Apple Announcement : iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+

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    Sep 12, 2014 1:22 AM GMT
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    So finally Apple unveiled their latest iPhones which btw will go on pre-order at midnight today. They will go on sale at their retail stores next Friday September 19th. So whats new?

    First off it seems like Apple will be slowly moving away from the 4.0" screen size, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ feature a 4.7 and 5.5 display respectively. The iPhone 6 doesnt not really feel that big, since they trimmed the bezels a bit. The iPhone+ however IS big, if you dont have big hands youre better off with the 6. In perspective the 6+ feels a bit less wide as the Galaxy Note 3 and its a few millimetres thinner(the Note 3 is actually pretty thin). Both iPhones are much thinner with rounded sides and the home button was moved to the right side to facilitate usage.

    This pic can give you a good idea about the size of these two iPhones compared to the 5S:

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    Feature wise, both iPhones are near identical in terms of specs, better camera, better processor, better GPU, better FPS for video recording, and more importantly they will feature Apple Pay which allows you to set up all your credit cards and debit cards under passbook. This will enable users to be able to pay with their phones at any retail with NFC terminals. It is actually the most secure digital payment system today, since Apple refuses to collect your credit card data and instead it saves a security token to authorize payment kind of like the chip cards used in Europe and Canada. To pay just get your phone close enough to the NFC terminal, scan your finger print(or pin number) for confirmation that's it.


    Also they increased the capacity this time around, the bottom line stays at 16GB but the next upgrade level is 64GB with next one being at 128GB for both phones. Battery life is considerably better as well.

    I will be getting the 6+ with 64GB. Cant wait icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 12, 2014 1:38 AM GMT
    Yep, in about 5 hours, I'll be ordering that same 64G 6+ as well in Space Grey. I prefer the black face like in the photo above. It's no secret here that I've been waiting for a larger screen. My wishes finally came true. Thanks for the thread Charlitos!
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    Sep 12, 2014 1:41 AM GMT
    Kinda strange they dropped the 32GB model and kept the 16GB. I feel all smartphones should be 32GB minimum these days.
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    Sep 12, 2014 1:44 AM GMT
    xrichx saidKinda strange they dropped the 32GB model and kept the 16GB. I feel all smartphones should be 32GB minimum these days.

    I think the 16GB is an easy entry level for a very young teenager or... someone like my Dad. btw.. they basically gave away the extra 32GBs for free! 64 is now that same price as the old 32...
    Beggars can't be choosers!
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    Sep 12, 2014 1:45 AM GMT
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    xrichx saidKinda strange they dropped the 32GB model and kept the 16GB. I feel all smartphones should be 32GB minimum these days.

    I think the 16GB is an easy entry level for a very young teenager or... someone like my Dad.
    Beggars can't be choosers!

    LOL. Well, the iphone 6C will be for them.. 8GB 16GB.
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    Sep 12, 2014 1:47 AM GMT
    Oh, Rich... you and your 6c.
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    Sep 12, 2014 1:59 AM GMT
    xrichx saidKinda strange they dropped the 32GB model and kept the 16GB. I feel all smartphones should be 32GB minimum these days.

    A 16g flash card is $10 on Amazon, a 64g flash card is around $35 ($100 more for the 64g iPhone), and a 128g card is around $70 ($200 more for the 128g iPhone). A big markup has always been a part of Apple's marketing strategy; it's part of their spin to make their customers believe they're getting what they pay for.

    I agree with TheGuyNextDoor; the 16g model is probably fine for the housewife who doesn't use their phone for playing mp3s or doesn't take many pictures with it. Although it's hard for me to imagine that people aren't taking lots of pictures with their phones these days, so in the end I agree with you. Perhaps it's a lure for the first time iPhone buyer; next time they'll know better.
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    Sep 12, 2014 2:33 AM GMT
    Enjoy your "new" and "innovative" devices! Welcome to 2012!
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    xrichx saidKinda strange they dropped the 32GB model and kept the 16GB. I feel all smartphones should be 32GB minimum these days.



