With an iPhone 6 release rumored to be months away, consumers in the hunt for a new smartphone are faced with a tough decision: Wait for the iPhone 6 launch or buy something else. While there are plenty of reasons to wait for the new iPhone release, many consumers won’t be able to hold out.
At WWDC 2014, Apple announced several new products including iOS 8 for iPhone and iPad and OS X Yosemite for Mac. The company did not, however, announce a brand new iPhone. This did not come as much of a surprise. The iPhone 6 release date rumor mill points to an arrival in September or October, specific date unknown. And now that WWDC is over and done, and with an iOS 8 release pegged for the fall, it’s clear that consumers are in for a bit of a wait.
The iPhone 6 release date isn’t set in stone but all signs point to an arrival months down the road. As we’ve pointed out, there are a number of reasons why some consumers will want to wait for the iPhone 6 release. Of course, everyone’s situation is a little different and there are those that either can’t, or don’t want to wait until the fall.
Fortunately, the smartphone market is absolutely loaded with big names. Earlier this year, we saw the Nokia Lumia Icon, Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, and Sony Xperia Z1s get released. And in just a few weeks the LG G3, the highly anticipated successor to the LG G2, will touch down on shelves. And these are just the tip of the iceberg.
The iPhone 6 isn’t official but we have a very good read on many of the features that will be coming with it later this year. The device should boast a large high-resolution screen, speedy processor, solid camera, impressive design, and iOS 8. And while none of these devices will match its exact spec sheet, there are several that we think will serve as proper competitors.
If you’ve given up on waiting for the iPhone 6 and you’re looking to buy this month, we feel like these are the five devices that you should be looking at.
Those tired of waiting around for the iPhone 6 will want to of course check out the current iPhone, last year's iPhone 5s.
The iPhone 5s remains one of the best smartphone options on the planet and it's a device that we still recommend to those looking for a brand new smartphone regardless of the situation.
From its solid camera, to its sleek metal design, to its beautiful 4-inch Retina Display, the iPhone 5s packs a great all-around punch. It's not the iPhone 6 but it could be the next best thing. Those looking for a new smartphone in June will want to take a look at it before buying.