Plus features on a regular 6

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by stevemiller, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. stevemiller macrumors 68000

    Oct 27, 2008
    it bugs me that there are petty things that Apple has decreed can only fit on the plus sized screen and not my already quite large 6 (having come from a 4s).

    it isn't even a resolution issue, as all the additional things, like contact pictures in messages and additional panes in landscape mode, all work even when the plus is set to the scaled resolution of the 6. Generally all they're doing is ensuring that there is unused white space left on the 6, as some sort of punishment for not wanting the biggest device possible.

    And ultimately none of the features are super important to me, so it'll never sway me anyway. All it does is reveal their mentality that ultimately product quality for Apple plays second fiddle to marketing strategy anymore.
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Contact pictures in messages are available on the 6.
  3. maxsix Suspended


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    My iPad Pro has been quite good. The keyboard is fast, the pen is enjoyable.

    Apple is a company high on its own financial success. With massive funding for marketing, they create and control the company's image to perfection. Years of programming millions to believe Apple is "Magical and Revolutionary" they've positioned themselves ideally.

    Obsessed with control over their users, it doesn’t get any better. They do what Apple wants, no more, no less. At the top, they look down on us, chuckling as they orchestrate the arrival of Brinks Trucks to pickup the cash.
  4. stevemiller thread starter macrumors 68000

    Oct 27, 2008
    Oh man you're right. I was comparing single person conversations to a group text. Mea culpa. Although the list views on the left in landscape would still be nice.
  5. nia820 macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2011
    I never understood why Apple has not implemented a 1080p screen on the regular 6s or image stability. Just another example of Apple cheaping out so they can get more profits.
  6. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    You realize that would mean worse battery life, also the plus isnt as smooth as the regular 6/S so that would also mean more lag. The resolution on the 6/S is fine.
  7. nia820 macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2011
    Then Apple needs to stick a bigger battery inside. There is no excuse for a premium smartphone to have a 720p display in 2015.
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    For the size that the 6/6s is that resolution is fine. I mean it can be better with higher PPI but the visual improvement it would bring for that size would be minimal for most that it might not outweigh the battery and/or performance hit. It's possible they will change that in the next redesign with iPhone 7 though as they can redesign more than just the screen but the actual design of the phone itself. We'll see.
  9. Aydy macrumors regular


    Nov 22, 2015
    They can literally throw any old underspecced device out there and it will sell, sell sell. Its baffling ;)
    Fairplay to Apple tho, they've got the whole world in their hands.
    We've all been hoodwinked :confused:
  10. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    And then you have people complaining that the phone is too thick and heavy.

    Apple's strength has always been in knowing which trade offs to prioritise. All the more in a mobile device where portability and battery life is prized.
  11. stormchaser macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2010
    That must be an iOS 9 thing as my 6 doesn't have this option on iOS 8.3.
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    That's correct, it's there as of iOS 9.

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