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iPhone 6 Release 2014: We List the iPhone 6's Worst Flaws [VOTE]

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It's been one week already since Apple launched the iPhone 6 back on Sept. 19, and what a week it's been. While Apple has announced record sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the two new phones and iOS 8 have been battered publicly in a week that seemed to expose a host of flaws in Apple's latest software and hardware. From bending iPhone 6 Pluses to bad software updates resulting in bricked phones, Apple's launch of its latest phones and mobile OS has been anything but smooth. 

If you're on the fence about picking up a new iPhone 6, you might want to check out our list below of its five worst flaws.

iOS 8

So, there's not much you can do about this one. You're stuck with iOS 8 if you own an iPhone 6, and the software has been so plagued with issues in its first week of use that Apple has already released two updates to try and fix what's wrong with it, and they still haven't gotten it right. It's natural for software to have bugs, but when you're the most high-profile tech company in the world, people will naturally expect more from you. iOS 8 brings a host of new features to Apple users, however, the final product looks a bit undercooked at the moment.


Battery Drain

While this might be part software and part hardware, it's not secret that this year's iPhone battery isn't that much larger than last year's disappointing iPhone 5s battery. So instead of focusing on putting the largest battery they could in the iPhone 6, Apple instead opted to make the new phone as slim as possible, sacrificing function for form. Most users report being able to get through a day of use with the iPhone 6, but for Apple fans of old, that's something of an adjustment. Bear in mind that the iPhone 6 has a larger display with a lot more pixels inside, so it's going to drain more battery than any other iPhone before it.

One-Handed Use

Admittedly, this won't be an issue for everyone, but those of you who have smallish hands you might encounter difficulty when attempting to handle the iPhone 6 in one hand. Apple did introduce a new feature this year to combat the effects of larger screens on one-handed use, however, this method still requires users to double-tap to bring the top part of the screen half-way down the display. But this takes time and can get annoying. I mean, all those double-taps add up.

Fragile Design

At last we come to overall design. Apple has touted it's phones as the best made mobile devices before because of their emphasis on design. But given that the iPhone 6 is so slim (just 6.9 mm) that means it's more susceptible to drops and impacts. It almost forces you to buy a case from Apple or someone else, and that is disappointing because the whole point of owning an iPhone is so everyone can see it, right?

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