    Its actually a pretty douchebag move by Apple. If they start at 32GB 95% of people would never consider anything above that capacity as it is sufficient for most. So in order to still have a decent markup they kept the 16GB version which sucks, basically forcing people to spend the extra $100. But whatever, cant blame them for trying to make money
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    Sep 12, 2014 2:37 AM GMT
    charlitos said
    xrichx saidKinda strange they dropped the 32GB model and kept the 16GB. I feel all smartphones should be 32GB minimum these days.

    Its actually a pretty douchebag move from Apple. If they start at 32GB 95% of people would never consider anything above that capacity as it is sufficient for most. So in order to still have a decent markup they kept the 16GB version which sucks, basically forcing people to spend the extra $100. But whatever, cant blame them for trying to make money
    Yeah, along with charging banks every time a user uses their mobile wallet(CrApplePay)
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    Sep 12, 2014 2:42 AM GMT
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    charlitos said
    xrichx saidKinda strange they dropped the 32GB model and kept the 16GB. I feel all smartphones should be 32GB minimum these days.

    Its actually a pretty douchebag move from Apple. If they start at 32GB 95% of people would never consider anything above that capacity as it is sufficient for most. So in order to still have a decent markup they kept the 16GB version which sucks, basically forcing people to spend the extra $100. But whatever, cant blame them for trying to make money
    Yeah, along with charging banks every time a user uses their mobile wallet(CrApplePay)


    That's a problem for banks to worry about, so far all major credit card companies and banks are already on board so the fees must be fairly low. Also Google Wallet and Square have higher fees and poor security compared to Apple Pay, hence the reason why major financial institutions have not been as receptive.
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    Sep 12, 2014 2:46 AM GMT
    charlitos said
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    charlitos said
    xrichx saidKinda strange they dropped the 32GB model and kept the 16GB. I feel all smartphones should be 32GB minimum these days.

    Its actually a pretty douchebag move from Apple. If they start at 32GB 95% of people would never consider anything above that capacity as it is sufficient for most. So in order to still have a decent markup they kept the 16GB version which sucks, basically forcing people to spend the extra $100. But whatever, cant blame them for trying to make money
    Yeah, along with charging banks every time a user uses their mobile wallet(CrApplePay)


    That's a problem for banks to worry about, so far all major credit card companies and banks are already on board so the fees must be fairly low. Also Google Wallet and Square have higher fees and poor security compared to Apple Pay, hence the reason why major financial institutions have not been as receptive.
    Outside the US they are much more popular. But Americans will think Apple "invented" NFC/Mobile Payments. Like this girl in my class today mentioned that Apple invented a cool new way to pay for things with a thing called ApplePay. Like fucking hell mobile payments has been used since 2006.
    Also ApplyPay really isn't as secure as people say. Probably just as secure as the fact that macs dont get viruses. I fucking hate apple.
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    Sep 12, 2014 2:50 AM GMT
    ThatSwimmerGuy saidEnjoy your "new" and "innovative" devices! Welcome to 2012!

    Apple's customers aren't tire kickers and comparison shoppers. They have a good marketing and branding strategy that's very good at making their customers believe that their products are for the elite.
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    Sep 12, 2014 2:52 AM GMT
    ThatSwimmerGuy saidLike this girl in my class today mentioned that Apple invented a cool new way to pay for things with a thing called ApplePay. Like fucking hell mobile payments has been used since 2006.

    See? That's what I mean. Many, if not most of their customers are suckers for their marketing and spin.
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    Sep 12, 2014 2:53 AM GMT
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    That's a problem for banks to worry about, so far all major credit card companies and banks are already on board so the fees must be fairly low. Also Google Wallet and Square have higher fees and poor security compared to Apple Pay, hence the reason why major financial institutions have not been as receptive.

    I just an email today from Wells Fargo, one of my banks. Judge for yourself:

    "Wells Fargo and Apple Pay: Making on-the-go payment simple and convenient

    Dear [Art Deco],

    Life is mobile. Increasingly, we're connecting, sharing, and making our way through the day with the help of our mobile phones. That's why we're excited to be part of Apple PayTM.

    Apple Pay allows you to store and use your Wells Fargo credit or debit card in a digital form in the new iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus — making on-the-go payment simple and convenient. With Apple Pay, this technology will be available at over 200,000 stores, restaurants, and more in the near future.

