Why I'm Returning My iPhone 6

ali5707

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Sep 22, 2014
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Let me start by saying I've gotten every new iPhone that's come out since the 3G, without fail, at either launch or pre-order. So I did the same for the 6, and after two days of using it I've decided to return it.

The reason for this is one-handed use. I love being able to hold and manipulate my phone in one hand, and for me the 5S fits comfortably in the sweet spot.

With the 6, my hand feels over-extended ever so slightly, and I have large hands so that's saying a lot. Also, when I'm lying down and reading the phone between my hands, the 6 puts pressure on the inside of my palms in a way that the 5S did not. Finally my thumb getting to the top of the screen requires extra extension. This might seem like a minor thing but with a lot of daily use, it adds up. I tried the double-tap thing but those taps also add up!

So after a weekend of use, I've asked myself: is it worth it? The answer is no. I think I'm going to miss the potential NFC the most. And the rounded edges feel very sexy. But battery life is only slightly better, I still can't get through a day with one charge (I'm a heavy user). The extra screen real estate is nice but not at the expense of one-hand use. I always have my iPad if I want to do something that requires a bigger screen.

So for the first time in my iPhone obsession, I'm forfeiting an upgrade, returning the 6, and praying that next year Apple will improve the guts of the 5S without increasing its size.
 
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AppleFan360

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Jan 26, 2008
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Should have given it more time. Phones won't be getting any smaller. I have found that the right kind of case helps.
 

dave420

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Jun 15, 2010
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Should have given it more time. Phones won't be getting any smaller. I have found that the right kind of case helps.
I wouldn't put it past Apple to come out with a smaller phone at some point in the future. Apple has always been about making things smaller. I don't think phones are just going to keep getting bigger forever.
 

davemark

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May 30, 2012
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i also find one hand use a little strange at the moment but i thought that moving from 4 to 5 and i very much got used to that .. and more i use the 6 the more my hand adapts to holding it etc

Im sure in time i will be fine :) if i was you give it a bit more time
 

Dtp8513

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Nov 17, 2010
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Let me start by saying I've gotten every new iPhone that's come out since the 3G, without fail, at either launch or pre-order. So I did the same for the 6, and after two days of using it I've decided to return it.

The reason for this is one-handed use. I love being able to hold and manipulate my phone in one hand, and for me the 5S fits comfortably in the sweet spot.

With the 6, my hand feels over-extended ever so slightly, and I have large hands so that's saying a lot. Also, when I'm lying down and reading the phone between my hands, the 6 puts pressure on the inside of my palm in a way that the 5S did not.

So after a weekend of use, I've asked myself: is it worth it? The answer is no. I think I'm going to miss the potential NFC the most. And the rounded edges feel very sexy. But battery life is only slightly better, I still can't get through a day with one charge (I'm a heavy user). The extra screen real estate is nice but not at the expense of one-hand use. I always have my iPad if I want to do something that requires a bigger screen.

So for the first time in my iPhone obsession, I'm forfeiting an upgrade, returning the 6, and praying that next year Apple will improve the guts of the 5S without increasing its size.

I am actually doing the same thing today. For me, I got the 6 Plus using AT&T Next. It's not worth it for me for $47 per month for 20 months, when I still have a perfect condition 5s (I sold it on ebay, but the buyer didnt pay- suprise).

I just do not like the feel of the bigger phone. Additionally, the graphics on the 6 plus are not as good I would expect. The camera is phenomenal- I almost wanted to keep it for that reason.

Lastly, and probably most importantly, the battery life is terrible (and I can't use a Mofi Case on a phone this big). It's 10:45 am and I am already at 60% (I havent used it that much).

I would sell it on Ebay, but it's not worth selling it on Ebay with AT&T Next.
 

GB11

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Sep 14, 2014
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I agree 100% horrible phone now just put it i the mail box and send it to me and I will make sure that it get returned. :cool::cool::cool:
 

kilcher

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Jul 3, 2011
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Let me start by saying I've gotten every new iPhone that's come out since the 3G, without fail, at either launch or pre-order. So I did the same for the 6, and after two days of using it I've decided to return it.

The reason for this is one-handed use. I love being able to hold and manipulate my phone in one hand, and for me the 5S fits comfortably in the sweet spot.

