It is clear that Apple need to step it up in 2013 with their new iPhone 6 or 5S, and failure to do so could mean a larger number of users jumping ship than in any year before.
From our perspective, after owning every generation of iPhone, if Apple don’t deliver with the iPhone 6 or just offer a minor 5S upgrade, then we will just wait a year and skip a model for the first time ever.
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Over the last week we featured a video from YouTube that took an unusual look at the love and hate for Apple, which one users commitment came from being hooked on Apple after spending so much on apps, other media and hardware. Even though this particular iOS user points out many of the problems with Apple’s hardware and software.
This article also highlighted some interesting comments from users pointing to what they want with iPhone 6, and the majority agree that Apple need to make some big changes in terms of technology after other brands, like Samsung, look more attractive than ever before.
As we all know, Samsung does not run iOS, so this alone will be enough for millions of iOS users to never move to Android, but a growing number of people want change from Apple and we should all expect that to arrive in 2014 at the latest with iPhone 6.
Seeing the iPhone 6 land in Vodafone’s inventory system only added to the confusion last week and made some users wonder if Apple would skip a minor 5S upgrade, which would be what the majority want instead of a minor change in hardware features.
Apple need the combination of a radical change with iOS 7 and a major upgrade in iPhone 6, which combined with more display size options would help Apple massively in 2013/2014. There’s a lot of smartphone users that want bigger displays after the success of Galaxy Note 2 and Note 1.
It is also clear that the iPhone 6 can be made from plastic or aluminium with a cheaper price tag, but it seems like aluminium is the favorite from what our readers want most.
We should also remember that Apple has launched iPhone’s in the past with plastic, but it seems most users prefer metal now. What would you rather have with iPhone 6, plastic or aluminium?
Lastly, the latest iPhone 6 release date clues come from the fact that iPhone 6 manufacturing hasn’t started, so this points to a release date in the same quarter as the 2012 launch. Apple would have started to make the iPhone 6 if it would launch around WWDC, which hasn’t happened according to those that track suppliers.