On September 19th, 2014, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were released. I ordered the former on October 18th, and it took about a week to come in the mail. Before I got my phone, I had to go through the ordering process. Apple’s website is often criticized for poor customer service, sometimes unbearably slow due to the website’s high traffic. However, it took a mere thirty minutes to choose a phone, order it, pay for it, and begin the shipping process.
When my phone finally arrived, I was shocked. I have had an iPhone 4, and the difference in size was seemingly astronomical. An iPhone 4 screen is 4.3 x 3.3 inches, whereas my new iPhone 6 is a whopping 6.2 x 3 inches. As I had imagined, everything on the screen was much clearer and easier to see.
Next, I tried out my new camera. My pictures turned out beautifully, with a resolution and clarity that made them look both gorgeous and, more importantly, professional. The camera also came with many brand-new tools and devices for editing photographs right on the phone. The iPhone 6 camera can give just as good results as a Canon or Nikon.
The most significant difference between the 6 and its predecessors was the lock button’s new location on the side of the phone. It took a few days for me to get used to turning it off that way, and it was a bit difficult to screenshot things when the button is in the position that it is.The only other complaint I have is about the phone’s overly high sensitivity. I have accidentally sent people pictures and voice recordings multiple times.
On the messaging screen, there is a little button for pictures and audio recordings that triggers the phone to automatically record and send a message to the last person texted. While this feature is hypothetically useful, I’ve found that it leads to as many garbled accidents as intentionally sent messages.
Other than that, I am extremely pleased with my new phone. The benefits outweigh the drawbacks, and if you can adjust to a few new features, you will love the iPhone 6.