The iPhone 6 is a smartphone , model of the 8th generation of iPhone from the Apple brand , released alongside the iPhone 6 Plus . They succeed the iPhones 5s and 5c and precede the iPhones 6s and 6s Plus . Both models are presented on, during a keynote in Cupertino , California . They are marketed ten days later, theand are replaced onby iPhone 6s and 6s Plus . Compared to their predecessors, they feature larger screens — 4.7 and 5.5 inches , a faster processor , better cameras, better LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity , and support mobile payments using NFC technology . They come with the iOS 8 mobile operating system and support all updates up to iOS 12.5.7 .
The reviews are generally positive. Even if they remain perfectible, their new design, technical characteristics, camera and battery life are considered improvements over previous models. The criticisms mainly relate to the design of the shell and the low resolution of the screen compared to smartphones of competing brands. Their excellent sales make them the best-selling smartphones in the entire iPhone range.
They do, however, suffer from several design flaws, the most significant being the fact that they can bend under heavy pressure (triggering the so-called Bendgate affair ) . Due to this lack of rigidity, the internal hardware of the touchscreen could lose its connection with the phone’s motherboard . Additionally, some iPhone 6 Plus models have camera issues, including malfunctioning optical stabilization .