I have been a consumer of Apple products for years. I grew up on Microsoft/Windows based platforms for most of my life. After the Windows Vista fiasco, lack of consumer support after releasing such a faulty product, which essentially left me with a $3200 paperweight I decided to switch to Apple. Now I am a tech savvy individual but by no means claim to be a "certified technician." Yet I have rarely encountered a technical problem that I could not mend myself (with the exception of having to have the logic board in my MacPRO Laptop replaced due to the fact the wiring just shorted out per the Apple technicians). I also do not endorse one brand in particular. I endorse the brand that works the most efficiently and if that means that I have to switch brands periodically then I will do so. With that being said, I am EXTREMELY disappointed with my iPhone 6 Plus. I owned a 128 GB iPhone 4S for years. The only reason I upgraded was #1 I was way overdue for an upgrade and could receive a new phone substantially cheaper but had to do so before the option expired and #2 the battery on my iPhone 4S was finally giving out and only staying charged for half the day. I don't make/receive many phone calls and loathe texting so needless to say my phone was primarily just hanging out in my pocket as a quick reference tool.
With my iPhone 6 plus I have experienced nothing but problems with it since obtaining it in June of 2015. It has great difficulty syncing to Bluetooth in both my 2012 Hyundai Tucson and 2014 Nissan Pathfinder whereas my iPhone 4S had no issues whatsoever. The iPhone 4S would connect as soon as I unlocked either car (didn't even have the cars started yet). The iPhone 6 Plus requires manual connection EVERY time I get into either car and have to turn the vehicles on. With my Hyundai on the old iPhone 4S I could scroll through my phone list of contacts, calls, etc. on the vehicle touch screen without interruption in the music. With the new iPhone 6 Plus as soon as I do anything involving accessing the phone menu on the vehicle touch screen the music stops playing and has to be manually restarted. It does this in my Pathfinder as well. Not a major issue but still annoying considering the newer technology should be more efficient, not less.
It performs relatively poorly with my Sonos sound system. When I select playlists on my phone for it to play, it will only play one song at a time and will not cycle to the next song automatically (and yes I am selecting the all tracks option under the playlist heading, not selecting the individual song). So while running on the treadmill I have to manually select each song I want to play. My previous iPhone 4S had no issues cycling songs automatically on the Sonos system.
The biggest problem I have had with the iPhone 6 Plus is that every time I have a phone conversation I get a high frequency feedback from the ear speaker on the phone and have to place the call on speaker phone to get it to stop. Then I have to revert back to the ear speaker.The individual to whom I am speaking can hear this noise as well and they state that it sounds as though my voice becomes incredibly muted. It will usually do this about 4-5 times per call with each call averaging 15 minutes in length. The phone has NEVER been dropped or abused in any way. I treat my electronics (and all my possessions for that matter) as if they were my children because I have to work extremely hard to be able to afford them and really enjoy using them (I am a little OCD to say the least).
An issue I had with Apple support was that my iPhone 6 Plus was still under the 90 day phone support service and I had the receipt to prove it. However, the automated phone system was convinced that my phone was past that 90 day mark and was not eligible for assistance without paying $30 to speak to someone. I was finally able to bypass the system and speak to a human being whom I had to debate with for 15 minutes that my phone should still be under the 90 day support service and I stated that I had the purchase receipt to prove it and offered to fax or e-mail it (low and behold the system was using my iPhone 4S rather than my new iPhone 6 plus as the reference, which of course would have been out of warranty and out of the Apple Care Protection Plan period). After finally getting them to listen and acknowledge that it was within the 90 service period they analyzed the phone and determined that the phone would have to be replaced.
