The Classic iPhone Features Which You Couldn’t Live Without

It is another year, another big release, and another birthday for the Apple iPhone. The cell phone to end all cells phone, the big daddy of the telecommunications world, turns nine years old in 2016. This means that fans have spent close to ten years on tenterhooks waiting for news of the latest OS updates and handset launches. With the iPhone 6S just round the corner and yet another Steve Jobs biopic in the works, it is clear to see that our fascination with iPhones is not going anywhere yet.

 

It is interesting to look back at how much the iPhone has changed over the years and how exciting a lot of its now very basic features were in the early days. For example, there was a time when just the sheer amount of phone numbers which the iPhone could remember seemed like an impressive feat. Or, when the first cell phone cameras felt having the future in the palm of our hands. Still remember that day when i broke the screen of my first iphone and the repair was so expensive that i literally changed my mind to get it fixed. But nowadays it is so common and cheap, got my wife’s iphone repaired from johns creek cell phone repair in less than $100.

 

To celebrate the imminent release of the iPhone 6S, we are going to take a look at some of the features which you might take for granted these days, but which you could not live without.

 

GPS Mapping

It is easy to forget how difficult finding your way around a brand new city used to be without the help of GPS mapping tools. There were tools like MapQuest around, of course, but this meant taking the time to locate and then print out a ream of instructions. In 2009, we saw the arrival of Google Maps and everything changed – by 2012, Apple had its own version and iPhone users were delighted.

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SMS Text Messaging

You could argue that SMS messaging has had more influence over the development of the iPhone and cell phones like it than any other feature. It continues to be the most popular method of communication, after direct calls, and this is despite the fact that it has changed very little over the years. We started out with basic messaging functions which were restricted to 160 characters and the iPhone is still bound by this rule – nevertheless, SMS messaging is what we turn to when we want instant interaction.

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Iphone Vs. Samsung

Today, cell phones come in all sizes, colors, and capabilities. For those that only need a basic device to make calls or text, the old school flip phones are still available. They offer a more affordable, no frills option.

 

However, most of us enjoy the added technology that smartphones provide. Features such as surfing the web, sending and reading emails, playing online games, GPS capabilities, and listening to music are all possible with these smarter cell phone devices. These days, many consumers have replaced home phone lines, and even some of their computers with smartphones.

 

Since the majority of cell phone users own smartphones, we will be concentrating on them for this article. You will be presented with the top end models from both Apple, and Samsung, the two largest producers of cell phones in the world.

 

Apple iPhone, the original smartphone

Apple is the true innovator of the touch screen cell phone, or smartphone used by millions of people around the world. The original iPhone was released in the United States on June 29, 2007. Since then, Apple has sold over 750 million cell phones across the globe.

The Apple iPhone 6 Plus is the companies newest top of the line model. Released on September 19, 2014, this powerful smartphone is packed with features. Here is an easy to read breakdown of the Apple iPhone 6 Plus.

Positives: The 5.5-inch screen is large, easy to read, and has bright and high contrast. Optical image stabilization enhances pictures taken in low light settings. The large battery supplies a long battery life.

Negatives: In general, the design is less unique than prior iPhone models, and the large size may not be ideal for everyone.

Bottom Line: The iPhone 6 Plus is a great choice if you have a large budget, and are a true fan of Apple products.

 

Rumors regarding the iPhone 6S/iPhone7

 

It has been just about a year since Apple released the iPhone 6 Plus, and there have been many rumors regarding an upcoming new iPhone model. Some industry insiders have been referring to the new release as the iPhone 6S, while others are calling it the iPhone 7. We should know soon enough, so stay tuned.

 

 

Samsung Galaxy

 

Samsung is Apple’s biggest competitor in the cell phone/smartphone arena. They were the second company to produce a touch screen smartphone device. On April 27, 2009, the company announced the release of the Samsung Galaxy, a brand new smartphone based on the Android Operating System. Since that time, Samsung has sold well over 250 million Galaxy cell phones.

 

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is the company’s newest smart cell phone device. Released on August 13, 2015, this impressive smartphone is elegantly designed. Here is an easy to read breakdown of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

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