After the long speculation, rumours and leaked photographs, I imagine that all of Apple’s loyal customers and new customers, were extremely happy when the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus came out a few weeks ago. Unsurprisingly, Apple had a great pre-order amount for both of their products, more than four million customers ordered in just 24 hours, how happy Apple must have been! This increase in pre-orders compared to the iPhone 5 was more than double and the sales are still growing in numbers. So what makes Apple’s new iPhone 6 so great? Is it the fact that the new phone is so much bigger than the existing iPhone? After all, the iPhone 6 plus is a whopping 5.5 inches big! A bigger screen than any other iPhone for sure. What on earth were Apple thinking making a phone that big? It must have been a trial for future generations of the popular phones surely? I mean, phones started getting smaller a few years ago, long gone were the aerials that mobile phones used to have, replaced by Motorola flip phones and the disco light Nokia phones, the ‘brick’ depth of mobiles started to decrease, but now the smartphones are getting bigger and harder to fit in any pocket, maybe fashion designers should bear that in mind when designing their spring and summer collections for 2015?
Although the iPhone 6 plus has a bigger screen, that isn’t the only different, of course it isn’t, I hear you say, but can you really want a phone that is just this big? Well, it depends if you like Retina HD displays I guess, the picture, video and visual appearance on the new iPhones must be fantastic for sure. I still have my Samsung Galaxy S2, which came out many years ago without the Retina HD display that Apple uses, but my phone does just the job. I can call people, text and even connect to the internet, plus my loyal phone didn’t cost as near as much as Apple’s phone does. Shocking news, the iPhone 6 costs around £540 whereas the iPhone 6 plus cost starts at £619, so you’d have to excuse my excuse not to want to try it. I am loyal to Samsung anyway and am waiting for their Galaxy S6 to come out, maybe then I will upgrade at last. You’d be forgiven though, if you did upgrade to the new iPhones, I am sure you may be get some great enjoyment out of it, other than the Retina HD display, you also get a larger screen, a quick Apple-designed A8 chip which will make your phone run really fast and very power effective too. I also hear, from friends, that their battery life is much longer than before, apparently almost as twice as long as their iPhone 5, so I can’t help but feel envious about this, my battery only lasts around 6-8 hours when calling and connecting to 3G in a day, not long at all. Another feature that I quite like the sound of, is the secure way to access the new iPhones and making payments by just using your finger, your finger-print enables the phone to know that it is you accessing your phone, so the security here is pretty epic…let’s hope nobody wants your phone bad enough to cut off your hand mind. But joking aside, Apple has been very security smart here and I applaud that, after the company has received many complaints from annoyed parents previously about how easy it was for their children to run up a bill by downloading apps without parental permission from the Apple store.
So the iPhone may have a hefty price-tag, but can you genuinely say it doesn’t appeal to you? Apple really has gone all out here, although Samsung mocked the company’s effort in their new iPhone by making videos, known as ‘It Doesn’t Take a Genius’ or #notethedifference . View the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA8xPyBAs_o&list=PLMKk4lSYoM-yi1RcmxhgbkFxIAa577K4A Samsung criticized Apple’s approach to move forward, insisting that their live streams are rubbish, they then show a big screen phone and mocked Apple’s bigger iPhone 6 plus, insisting “that most phones have big screens nowadays anyway.” But despite their attempts to try and mock Apple, it seems that the demand for the products has been extremely high and welcome by Apple, so maybe Samsung were just jealous of the company? I do admit, that the iPhones have a much nicer feel and finish to them than my Samsung Galaxy S2 does. No doubt Apple could flaw Samsung with some of their failings on the Galaxy collections, such as battery life for instance, no way could my battery outdo the iPhones and the quality certainly isn’t high end either.
Although the iPhone 6 may seem better, the price obviously makes it so, there has been a great deal of complaints about the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus just bending. The phone isn’t supposed to be just bending and users have found out that their half a thousand pound and a little more purchase may not be what they was expecting.
According to The Guardian
“A number of users across various forums, sites and Twitter have reported – and pictured – that their phones have become warped after they sat or bent down with them in front and rear trouser pockets.
The reports come just after an insurance company claimed that the new iPhones are the most robust ever – though its tests didn't include bending.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus chassis is milled from a solid piece of aluminium alloy whose composition is secret. The weak area of the phone appears to be around the volume buttons, where the frame is at its thinnest and creates a fulcrum point around which the phone bends. Surprisingly, the screen does not break when the phone bends – though it does if the phone is then bent back to a flat profile.
Apple is not the first to have the problem of a large-screened metal-framed smartphone bending under use. Sony’s Xperia Z1, which had a 5in screen and a metal frame, saw users complaining that they bent in pockets”
So what would you do now, is this a fault of Apple’s creation? Or is this acceptable? I wouldn’t appreciate a bending phone, not only is this odd but it makes me question the durability of the phone just like the many who have purchased it and I haven’t even ordered it. I think I would rather save my money than buying this, what is the point in upgrading every year anyway, right?
#bendingiphone is becoming a popular hashtag, maybe a trend will start soon? Samsung will be happy, I feel another video appearing soon.
Would you buy it now, after knowing the phone bends? You spent the money, so I’ll let you decide! Get in touch, leave a comment below or tweet @mattcliffy25 @GiraffeSM