The iPhone 6 is finally here, after a year since the last iPhone was unveiled. Talks of a bigger screen, being able to FaceTime with multiple people, wireless charging and a swipe keyboard had iPhone users worldwide ready to get their hands on one. With a steep price of $299 for the iPhone 6 and $399 for the 6 Plus, are the new iPhones really worth the money?
The iPhone 6 is a big disappointment. Apple added some new improvements such as new camera features, being able to text without leaving the app you were on, third party keyboards which means now we can finally utilize swipe. Also, it gave its buyers a bigger screen and a thinner design, but the biggest thing for the new iPhones and the new IOS 8 is Apple Pay. Apple Pay, which will officially be released in October, allows you to have all of your credit and debit cards stored onto your phone, whenever you are ready to pay for your item you hold your phone next to an NFC reader and authorize the payment with your fingerprint.
Apple Pay is something that has not been done before, and iPhone 6 and 6plus will be the only phones with this feature.
Android phone users have already had most of the improvements Apple released. Android phones have surpassed iPhones when it comes to cool features. They have made their phones water proof, they already have swipe keyboards, you can be on two apps at one time. When you’re reading an article on your phone, you can set the phone to where it detects your eye movement and it will actually scroll the article down just by the placement of your eyes. There is hands free answering on the phones, just wave your hand over the phone and it will answer itself. This is just some of the features that the Android phone offers that the iPhone doesn’t.
Maybe the IOS 8 does have cool features that only a tech savvy person would get, but for the average person I don’t see the improvement. Even though Androids offer more than iPhones, the Android phones are built poorly, the processing system is slow, and the phone has a huge battery you can pop out. The phones are always overheating, and are more prone to viruses because they allow a lot more third party apps.
Apple Pay is a cool new feature but I think that Apple users wanted to see a lot more gimmicks like what Androids provide their users. Either way there will always be a phone that offers more than the next, but to wait a whole year and basically get nothing from Apple, I am highly disappointed