iPhone 6 Release Date Update: 6 Ways Next iPhone Will Defeat Samsung Galaxy S5
By Erik Pineda | March 31, 2014 1:07 PM EST
Loads of killer specs and features are expected to banner the iPhone 6 on its rumoured September 2014 release date and this early numerous capabilities of the next iPhone are seen to overwhelm its chief rival - the Galaxy S5.
Screenshot from YouTube Video
iPhone 6 in Sam Beckett's concept video
Specifically, there are six possible ways - most of them already in existence and will surely get enhancement in the new build - that the iPhone 6 can easily best the GS5 and snapshots of them are provided below:
Larger screen with improved display technology
From sticking to 4-inch screen size in the last two editions - the iPhone 5 and 5S - Apple is rumoured to finally go for the bigger screen. Speculations on the dimension range from 4.7-inch to 5.5-inch and the latest reports even suggest that two iPhones are forthcoming this 2014. One would be the regular flagship model and the other to serve as the first iOS phablet, getting name iPhone 6C.
These upgrades will surely bring in hordes of buyers as Apple already lured in tens of millions with an iPhone screen that is dwarfed by its Android and Windows competitors. Yet to ensure that the iPhone 6 will trounce the Super AMOLED-laced Galaxy S, Apple is reportedly using Quantum Dot display that will further improve from the already immersive Retina screen rendition.
Solid build and metal casing
Samsung again disappointed with the decision to still wrap the Galaxy S5 in plastic. On the other hand, the already sturdy and metallic iPhone 5S is believed to get a huge bump up in time for the iPhone 6. The replacement is said to be housed in a virtually indestructible Liquidmetal shell.
And to protect the upcoming iPhone from natural wear and tear plus deliberate or accidental abuse, the whole make will be wrapped in sapphire coating in order to maintain the device's beautiful finish throughout its life cycle.
More efficient storage capacity
Apple has been adamant on its stand against memory expansion, which is considered as one advantage enjoyed by Android devices over the iPhone. However, the tech giant compensates by keeping a trimmed down iOS, not going over 1GB in the last outing, that leaves sufficient digital space for iPhone end-users.
The Galaxy S4 notoriously gobbled up half of the 16GB basic model and experts expect the same from the Galaxy S5, no thanks to the combined weight of Android KitKat and Samsung's TouchWiz skin.
In dealing with its business partners, Apple almost always has its ways and one solid benefit of this is the iPhone is always free of unnecessary applications that only hog device resources. In contradiction, Samsung is seen as too accommodating with its distributors that result into annoying apps residing into the past Galaxy flagships.
The same is expected from the Galaxy S5, which could prove a big turn off for smartphone shoppers, likely prompting them to hold out for the GS5 Google Play Edition. Or they can jump ship instead to the already pure (as expected) iOS-powered iPhone 6.
Better app deployment
It has always been the case - new games and other apps are introduced first, in most instances, on Apple's mobile platform. Thus, iPhone and iPad users get the upper hand when it comes to enjoying the coolest apps first.
It remains to be seen when parallel app release - simultaneous app launch that is - will occur on iOS and Android. Meantime, it is certain that on debut time the iPhone 6 can count on more exclusive apps compared to the Galaxy S5.
On-time firmware updates
The iPhone 6 is rumoured to show off iOS 8 on launch date and for sure any updates to come after that the device will chew in as soon as possible. Not true with the Galaxy S5 as the platform it stands in is plagued by defragmentation.
While iPhone 6 users will get their firmware update dosage directly from Apple, GS5 owners will take on a more complicated route - from Google to telco then to end users. The whole process takes months or even years before Android device users can finally get the upgrade, by which time another Android build is already in the update pipeline.
So on its projected release date in the second half of 2014, the iPhone 6 will somehow enjoy inherent advantages over that of the Galaxy S5.
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