I’d love to tell you how great Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are, and do some hardcore fanboy gushing. But I can’t. The new iPhones are iterative and that’s all they can be. Like a big screen? You’re in luck. If you want a slightly better camera, a little more speed and some new bells and whistles… Apple heard you. If you’re looking for the Second Coming in a phone… you will have to look elsewhere. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are nothing more than big iPhones. But as I often say, “If you want an iPhone, nothing else will do.” If your contract is up and you’re an iPhone person, get one. If your contract is not up, pay the retail price and love your new phone. If you’re an Android person – and you know who you are – there’s no reason to switch. If you have a device like the Samsung Galaxy S5 or an HTC One M8 and you’re happy, you can completely ignore the iPhone 6.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.