7 Things You’ll Hate About the iPhone 6

Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are two of the best phones on the market but they’re not perfect. We’ve been using the two flagships since September. And while there’s a lot to love about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, there are also some things that we don’t like.

Last fall, iPhone rumors were rampant and they pointed to the arrival of two new iPhones. On stage in September, Apple announced the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. The two devices came packing a ton of firepower including Retina HD displays, all-metal designs, camera tweaks, iOS 8 and more.

Like many of you, we decided to pick up both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. And like many of you, we soon discovered that these two iPhones were two of the best phones money could buy. And after more than a year with them at our side, we still feel the same way.


The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are still excellent smartphones and their shelf life will extend beyond the release of the iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 6s later this year thanks to their hardware and thanks to Apple’s outstanding software support. These are fantastic phones.

There is a whole lot to like about the two devices. We love their rear cameras. We love their software support. We love Touch ID. There are, however, some things that we don’t like about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. These are good phones but they aren’t without flaws.

Today, ahead of the iPhone 6s launch, we want to take a look at a few things we, and others, dislike about the Apple’s current flagships.

These might be potential deal breakers for some of you so they’re worth considering ahead of Apple’s new iPhone launch later on this year. (And especially because the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are expected to feature designs similar to the current models.)

Slippery Design

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Slippery Design

We've been using the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus extensively for close to a year now and one of the things that we've grown to dislike about them is the brushed aluminum back. While it looks good for the most part, we always have the feeling that disaster could strike at any second when we're not using a case. 

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus use a brushed aluminum design but unfortunately, we have to cover up the design with a case. For several reasons. The first is because the phones constantly feels like they're going to slip out of your hand when you're holding them with one hand. 

The brushed aluminum can be slippery and we've dropped our phones several times (with cases on and off) over the course of the past year. A lightweight, thin phone that's also slippery will be a recipe for diaster for a lot of people.

Lots of premium phones get this right. For instance, the Galaxy S6 uses a metal design that features a Gorilla Glass 4 back and it doesn't feel like it's going to pop right out of your hand. There are a few more reasons why the iPhone 6 design might frustrate you.

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