Stephen Fry about the new iPhone 6

Original author: Steven Fry
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From a translator: this text does not contain any special revelations, but still I could not pass by Steven Fry as a technoblogger.

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Since January 1984, when I purchased my first Apple Apple Macintosh, through the gloomy late 80s and mid 90s, when the company's market share in the PC market fell to 3%, I got incredibly thick skin relative to everything Apple hatching.

I could compose the whole article entirely from references to the mocking, and now ridiculous, ridicule of the past *: “What is the meaning of the iPod?”, “The iPhone is too big”, “The iPad is just a big iPhone” (yes, and the pool is just a big bathroom). “In what terrible conditions workers at Apple factories work!” - strangely forgetting to mention Samsung, Sony, Dell, LG, HTC and all other companies whose products are manufactured in the same factories.

I welcome, love, respect and respect Android, Windows and other mobile operating systems. The richer the market, the better for everyone. It would never have occurred to me to think about the owners of the BlackBerry or LG G Flex that they are showing off their phones - but as soon as it comes to Apple, it’s as if they are breaking the chain. “Be-eee, herd” or “Ha, Samsung” sells better anyway! ”Stop on one thing, darling ...

Apple has created a lot of innovation, but being a pioneer in the market has never been an end in itself: iPod was not the first MP3 player, the iPhones were late with multitasking. "We wanted to wait until we could provide the best multitasking work on the smartphone in the world," said Steve Jobs, presenting iOS 4 in 2010, and no one doubted that his team successfully achieved this.

As for the dimensions, many owners of Androids noted how late the Cupertino company entered the fray of diagonals. But again, Apple only waited for the moment when the processor power, battery endurance, screen resolution, case materials and OS environment ideally coincided. The point is not to be first - the point is to be the best.

Both the iPhone 6 with a diagonal of 4.7 "and the 6 Plus with a 5.5" are lighter than the fifth (which was the same size as the fourth) iPhone: with a higher display resolution, more powerful, but with the same operating time from batteries in all dimensions. Fitness comes to the fore: the appearance of a barometer in the phone allows applications to distinguish between height, climb, stairs and other sports parameters.

These phones - silver, gold or "space gray" - are extremely pleasing to both the hand and the eye. They are released along with the excellent iOS 8 - forward to the iPhone and iPad, fortunately backwards compatible with 4S.

The incomparable design and innovation team of Johnny Ive, who hired the brilliant Australian designer Mark Newson at Apple (on which I once spilled a little of this terrible green wheatgrass and spirulina drink, otherwise it would all go to P Diddy (I have no idea what it's about - approx. lane) ) - released the most sophisticated in appearance, weight and touch devices. I have been using both for a week now and can’t decide which one I should leave.

They both offer a delightful Retina HD display. Plus has more pixels and the (really) advantage of optical stabilization over digital. Full HD camera allows you to shoot a terribly cool slow-mo in 720p, turning us all into the directors of The Matrix. In my big hands, the 5.5-inch 6 Plus is absolutely perfect, but for most users I would still recommend a six. I am now typing on each of them faster than I could have imagined.

A predictive keyboard - open to developers for refinement - can only be improved by companies such as the British SwiftKey, which has already achieved tremendous success with Android, adding their already complete individual dictionary to iOS applications that will allow you to type like Dickens or Dr. Johnson or Dre. Needless to say, an extraordinary new option for Wi-Fi calls that allows you to have a conversation using your home or work Wi-Fi and continue it without breaks outside the Wi-Fi access zone in LTE (4G) networks (EE in the case of Britain) without connecting voice LTE.

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This is quite enough for me to confidently predict that these phones will prove their sales, I think, technical and visual superiority over all that has so far been created on the mobile device market. Sue me. if i am wrong. And, of course, take a closer look at the Apple Watch ...

* the author of the translation also sinned with something similar in 2010 when he wrote the article “ Farewell, karma or Who needs an iPad?

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