With the 6, my hand feels over-extended ever so slightly, and I have large hands so that's saying a lot. Also, when I'm lying down and reading the phone between my hands, the 6 puts pressure on the inside of my palms in a way that the 5S did not. Finally my thumb getting to the top of the screen requires extra extension. This might seem like a minor thing but with a lot of daily use, it adds up. I tried the double-tap thing but those taps also add up!

So after a weekend of use, I've asked myself: is it worth it? The answer is no. I think I'm going to miss the potential NFC the most. And the rounded edges feel very sexy. But battery life is only slightly better, I still can't get through a day with one charge (I'm a heavy user). The extra screen real estate is nice but not at the expense of one-hand use. I always have my iPad if I want to do something that requires a bigger screen.

So for the first time in my iPhone obsession, I'm forfeiting an upgrade, returning the 6, and praying that next year Apple will improve the guts of the 5S without increasing its size.
The big question is what are you going to do when you tire of your 5S? Seems like very few options out there for people who like a 4" phone. Still shocked they didn't offer 3 sizes this year. I would guess Samsung will try hard to get back into that market at some point - any chance they get to stick it to Apple and steal a customer or two they'll do it.
 

s.hasan546

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Feb 26, 2011
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You say you have big hands but than say the 6 is too big? Lol it's ok if you have tiny hands. Just be honest
 

jkim3691

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Oct 8, 2011
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I'm also about to do the same thing. I'm going to use it for this week though to make sure a smaller device is what I really want which right now it is. If I still feel the same way, I'm exchanging my 6 for a 5s this weekend.
 

golfdude

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Aug 5, 2005
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I felt the same way the first day I had the phone, but now I have noticed I am getting used to it. I played around with my 5S last night and not sure I can go back to such a small screen. The 6 is a better phone than the 5s, hands down.
 

oVerboost

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Sep 17, 2013
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Why I'm Returning My iPhone 6

The 5s will not be getting no upgrades in a years time, at least no significant ones... For me the 5 and 5s hurt my hands after any prolonged use, due to the square edges. But if it's fine for others and works for them all well and good. I'm loving my 6, nicest iPhone I've had for me and I've had them all since the original. Battery life is not terrible, my 6 is better than my 5 and 5s ever were so maybe other peoples aren't set up correctly or they've used a backup from an old phone. Try to stick with it for a little longer until you decide 100%.
 

shenan1982

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Nov 23, 2011
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Still shocked they didn't offer 3 sizes this year.
iMac - 2 sizes offered
Macbook Pro - 2 sizes offered
Macbook Air - 2 sizes offered
iPad - 2 sizes offered
iPod - 2 sizes offered
Time Capsule - 2 sizes offered
Apple Watch - 2 sizes offered

Really, you're surprised Apple is offering 2 sizes iPhones?
 

Phoboss

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Sep 23, 2012
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thought about it as well. switched from a Nexus 5 to a 5s. No the iPhone 6 is exactly the same size as my old nexus 5, and I'm thinking of sticking with my 5s, BUT what are you going to do in 2-3 years when your 5s is rather old and starts to be slow like the 4s is now.
I don't think apple will go back to a smaller screen after the release of the 6, so you might as well get used to it now.
 

steve knight

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Jan 28, 2009
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the 5s with a otter case is about the limit of what I can hold and use one hand.I like to be able to use the phone one handed in bed.seems those daycare about over.
 

Padmini

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Aug 9, 2014
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I got a 6 Plus. And love it.

I also wish Apple has had introduced an updated 4" model.

However, I have a theory that because the 5s is still around at $99.....that NEXT year they may indeed introduced a "newly" designed 4' iPhone at $99.

Not everyone wants a device as big as iPhone 6. I wanted one as big as 6 Plus. But I'm not so delusional as to believe that everyone wanted 4.7" or bigger. Very surprised at Apple with this.
 

Menel

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Aug 4, 2011
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iMac - 2 sizes offered
Macbook Pro - 2 sizes offered
Macbook Air - 2 sizes offered
iPad - 2 sizes offered
iPod - 2 sizes offered
Time Capsule - 2 sizes offered
Apple Watch - 2 sizes offered

Really, you're surprised Apple is offering 2 sizes iPhones?
Time Capsule only has 1 size.
iPod has Shuffle, Nano, and Touch. 3 sizes
 
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