iPhone 6 Prompts Mixed Reviews
What can cause people to put their lives on hold and camp out in boxes on city streets around the world? The new iPhone, of course!
In New York City alone, the line for this new gadget stretched 12 city blocks and people camped out for three or four days. This leaves a lot of us wondering, what’s so special about the iPhone 6? Well, the most famous feature is of course the bigger screen, now at 4.7 or 5.5 inches. Aesthetically, the new phone is also thinner, has different button placement, and features rounded corners that make it easier to grip. Unlike the previous iPhones, it is only available in gold, silver, and space gray—which has caused a backlash from the lovers of the classic black iPhone. In terms of the actual technology, the new iPhone is faster, has a longer battery life, and has many camera upgrades, including major changes to the front facing camera to make sure your selfies will be #onpoint.
However, the iPhone 6 has also generated a lot of criticism. Many complain that the iPhone 6 is just slightly smaller than the iPad mini, which makes it hard to adjust to. Similarly, some say that the features on the new iPhone are very similar, if not the exact same, as the Android Nexus 4. Both of these phones feature a 4.7 inch screen, widgets, typing suggestions, cloud photo backup, battery stats, and much more. Ron Amadeo, a tech-critic, points out that “a lot of iOS 8 features were on Android first… Android copied Apple a lot in the early days, but now it seems like the pendulum is swinging in the other direction.”
For now, it seems as though the world has mixed feelings towards the new iPhone, but the impact Apple has had with their innovative technology and new products will always be remarkable.
Three seniors kill some time on their iPhones. Photography by Malaya Jules