I will be sending it in for a replacement and hopefully that will resolve many of the issues I am having, after which I will update this review. Nevertheless, if Apple is going to begin pumping out poor quality products the way old Microsoft did, well then I guess it will be time for me to change to the Samsung phones and begin purchasing products from another technology provider. This does really disappoint me because I have truly loved Apple products for the past 8 years and in our household we own two Macbook Pro's, two separate iPhones, three iPads, and we were going to purchase an upgraded iMac Retina 5K all-in-one computer (we will see on this one, depends on how the iPhone 6 Plus situation is resolved). C'est la vie....
Planning on buying a new phone. Samsung Note 5 or an iPhone 6?
I am an iPhone 4 user and is attached with Apple, but I really loved the features the Note 5 has.
so Note 5 or iPhone 6?
I am very disappointed with the position of the on/off button on upper right side of phone. It is very awkward, while pushing the button your hand grabs the other side and you push the volume control buttons at the same time! Just a terrible spot for the on/off button!!!! I liked it at the top so when my tri-fold case was closed I could simply turn it off when I got a phone call at a inconvenient timing. Now I have to buy a bi-fold case so the button will be exposed and that leaves my phone open to get dirty and scuffed on the side from being inside my purse and every day wear. Just so disappointed in location of off/on button. Change it to the top and we would be so much happier. The rest of the features are off the chart!
gabira, 04 Oct 2015Very nice phone but 16 gb memory not enoughIf you're going to spend $800 for iphone 6 plus, i'd hope you'd go for the 64 or 128gb. Never even knew they made a 16gb.
Looking at new phone witch one is better iphone6 plus or iphone 6s plus
qwertyuiop, 30 Sep 2015help me please...what would u choosed?iphone 6 64gb or iphone 6plus 16gb?Definitely plud
qwertyuiop, 30 Sep 2015help me please...what would u choosed?iphone 6 64gb or iphone 6plus 16gb?Definitely 6 plus
qwertyuiop, 30 Sep 2015help me please...what would u choosed?iphone 6 64gb or iphone 6plus 16gb?Very nice phone but 16 gb memory not enough
How good is the battery life on the phone as I have heard it is not so great, this is coming from my 2 friends who have it. I was wondering if anyone else Iphone is like that?
qwertyuiop, 30 Sep 2015help me please...what would u choosed?iphone 6 64gb or iphone 6plus 16gb?Choose iPhone 6plus 16gb... too good phone
qwertyuiop, 30 Sep 2015help me please...what would u choosed?iphone 6 64gb or iphone 6plus 16gb?ip6 (64gb)you will get plenty of room for photos and applications but your phone will die in 5-6 hours of moderate to heavy usage. In 6+ you cant kill the battery with 1 day of heavy usage. It got really OSM battery life, 1080p Display and one of the best phones i have ever used. But if you opt for ip6+ 16GB then you will be very limited with the available storage.
I you are okay with battery life and you are ready to carry a powerbank then go for 6 (64gb).
I am using 6+ 64gb . Fantastic
Don't upgrade to os 9.1
Total disaster....3 hours on phone with apple tech and problems continue...phone dies and cant be manually turned on, then mysteriously comes to life only to go down again. DONT DO IT!
For me, getting iphone 6/6+ or 6s/6s+, better get 64gb. i used 5s 16gb before, need always transfer the photos to pc, limited software/games to download and always monitor the space left in phone. Now, i use 6+ 64g. All the software/games i want before, i can install them without worrying about space. The resolution for 6/6+ is high, its quiet boring if the space limit you from install much softwares.
help me please...what would u choosed?iphone 6 64gb or iphone 6plus 16gb?
I updated my software to ios9 and then ios9.01 but my iphone6 plus is still acting funny and doesn't let me use my apps on mobile network. I can only use them if I have wifi around. This is sick and am going crazy coz I miss on so many things during the day at work. Is there anything that we can do about it? I even went to the apple store at George street, Sydney but they failed to help me. Am so pissed....I wish I had never updated the new software..... :(
It's been a week since I upgraded to iOS 9 and it is super and my iPhone 6 plus works perfectly and I love it, well done Apple .keep it up!