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Best upgrade over previous generation (Non S)

  • 3G

    Votes: 3 2.7%
  • 4

    Votes: 42 37.5%
  • 5

    Votes: 16 14.3%
  • 6

    Votes: 51 45.5%

  • Total voters
    112

OVERTASK

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Sep 17, 2013
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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?
 

TechGod

macrumors 68040
Feb 25, 2014
3,207
968
New Zealand
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?

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.
 

nnacrumors

macrumors 6502
Jun 12, 2014
429
7
6 less of an upgrade than 5 and 4

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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?
 

OVERTASK

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Sep 17, 2013
392
187
∞o
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.

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.
 

TechGod

macrumors 68040
Feb 25, 2014
3,207
968
New Zealand
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.

I dont know about the US's piss poor LTE network, but yes I've seen multiple occasions in which I've seen 100.
 

Noble Actual

macrumors 6502a
Sep 10, 2014
851
501
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.
 

the8thark

macrumors 601
Apr 18, 2011
4,624
1,708
I voted 4 but only because 4s. I think the 4s is the biggest change. Dual core and all.
 

MICHAELSD

macrumors 603
Jul 13, 2008
5,050
2,668
NJ
Voted too soon. The Retina Display was definitely the most innovative addition to date IMO. iPhone 4 was the most major upgrade.
 

yegon

macrumors 68040
Oct 20, 2007
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Still the 4. It's been iterative ever since, same applies across the whole industry.
 

EdMan

macrumors 6502a
Oct 17, 2011
623
301
Michigan
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.
 

Tsuchiya

macrumors 68020
Jun 7, 2008
2,310
372
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.
 
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