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The accelerometer isn’t the only feature that’ll help (or nag) you with your fitness regime. The barometer works concurrently with the former, measuring how high you’ve climbed and whether you need to take more steps to hit your goal for the day. Be glad that the iPhone doesn’t have a part that gives you a shock when you’re underachieving.
Despite the larger, higher resolution screens and bump in specs, the new iPhones promise better battery life. You can expect around 11 hours of continuous video playback on the 6, while the 6 Plus goes up to 14 hours. And we’ve gotten over a day and a half on our review units with heavy usage to back up those claims too.
With iOS 8, you can now also see which apps are draining the most battery from Settings. You can’t actually do anything in there though, it’s just knowledge for you to make usage adjustments.
The presence of Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy means that your Bluetooth streaming, AirDrop transfers, or iBeacon interactions are faster and use less energy. That’ll result in better battery life. It’ll only make a difference if the device you’re connecting to has Bluetooth LE too, of course.
We’ve all read reports of the iPhone 6 Plus warping in users’ pockets. Someone even made a viral video of himself damaging one pretty badly by bending it with his bare hands. However, Apple has come out to say that official complaints on the iPhone 6 bending are less than 10. Consumer Reports also released their findings that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are actually pretty resilient. From our experience so far, no such problem exists with regular use.