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This is Why iPhone 6 Sucks and Android Users Hate It

Let me first state this: anyone who uses a smartphone and thinks Apple products are garbage probably doesn’t know the history of what we call smartphones today or is too blinded by hate to see that Apple makes nothing but quality products. This article is not just a write-up from another Android fanboy or a Samsung butt-licker. I’ve been using the iPhone for years and I still do. Besides, I have a Droid as well. Are we clear on that? Thank you.

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Well, we all waited for the almighty iPhone 6 to be released and it finally came out in two sizes. For the first time since 2007, Apple listened to users and finally went against it’s very own rules. Remember when Apple thought a device with a big screen won’t really work? Oh… this advert by Apple should give an idea of what I’m talking about.


Just like an Android user said, “Steve Jobs must be turning in his grave right now to see a 5.5″ iPhone.”

Considering everything, maybe that’s true. Apple has always believed it knows what’s good for consumers and failed to give consumers what they really want. As with the case with the big screen, it wasn’t until Apple saw it was losing its market share to Samsung that they realized people love bigger screens after all. And Samsung too delivered it’s own punchline is this new set of videos that’s nothing short of mockery, but that has always been one of Samsung’s successful marketing strategy:

Over the last few days, this  image too has been flying over the internet and I found it amusing…

…and sadly true. These are things Apple should’ve done before now. Just like the case with Blackberry that refused to move on when the world had gone past physical Qwerty keyboards, Apple may begin losing even loyal customers if it continues doing what it thinks it’s right instead of giving in to consumer demands and more importantly, bringing back the innovation Apple used to be known for.

Here is something I would like to admit at this point– I’ve always wished my iPhone screen was bigger when watching movies or playing HD games and I use my 4.7″ HTC device for these functions most of the time.

We all know Apple pioneered what we call the smartphone today and the first iPhone was quite iconic in the history of smartphones. In fact, Samsung would probably be nowhere today if Apple didn’t lead by example but where’s the innovation and magic Apple used to be known for?

Has Apple traded magic and innovation for surprise? And by surprise, I mean doing what they once considered stupid? A lot of Android users are still not impressed despite the increase in the iPhone screen size, the new NFC feature and everything that’s been on Android OS and jailbreak community for years.

And neither am I.

Here are five reasons why a regular Android user would think the new iPhone 6 still sucks:

1. No external storage, crippled file transfer.

There are times I wish I could just copy stuffs from my PC to another computer. With an iPhone, this is impossible without having iTunes installed on both computers and using file storage apps. It’s understandable that Apple is trying to make the OS secure but hey, when your pen drive isn’t with you and your iPhone just can’t perform that function, an Android device seem like the most adorable device in the world.

Agreed, I hate the iPhone for that.

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2. Same Old 8MP Camera

iPhone 4s was announced in 2011 and had an 8MP camera. It’s the same with iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This sounds boring considering Nokia putting a 41MP camera in a smartphone way back in 2012.

Agreed, it’s boring.

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Unknown to many though, there’s more to a camera than a big pixel resolution and manufacturers sometimes insult smartphone users intelligence when a 13MP camera with a poor resolution is compared with an 8MP camera with a better resolution.

The lens, the sensor, the processor, the DSP engine and a lot of other things are what make up a good camera.

Now, unless you’re blowing up your picture up on a pretty large billboard, an 8MP camera with very good features is okay for a regular smartphone but considering what people are crazy for, maybe an improvement in that area would’ve converted many.

3. File transfer between mobile devices

There are times when you need to transfer things like PDF files, images, documents and other stuffs in between mobile devices. It’s certain bluetooth file transfer will become obsolete just like infra-red in the next few years but this feature on a smartphone can actually save one a lot of trouble.

The absence of such feature on the iPhone is very uncool. Unless you jailbreak and  pay $9.99 for Celeste Bluetooth app through Cydia, you just have to forget about this simple feature.

Apple thinks you don’t need it… or perhaps, Apple knows it’ll compromise the device’s security but whatever the reason maybe, an Android user would think that sucks.

4. You’re Jailed without a Jailbreak

Those things you can do on an unrooted Android device you can never do on an iPhone that’s not jailbroken. This is the reason a lot of people fail to upgrade their device the moment an iOS update is released.

Apple probably won’ admit this but the jailbreak community is one of the things that keeps the company going. A guy like me considers an unjailbroken device almost useless.

5. Apple is Playing Catch-up with Google

One might ask, “Where the hell is Steve Job’s innovation?” I must admit I haven’t been impressed lately. The first iPhone was a killer product and the iPad set a trend every manufacturer followed. Apple used to be a company that broke old rules and created new ones that others followed but where’s all that?

The iPhone 5s was the world’s first 64-bit mobile device but analysts were like why would you put a 64-bit processor in a smartphone? The Touch ID fingerprint security was first of its kind but besides these two, have we heard any other impressively ground-breaking feature in the last few years?

6. And a lot of other petty gripes

No third party store. Operating system is not open source. No removable battery. The price is just a rip-off. And a host of problems people find with Apple’s devices generally.

Will iPhone 6 Even Sell?

It will, and millions would be sold in the first week. We all know that. It has always been that way despite the criticism year after year. The brand prestige is still very much there and even a number of iPhone haters are secret admirers who will never admit it.

Am I ditching the iPhone?

