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Old 09-27-2014, 04:26 PM
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Default The iPhone 6 Discussion thread

Hello fellow geeks. Since many of us have gotten our iPhone 6/6+'s already, I figured I'd setup a thread so we could see how things are coming along. I'll go first!

What I like:
- rounded edges, feels great in the hand
- lasts way longer (can go 2-3 days without charging)
- reading text is way easier

What I don't like:
- only 16 GB...
- the retina HD displays weren't as picturesque as I expected
- placement of the home button, I tend to press it while taking a picture.
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Old 09-27-2014, 06:12 PM
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Sounds like you bought the wrong one if you're complaining about the 16gb

Like:
128gb
Bigger screen (though ideally id have liked somewhere halfway between iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 size)
Slow motion camera
Touch ID (I moved up from the 4s)
The thinness.
The general look and feel
Improved camera
General spec bump

Don't like:
Soft aluminium. I dropped it about a foot and a half and now it's got a ding on it. The 4s was tougher than this.
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Old 09-27-2014, 06:24 PM
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I only used 6 no 6 plus and I gotta say screen was a let down for me as well and device didn't feel big I was able to reach every corner one handed easily and it wasn't faster at all compared to 5s. It's speaker had more impact. After two minutes I lost my interest since there wasn't much new things to see.
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Old 09-27-2014, 06:38 PM
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Don't like:
Soft aluminium. I dropped it about a foot and a half and now it's got a ding on it. The 4s was tougher than this.
Why don't you have a case on your $700 phone? I have a hard time agreeing that the glass covered 4s is tougher than the metal wrapped iPhones.

I don't own one, but I've set up many of them. The overall build quality is impressive. The new design is a total win, adopting the iPad design language. Just playing a few games on them confirms that bigger indeed is better for us TA members. It's a fine piece of tech. All of that said though, I'm still ecstatic to be on the "S" refresh cycle.
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Old 09-27-2014, 07:56 PM
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This one is the thinnest iPhone yet, probably easier to damage it now. Honestly, people are always dropping their iPhones. If they wanted to really improve from past versions, they should've made the phone more resistant to fall damage.
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Old 09-28-2014, 05:11 PM
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Why don't you have a case on your $700 phone?
I have one on order, but it hasn't arrived yet. I prefer iPhones without cases so I only ordered one when I realised how easily damaged this one would be.

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I have a hard time agreeing that the glass covered 4s is tougher than the metal wrapped iPhones.
Glass is much harder than Aluminium. The iPhone 4s had very tough glass (which I had screen protectors on) and a stainless steel frame. Much tougher than the soft aluminium of the iPhone 6. I'd have happily sacrificed some of the lightness for a tougher phone.
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Old 09-28-2014, 05:57 PM
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I have one on order, but it hasn't arrived yet. I prefer iPhones without cases so I only ordered one when I realised how easily damaged this one would be.


Glass is much harder than Aluminium. The iPhone 4s had very tough glass (which I had screen protectors on) and a stainless steel frame. Much tougher than the soft aluminium of the iPhone 6. I'd have happily sacrificed some of the lightness for a tougher phone.
I see tons of cracked and shattered iPhone 4/4s phones and zero shattered aluminum iPhones. You drop glass from any reasonable distance and it will crack or shatter.

Here's an interesting link:
http://osxdaily.com/2014/09/19/drop-...hone-6-videos/
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Old 09-28-2014, 07:35 PM
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Loving my 6 so far! battery life is even better then the 5s for me. its only 7:30 but I'm at 76% with 4 hours of usage and 10 hours on standby. I've been pulling quite a bit of data from bluetooth with my Pebble so I'm quite impressed.

P.S. to all you 6ers out there, make sure you update your profile to reflect your shiny new phones!
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:58 PM
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I upgraded to the 6 from a 4th gen iPod touch and I'm loving this thing!

Touch ID i great
Much better batteries
Can easily run any game out (aside from a couple ios8 issues not yet resolved)
The 64gb model is cheaper than before
And obviously the bigger screen

My main issues with it would be the camera sticking out (I understand why though,) and I don't really trust its durability. Luckily both those issues are fixed since I have a case now.

And on a note more related to ios 8, I hate how family sharing was implemented >.<
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:25 PM
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I see tons of cracked and shattered iPhone 4/4s phones and zero shattered aluminum iPhones. You drop glass from any reasonable distance and it will crack or shatter.

Here's an interesting link:
http://osxdaily.com/2014/09/19/drop-...hone-6-videos/
If the glass makes the impact dropped from a distance then it probably would shatter, but generally it's the stainless steel rim or the plastic that surrounds the glass that hits the ground first. The plastic can chip a bit, but the steel is strong.
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