The iPhone 6 continues to be a hot topic of conversation, with mockup after mockup showing up. This time around, UrAvgConsumer went around to poll the masses of what they think of one of those mockups and then posted a video with a sampling of the comments they received on YouTube. If you want to watch the video in its entirety, then it is embedded at the end of this article.
If the real thing does turn out to be something similar to what their mockup looks like, some will be happy with it, others think it looks too much like other phones on the market, and still others just don’t like it at all. Interestingly enough, some of those who don’t like the mockup said they would buy it anyway just because it’s an Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) product. If that doesn’t say something about the nature of Apple fans, I don’t know what does.
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iPhone 6 mockup feels very light
One of the features many have touted as a big possibility for the iPhone 6 is an ultra-light weight. Several of the people UrAvgConsumer spoke with commented that it felt really light, although a couple admitted that since it is a mockup, it probably is lighter than the real thing will end up being. However, some said they wouldn’t be surprised if Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) really did make the handset as light as the mockup is.
Several also commented on the sleekness of the mockup, with one woman saying it was a “huge improvement” over previous models. A woman also commented that the rounded edges on the iPhone 6 mockup were what was throwing her off and making her think it didn’t look like an iPhone anymore. One of those interviewed said it was more beautiful than previous models and that he liked the color.
iPhone 6 mockup looks like other phones
Several of those interviewed also said the iPhone 6 mockup looked like other phones that are currently on the market. Two women said it “doesn’t really look like an iPhone anymore.” A man said it reminded him of another phone but couldn’t remember what that phone was. The interviewer suggested the HTC One, and he agreed that it was. A couple of others surveyed said it reminded him of the Galaxy and other Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) and Android phones that are on the market.
The interviewer also commented to two women that the iPhone 6 mockup really looks a lot like the iPod Touch. One of the women responded with, “Oh they’re still doing the iPod Touches?”
Reactions mixed on bigger iPhone 6
Most analysts have generally agreed that the iPhone 6 must have a bigger screen in order for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to keep up with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930). Specifically, they say Apple needs a bigger iPhone for the Chinese market, where bigger smartphones are more popular. U.S. consumers, however, appear to have mixed feelings regarding the screen size.
Several liked the larger size, although several others said they didn’t like it and actually preferred the smaller 4-inch display on the iPhone 5S. Some said they’re not into big phones, with one person saying he was concerned that it was so big that it might snap in half if he put it in his pants pocket and then say down.
Will Apple fans buy the iPhone 6?
When asked whether they would buy the iPhone 6 if it ends up looking like the mockup, some said they just wouldn’t, based on the design. Others said they would consider it, while still others said they were attached to their old one but probably eventually buy it when they need a new phone, depending on the quality of the apps, the camera and the technology inside the handset.
A woman said she would buy the iPhone 6 whether she liked it or not, simply because it’s convenient. This touches on what some analysts have said in the past about the cost of switching ecosystems by jumping from iOS to Android or vice versa. A man said he would buy it because he’s a big fan of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s products. He said he’s had an iPhone since the very first model.