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iPhone 6 announced

Apple has just announced their new flagship phones iPhone 6 4.7″ and iPhone 6 Plus 5.5″ which follows the size pattern popularized by Samsung, are they playing catching up now?

Apple used to be the leader that all other companies look up to and copy, but with their latest iPhone announcement, which have the screen sizes of more than 4 inches and 5 inches, Apple is the one copying Samsung Galaxy series and LG G series.

Steve Jobs once said that he would never hold a phone that requires two hands to operate, and they even emphasized that in the TV ad shown below;

The screen sizes are not the only ones that disappointed many fans, the worst part about this year’s keynote is no more surprises, no more innovation. Even though they came up with better specs, but others, such as Samsung, LG and Motorola have been doing it for some time now and they are getting even better, especially with Galaxy Note 4 in the horizon.

IPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Specs are below:

Component iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus
Screen size 4.7 inches 5.5 inches
Screen type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1334 x 750 1920 x 1080
Pixel density 326 ppi 401 ppi
SoC Apple A8 Apple A8
Type 64-bit 64-bit
Speed Not given Not given
GPU Not given Not given
RAM Not given Not given
Storage 16/64/128GB 16/64/128GB
Expansion No No
Camera 8-megapixel iSight with 1.5µ pixels 8-megapixel iSight with 1.5µ pixels and optical stabilization
Flash True Tone flash True Tone flash
Front-facer 1.2-megapixel FaceTime 1.2-megapixel FaceTime
Battery 24hr talk time/12 day standby 14hr talk time/10 day standby
OS iOS 8 iOS 8
Bands Varies – supports UMTS/HSPA+ DC-HSDPA LTE and CDMA EV-DO Varies – includes UMTS/HSPA+ DC-HSDPA LTE and CDMA EV-DO
SIM type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
Bluetooth 4.0 4.0
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
NFC Present Present
Infrared No No
Sensors Fingerprint barometer gyroscope accelerometer proximity ambient light Fingerprint barometer gyroscope accelerometer proximity ambient light
Build Anodized aluminum Anodized aluminum
Size 138.1mm x 67.0mm x 6.9mm / 129g 158.1mm x 77.8mm x 7.1mm / 172g

The main points of keynote; Apple Pay, well… Google has been doing this payment via NFC thing for years now, so yeah, Apple is trying to catch up here, VoLTE or Voice over LTE, well.. T-Mobile has been doing this over wifi for years with Android phones… so… Apple is actually years behind in this regard, camera is yay 88 Megapixel… wait…. actually it is still 8MP.

If any…. I mean ANY fanboys cheering Apple for finally going this large, they SHOULD be ASHAMED, they ridiculed, heck, even I ridiculed the first Samsung Galaxy Note, that I actually made fun of it too, if anything, if any Apple fanboys liking these new iPhones 4.7″ and 5.5″ they have Samsung who introduced these so called phablets to thank for.

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