Time to trade up to the iPhone 6?

By Eric Bradford

With the new iPhone 6, business executives are a long way from the initial Blackberry launch, an event that took place over a decade ago. Seems implausible that a telephone (so small it fits easily inside your pant pocket) with the capability to download files off your desktop computer or laptop and serve as an email pager is now perceived as a technology dinosaur.

Today, Samsung and Apple are frontrunners in the mobile telephone space. Both mobile telephones put a diverse range of services at the fingertips of small business owners. For example, there’s:

  • Web browsing (4 gigabytes of bandwidth and up; can you say multiple business conference speaking video downloads in a matter of minutes)
  • GPS
  • Gaming options
  • Voice and email (loaded with contacts, favorites, storage options, etc.)
  • Tasks and reminders
  • Weather
  • Music
  • Document sharing
  • Faster, sharper streaming
  • Reliable data networks
  • 16+ MP cameras
  • Crisp imaging
  • HD Display

Both the Samsung S4 and S5 and the iPhone 5 offer the above features at the minimum. What sets the Samsung S4 and S5 apart from previous iPhone models is Samsung’s larger display screen. And it’s exactly this area that the iPhone 6 is rumored to have grown up in.

Purportedly slated for a September release, there is talk that the Apple iPhone 6 will have 5.5 inch display screen. But, not so fast. iPhones with the larger screen might not be the first to roll out. You might have to wait a few weeks to get your hands on this upgraded mobile phone.

The new iPhone 6 is also said to be powered by an IOS 8. Flying on an Apple A8 processor, WiFi connections should come with fewer hiccups and faster streaming. If you’re a busy executive who relies on large volumes of data to stay ahead of the competition, this can only be a plus.

It remains to be seen whether the Apple iPhone 6 will be water resistant. Although there are whispers that the iPhone 6 will run Android, specialists say that’s not likely to happen. What the phone might have is 3D imaging and a battery with an 8-day power boost. Like a music CD that has had one to two songs leaked, what doesn’t have to remain to be seen is how interest in the new iPhone is picking up steam. If the phone is released on September 9 (the rumored release date), lines may not be as long as they were when Apple released the first iPhone on June 29, 2007, but rush to check out the new mobile phone may well outpace the type of rush that the release of the iPhone 5 saw.


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