Apple has announced new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Besides being faster and higher quality graphics, what other enhancement you see in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus?
1. Physical Appearance
iPhone 6’s thickness measured at 6.9mm which is significantly thinner than the iPhone 5s measured at 7.6mm. However the larger screen has made iPhone 6 (129g) heavier than the iPhone 5s ( 112g)
iPhone 6 has a new style of design which is more rounded than before and somewhat similar to the iPad Air. Besides having a larger screen, the on/off button is now located at the side rather than the usual top part of the phone.
2. NFC for Broader Wireless Applications & Accessories
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are the only iPhones built with NFC. This feature has enabled more NFC-based services for the iPhone users. The new mobile payment – Apple Pay has also been introduced during the launch. Credit card players such as Visa, America Express and MasterCard are partnering with Apple to support mobile payment for the user.
The new Apple Watch will also be equipped with NFC. Rest assured, it is able to support other generation of iPhones.
I like the enhancement. However, I didn’t sense any game-changing strategies used in the new iPhones. The so-called “better iPhone” is merely matching what other mobile phone makers are doing. I believe these new products has fallen short of investors’ expectation. The stock rallied to more than USD 100 prior to the announcement of the new product. However, it has fallen to USD 97 ( recorded on Sep 9, 7:59PM EDT) after the launch.