There’s a hilarious graphic listing the iPhone 6’s specs that’s doing the rounds of social media right now. It’s titled: “Dear iPhone 6 users: Welcome to 2012.” It matches up all of the iPhone 6’s specs with those of the Nexus 4, which was released in November 2012. Seems like Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s certainly playing catchup—to two years ago, that is. Wonder why analysts are so excited.
Origin of the iPhone 6 graphic
We can thank Ron Amadeo of Ars Technica for the hilarity. He posted his graphic on Twitter:
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I couldn’t help myself, sorry. pic.twitter.com/NrwbqHMVL4
— Ron Amadeo (@RonAmadeo) September 9, 2014
As you can see, the iPhone 6 and the Nexus 4 both sport a 4.7-inch screen, but unfortunately the Nexus 4 actually edges out the iPhone 6’s screen resolution, with 760p compared to the iPhone’s 750p. Both offer payments services via near field communication, plus notifications, widgets, third-party keyboards, typing suggestions, cross app communication, and cloud photo backup.
Amadeo’s tweet has since been retweeted more than 17,000 times.
What’s not on the iPhone 6 graphic
It should be noted that the iPhone 6 does have a fingerprint scanner, which wasn’t on smartphones in 2012. The Touch ID enables users to scan their fingerprint to authenticate transactions, thus making the payment service provided on the iPhone 6 more secure. It also has a 64-bit chip, which of course Apple became the first company to include in a smartphone last year with the iPhone 5S.
Here’s hoping the phone’s overall performance makes it better than the Nexus 4, although some fans will probably buy the iPhone 6 only because it has the Apple brand on it.
So what do Apple fans have to look forward to next year? Amadeo suggests perhaps wireless charging? That’s not only Android phones but also Windows Phones already. And what about water resistance? Several high-end Android phones can check that box too. And don’t forget about split-screen apps.