5 reasons you should NOT buy the iPhone 6

“Dear iPhone 6 users, welcome to 2012”.

This was the message Android users had for everyone itching to get their hands on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

The message, which went viral yesterday, demonstrates how the iPhone 6 is a disappointment on at least five levels, if not more.

iPhone 6

So if you’re saving up to buy the new iPhone, you need to read this:

1. Apple – the laggard

We’ve said it before, we’re saying it again – Apple’s just playing catch-up with the launch of the new iPhone models. Tim Cook tried to wow iFans with big screen iPhones but it’s been three years since every other phone brand graduated to bigger screens.

Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen. So does the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy S5, which launched last year.

The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen and so does the HTC One and Amazon’s Fire phone.

This HTC tweet pretty much summed up Apple’s lagging behind.

 

2. Camera

An 8-megapixel camera? Here’s a list of phones that offer a higher definition camera:

Samsung Galaxy S5 - 16-megapixel camera

Xperia Z3 - 20.7-megapixel camera

LG G3 - 13-megapixel camera

Sony’s 20.7 Exmor RS camera

The two big camera improvements in the new iPhone models, phase-detect AF and optical image stabilization (OIS), aren’t new in the market as Samsung and Nokia have had them for at least a year.

3. Battery

Although the new iPhones have been kitted with a new A8 processor that is 25% faster than the previous iPhone, Tim Cook admitted that the battery life on the new phones would be as long as the previous models.

Forbes’ tech analyst Mark Rogowsky puts it succinctly, “take your phone out for a busy day of GPSing, mobile browsing, texting on the go and whatnot, and you can drain an iPhone to zero in just a couple of hours. And Apple “basically told the world that experience will be the same with the iPhone 6”.

4. Long queues to buy it

The iPhone 6 launches in the UK on 19 September and people are queuing outside Apple’s Regent’s Street store to buy it.

In New York, people have been camping for over 10 days to buy one. Joesph Cruz was second in line outside the Apple Store at the Fifth Avenue, New York. He was first, but he sold his place to a couple for $2,500.

Best of luck with getting your hands on an iPhone 6 soon.

5. And finally, the price

Why does Apple make us pay a big price for small tweaks? The iPhone 6 will cost £539 for 16GB while the iPhone 6 Plus is priced at £619 for the same capacity.

For features that have been recycled, is that a fair price? You tell us @Londonlovesbiz

Readers' comments (5)

  • Anonymous

    YET ANOTHER negative article on Apple from Shruti. I should have gone to the bookies and placed a bet as I knew it would drop into my inbox today.

    I'm all for journalism but its getting like the BBC......DOOOOMED, We're all DOOOMED!

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  • Well Shruti - no surprise this article is written by you!
    As with all high end products, it is not merely about like for like measurements - it's the same with cars, watches, HiFi even clothes! Certain products have a cache that induces a greater pride of ownership. But,I own a communications company and I try all the mobile phone models, and after using an iPhone Android seems like a toy to me, plus their App store is peppered with junk/fake apps. Windows 8.1 (and the new Nokia Lumia 930 is superb) is better but limited Apps. The only gripe was that iPhones were too small - not any more. All Hail The King!

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  • Anonymous

    I feel the writer of this article misses the point somewhat... In my company we give our sales staff a choice of Apple or Android as their company phone... Most eventually migrate to the iPhone as it does what it says on the tin, reliably for a longer period than the other brands listed. My staff have complained about the quality and longevity of the other brands.... so although the other brands may be cheaper the experience is hassle free without the need to upgrade annually... it seems like the review is based on a specification contest and less about the user experience

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  • Michael Smith

    Another typical Fandroid misunderstanding of what matters to customers. Shruti tries to compare like-for-like in a bitter attempt to justify his own choice. Don't worry, you'll come round in the end. When you have to list reason no. 4 out of 5 as 'needing to queue to buy one' you can tell he's getting desperate lol

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  • Anonymous

    That is now 17 articles on this site I have found that attack Apple. And not one that says anything against Samsung. I smell a rat.

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