9 things that could have made the iPhone 6 an even better smartphone

9 things that could have made the iPhone 6 an even better smartphone
The iPhone 6 is shaping up as an awesome phone and a worthy successor to the iPhone 5s. It is larger, faster, with an improved display, and with an upgraded camera – we couldn't possibly ask for anything more. Okay, we lied. There's a ton of things that could have made the iPhone 6 a much better smartphone than it already is – things like design improvements and extra features that could have been added. Check them out below! 

To learn more about Apple's new phone, you can go through our extensive iPhone 6 coverage.

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iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. Busyboy unregistered

Only 9 things?

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A lot of those are ridiculous subjective to major nitpicking.

21. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

it must hurt a lot more than the usual lol

29. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Yeah, imagine pulling iphone 6 in landscape position through that hole.

26. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

you were utterly disappointed as well, just admit it ahahahahahahaha

2. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

There's no 32gb iPhone 6 phonearena.

5. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

It's like they weren't even paying attention

31. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Actually the 16 GB iPhone should have been discontinued. Nowadays 16 GB is OK for midrange smartphones or flagships with expandable storage.

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

So how thick is this phone including the thickness of the camera?

4. maherk

Posts: 7017; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The points missing on this list are change the damn 7 year old design 1gb of ram, seriously? Dual core! Lower the damn price, it is a phone not a Bentley Continental. Let the customers customize the home screen of their $900+ property the way they want, even WP's home screen is better than this.

12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The design has changed quite a bit. 1 GB of RAM was pretty disappointing. High performance dual core that beats most, if not all, quad/octa cores out there. Same price as Android flagships I agree, iOS should have their own version of widgets.

22. Smithy5995

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 23, 2014

Oneplus One - Flagship device, low end price Nexus X (6) - Flagship device, low end price (when it comes out)

30. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Wow, two examples out of the dozens of Android flagships over the years, and one of them isn't even available to 99% of consumers. You sure showed me! HTC, Samsung, Sony, LG, etc. all have similar prices for their flagships. The only exception would be Motorola, and even they're not too far off.

33. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Motorola, Nexus 5, huawei, zte

34. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I mentioned Motorola already, the Nexus line is obvious and an exception to the rule, and ZTE and Huawei aren't very reliable when you want good software or updates, neither is Xiaomi.

45. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Um, those Android flagships cost a lot more to make for their price....

6. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

So pretty much everything about this phone needs upgrading

14. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Like what exactly?

28. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

battery, screen res, camera res, ois, microsd, stereo speakers, screen to body ratio, universal connector, wirelss charging, cat6 lte, dualband wifi, gesture controls, fast battery charging, dust and waterproof rating etc.

32. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Battery,camera, either micro sd or removal of the 16gb version.. there is more but these are the most important.. that battery life is pretty weak.

23. Smithy5995

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 23, 2014


7. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

I have one for you, put android on it. LOL

8. LuckyS

Posts: 154; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

10. Smaller bezels. Iphone 6 is as tall as G2 but has 0.5" smaller screen diagonale.


Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Agree 100%

19. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

That's a big one for me, Apple is clearly out of their element with larger screen sizes. iOS needs to change a bit more to adapt, as well... Their one handed use option is a bit embarrassing considering this is Apple we're talking about.

39. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

Apple loves to foucus on design(although it's 7 years old) and they still have 2 inch bezels?

9. lucid.brat unregistered

So now PA also believe that apple is missing 9 things..

10. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

"As usual, the price difference between a 16GB and a 32GB iPhone is a whopping $100 even though it costs Apple about $10 extra to produce the latter model." There is no 32GB model or am I mistaken. It's 16, 64, 128.

11. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

MicroSD card slot and IP65/ IP68 for dust and water.

15. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Couple things wrong with your list, PhoneArena. First is that the iPhone 6 Plus will come with OIS; and second, as NoFanboy above stated, there is no 32Gb iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. The capacities go from 16 to 64 then to 128. The 64Gb is the price the 32Gb used to be, and the 128GB is the price that the 64Gb used to be. Third, as many people before have said in the past, it doesn't really matter how many megapixles the camera is, it's more about the quality of the sensor and the software. I used to have a phone that only had a 3.2MP camera and it took just as good if not better quality as a phone that I had later that had an 8MP camera.

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