone. The super thinness and curved edges make it extremely easy to hold and use. It is just downright sexy, and a nice design on top of the required rectangular slab we have come to expect. I like the HTC One and Moto X, and the iPhone 6 stands among them as a fine smartphone to hold. Very happy, and yes this is the best iPhone to date.