after months of anticipation and much leaks, rumors and all, the iPhone 6 and a premium sister handset, iPhone 6 Plus were finally unveiled on the September 9 event. so is the market experts lauding or sneering at the new flagship duo? one thing for sure, regardless of what the verdict the eighth-generation iPhone still sells like a hotcake with Apple claiming it had 4 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus snapped up in the first 24 hours of pre-order, a figure that doubles that of the iPhone 5 back in 2012. but not everyone is a fanboy. some of us who are still on the fence about taking the expensive plunge, or simply missed out the pre-order rush buy and thus, given the opportunity to rethink if they should be dropping their hard-earned dough for a premium handset. whichever is your case that you weren’t the first wave of buyers, this post is for you. we scour through what some of today’s tech heads have to say about the new iPhones and round them up here for your convenience. so keep going to find our Apple iPhone 6 Review Roundup.
“Apple keeps repeating that the iPhones 6 are “better in every way”, and as far as I can tell that really is the case.” – John Gruber, Daring Fireball
“This year’s iPhones aren’t groundbreaking, nor are they perfect. But they demonstrate something far more important to Apple’s success in the long run: freshness.” – Brad Molen, Engadget
“The iPhone 6 is a great upgrade for current iPhone owners, or for anyone, really. It manages to provide a much larger display in a phone that’s still small enough to handle easily.” – Walt Mossberg, Re/code
“it offers improvements in almost every way that matters, and it delivers those in a striking new design that balances consumer demand for larger screens with a thin, light and durable case.” – Darrell Etherington, TechCrunch
“.. yet there’s nothing truly ambitious here, no grand vision of the future or of a new way of living in the present.” – David Pierce, The Verge
“But, on the whole, the 6 is a product that feels like a collection of overdue Android features, given an excellent polish by Apple hardware and software design. It’s a really, really good phone. It’s not revolutionary.” – Scott Stein, CNET
“The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are absolutely terrific phones. They’re fast and powerful and well designed.” – David Pogue, Yahoo! Tech
“All the features you will find on the iPhone 6 can be found elsewhere in the Android or Windows Phone world, but not always in such a fluid and easy-to-use way.” – Stuart Miles, Pocket-lint
“I’ll wager that for most iPhone 5 users, the iPhone 6 will be a solid upgrade, and after a few days of adjustment, they’ll never miss their old iPhones.” – Jason Snell, Macworld
“It’s a real looker, with an amazingly slim and deeply attractive build. It feels lovely in the hand, despite the extra size.” -David Phelan, Stuff
“A beautifully made phone that finally reaches the screen size that many have hankered for from an iPhone, without sacrificing quality.” – Charles Arthur, The Guardian
“The slim new iPhones aren’t a big-screen slam-dunk, but they work well, as we have come to expect from Apple. Ultimately, it’s what’s on the inside that keeps them just in front of their competitors.” – Molly Wood, NY Times
i have spent hours going through the reviews, but mid-way through, i find myself skimming through most of them. why? because the reviews shares pretty much the same thoughts. you know. similar pros and cons. the beautiful hardware is what lures buyers like me, but the OS also plays a critical role. many folks whom i have spoken to, especially ladies, prefers iOS for the fuss-free usability, while most geeky gents, on the other hands, have no qualms about making the switch to Android or even Windows, simply for the sake of experiencing the tech.
so will i cuddle in the arms of iOS again? maybe. but the very thought of the price, with or without contract, kind of puts me off. after more than two years hiatus from iOS (i still have my iPad mini, though) and i am growing pretty comfortable with pure Android devices, which is why price is a critical factor. so what about you? are you till on the fence? or have you decided?