If there’s one argument as to why the iPhone 6 release date is needed and needed now it is this – the iPhone 5 as whole is already looking dangerously outdated.
Every time a new iPhone launch comes around, hype and hysteria are off the scale, preorders break records and the device itself becomes the new yardstick by which all other Smartphones are judged. And what’s more, this has usually proved enough momentum to carry each iPhone right through to the arrival of its successor without ever losing its spark or luster in the eye of the consumer.
Not, it seems, anymore.
Both on paper in terms of specs and features and in a real-world scenario, there are so many devices running circles round the iPhone 5 that really it isn’t funny anymore. And what makes the problem even bigger for Apple is the way in which all generally feasible iPhone 5S release date rumors are pointing to a device that will already be trailing behind its rivals upon its launch.
Not to put too fine a point on it – the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Google Nexus 5 are likely to wipe with the floor with the iPhone 5S, unless something drastic happens in the meantime.
Why? Simple really – Samsung, LG, HTC and others are consistently delivering what the consumer markets are crying out for…mold-breaking innovation and various tiers of products where bang-for-buck counts.
Just think about it – where exactly does Apple’s iPhone still have the edge?
Power – Samsung’s octa-core processor is set to launch soon and scoop up every award and record in the book.
Camera – 13-megapixels has already become the standard and Apple is trailing behind with 8.
Storage – Chances of an iPhone ever featuring a micro-SD card slot to expand storage are zero…period.
Resolution – The iPhone’s Retina display has become meaningless cannon-fodder for tons of Android newcomers.
OS – iOS no longer has the upper-hand on Android, which just so happens to be the global market leader by miles.
Price – Even by today’s standards, the iPhone 5 is still incredibly expensive when considering the value for money the likes of the Google Nexus 4 offers.
Screen Size – 5-inches is fast becoming the new standard across the top-tier, making the 4-inches of the iPhone 5 look decidedly less impressive than it did upon its release date.
Connectivity – Sure the iPhone 6 may feature NFC, but it’s already been offered by plenty of Android devices for over a year now.
Add all of the above together and you have an iPhone that for the first time in its existence has become the underdog.
Or to put it another way, eight reasons why the iPhone 6 launch not only needs to be a show-stopper, but needs to be hurried up!