    A simple, secure1 way to pay for Wells Fargo card holders

    We've worked with Apple to ensure you can take advantage of this convenient new way to pay. Your Wells Fargo card and Apple Pay let you:

    Add your card simply by using your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus camera
    Make contactless payments in person at participating stores
    Authorize payments with just the touch of your finger using Touch IDTM
    Benefit from Zero Liability protection1 against liability for promptly reported unauthorized card transactions

    Apple Pay will work with most of our consumer and small business cards, including Wells Fargo Visa®, and Wells Fargo MasterCard® Credit, Debit, and Prepaid cards, and with our new Wells Fargo Propel American Express® cards.

    Apple Pay is another way we’re working to make access to your money safe and simple whenever and however you need it. We’ll keep you updated on this exciting new technology as news becomes available in the coming weeks.

    Wells Fargo and Apple Pay. Together, we’re making payment simple."

    Sounds pretty receptive and supportive to me.
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    Yes, logically an OS that is on over 80% of the phones worldwide would have the most viruses. Also they payment is secure. Fucking cunt. Also that phone is 2 years old. Apple will never win when it comes down to specs.
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    ThatSwimmerGuy saidOutside the US they are much more popular. But Americans will think Apple "invented" NFC/Mobile Payments. Like this girl in my class today mentioned that Apple invented a cool new way to pay for things with a thing called ApplePay. Like fucking hell mobile payments has been used since 2006.
    Also ApplyPay really isn't as secure as people say. Probably just as secure as the fact that macs dont get viruses. I fucking hate apple.


    I can tell you hate Apple, I dont hate Android, but I can clearly see why even tho Android had NFC for while it never took off. Why? Because it was too early incorporated before enough institutions care for it. Android put it in with basically no plan, except for just the ability to say "hey we have it!". Slowly some places started to add NFC terminals and some Android users setup their google wallet to work with it but not only it was incredibly insecure, it was also limited. Apple Pay changes all of that. If anything you should be thankful that thanks to Apple NFC will finally matter.
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    Sep 12, 2014 3:42 AM GMT
    charlitos said
    ThatSwimmerGuy saidOutside the US they are much more popular. But Americans will think Apple "invented" NFC/Mobile Payments. Like this girl in my class today mentioned that Apple invented a cool new way to pay for things with a thing called ApplePay. Like fucking hell mobile payments has been used since 2006.
    Also ApplyPay really isn't as secure as people say. Probably just as secure as the fact that macs dont get viruses. I fucking hate apple.


    I can tell you hate Apple, I dont hate Android, but I can clearly see why even tho Android had NFC for while it never took off. Why? Because it was too early incorporated before enough institutions care for it. Android put it in with basically no plan, except for just the ability to say "hey we have it!". Slowly some places started to add NFC terminals and some Android users setup their google wallet to work with it but not only it was incredibly insecure, it was also limited. Apple Pay changes all of that. If anything you should be thankful that thanks to Apple NFC will finally matter.
    Yes I am glad they have it so stores will accommodate for the new Apple "invention" so that I can use my Mobile Wallet(ISIS Mobile Wallet/Softcard.)
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    Sep 12, 2014 3:43 AM GMT
    ThatSwimmerGuy saidYes, logically an OS that is on over 80% of the phones worldwide would have the most viruses. Also they payment is secure. Fucking cunt. Also that phone is 2 years old.


    You are wrong there, in order to acquire malware you must be connected to the internet. 60% of mobile internet usage come from iPhones, 89% of tablet internet usage come from iPads. iOS is far more exposed yet Android gets 99% of all malware while iOS only gets 0.06% of all attacks. It never occured to you that maybe...just maybe Android is far more vulnerable?
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    Sep 12, 2014 3:46 AM GMT
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    ThatSwimmerGuy saidYes, logically an OS that is on over 80% of the phones worldwide would have the most viruses. Also they payment is secure. Fucking cunt. Also that phone is 2 years old.


    You are wrong there, in order to acquire malware you must be connected to the internet. 60% of mobile internet usage come from iPhones, 89% of tablet internet usage come from iPads. iOS is far more exposed yet Android gets 99% of all malware while iOS only gets 0.06% of all attacks. It never occured to you that maybe...just maybe Android is far more vulnerable?

