iPhone Evolution


Baileigh Arant, Lifestyle Editor

So, the fabled iPhone 6 has finally arrived, and it brought its hefty cousin the iPhone 6 Plus along with it. The progression of the iPhone has been both rapid and incredible, and by this point in the process, these little silicon and plastic cubes can do truly incredible things, things that even ten years ago would’ve had people screaming in the streets about the inevitable robot uprising and subsequent nuclear Armageddon. Anyway, some folks have been complaining about the iPhone 6 Plus because of how large it is compared to the other Iphones that have come before it. People seem to be freaking out over its tendency to bend if sat on in your back pocket. It seems that a side-effect of Apple’s attempts to make the phone more durable have resulted in a phone that’s flexible. A design flaw? Yes. But it raises a question we should’ve been asking all along: WHY ARE PEOPLE SITTING ON THEIR PHONES? Having preordered the 6 plus, I was a little skeptical after hearing the complaints about how enormous it was. Once receiving the phone, I was afraid I would have a hard time adjusting from the Iphone 5s, but that wasn’t the case at all. The large, yet slim phone is surprisingly easy to use, and the many new features on the phone make it easy to maneuver from one thing to another. Dropping three hundred dollars was definitely not what I planned on doing, but I do feel like it was worth it. Overall, I truly believe the latest generation of the Iphone has shown just how impressive technology is these days, and I cannot wait to see what Apple has in store for the future.