It's been awhile since I made a post, but in honor of the iPhone 6/6 Plus launch, I found that it was a must to share some thoughts on the products at hand. As with many of my posts, please understand that these are solely my own thoughts on the product. Regardless of the credit I give to the product, or lack thereof, I highly recommend you get your hands on the new devices and make your own judgement calls. Without further ado, here's my take.
To answer the question in the title, is the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus revolutionary devices? Yes and no. The reason I say yes is because for iPhone users, this device is definitely revolutionary. It brings the iPhone user family up-to-date with other modern technology in the smart phone game. I can't begin to tell you how many people have told me they'd love a bigger screen on their iPhone. That day has finally come.
Traditional iPhone users now have two choices to make. You'll hear many people at Apple stores saying, "Should I get the smaller one (4.7 inch) or the bigger one (5.5 inch)?" In short, at least you have the option to go a little bigger than the iPhone 5/5C/5S or go a lot bigger. Regardless of what size you choose, the fact still remains that you're device will be bigger than your iPhone 5/5C/5S or earlier model. That's a nice upgrade for most.
Another feature that many people are in love with is the new Apple Pay program. Essentially, this replaces the need for a wallet. You can insert your debit or credit card information, associated with most major credit unions, into the Apple Pay wallet. At supported retailers, you simply tap your device on the pay station to submit your payment for the items you're purchasing. Apple has coded the program with some nifty encryption and security to give you the comfort you need to purchase your items without letting intruders take over your money. Overall, it seems like a pretty promising application/service.
Aside from the two features above, there are a few others such as an improved camera, a thinner design, and faster WiFi connection. Other than that, you should simply expect a clean looking, well-advertised product by Apple. Each year there's a huge hype around the Apple keynote, and this year was no different. Apple delivered on the hype around the iPhone as well as their future product — the Apple Watch. To sum it up with one line, the Watch allows you to get notifications and interact with your device from your wrist. Since it's Apple made, you know it's going to be of outstanding quality.
Earlier in this post, I said that the new iPhone 6/6 Plus is revolutionary, but I also said that it's not at the same time. To address the second part, the iPhone 6/6 Plus isn't revolutionary. This also includes the Watch. The reason it isn't revolutionary is because for all the smart phone users outside the Apple market, they've already had many of these features for the last year or more. Personally owning an Android device, I've had a 5.5 inch display for quite awhile now. I've also had the virtual wallet feature for awhile now as well (Softcard). As far as the camera, my device's 13 megapixel is superior to the eight megapixels I had with my iPhone 5 previously. Aside from the features mentioned, there are a few things my device can do that an iPhone can't. Refer to my last post to for more details.
Regardless of whether or not I've had some of these features for awhile or not, I have to say that Apple has one thing that most don't. They have the brand. In day-to-day life, you'll notice that a fair share of Americans own an iPhone. You're probably saying to yourself, "If you're telling me that other devices were more 'revolutionary', then why are there more iPhones when I'm taking the train to work in the morning?" There seems to be more iPhone users because Apple does an amazing job at advertising, marketing, and merchandising.
I will give credit where credit is due. Apple products come in amazing packaging. Apple commercials are flawless. Apple devices in general are simple, clean, and elegant. They also revolutionized the future of smart phones when they launched the very first iPhone. They truly did set the pace for the future smart phones that we have today. All of what I just mentioned is what makes Apple revolutionary. It's not whether or not the iPhone 6/6 Plus is revolutionary itself. It's that the Company itself is revolutionary.
To bring this post to an end, when it comes to the new devices, if you're an avid iPhone user, you're going to love the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. I highly recommend you purchase it without a doubt. For all of the Android users out there, you may not be too impressed with the new iDevices, and that's okay for you to feel that way. You have other options for your next phone — as do I.
In regards to the Apple Watch, iPhone users must purchase this upcoming product. You'll be fascinated. Other smart phone users, you already have wearables to choose from and many others on the way. Regardless, another Apple keynote has come and gone. The new iPhones may not be ground breaking, but you will continue to see the brand day in and day out. It's inevitable.