Apple is set to unleash the iPhone 6 on an expectant crowd of fans sometime in the next couple of months. The rumors are now coming thick and fast, but amid all the guesswork, we thought it prudent to ask the beautiful MakeUseOf readers what they actually wanted to see with the iPhone 6. There were, as usual, wildly conflicting opinions.
Big Hopes For The iPhone 6
We asked you, What Are Your Hopes For The iPhone 6? We had a decent response, but a fair few of those people who responded cannot be described as Apple fans. In fact, they’re Apple haters, and their hatred was unequivocal on this occasion.
Starting with the haters, we had people calling for the iPhone 6 to feature an “iOS boot screen that includes an apology for the crappy keyboard, lack of file system access, application interoperability and customization options,” the hope that “you are able to load Android onto it,” and the heartfelt desire that the iPhone 6 is “such a big disappointment that sites stop publishing carefully leaked ‘rumors’ about the iPhone 6s or iPhone 7.” That’s gotta smart.
On a more serious note there appears to be a feeling that Apple has become a little dull of late, with one commenter noting the company “seems to be playing the safe, long game in the past few years.” Therefore the iPhone 6 needs to get people excited once again, rather than be aimed at existing iPhone users who would likely buy a turd if it had the Apple logo etched onto it.
Of the few actual iPhone users who commented, the hope that weaved its through through the discussion was an increase in screen size. Most people want the option of buying a bigger iPhone, which is no great surprise given the range of sizes available to Android fans.
The dear departed Steve Jobs will be turning in his grave at this prospect, as he publicly stated that 3.5-inches was the optimal size for a smartphone screen. Is this Apple actually taking notice of people’s wishes? I never thought I’d see the day.
Comment Of The Week
We received a lot of great comments, including those from likefunbutnot, Charles R, and Hildy J. Comment Of The Week goes to Zhong J, who wins a T-shirt chosen from those available through MakeUseOf Rewards for this comment:
That it’s their last one.
We chose this comment because, despite its brevity, it made us laugh. It really is that simple. Of course the iPhone 6 won’t be the last smartphone from Apple, but the fact some people wish it was going to be shows just how deep their hatred is for the Cupertino company.
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