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Hey, Android Users, Don't Buy the New iPhones

Tim Cook wasn’t kidding when he said the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are the best iPhones ever. The new phones have bigger screens, run an operating system that allows users to customize their experiences in an increasing variety of ways, and even incorporate different kinds of keyboards. If you’re an iPhone user, there is no good reason to bat your eyes at fancy Android phones anymore.

But what if you already have an Android? Cook has boasted that the new iPhones will inspire tons of converts, but much of what’s new for Apple is old hat for Android. Both systems offer phones with big screens and powerful cameras. Software innovations available for one type of phone are quickly adopted by the other. Price is essentially not an issue. Neither, necessarily, is design.