In-depth review: Apple's 4.7-inch iPhone 6 running iOS 8

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  • Reply 21 of 66



    Yes, but "will it bLend?" ;-)

  • Reply 22 of 66

    Seems like an outstanding review (haven't read all of it yet -- will savor it more carefully later).

     

    I will say one thing: the side on/off button is annoying, at least so far. Will definitely take some getting used to. I keep hitting it when I hit the volume or mute buttons. Also, after seven years of conditioning with (and with the iPads still on) the on/off button on top, my finger still reaches over there, before moving to the side. It somehow still doesn't seem right....

     

    One other thing to add: I don't know what Apple has done with TouchID, but it's sensationally fast responsive on the 6.

  • Reply 23 of 66
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    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

    I will say one thing: the side on/off button is annoying, at least so far. Will definitely take some getting used to. I keep hitting it when I hit the volume or mute buttons. Also, after seven years of conditioning with (and with the iPads still on) the on/off button on top, my finger still reaches over there, before moving to the side. It somehow still doesn't seem right....


    I agree.  However, I plan to get an OtterBox Symmetry case and it has covers over the buttons, which should stiffen them up a bit.

  • Reply 24 of 66



    Youse is all a cooking bunches of schlobs who does'nt appreziate the bestest phones available. Anderoids. Period.

  • Reply 25 of 66

    I'm not sure it's relevant that it's fake.  The media will seize on this and make "much ado about nothing" as they always do.

     

    I think Apple needs to point out that if one applied that much pressure to a plastic phone of that thinness, it would probably snap in half.  That should quiet them down.  :-)

  • Reply 26 of 66

    Regarding the GPS and phone call banners not working with Reachability, I discovered yesterday that the GPS one, at least, *does* work.  The banner stays at the top, but if I tapped the top of the shifted-down screen to scroll to the top of whatever app I was using, the banner would be invoked instead.  This appears only to be a graphics issue, assuming it wasn't intentional.

  • Reply 27 of 66
    Polarizer layer?? come on guys!!
    The entire iPhone 5 in the picture has the yellow tint with the bezel around the screen not just the screen itself. which tells me that you probably have an issue of 'white balance', the whole picture of the 5 is yellow... co
  • Reply 28 of 66
    richlrichl Posts: 2,213member

    About as pointless as Stephen Fry's review. You can't be using your iPhone 6 much if you consider the battery life to be a 'Pro'.

  • Reply 29 of 66
    Originally Posted by PhilBoogie View Post

    Yous all a bunch of snobs.Excellent write up DED!

    No, there’s nothing here.

    You 100% have to throw a visible /s on there. There aren’t many people who know about whitetexting.

  • Reply 30 of 66
    macman1984 wrote: »
    I think the "bends in your pocket"-gate is going to be big. This is a serious screw-up. I plan to get the iPhone 6 soon as I want NFC and a larger screen and better camera, but I know that the bend-gate issue will dominate the news and tank the stock price. Too bad- it looks like a great phone...

    It's seriously fake too. There's only two possible ways you can bend the iPhone across its width in a pants pocket:

    A. Put the phone into a tight pants pocket horizontally (which nobody can claim is a "normal" use of the phone).

    B. Put the phone into a tight pants pocket vertically and then apply pressure in an isolated spot underneath the phone (which isn't possible if the length of the phone is pressed against your leg).

    More importantly, if you're not bending it on purpose, it's going to hurt like a mofo long before it bends...so the moral is: If you feel an intense, stabbing pain in your hip when you start to sit down—abort!
  • Reply 31 of 66
    No, there’s nothing here.
    You 100% have to throw a visible /s on there. There aren’t many people who know about whitetexting.

    It doesn't show up on the mobile version. Those of us that don't know Phil well might have thought he was serious.
  • Reply 32 of 66
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    Originally Posted by sog35 View Post

     

    I don't get this review at all.  You are listing features that 99% of the population don't give a sheet about as cons?


     

    You have to get nit-picky whenever everything else is perfect. /s

     

     

    Anyway - I'm quite disappointed with the Developers. It's taking an awfully long time to update their apps to support the new sizes - I understand it will take some time (for some, not all), but I've had one, just only one, app updated for the new resolution since Friday. I really would have figured that devs would be pushing out minor updates faster. 

  • Reply 33 of 66
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,173member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Macman1984 View Post



    I think the "bends in your pocket"-gate is going to be big. This is a serious screw-up. I plan to get the iPhone 6 soon as I want NFC and a larger screen and better camera, but I know that the bend-gate issue will dominate the news and tank the stock price. Too bad- it looks like a great phone...

     

    Oh, please **** off, you useless troll. I'm sure you're fantasizing it will be "big", but it won't. Sad that because the iPhone excels in every single area, including durability, the only thing trolls have left is making videos of themselves doing their best to bend the **** out of the device. 

     

    Quote:


    The new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus may be the largest iPhones Apple has ever made, but they’re also the toughest, according to SquareTrade, a gadget insurer that publishes a “breakability” index.

