okay,so i am an Android enthusiast, i have an HTC M8, love the flexibility and openness of Android and everything, but this is straight up bashing. I mean, i saw the whole event, i know Apple loves using fancy words like advanced, amazing, life-changing and all that crap but they definitely knew that this iPhone is nothing new, they are just doing a freaking custom. So ,its definitely not about what Apple is adding to their new phones, its how they deliver it, everything they ever introduce, just seems to work, the level of refinement is something, that HTC cant come close to with its Zoe or samsung with its touchwiz or Moto with its "Hey Moto!". they just dont work that well. and omg, hahahahah! when did cameras become only about megapixels? Did a 12 year old write this blog? As i was reading through those line, I was so amazed by the level stupidity that i had to skip to the end just to find out if this blog is a joke. But to my surprise it is actually that stupid. You mentioned every freaking thing they showed but you never mentioned Apple TV, but i guess i know why, it is a class apart from competition, it completely blows them out of the water. Yes, it is definitely a lot pricier than them, but its still totally worth the investment. So, how about we all grow up and just accept the fact that Apple is winning, it takes over any segment it launches a product in, taking, like 90% of the profits of the whole industry, while the rest of the competition is freezing salaries, going into major losses, being acquired by chinese brands etc.
Maybe because 64-bit architecture on the iphone was and still is a gimmick, it has 0 advantages over 32-bit. It only makes sense on Android devices with 4GB of RAM and the Ipad pro, because 32-bit doesn't support 4GB ram. TouchID was trashed by Samsung's fingerprint sensor, which is faster, and so was Apple pay by Samsung pay, because Apple pay is compatible with a tiny percentage of vendors while Samsung pay with almost 100% of places where you can use a card.
Basically, in the last two years, Apple would come up with an idea and Samsung would be quick to make something a lot better. Examples would be fingerprint reader, paying system, premium design, awesome camera etc. I can't believe we've reached a point where Apple struggles to catch up to Samsung, like this phone proves.
Agh86, 10 Sep 2015Well if you are true, then show me a single article on GSMA where they have given credit to To... morebuddy if apple makes products that meet ur needs why even bother listening to someone elses thoughts about apple products. if u like iphones and other apple made gadgets by all means go for them. IMO the apple ecosystem is too isolated to meet my requirements. its good to see apple get rid of the pompous attitude and offer near on par devices to the rest of the market on specs this time around. hope they give thier fans even more on the next iteration of thier devices. chears mate ;)
The 'new' task switcher that is accessed by slightly swiping from the left edge of the screen is a direct replica of BlackBerry's switcher that debuted with BB10.
No OTG, no direct way to copy paste songs from pc, no wireless charging, 16gb and u guys show off your 4k recording.. Isn't it just about being a fanboy?
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2015So GSMA give a balanced, fair and ACCURATE assessment, informing users of some home-truths tha... moreOnly because it speaks to you and feeds your own bias doesn't mean it's balanced or fair.
The article basically claims that every iPhone must feature "world's first" technology in order to hold true to its status, which is just adding fuel to the anti-Apple sentiment. Using "holier than thou" in an article is being biased. The writer clearly had no interest in sitting on the fence here.
A 12Mpx camera is nothing new. Apple know this and hence why they state "photos aren't just measured in megapixels". Where did the writer make any distinction between the actual technology used when compared to other manufactures? Could it be that Apple's sensor actually has some 2015 improvements? Well, George has no interest in discussing that, only that Nokia & Co. did 12Mpxs in 2009. And we all knew that, including Apple.
Bringing up a deliberate debate on what Steve said in 2007 - over 8 years ago - about the use of a stylus in the context of a smartphone, and then mocking it for being now used on a tablet is the same "fandroid" debate over and over again. It has absolutely nothing to do with iPhone, and you won't see it on iPhone like it's used on Galaxy Note. Ever, most likely. So the writer would have done will in comparing Apples with Apples, which he chose not to.
All in all, I'm excited about the new iPhone because I know that quality of features, rather than quantity of features, comes first. Is it perfect? No. Do they try to make every iPhone better than the last. Absolutely.
Apple has the best marketing staff and software support for their devices. In other aspects they mostly fail and use ideas innovated by other companies.
