Was the Apple Announcement Really “Bigger than Bigger”?
Apple recently introduced its new iPhone 6 lineup, with one sleeker, one jumbo sized and both including the option for consumer payment. But was all that hype really worth it?
Photo by: Donovan Correll
In this review I will be focusing primarily on the new iPhone, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, which Apple announced last month at its annual shareholders meeting.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have a Retina display that offers new clarity to your phone’s screen.
iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch display while the iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch display, which surpasses that of the iPhone 5’s set at 4 inches.
Here is some info on the displays compared:
|Physical size||4.0 inches||4.7 inches||5.5 inches|
|Resolution||640 x 1136 pixels||750 x 1334 pixels||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Pixel density||326 ppi||326 ppi||401 ppi|
|Technology||IPS LCD||IPS LCD||IPS LCD|
The larger screen and higher quality resolution has been a key attribute that most consumers want in their new phone.
Apple has finally delivered both aspects by introducing the iPhone 6 and its counterpart.
The iPhones also feature a new chip, the A8 with M8 coprocessor, which will bring a 25 percent increase in processing compared to the iPhone 5s.
Here are the system stats for the new processing power:
|System chip||Apple A7||Apple A8||Apple A8|
|Processor||Dual core, 1300 MHz, 64-bit||64-bit||64-bit|
|Graphics processor||PowerVR G6430||N/A||N/A|
|System memory||1024 MB RAM||N/A||N/A|
|Largest built-in storage||64 GB||128 GB||128 GB|
The company bragged about how the processing power will allow for games like Vainglory to be played with ease on the new iPhone.
I do not usually play games on my phone but the ones that I do choose to play are only puzzle and strategy games.
With new apps on the way one may wonder how large they will be.
Apple will offer a maximum of 128 gigabytes, which offers plenty of space for more photos, videos and apps.
Along with all the new processing chips and storage space your phone is going to need a better battery to compensate.
The battery life on both models are somewhat greater than the previous installment, the iPhone 5s, but not very awe inspiring.
Here are the details on the battery:
|Stand-by time||10.0 days (240 hours)||10.0 days (240 hours)||16.0 days (384 hours)|
|Talk time (3G)||10.00 hours||14.00 hours||24.00 hours|
|Stand-by time (3G)||10.4 days (250 hours)||N/A||N/A|
|Music playback||40.00 hours||50.00 hours||80.00 hours|
|Video playback||10.00 hours||11.00 hours||14.00 hours|
|Capacity||1570 mAh||1800 mAh||2915 mAh|
Apple’s new slogan, “Bigger than bigger,” doesn’t really measure up.
When learning about the new lineup for Apple I was underwhelmed.
Apple didn’t really bring anything vastly significant to the table during its conference.
The conference seemed to be Apple’s way of saying we’re catching up with Samsung and their devices.
Look at the information for yourself and see that Apple is only offering a slight improvement.
I am a big supporter of Apple and was vastly disappointed with their newest additions.