Apple released the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Sept. 19, resulting in a record-breaking 10 million units sold in three days.
“It’s a great phone. It has many simple features the old iPhones were lacking,” said junior Zach Bernadsky.
The phone has a faster processor, sharper camera, quicker Wi-Fi, fingerprint technology and a new operating system. The new features have Apple calling the phone, “a new generation of iPhone that’s better by any measure.”
“I had a Droid [Android] for a while, but that was mostly because of the interface and the size,” said junior Taylor Graham. “Now that Apple has stepped up their game, I loved switching back. It’s beautiful, and it connects with my computer, so it’s perfect.”
Apple released a statement in response to reports of the iPhone 6 Plus phones bending, saying that a mere nine customers contacted Apple within the first six days of sales concerning the issue.
The new version of the phone has a sleeker, yet larger design. The iPhone 6’s 4.7-inch screen and the iPhone 6 Plus’ 5.5-inch screen with Retina HD display compete directly with other popular phones on the market. The thin design allows the phone to fit in the palm of a hand despite its large screen.
“I have the 6, and I love the display. It is a good size, and it looks really crisp,” sophomore Joshua Sauceda said. “The camera is great, too. I’m looking forward to Apple Pay.”
Apple will release Apple Pay this October. The service will allow customers to use credit cards, gift cards and store membership cards all from their phone. Apple’s fingerprint technology will allow users to pay in an easy, secure and private way.
Apple will release their first generation of watches in early 2015. The watch will have many iPhone features including text, email, music and calendar reminders. The watch will act as a remote for the iPhone camera, Apple TV and iTunes, and will share the users’ fitness levels with their iPhones.
“[The new iPhone] is the most advanced phone on the market with the most advanced operating system there is,” said graduate studentYvann Karamoko. “Apple continues to innovate, and I look forward to Apple Pay and the Apple Watch.”