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The iPhone 6 is a smartphone designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It was announced along with the larger iPhone 6 Plus as the latest addition to the iPhone series. It was released on September 19, 2014. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus jointly serve as successors to the iPhone 5C and 5S, and were succeeded by the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

Description[]

The iPhone 6 includes a number of physical changes over its predecessor, including a larger 4.7 inch (120mm) retina IPS display with a resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels and 326 ppi. Overall, this iPhone is significantly larger than the previous models. Since it's larger than the iPhone 5s, it has a larger battery capacity with 1810 mAh.

It has a 64-bit Apple A8 processor with 1GB of RAM. This iPhone is the first iPhone model to have a 128GB storage model option, and also the last iPhone to have a 1GB RAM. It comes with iOS 8 installed, but it can be updated to iOS 12.5.7 as for the latest iOS it can run on. The storage options it came with is 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB.

The Touch ID used on this iPhone is also the 1st generation of Touch ID, until it got replaced by the faster 2nd model of Touch ID on the iPhone 6s.

This iPhone's rear camera can record up to 1080p full HD video with 30fps or 60fps. It's camera is not flush with the back of the device and it's protruding out a slight bit.

Issues[]

The section right below the volume down button was very fragile, and could bend easily. Users who put their iPhone 6/6 Plus in their back pocket reported having a bent device when taken out. The issue was dubbed as "Bendgate". This was much more prominent on the 6 Plus because of the greater size of the phone. The bending issue does not affect the device's performance. Bendgate went viral across the internet, and Apple was scolded for their poor build quality. This however was fixed with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus with the stronger Aluminum 7000 series.

Although it looks like that you could very easily bend the device, you'd actually have to apply a lot of pressure to the frame in order to bend it. Overall, the bendgate issue is over exaggerated by the media since it sounded like it was very easy to bend this phone.

Release[]

Pre-orders of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded four million within its first 24 hours of availability—an Apple record. More than ten million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices were sold in the first three days, making it another fastest selling iPhone model at that time. The iPhone 6 is the top selling iPhone model with more than 222 million units sold since release.

On September 9, 2015, the 128 GB version of the iPhone 6 was discontinued along with the gold version. The 16 GB and 64 GB versions of the iPhone 6 in silver and space gray were available for sale at a reduced price due to the release of the iPhone 6S. The last remaining model is the 32 GB iPhone 6 variant that was discontinued in 2018.

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IPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone 6 compared to the iPhone 6 Plus

IPhone 6 (slate)

iPhone 6 in space grey (image from Apple Support)

iPhone (models)
iPhone 1 | 3G | 3GS | 4 | 4S | 5 | 5C · 5S | 6 · 6 Plus | 6S · 6S Plus | SE (1st)
7 · 7 Plus | 8 · 8 Plus | X | XR · XS · XS Max | 11 · 11 Pro · 11 Pro Max | SE (2nd)
12 · 12 mini · 12 Pro · 12 Pro Max | 13 · 13 mini · 13 Pro · 13 Pro Max | SE (3rd)
14 · 14 Plus · 14 Pro · 14 Pro Max | 15
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