Apple’s event yesterday started at 20:00 for me here in Helsinki, which means as soon as it was done I went straight to bed. Now that I’m awake again, and working while New York and California are asleep, I’m surprised that none of the major websites have bothered making a video demoing what’s new in iOS 6. If you’re a registered developer you can go ahead and put iOS 6 on your iPhone, and I’m glad Brian Klug from AnandTech did that to provide us with some benchmark numbers, but what about everyone else? There’s nothing from Mac Rumors, AppleInsider, The Verge, Engadget, or Gizmodo. Luckily, there are rabid Apple fans out there on the internet. One goes by the name “TechTechManTV”, while the other calls himself “iAppleTech2”. The latter recorded a 5 minute video showing off many of the key features that were demoed on stage, while the former recorded a roughly 7 minute video that goes through many of the design tweaks Apple has done. You can watch both below:
Having watched the videos, I can safely say that I’m tempted to hold onto my two year old iPhone 4 for yet another year or two. Have you seen those new iPhone leaks? If they’re to be believed, Apple will unveil a device later this year that’s basically the iPhone that’s already on the market, but slightly longer. Sure, they’ll probably buy 4G LTE in there, but I don’t want the speed. And yes, we might see NFC in there too, but none of my friends will have NFC enabled anything.
What do you think, is Apple’s policy of issuing software updates for older devices making it easier to upgrade less often? Just think about all the iPhone 3GS owners out there! That device turned 3 years old last week, yet it’s going to get iOS 6.
Makes you feel bad for Android users complaining in forums about not having ICS.