With the release of the iPhone 6 just around the corner, the tech world is rife with rumours of the features and specifications of this highly anticipated phone. While tech gurus battle it out to second guess the designing team at Apple, eBay Australia went to potential iPhone buyers in the country and asked them what they expected out of the iPhone 6. Here’s what eBay found out.
70% users want Apple to ship the iPhone 6 with a crack resistant screen so that they just do not have to bother themselves with screen guards or protective cases to keep their new prized possession safe. An even greater number of users do not seem happy with 1440 mAh battery that came with the iPhone 5S. As many as 79% of people who were surveyed, want the iPhone 6 to have a battery that will last longer and do their bidding without crying out for charger. 40% of those surveyed also want the battery to beuser removable so that they are not tied to Apple when it comes to spares.
While 45% people want the iPhone 6 to have a larger screen as compared to its predecessor, it is interesting to see that this wish list is also coming from 55% of people who are aged above 55. Not only does this follow the trend of larger screen smartphones, one can also see that more mature users are favouring this trend and its not just a fad among youngsters.
Inspired by features offered by the Samsung’s flagship phone, the Galaxy S5, about 23% people are looking at Apple to provide them in-built health related apps while 19% people want the company to introduce wearable gadgets along with the iPhone 6. Interestingly, current users of Apple devices are 1.5 times more demanding for these features showing that through its offerings, Samsung is able to shake the loyalty among Apple users. Also, 41% people want Apple to introduce wireless charging as a basic feature of iPhone6.
eBay also asked people what they used their phones for and the survey turned up a 43% of Facebook users and only a 10% of Instagram users when comparing social media. Only 10% of users used video calls on their devices while majority preferred to make voice calls (73% men) or send text messages (81% women). The Calendar also seems underutilized since only 33% users actual use this default feature of the phone while 61% users use their Apple devices to browse the internet.
The survey has also noted that 42% users are interested in selling their old iPhones for around $250. So, if you do not mind a used iPhone you could get yourself a good deal online this fall. But if you happen to be a ‘true Apple fan’, queuing up in front your nearest Apple store is the only option to get yourself an iPhone 6!