1. finn5975's Avatar
    The iPhone 6 is everything I wanted in my next phone. But after what appears to be my third defective unit in a row I've had enough for now.

    The first phone would store pictures I took upside down, portrait when I took landscape, etc. There was extreme lag when scrolling my photo albums. If I edited a pic, it took literally minutes to save as opposed to seconds. Returned it to Apple yesterday.
    The second phone had a defective front microphone. Returned it to Apple today.
    Now, my third unit is doing the exact same things as my first unit and I've honestly had enough.

    But I want to ask the community, have any of you experienced issues with the stock photos app? Lag, editing issues, freezing, etc? I'm sick over this but I can't spend every day driving, swapping, and restoring
    09-22-2014 09:59 PM
  2. dixie dregs's Avatar
    Wow sorry to hear that I personally have none of the issues that you mentioned the best phone yet. Don't give up we all go through a roll like that one time or another.
    09-22-2014 10:04 PM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Ouch! I haven't noticed any of those problems although I haven't done that much photo editing. Taking photos seems very snappy though. Not sure on the microphone issue. I'm not sure I've made a voice call since I got the phone on Friday.
    09-22-2014 10:16 PM
  4. finn5975's Avatar
    The second phone was a strange issue. You could hear me on the other end of a phone call but Siri, Voice to Text, the new audible message feature in texts, etc wouldn't register sound. Finally tried a FaceTime call and there was no sound. Here, it's that mic that runs all of that.
    09-22-2014 10:22 PM
  5. weblou's Avatar
    I haven't noticed any issues with pictures. Haven't done much editing but the little I did do was pretty smooth.
    Sucks that you had such bad luck. I say give it one more shoot before calling a quits .
    09-22-2014 10:28 PM
  6. Sacha7905's Avatar
    Sorry about your bad experience. I always wait at least a month before buying a new product, so they can work out all of the bugs and get the manufacturing process down pact.
    Chrisy likes this.
    09-22-2014 10:30 PM
  7. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    This stinks, Finn. I haven't had any issues and am loving my new device. Maybe the 4th device is the charm?


    Sent from my iPhone 6 using Tapatalk
    09-22-2014 10:36 PM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Email Tim Cook, seriously.
    jburke82 likes this.
    09-22-2014 10:40 PM
  9. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    The iPhone 6 is everything I wanted in my next phone. But after what appears to be my third defective unit in a row I've had enough for now.

    The first phone would store pictures I took upside down, portrait when I took landscape, etc. There was extreme lag when scrolling my photo albums. If I edited a pic, it took literally minutes to save as opposed to seconds. Returned it to Apple yesterday.
    The second phone had a defective front microphone. Returned it to Apple today.
    Now, my third unit is doing the exact same things as my first unit and I've honestly had enough.

    But I want to ask the community, have any of you experienced issues with the stock photos app? Lag, editing issues, freezing, etc? I'm sick over this but I can't spend every day driving, swapping, and restoring
    I'd wait for an update. Don't return your phone just be patient and wait for a fix. I have had a few crashes etc but nothing I can't stand to the point of return. I love this phone. There have been reported many bugs and problems but you know how fast apple is at fixing them.
    09-22-2014 10:41 PM
  10. finn5975's Avatar
    It's my own fault lol. I was just going off 2 weeks ago about how I've never encountered an issue buying my phones at launch. But seriously, 3 bad experiences in a row?
    09-22-2014 10:41 PM
  11. finn5975's Avatar
    I'd wait for an update. Don't return your phone just be patient and wait for a fix. I have had a few crashes etc but nothing I can't stand to the point of return. I love this phone. There have been reported many bugs and problems but you know how fast apple is at fixing them.
    That's a risk though Sekelani because I'm not certain if the issue is purely software, and one that will be cured. I'm in the safety blanket of my 14 day return window. Once that's over, it's a different set of rules.
    bgl321 likes this.
    09-22-2014 10:47 PM
  12. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    That's a risk though Sekelani because I'm not certain if the issue is purely software, and one that will be cured. I'm in the safety blanket of my 14 day return window. Once that's over, it's a different set of rules.
    Yeah you got a point.do what's best for you.
    09-22-2014 10:50 PM
  13. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I want to take mine back to T-Mobile but I'm afraid the other 6 that I have will be even worse than the one I'm using now. Yikes.... I keep hearing horror stories!
    09-22-2014 10:58 PM
  14. dcharleyultra's Avatar
    Emcee, what's wrong with your phone?
    09-22-2014 11:08 PM
  15. taz323's Avatar
    Wow, three, haven't seen anything so far.
    09-22-2014 11:25 PM
  16. LCW's Avatar
    Dude don't give up. It's just an unlucky streak. My 6 has been great so far.

