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I'm wondering why someone has not taken a few dozen cellphones and surrounded a sphere just to show a proof of concept.
Without some amazing break through in solar power efficiency and much lower prices we will not see 10% adoption by 2022.
I would have to pay $30,000+ for solar panels to generate the electricity I'm currently paying $200 a month for. But that fluctuates, during the winter it's $75 a month. Let's assume I average $125 a month, about $1500 a year. It would take 20 years to reach the $30,000 I would have to pay today for the solar panels, and that's assuming the panels or other equipment need no repairs for 20 years. Solar just isn't worth it yet. When 2 or 3 grand in panels can handle everything then people will consider it, but it makes no sense spending 20 years worth of electric bills all at once.
To me, I don't see anything interesting about the 6 and 6+ that would make it worth jumping from an iPhone 5S or even an iPhone 5.
MUCH BETTER BATTERY LIFE = 6+ battery is over twice as large as iPhone 5s battery, from 1,440 mAh to 2,915 mAh. While some might say "battery life will be the same because of the larger screen" it's been shown in iPad's that is not true, devices like the Mini have an enormous battery life despite the 8" screen and only a 4,490 mAh battery. If the 6+ can get just half the battery life of the Mini that will be a huge improvement from the battery life of the 5s. Apple is already reporting the 6+ will provide several hours more battery life than the 5s.
LARGER SCREEN = no dispute there
FINGERPRINT = 5s had fingerprint but 5 did not. That will make it much easier to unlock the phone and make iTunes payments
NFC = if mobile payments work out like they're saying this could be the best feature of the iPhone 6. It could mean never needing to get out your wallet and never having to worry about your credit card or identity stolen.
OPTICAL IMAGE STABILIZATION = would help a lot when recording videos, optical image stabilization is usually much better than digital stabilization.
BETTER CAMERA = anyone that has bought a cheap camera knows big megapixel numbers do not mean a good camera. The iPhone 6 is still "only" 8 megapixels but adds a new iSight sensor and Focus Pixels technology for focusing faster.
MOTION CO-PROCESSOR = anyone that uses their phone while working out would like this. The A8 chip includes the new M8 motion co-processor which recognizes data from gyroscopes, accelerometers and compasses.
The bigger issue is how much effort Google is placing into search people's accounts for child porn
apparently a lot FTFA: "It’s why Google actively removes illegal imagery from our services -- including search and Gmail -- and immediately reports abuse to NCMEC. "
This is very scary. I wouldn't touch any google device or service with a ten foot pole. If I owned any google stock I would dump it all immediately. While this sounds all well and good, how long before google starts looking for stock tips or other information in email? They already said they will scan your emails for anything they want and you can't do anything about it: "how much privacy users can expect when using Google's services like email. In a word: none. A year ago, in a court brief, Google said as much. Then, in April, after a class-action case against Google for email scanning fell apart, Google updated its terms of service to warn people that it was automatically analyzing emails."
I'm putting my android devices on ebay, I don't want to use anything google for anymore than I have to. Google has gone from "don't be evil" to "only be evil"