    Ahhhhh I see you are talking about targeting. Just searched it.
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    Sep 12, 2014 3:48 AM GMT
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    charlitos said
    That's a problem for banks to worry about, so far all major credit card companies and banks are already on board so the fees must be fairly low. Also Google Wallet and Square have higher fees and poor security compared to Apple Pay, hence the reason why major financial institutions have not been as receptive.

    I just an email today from Wells Fargo, one of my banks. Judge for yourself:

    "Wells Fargo and Apple Pay: Making on-the-go payment simple and convenient

    Dear [Art Deco],

    Life is mobile. Increasingly, we're connecting, sharing, and making our way through the day with the help of our mobile phones. That's why we're excited to be part of Apple PayTM.

    Apple Pay allows you to store and use your Wells Fargo credit or debit card in a digital form in the new iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus — making on-the-go payment simple and convenient. With Apple Pay, this technology will be available at over 200,000 stores, restaurants, and more in the near future.

    A simple, secure1 way to pay for Wells Fargo card holders

    We've worked with Apple to ensure you can take advantage of this convenient new way to pay. Your Wells Fargo card and Apple Pay let you:

    Add your card simply by using your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus camera
    Make contactless payments in person at participating stores
    Authorize payments with just the touch of your finger using Touch IDTM
    Benefit from Zero Liability protection1 against liability for promptly reported unauthorized card transactions

    Apple Pay will work with most of our consumer and small business cards, including Wells Fargo Visa®, and Wells Fargo MasterCard® Credit, Debit, and Prepaid cards, and with our new Wells Fargo Propel American Express® cards.

    Apple Pay is another way we’re working to make access to your money safe and simple whenever and however you need it. We’ll keep you updated on this exciting new technology as news becomes available in the coming weeks.

    Wells Fargo and Apple Pay. Together, we’re making payment simple."

    Sounds pretty receptive and supportive to me.



    That is pretty amazing. Banks fully willing to partner up with Apple. It takes an incredible level of trust for any financial institution to move forward in this manner. The difference between Apple and the competition is that when Apple drops a feature in, it will actually have a measurable impact in your lifestyle.
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    charlitos said
    ThatSwimmerGuy saidYes, logically an OS that is on over 80% of the phones worldwide would have the most viruses. Also they payment is secure. Fucking cunt. Also that phone is 2 years old.


    You are wrong there, in order to acquire malware you must be connected to the internet. 60% of mobile internet usage come from iPhones, 89% of tablet internet usage come from iPads. iOS is far more exposed yet Android gets 99% of all malware while iOS only gets 0.06% of all attacks. It never occured to you that maybe...just maybe Android is far more vulnerable?

    Ahhhhh I see you are talking about targeting. Just searched it.


    http://www.smartinsights.com/mobile-marketing/mobile-marketing-analytics/mobile-marketing-statistics/

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    Sep 12, 2014 3:52 AM GMT
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    ThatSwimmerGuy saidLike this girl in my class today mentioned that Apple invented a cool new way to pay for things with a thing called ApplePay. Like fucking hell mobile payments has been used since 2006.

    See? That's what I mean. Many, if not most of their customers are suckers for their marketing and spin.



    lol as he drops the most ridiculous comparison chart ever made? You guys are too cute.
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    charlitos said
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    charlitos said
    ThatSwimmerGuy saidYes, logically an OS that is on over 80% of the phones worldwide would have the most viruses. Also they payment is secure. Fucking cunt. Also that phone is 2 years old.


    You are wrong there, in order to acquire malware you must be connected to the internet. 60% of mobile internet usage come from iPhones, 89% of tablet internet usage come from iPads. iOS is far more exposed yet Android gets 99% of all malware while iOS only gets 0.06% of all attacks. It never occured to you that maybe...just maybe Android is far more vulnerable?

    Ahhhhh I see you are talking about targeting. Just searched it.


    http://www.smartinsights.com/mobile-marketing/mobile-marketing-analytics/mobile-marketing-statistics/

    Site-visits-percent-by-mobile-and-destop

    Obviously an OS that lets you sense what freedom is like will get more viruses.