    I have noticed odd things going on with photos in very rare occasions (sometime won't rotate when taking a picture). But I'm sure it's just software bugs that will get fixed in the first update.
    09-23-2014 12:03 AM
  17. reversalagent's Avatar
    I took the plunge and moved to the iPhone since all the rest of the family has one. So far, I haven't had any major issues, except for one quirk and it is related to the camera also.

    If I try to open the camera from the lockscreen, the camera will not "show" anything except a blank or "smudged" screen. I have to quit the camera application and reopen it. Very odd and not helpful if wanting to get a quick shot.

    Secondly, and I think more related to Verizon, my signal is -100+ mostly where I am. I am sure this will negatively affect battery life, but hard to determine by how much at this point.
    09-23-2014 08:18 AM
  18. kataran's Avatar
    Sorry to hear this buddy

    I did notice that the speech to text in messaging works a little odd. I tried it a few times on my 5s and nothing then I happened to tap and hold the microphone and it works fine
    09-23-2014 08:48 AM
  19. sting7k's Avatar
    The iPhone 6 is everything I wanted in my next phone. But after what appears to be my third defective unit in a row I've had enough for now.

    The first phone would store pictures I took upside down, portrait when I took landscape, etc. There was extreme lag when scrolling my photo albums. If I edited a pic, it took literally minutes to save as opposed to seconds. Returned it to Apple yesterday.
    The second phone had a defective front microphone. Returned it to Apple today.
    Now, my third unit is doing the exact same things as my first unit and I've honestly had enough.

    But I want to ask the community, have any of you experienced issues with the stock photos app? Lag, editing issues, freezing, etc? I'm sick over this but I can't spend every day driving, swapping, and restoring
    I occasionally get some shutter when scrolling through my photos but it's not bad. My iPhone 6 did crash and reboot last night after I turned the parallax motion back on; which I promptly then turned back off after the reboot.

    IMHO I think iOS 8 has some bugs that need squashing. I get some hang ups on my iPhone 5 now too. I wouldn't panic yet, see if there is a software release soon with some bug fixes.
    09-23-2014 09:56 AM
  20. LadiJae's Avatar
    Oh dang. No issues here so far..... Sorry


    Sent from my Silver iPhone 6 using Tapatalk
    09-23-2014 09:58 AM
  21. cardfan's Avatar
    Sorry to hear that. There's no harm in waiting though while you have the experience you want on the 5S. If the Plus hadn't worked out for me, I would have gone back to the 5S as well. iOS 8 has some bugs (and some that are probably iphone 6 specific) but that's been true of all new iOS versions. Send them an email and they'll probably try to make things right.
    09-23-2014 10:03 AM
  22. Guacho's Avatar
    Email Tim Cook, seriously.
    I emailed him a couple of years ago and I got a reply the next day... good advice
    09-23-2014 01:20 PM
  23. SdotA85's Avatar
    That's unfortunate. I'd make the same move if I was in your situation. Hope you come back In a month or so.
    09-23-2014 01:30 PM
  24. finn5975's Avatar
    Well everyone, talk about an ordeal. I've been having a heck of a time restoring to a previous backup. I tried restoring from an iCloud backup but it was not working right (apps would freeze up, not download, etc). I tried restoring from an iTunes backup (again apps would quit downloading after every 5 or 6, other issues, etc).

    Finally, I just said heck with it and restored as a new device. I then downloaded all of my apps, started from scratch, and loaded all of my pics and videos in. Logged into iCloud and was able to get most things updated (contacts, notes, etc) but lost other things like settings tweeks, keyboard shortcuts, etc.

    So far, I am not having any issues with my phone. It very well could have been purely software related on this third time around. I never felt like I was getting a solid setup before so perhaps starting fresh was the fix. And hey, its not a total loss having to set up everything again. It is kind of fun to be honest. Like a brand new experience. Only ONE awful thing left out of all of this......

    It has me thinking just a tinnnnnnnnnny bit about the 6+ again lol
    09-23-2014 02:16 PM
  25. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Sorry to hear you were having such issues Finn but glad to hear you decided to hang in & do a set up as new and things look brighter for you hopefully it'll be smooth sailing with your 6 from here on out now !! Good luck🍀
    09-23-2014 02:38 PM
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