6 less of an upgrade than 5 and 4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by OVERTASK, Sep 16, 2014.

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Best upgrade over previous generation (Non S)

  1. 3G

    3 vote(s)
    2.7%
  2. 4

    42 vote(s)
    37.5%
  3. 5

    16 vote(s)
    14.3%
  4. 6

    51 vote(s)
    45.5%
  1. OVERTASK macrumors 6502

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    I was just looking over the old keynotes and it does appear in terms of new and interesting features (bar the screen size) the 6 seemed like a lot less of an upgrade than the 5 or 4 did at their time.

    Perhaps when the 4 and 5 were introduced there was simply core features missing?
     
  2. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    Hardly. The 6 quite literally is the biggest.
    NFC
    -New LTE chip
    -FINALLY improved battery life
    -Option for two screen sizes
    -Massive improvements in iOS 8.
     
  3. nnacrumors macrumors 6502

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    C'mon now, how about we let the iPhone 6 users have a day in the sun before pissing in their cheerios?
     
  4. OVERTASK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Upgraded LTE chip will hardly make a difference unless you are hitting 100Mbps? Improved battery life only for the 6+ though. The 6 screen although larger still has a rather low pixel density. The iOS 8 improvements will also apply to 5/5S so it can hardly be considered a feature of the 6. I would probably say the NFC chip is the largest improvement, although not much utility outside of the US for now.
     
  5. TahoeDust macrumors 6502

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    Definitely 4. The Retina display was a complete game changer.
     
  6. OVERTASK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Aye and we still have the same ppi on the 6.
     
  7. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    I dont know about the US's piss poor LTE network, but yes I've seen multiple occasions in which I've seen 100.
     
  8. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone 4
    - Retina display
    - A4 chip
    - Gyroscope
    - 5MP camera with flash + FaceTime and HD video
    - iOS 4

    iPhone 5
    - Slightly bigger 4" screen
    - A6 chip
    - LTE
    - 8MP better iSight
    - Lightning connector
    - iOS 6

    iPhone 6
    - Significantly bigger 4.7" screen
    - Retina HD display (750p)
    - A8 chip and M8 coprocessor
    - 8MP better iSight
    - NFC + Apple Pay
    - iOS 8

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    I think the iPhone 4 still is the biggest since it introduced a lot of things like the Retina display, significantly better camera features, and the first generation Apple made chips.

    I think while iPhone 5 got LTE, the iPhone 6 is more important than it. Actually larger and better displays along with NFC and Apple Pay. Apple Pay is going to be huge.
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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  10. the8thark macrumors 68040

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    I voted 4 but only because 4s. I think the 4s is the biggest change. Dual core and all.
     
  11. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Voted too soon. The Retina Display was definitely the most innovative addition to date IMO. iPhone 4 was the most major upgrade.
     
  12. OVERTASK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haven't gone over 40 in the UK.
     
  13. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    Sucks for you then.
     
  14. yegon macrumors 68020

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    Still the 4. It's been iterative ever since, same applies across the whole industry.
     
  15. EdMan macrumors 6502

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    Its between the 4 and the 6 though I voted 6. The 4 design along with retina display was game changing. Time will tell with the 6 but it's a pretty nice upgrade from the 5.
     
  16. l3uddz macrumors 6502

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    WISH my home connection was this fast lmfao.... i barely see 700 KB/s download speed.
     
  17. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    I thought the 4 was the best.

    I'd been using a 3G up until then, everything about the 4 was a massive upgrade.

    Retina display, a much better camera (which also shot video :p), a gorgeous new design, and a much better battery life. It was the first phone I ever had that would easily last the day. If I was going out and was at 50% battery I didn't worry about it.
     
  18. OVERTASK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You must live in Wales.
     
  19. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    I got to go with the 6 being the biggest upgrade. I have always wanted a little larger phone and the 6 is it. Was very dissapointed in the 5 size
     

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