iPhone 6: All the frustrating Problems Get Exposed So Far

November 20, 2014 Tech

Kinkoo-iPhone-6-Plus-bendingWith the release of the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and iOS 8, plenty of people are enjoying their new purchases, but at the same time, there have been a lot of controversy being reported, such as the bendable physical body. Here we list all the ways the new Apple products have failed so far.

1. Bendgate                               

The bent iPhone 6 plus problem has stirred up a storm of coverage online, but Apple claims it’s not common and that only nine people have actually contacted the company to complain about a bent iPhone 6 Plus.

2. Cracked screen

A lot of people report that the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus are easy to damage when dropped. There’s always a risk when you drop your smartphone that the screen is going to crack. That’s why it’s a good idea to invest in a protective case.

3. iOS 8 causes camera problems

Red peppers should always look red, regardless of what else is in the picture. But red peppers in photos taken with the iPhone 6 could look purple or magenta. The iOS 8 camera software has white balance issues that results in inaccurately colored pictures.

camera4. Touch ID so hackable it’s not funny

Using just fingerprint powder, fingerprint tape, a laser printer and some glue, German hackers easily bypassed the fingerprint lock on an iPhone 5s, as well the iPhone 6′s.

5. Landscape keyboard

Some people have complained that there are problems with the keyboard when they switch the iPhone 6 to landscape view. The top row of letters and the text prediction row are being superimposed on top of each other. Sometimes other graphics are being superimposed making it difficult to type accurately. Some of the keys don’t seem to respond.

6. Random crashing and boot loop

A few iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners have run into an issue where their iPhone repeatedly crashes without any apparent reason. For some people the iPhone 6 is then getting stuck in a boot loop where it repeatedly turns itself off and on again.

7. Faulty Bluetooth connection in cars

Many drivers have been unable to receive or send phone calls via their cars’ built-in system after changing to an iPhone 6. In some cases, the iPhone 6 gets stuck trying to find the car as it scans for Bluetooth devices in the area, even if the driver is sitting inside of it.

8. Microsoft Exchange Mail Accounts Not Syncing

Those who use their iPhones or iPads to access work email accounts or any mail stored on a Microsoft Exchange server may find themselves unable to send or receive messages from those accounts on an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. This issue appears to affect only iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, since some running iOS 8 on iPad 2 or iPhone 5s say they can get their mail just fine.

9. Wi-Fi Sync No Longer Works

Apple’s Wi-Fi Sync feature on iTunes 10 and up lets you share apps, music, bookmarks, contacts, calendars, photos and notes between your laptop and iOS device wirelessly. But the iOS 8 update broke that tool, making it impossible for you to sync files between iTunes and your updated iOS device over Wi-Fi.

10. iOS 8 on Older iPhones Does Not Recognize Own Charging Cable

For $20, the Apple-branded lightning cable should work reliably. But with the iOS 8 update, many people are seeing incompatibility issues between their devices and the lightning cable. In addition to not recognizing its own charging cable, the iOS 8 update also appears to cause a longer charging time than normal.

11. Dye coloring the plastic strips

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have plastic strips in the svelte body to ensure that the antennas can hold a signal. Unfortunately some owners have found that slipping the phone into a tight jeans pocket results in some of the dye sticking to the white plastic on the gold model and discoloring it.

 

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