Immediately following an Apple event, things get pretty crazy. Actually, let’s face it, depending on the social network you find yourself bogged down in during one of the keynotes, it’s pretty crazy from start to, well, a few days later. Over the last few years, the events have been followed by, “Apple’s copying!” or, “Google did it first!” and so on and so forth.
Apple copies Google, Google copies Apple, Microsoft copies Google and Apple, and the cycle continues. It will continue for years and years and maybe if we all just accept this as fact, we can get over ourselves yelling at one another about it. Why do you care if Apple copies Google? Why do you care if any company takes features and interprets them as their own? Companies should care, but end users? Nope. Stop it. The features are for us, and everyone wins if the best features make it from one platform to another.
But, I digress.
It’s now September 10 as I write this, and that means the Apple event is over. The dust has settled, more or less. The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus are official, the real deal, and now it’s time to start thinking about whether or not an upgrade is in your future. Especially considering the device goes up for pre-order on the 12th of September, and on sale beginning September 19. Not a lot of time! But, if you’re looking forward to the handset, it’s going to be a long stretch of time.
Last night, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Apple CEO Tim Cook says he expects the “mother of all upgrades” in the weeks coming as people try to get their hands on the new iPhones. There is no doubt that Cook is also admitting that this year, perhaps more so than even with the launch of the iPhone 5, is the year that they are giving customers what they know they want: bigger displays.
It was always going to happen. Even when Apple fans were making fun of Android devices with big displays, if they honestly didn’t think this day was coming, they were so wrong it’s frustrating. As the market continued to trend with bigger displays, and the Internet clamored for bigger handsets, Apple was always going to answer that call. Did it take longer than expected? Probably. It was always going to happen, though.
The question at this point is, does it matter? Now that the bigger iPhones are here, are you going to leave Android (or Windows Phone) to get your hands on the new Apple-branded devices? Have you been waiting, impatiently, for just these devices to land before you make the switch? I’m genuinely curious to know if there are people out there who are going to start using iOS just because the displays are bigger.
So, let me know.