When Tim Cook said the 'biggest advancement' since the original iPhone

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  1. shenfrey, Apr 22, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2015

    shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    Was this an intended pun, or was he talking about it in general?
  2. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    What was he talking about, the iPhone 6? If so then he was talking out of his rear. Aside from the screen size there isn't a whole load of difference between it and the 5S. Or the iPhone 5 for that matter. Yeah Apple Pay, yeah Touch ID etc. I use neither and my phone has both, so hardly essential or 'game changing'.
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
  4. shenfrey thread starter macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    iPhone 6 and 6 plus. He said it at the September event. It's not a deep question by any means, just something that's been nibbling at my brain for a bit. Was it a pun or was he being serious lol
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Pun in what sense?
  6. doug in albq Suspended

    doug in albq

    Oct 12, 2007
    That the 6 and 6 Plus are the "biggest" iPhones now...I guess that is a play on words.

    OP is saying, in his opinion, not much advancement, except for the new "biggest" sizes.
  7. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    Well they are the 'biggest' advancements since iPhone (original). Literally.
  8. FieldingMellish Suspended

    Jun 20, 2010
  9. cababah macrumors 68000

    Jun 11, 2009
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Biggest "change?"...maybe. Biggest "advancement"...uhh, no.
  10. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    Lol so it's not a big change because *you* don't use it?
  11. wombat94 macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2010
    Just curious...

    I can understand not using Apple Pay - it is of limited use today - especially if the places where you shop don't support it yet, like all of the world outside of the US so far.

    But, I am curious why you don't use TouchID?

    To me that was a true advance on the usability of the phone - allowing me to have a complex passcode and NOT be always slowed down by having to key in a long code.
  12. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    I know that lots of people use those features but they are hardly gamechangers. I just see them as 'features' rather than massive must haves. We're on the second generation of iPhones that have Touch ID...and I still don't use it. I see it as an option and not a necessity. Reading in the newspaper today about how the Galaxy S5 fingerprint reader can be remotely hacked just shows me that it's a potentially dangerous feature. I actually prefer using a 4 digit PIN to unlock my phone because I've been using my phones this way for years and it's second nature to me. Knowing that the Touch ID system is potentially unsafe only makes me feel more comfortable in my choice.
  13. sunking101, Apr 23, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2015

    sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    Here is the article, and the story is covered by other newspapers. Nothing is EVER 100% infallible or truly safe.

  14. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Well the 6 and 6+ were "bigger".

    Looks like he hit the nail on the head
  15. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    Yes technically it was indeed a pun. It can be considered as such.

    More accurately its a marketing slogan intended to imply an exciting evolution in the phone while making a pun about the size in a literal sense at the same time.

    So in general it was a layered marketing slogan that contained a pun therein.
  16. warnerve macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2014
  17. jr866gooner macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    I am so jealous of my wife and her shiny new 5s over my 5c for one or two things.

    Firstly Touch ID. Nothing more annoying than typing your password for every app install and its darn quick logging in!

    Second the speed with better processor including the movement processor too!

    Third- battery life, maybe it's early days but her battery is pretty good!

    Roll on November for the iPhone 6!
  18. shenfrey thread starter macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010

    iPhone 6S you mean ?

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