iPhone 6 revolutionary versus late features
The iPhone 6 will not arrive this year and this has become clear with only a couple of weeks to go until Apple’s next event in September, but we will see a 7th generation iPhone in the form of 5S and 5C. Putting names aside, the real iPhone 6 would feature not only an improvement in specs but also a complete redesign that takes things further than the current generation.
We have seen a few poorly made iPhone 6 concepts that raise the idea of a phablet that would take on Galaxy Note 3 and one of the latest featured some amazing specs. That concept was based more about dreams than facts, although some others tend to aim for what is possible rather than putting anything on paper.
The best iPhone 6 designs target what is possible by a release date in 2014, and some innovative features would arrive from Apple patents that have only just been published. You can see how a thin iPhone 6 is possible in an earlier article looking at a patent improving the thickness of all iDevices.
iPhone 6 revolutionary versus late features — there is a clear difference between what consumers class as revolutionary features and those that have been tried already. It is true that LG and Samsung already revealed flexible displays with the latter brand showcasing a working wrap around display. If Apple produced an iPhone 6 with a wrap around display, as in this concept, then some people might claim they are stealing ideas from Samsung.
Another Phones Review reader also mentioned, “a built-in projector phone appeared around 3 years ago and it didn’t catch on and a fingerprint scanner was on the original Motorola Atrix. If Apple’s iPhone 6 includes a fingerprint scanner, built-in projector or wrap around display then they are just using late technology and nothing revolutionary in my mind”.
While we understand this persons point of view, it is good to remember that Apple’s success has always been about repackaging technology in their own unique way and consumers obviously love it as seen by units sold. If they included at least a flexible display and fingerprint scanner on an iPhone 6, then you can bet it will be done in Apple’s own way and might even be made popular like they did with touchscreen phones.
Others think an iPhone 6 with a wrap around screen wouldn’t be revolutionary and instead is a very bad idea. “Why would you want a wrap around display? Unless Apple patents a hover iPhone, how would you hold a phone like this without touching the display on the side?” said another commenter.
Then we have the problem of getting an iPhone 6 case to fit a device like this, which would at the very least need to be clear in certain areas. We have already seen a great solution to this issue that’s called Graphene. You can read a lot more about a possible iPhone 6 with Graphene in another article, and how this technology would mean no need for a case and also other benefits are provided like much better battery life.
Do you think Apple still has what it takes to launch a revolutionary iPhone 6? Leave a comment below with your thoughts on this question and the above information, and also if you think Apple will always produce a phone with late features from technology already on smartphones.