No, and that’s a very affirmative No! An iOS device becomes a part of you if you’ve been on the platform for years and that is the very reason people like me are referred to as iSheep. The iPhone 4s I’m presently holding has outlived a couple of Android devices I bought. I’ve never had to worry about a virus attack. I’ve never had to worry about installing apps that are actually spywares. I’ve dropped it more than a dozen times and all I got was a cracked back cover. The UI looks boring to you but it’s super-polished, fluid and lagging isn’t something iOS users experience.

I chose not to upgrade to iPhone 5 or 5s last year because in my opinion, there wasn’t much difference except for the longer (not larger) screen and a fingerprint sensor I probably won’t use. I didn’t find the new 64-bit processor particularly useful for my day-to-day life.

The much bigger screen on the iPhone 6 is a winner for me. Take it or leave it, Apple is still much relevant and will still be in the mobile market for a long time to come but lately, I haven’t been much impressed just like you. I like Apple but not to the point of following blindly and licking their butt. There’s a need to step up their game, there are Android devices in the market that beat the new iPhone 6 hands down.

This post was last modified on November 21, 2017 11:06 PM

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Don Caprio: @doncaprioHusband, superdad, ubergeek, lazy writer, serious gamer, gadget collector, amateur photographer, web designer. I'm on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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  • Hi,
    I'm stumbled to this article from your another article. What I would like to point out that your research regarding iPhone 6 is not proper. Like for in case of iPhone camera, I think any techy guy never consider MP as a sole feature of judging a good camera. You need to go deep in it to understand iPhone camera and why it's still having a best clarity compared to above 18 MP camera.
    You need to understand the science behind what feature they give and what not. If you're really using iPhone, you would have never compared it with android. Though it up to individual, what they really take from it.
    Thanks,
    Anurag

    • I'm assuming you only read the sub-headings. Please read the article carefully, everything you mentioned is explained already.

  • IPhone's suck. Delete this if you want. We're good 6 years ago. Now there playing catch up because of ignoramus. Go big update camera and test before you release. Everyone i talk to wants a Samsung. Im buying a LG because you don't need the other shit. The gbs and service provider mean more. Everyone is happy with droids and hate apple. Apple is like a fake olex. Garbage

  • Actually iPhone stole the finger pejnt ID scanner from android. Motorola had the first finger print scanner in their phone, and Apple bought out the company and now they have it but the idea to have the finger print scanner was first seen on an android phone like most things ! Apple also has half the battery life of most android phones , the most android phones have quad processors which provide much better multi tasking, android phones usually have a battery saving option, most android phones have NFC iPhone does not , most androids have an infrared sensor which allows you to control you tv and or stereo for Apple you would need to buy an after market product and pay a bit of money for this. Most android phones have much better front facing cameras with the iPhones being The same 1.2 mp camera as always while my htc one m8 has a 5mp hd front camera which records hd video as well. Most android phones can play 24-bit audio while iPhone which started out as a music device can only play mp3's and you have to use iTunes. To load music and pictures on my of my HTC one m8 automatically syncs to my pc allowing me to send pictures and audio wirelessly without having to download software on both devices, I can sync all my information, imsges ,contacts, audio and documents, to another phone by tapping them together or transferring everything to a new device. Iphone has one of the worst display screens , I mean iPhone doesn't really have anything performance wise that sets it apart. I'm not bias towards iPhone but when I got the iPhone 6 i returned it for the HTC one m8 after a month because it performed worse then my android from 2011. And even that phone had ba better battery and more ram and a better cpu. The iPhone is a monopoly cornering you to only use their products and software, if I want something to be transferred to my pc i would need to use iTunes or some other Apple software, if I want music on my phone i have to use iTunes so, if I want a WiFi speaker I have to buy one with Apple air play , Apple makes sure even after buying your phone they make money off of you making you buy thief patented products or products using their licensed technology. With android I'm free to use what I want , and able to download music for free, I can customize my phone, I can even replace the launcher. Apple has a lot more after market products then most other phones, but that's just new money going to them, and a lot of the things my android does already I would have to buy an after market product to give an iPhone the same capabilities , such as battery life sure I can buy a battery pack case for an extra 30% battery life or I cms just stick to my android with double the battery life and talk time and I don't have to spend more money.

  • "Here’s an idea everyone: buy the phone you like, use it, don’t worry about what other people are using…and shut up. It’s a freaking phone. One of many you will have in your lifetime. We are so spoiled to even be arguing over which Smartphone is best. First world problems…"

    Thank you.

  • Here's an idea everyone: buy the phone you like, use it, don't worry about what other people are using...and shut up. It's a freaking phone. One of many you will have in your lifetime. We are so spoiled to even be arguing over which Smartphone is best. First world problems...

  • Ive been using iPhone for long and unfortunately I stayed using it until I updated my iOS to iOS 8.0.1 and thats the end of story of me using Apple device as I lose all my contacts and important files saved on my phone and nothing else to do according to Apple to retrieve them. Apple truly sucks. Now i'm happily using my Android phone!

  • The reason why Android users hate Apple is because they are stuck using their shit devices which only they think are cool. It's like comparing a Gameboy to one of those shitty 100 in 1 handhelds. It's the exact same thing.

  • Great article with 1 exception. Apple didnt create the first smartphone. Nokia had phones with copy and paste flash supporting web browsers applications etc long before the iphone and Samsungs first smartphone device was being sold in korea in like 95 or 97...apple gave it a touch screen. That was the big deal. But honestly the nokia phone was a far better device. Blackberrys had been around for awhile too. Honestly saying the iphone created the smartphone market is silly. The touchscreen just launched the smartphone market into the headlights.