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Beauty has to stop being prioritized over practicality

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Beauty has to stop being prioritized over practicality

 

It’s been a mere week because the launch of the Apple iPhone 6, and there’s already rather a lot to be stated concerning the telephone. It’s greater, it’s higher, and it has a refreshed design. Overall, it’s just about precisely how you'd anticipate the brand new iPhone to be. The largest headliner on the telephone is, in fact, the truth that Apple truly determined to make the iPhone comparably sized to most different smartphones available on the market. Whether that’s an excellent factor or not is absolutely within the eye of the beholder.

 

The measurement of Apple’s iPhone isn’t the one factor making headlines this week when it comes to the iPhone 6, although. As it seems, the telephone isn’t precisely as strong as one may hope. When you're taking a cloth as flexible as aluminum and also you flatten it out to make it thinner and lighter, you may run into some issues. It may look fairly from the get-go, however is it a sensible design? Apparently not, as a result of placing the iPhone 6 in your pocket may be all it takes to make your big new iPhone get all bent out of shape - literally.

 

This isn’t the primary time iPhone customers are being warned to be cautious of the place they put their telephones. Many of you in all probability recall that each the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5s each encountered comparable issues. But you’d assume that Apple would have made positive that straightforward bending wasn’t a problem with their newest and biggest mannequin, however I suppose that’s simpler stated than completed. Aluminum can be aluminum, I guess.

 

And as a lot crap as I’ve given telephones made out of plastic over the previous few years, I can’t assist however discover that Googling “iPhone 5c bending in pocket” solely turns up outcomes of the iPhone 5, 5s, or 6 bending in your pocket. So for all of us which were on the “Rah, rah, aluminum is king,” practice, properly, serves us proper for being so smug I suppose.

 

It additionally goes past simply being made out of aluminum - being skinny doesn’t assist a lot, both. After all, the HTC One (each the M7 and the M8) are made out of aluminum and the issue isn’t almost as prevalent as it's within the iPhone. This is perhaps due to the magnitude by which the iPhone sells in contrast to HTC’s flagships, however the worst I ever skilled with my first HTC One was a dent or two. I assume the curvature on the again helped the telephone be structurally sound. The iPhone’s flat and skinny design is what makes it so susceptible to bending.

 

Aside from bending, you even have the difficulty of battery life. Yes, telephones as we speak are quite a bit higher off than they have been just some brief years in the past, however battery life isn’t getting a lot better with skinny being in. A thicker telephone wouldn't solely present extra structural stability, but in addition extra room for battery life. It doesn’t have to be that thick, both; it’s simply this development of being the “thinnest” telephone that’s making it troublesome for battery life (in its present state) to get any higher. We merely don’t have the means proper now to mass produce nano batteries with days value of battery life, so the one different various is to make barely thicker, bigger telephones to get higher battery life.

 

I like fairly telephones as a lot as the subsequent individual, however a barely greater telephone made out of supplies that gained’t distort underneath odd circumstances doesn’t look like it will make a telephone that undesirable. I know I would select a telephone with extra sturdiness and higher battery life if given the selection between the 2. Plus, you'll be able to slap an Apple emblem on just about something and it'll promote like hotcakes; may as nicely make it a sturdy telephone that lasts some time, proper? 

 

Images by way of CNet, Tech Crunch

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