Calm down, Apple fans. Your beloved iPhone 6 may not be all its cracked up to be. In fact, it’s a lot like an Android phone … from 2012.
It may be shiny and new, but you could look at the iPhone 6 as a time warp to two years ago, as Ars Technica Reviews Editor Ron Amadeo points out in the following graphic.
“I just wanted to put into a picture what a I thought lot of people would feel after the event,” Amadeo told The Huffington Post. “A lot of iOS 8 features were on Android first, and bigger iPhones are a validation of the direction Samsung and the other Android OEMs have been pushing things. Android copied Apple a lot in the early days, but now it seems like the pendulum is swinging in the other direction.”
He makes some good points. We got all riled up about iOS 8’s ability to show which apps are killing our batteries, but many Android phones have had that capability for years. The iPhone 6 and Nexus 4 are the same size, and they both feature typing suggestions and have about the same screen resolution and size.
The iPhone 6 Is Actually A Lot Like A 2012 Android Phone.