The hypocrisy I see here is that an LTE equipped iPad mini is now no more a ridiculous phone option that the 6 Plus. SO why not enable the software to allow it function as a phone. iPad users have been clamoring for that since it came out, especially mini users.
So why not? Perhaps Cook is worried about cannibalism of marketshare after all. That explains the 6 plus when Apple was doing just fine with the 5s. Either way, I don't know what the exact percentage of users who would want that, and someone ridiculed my opinion by saying Apple is not interested in "1% of the customers who might want that. But lets say it is only 1%. The iPad has sold over 210 million units as of the beginning of this year. So really, Apple is NOT interested in over 2.1 million customers, when all they have to do is enable some code that is already there? RIDICULOUS!
Agreed, but a 6+ is more pocketable than an iPad mini. But then there's the 'carried in a bag/purse' argument. Maybe the carriers could give you this option? So those that just want data can buy the same model as those that want data/voice, but the data only people wouldn't have to pay the smart-phone rates for using their devices on the network.
Personally, I would settle with a 6+ before going the rout of a iPad mini/phone. That's just me.
The only reason why I am hesitating to get the 6 from my 5S is because of my contract and I think I am not missing it out.
I would love to use Apple Pay but I guess I can wait until I buy the Apple Watch.
Also if I need a big screen, an iPad Mini might be a better option for myself.
That is a family of 6+/- ..... s/ When the 6 minus comes out, I might swap my 6 for one.
Ultimately I think we all will adjust. Someone said it first and summed it up perfectly- we want a small phone in our pockets and a large screen when we're looking at it.
Now that is a problem needing an Apple solution. Tap-to-zoom and other software workarounds are just that. So is increasing the screen size. This needs a hardware+software solution. Can't wait for Apple to get there. "It just works."
Apple are not in the business of catering to the wishes of the minority. The popularity of the 6 clearly shows that one handed use is not a concern for the majority of people.
pazuzu wrote: »
The masses for the first time dictated to Apple what to produce and not the other way around- hardly innovative and yes a mistake.
A souped up 5S would indeed be welcomed. Maybe mid year or next.
sog35 wrote: »
Most iPhone users love the thin profile.
For 99% of iPhone users the battery life of the 6 is great.
For those few people with outlyier needs.....go buy a battery case.
Why should 99% suffer with a thick chunky and heavy phone for the 1% who watch Netflix 10 hours a day?
It is infinitely easier to add thickness and battery life by buying a battery case instead of slimming down a fat phone.
Wow, the phone has been out for, what, 11 days and you KNOW that 99% of users are happy with the 6's battery life? Perhaps you're just so awesome at knowing what 99% of people think about their week-old phones that you can tell us what they'll think about battery life after one, two or three years? Please, enlighten us.
I was happy with my 4s's battery life for a while, then it got problematical enough that, yes, I bought an external battery for it about 18 months ago. My 4s's life, with light to moderate use, is maybe 1.5 hours right now. I don't watch Netflix, or anything else on my phone (sorry, you missed that one, All-Knowing-Seer), but I do like to use Bluetooth/Pandora and a cycling app on bike rides, for example, and I can't leave home without the aux battery. I can't drive anywhere and use Waze without the phone plugged into power. I can't talk on the phone for more than 30 minutes without aux power.
Given the 6's bigger screen, greater pixel density, NFC chip, baro sensor, etc, I suspect that given two years or so of battery aging and the 99% of owners you so astonishingly cite won't be so happy.
Do you really think that 5/5s owners are stuck with a "thick chunky and heavy phone"? (Tell me, is that the 99% again?).
Yes, absolutely, I think that the 6 should have retained the thickness of the 5 in order to have increased battery life.
"It is infinitely easier to add thickness and battery life by buying a battery case instead of slimming down a fat phone."
You REALLY think that it's easier to pack around an external battery brick, and it's cord, and plug and unplug it as you get on and off a bike, or on and off a phone call, or buy a battery case that makes the already too-big (length and width) 6 even bigger, than it is for the phone to be a few MILLIMETERS thicker?
Go ask your 99% if they agree with that.
sog35 wrote: »
Remember the 3.5 inch extremist in 2012? The dudes that were pissed that the iPhone5 was 4 inches?
Where are they now?
You 4 inch extremist are the same thing. Just a bunch of stubborn people who can't adapt. Probably the same people who tape shows with a VHS and rent movies from Blockbuster.
I have a sneaking suspicion that Apple were possibly only going to bring out the 4.7", maybe along with the 4". Why? Because there were many rumours saying that the 5.5" iPhone was delayed or not happening. Those rumours also kept changing from week to week. What's more, we only saw leaked photos pretty late on, whereas the 4.7" leaks came out much earlier. I think Apple left the decision to bring out the 5.5" late, which is why the waiting time now is relatively high; they just hadn't made many.
Putting two and two together, one wonders how much of this prevarication on Apple's part was caused by the bending issue.
I don't think I’ll bother standing around. I truly believe that the ?Watch will be a very small seller. To put it another way, I don't believe that it will achieve even a quarter of the sales of the iPhone, for at least the next five years.
Not nearly good enough to fit the "It's works like magic" bill. Airplay is pretty close, actually, you can project on a bigger screen. I'd love for that "bigger screen" to be builtin, somehow. Maybe like how Google glass works. Small screen, high dpi, close to the eye - but projecting at a distance. Like I said; I just can't wait for the future to get here
Sorry AI viewers for reposting all this long post, but it is so in tune with my feelings that I wanted to.
Every sentence you write expressed my thoughts to a tee. I wish Jony Ive had your way of thinking.
I fear that he was preoccupied with the ?Watch, which is why there are all these shoddy flaws in the new iPhones, like the protruding lens, the ugly bands, the slippery grip, the too large size etc.
A slightly thicker 5s size with the rounded corners of the 6 would be perfect. The extra thickness would accommodate a slightly bigger battery, and by next year they would be able to tweak the A9 to produce even more efficiency. Result: a flush camera lens, a phone that's ideal for one-handed use and better battery life.
Thanks for the feedback. I really appreciate it, and will take it into consideration, as it's people's experience on a day to day basis that really matters. I want to have the 6, for sure, due to the improvements in speed and battery life, but the 5s is still a real fallback position. When the iPads arrive, I will enjoy going to a shop and trying the new iPhones out, unless I encounter one sooner.
Yes, why not? I'd buy one. It'd be the iPhone Nano, or some such. I know lots of people who want a *small* phone. They're mostly using feature phones or older smartphones at the moment but are looking to upgrade wanting some of the benefits of a modern smartphone but not needing the full experience. Criteria is *small* and user friendly. Not jam packed with features. Would love to see such a phone with the usual high Apple standards (hardware+software+ecosystem). Sadly, this is not Apple's typical segment of the market so it's probably not going to happen.
Yes, that's my feeling, too. Around 4.4"-4.5" sounds ideal. Of course, if Apple eliminated the bezels and reduced the height, they could afford to go to 4.7".
I remember when they introduced the 4", people felt it was a rather strange move. Half an inch? They should have gone from 3.5" to 4.5" in one go. I'm sure there were very good reasons technically not to, but it would nonetheless have been more desirable.