    Having put the new iPhones through its gauntlet of durability tests this weekend, SquareTrade found that the iPhone 6 holds up impressively well in drops, spills and slips — despite the fact that the new, thinner iPhones are tougher to hold onto given their smooth edges and bigger screens.

    The iPhone 6 Plus fared well, too, managing to beat out Samsung’s Galaxy S5 as “the most durable phone with a screen larger than five inches.”



  • Reply 34 of 66
    iqatedoiqatedo Posts: 1,608member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by PhilBoogie View Post



    ...Yous all a bunch of snobs.Excellent write up DED!

    Okay, you really had me there. Clever but easy to miss!

     

    Edit - okay Tallest Skil, it isn't being first that's truly clever but the last, the defining word, the one remembered. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /> 

  • Reply 35 of 66
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,173member
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    Originally Posted by RichL View Post

     

    About as pointless as Stephen Fry's review. You can't be using your iPhone 6 much if you consider the battery life to be a 'Pro'.


     

    That's why every single review I've read as defined the iPhone 6 battery life as at least "very good", and the 6+ as at least "excellent" if not "amazing"?

     

    But no, clearly they're all wrong and you're right. I have no clue how you use your phone, but just MAYBE you're an outlier and your usage isnt normal? I'm getting excellent battery life on my iPhone 6, and so are millions of others. 

  • Reply 36 of 66
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    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

     

    Seems like an outstanding review (haven't read all of it yet -- will savor it more carefully later).

     

    I will say one thing: the side on/off button is annoying, at least so far. Will definitely take some getting used to. I keep hitting it when I hit the volume or mute buttons. Also, after seven years of conditioning with (and with the iPads still on) the on/off button on top, my finger still reaches over there, before moving to the side. It somehow still doesn't seem right....

     

    One other thing to add: I don't know what Apple has done with TouchID, but it's sensationally fast responsive on the 6.


     

    Yes, I've found myself pressing volume and the on/off button at the same time multiple times.  I'll probably get used to it, but it doesn't seem right to me either.

     

    TouchID is crazy fast.  Seems to work better when my fingers are damp than the last one as well.

  • Reply 37 of 66
    gwmacgwmac Posts: 1,797member

    With Apple you always have to expect a few extra features you wish were included and this is done purposefully to make you want to upgrade next year. I think the 6 and 6+ are very good additions and are easily the biggest and best addition since the very first model. The increased screen size alone is a feature so many people have been waiting for and the reason it is selling so well. For next year I wouldn't mind seeing a reduced forehead and chin bezel area if they can manage that. The forehead would be a lot easier by simply moving the sensor to the side but not sure how they could reduce the chin bezel unless they go to an oblong button. But these phones really are quite long compared to similar models.



    Other features I wouldn't mind seeing in no particular order: dual front facing speakers that will allow good sound without cupping your hand around speaker. Bump the front facing iSight camera up to 2 or 3 MP. Yes I know MP aren't that important once you reach a certain level but 1.2MP is pretty low even with the improved autofocus. Selfies are here to stay and Apple needs to improve the FaceTime camera to at least 2.1MP minimum. Some water resistance would be nice but not something I desperately crave.

     

    The fact that they can pretty much match and even beat phones with 4 cores instead of 2 while being clocked at half that speed is simply phenomenal. Then take into account they only use 1GB of ram vs. others that use 2 or even 3GB and that becomes even more astounding. Imagine what an A9 quad core clocked at 2.0Ghz and 2GB ram would do on those benchmarks. Apple may continue to use dual cores for battery saving but I think the S model of these phones will focus on speed as their main selling points and wouldn't be surprised if they double the speed. 

     

    I agree with the 4/5 star rating in the article. They will blow all previous sales records out of the water and will likely get a lot of 1st time iPhone buyers who never considered one before due to the small screens. I have diehard Android fan friends who are now talking about switching as soon as their upgrade comes around. I never in a million years thought any of them would ever get an iPhone after listening to their Anti-Apple jibes over the years. Apple Pay & Apple Watch are just icing on the cake to help lock people into the ecosystem. 

  • Reply 38 of 66
    Originally Posted by Macman1984 View Post

    I think the "bends in your pocket"-gate is going to be big. This is a serious screw-up. I plan to get the iPhone 6 soon as I want NFC and a larger screen and better camera, but I know that the bend-gate issue will dominate the news and tank the stock price. Too bad- it looks like a great phone...

     

    Shut up and go away.

  • Reply 39 of 66
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    Shut up and go away.


    This is the only good response to this idiocy. More than 10 million phones were sold. How many bent? Three? Four? Even if it were 1,000, it would be statistically insignificant.

  • Reply 40 of 66
    Originally Posted by Hopeless View Post

    This is the only good response to this idiocy. More than 10 million phones were sold. How many bent? Three? Four? Even if it were 1,000, it would be statistically insignificant.

     

    Even if it was all of them, it would be statistically insignificant. They’re bent when outside proper use case.

     

    “I ran over my iPhone and it broke. This is obviously a design flaw,” is literally the best they can come up with.

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