Agh86, 10 Sep 2015Well if you are true, then show me a single article on GSMA where they have given credit to To... moreU mean, u keep ur same old iphone for 4 years?
O well, u can, obviously, coz there are just some minor upgrades, not any huge improvements.
Android is an open source, so many brands, such a competition.. Apple is all alone, noone there to compete with better ios.. U apple fanboys never try to accept that
Jack, 10 Sep 2015people buy apple for prestige, nothing else. Sad, but true, no fan nonsense here, thats reality.Even if u have an old 4s, people will say, "wow apple".. Just the brandname.. Just the pride.. Sad but true..
Who cares it is copied or somthing unique.. This is how exactly technology goes on.. But the apple fanboys seems to be too prowd of apple.. Ya, they nodoubt make excellent products.. But then again, its majorly the os and the brand name that keeps them up.. When other brands are coming up with prices 20-25k for such specs, why can't apple come up with 30-35k price with their own os? Ya, the extra 10k goes to optimization and brand name.. So why so hype? Why the price? Sell ur os to other vendors and just see where they price similar phones.. And to all fanboys out there, don't be prowd of apple being highest in sale.. Add up the total sale of all androids together and ur ios will be found nowhere.. Just dont be proud of your brand name and uniqueness.. Nobody is saying its a bad brand, but prices are ridiculous for what they offer..
Where is multitasking? Where is wireless charging? Why are the free apps becoming paid while moving from droid to ios?
Don't just be a fanboy.. Try to realize the reality..
16GB havent changed. There is a world of difference when you got 16GB/64GB/128GB/232GB. :) Just who is the best?
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2015Nobody cares who copied who. People buy a product and continue to support the company as long ... moreI totally agree with you. Apple products are expensive, but they do last longer. My point here was the GSMA editor was simply bashing up iPhones 6s duo like they have done with the 6 duo. I admit that Apple didn't invent any of these features, but they always provide the best implementation of an existing hardware feature in their iDevices. Points in instance are Touch ID, Apple pay and now (most likely) 3D touch.
people buy apple for prestige, nothing else. Sad, but true, no fan nonsense here, thats reality.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2015So GSMA give a balanced, fair and ACCURATE assessment, informing users of some home-truths tha... moreWell if you are true, then show me a single article on GSMA where they have given credit to Touch ID or 64-bit architecture or Apple pay. Even in camera shoot-outs since 2012/2013, they put Samsung and Sony ahead of iPhone; whereas the truth is. all other tech reviews and reviewers on YouTube have admitted that iPhone 5s/6 was the best camera phone before the Galaxy S6 came over. We Apply fanboys admit when the shortcomings of our beloved iPhones, like high price, limited storage and poor battery lives. You Android fans never find any faults with your devices. If you devices are so perfect, why do you need to churn out new flagships year after year with higher cores and Ram? We all know perfection cnt be improved upon, right!!!
You guys defy your own statements.
Agh85, 10 Sep 2015It seems GSMArena is now a PR for droids. The team at GSMArena has been bashing up iPhones sin... moreNobody cares who copied who. People buy a product and continue to support the company as long as they are making good devices.
Samsung made awesome phones and they were clearly copied but degraded themselves with bad quality devices later on. Now, they are seeing the consequences.
Any company will see the same future and no company is an exception.
Apple is currently making the best high-end consumer devices in the market and people are voting with their wallets. Apple will continue in the same success path as long as they are making awesome devices.
I have used several company products and Apple products IMO lasted much longer for me and every product was awesome. Not even single product from them was a disappointment. They do make worse accessories though but again lot of 3rd party companies do a better job in that respect.
Agh85, 10 Sep 2015It seems GSMArena is now a PR for droids. The team at GSMArena has been bashing up iPhones sin... moreSo GSMA give a balanced, fair and ACCURATE assessment, informing users of some home-truths that Apple and it's fans won't like and true to form you come spouting that GSMA are biased.
Jog on son . . .
Innovation isnt invention.
That pencil is the best on the market based on latency,weight and height balanced
3d force is a hardware and software that will allow apple to remove home button in ip7
Sorry but the galaxy s6 edge+ and note 5 uses 7000 aluminium so go do your home work well cos we have seen it before dont know about you