I’ve been using the iPhone 6, off and on, ever since it launched last year. It’s been my daily driver more often than not, despite having a few pit stops here and there with other devices over the last several months. Some of those phones quickly became some personal favorites, but I’ve just ended up with the iPhone 6 because of a few features I don’t want to get rid of.
In any event, during my time with the iPhone 6 I’ve gone from White to Space Gray, back to White and eventually landing on Space Gray. (There was a Gold iPhone 6 Plus in there, too, but I don’t want to talk about that.) I’ve never had a real clinginess to any one particular color when it comes to phones, even if I can also admit that I’m tired of just “black and white” being an option. I want more color with these devices, and hopefully that starts becoming a reality again someday. (Honest props to Samsung for making some interesting colors with its Galaxy S6, even if getting them isn’t easy.)
I’ve had this constant issue with the iPhone 6 ever since I picked it up. Actually, ever since the first leaked images of the device started finding their way to the surface of the ‘net, showcasing just what the device would look like before Apple even announced it. Those “antenna bands” on the back were always a source of contention for me, and I realize now, months later, that I’m still not entirely sure I’m the biggest fan of how the iPhone 6 looks.
I’ll freely admit that I wasn’t a fan of the Space Gray color scheme to start, but it’s grown on me. (I’m a huge fan of the Space Gray MacBook. That thing looks nice.) But it’s not the color that has me relatively disinterested in the iPhone 6, but more about the overall design. And I’m just not entirely sure that I like it. It’s an odd thing, I know, but this is one device that I go back-and-forth with quite often.
I like the front of the handset, even if it is familiar, and the buttons on the sides are nice and comfortable. But, turning the phone over and looking at the back always makes me make a face. I always think, “This is what they went with?” and I can’t help but think back to the iPhone 5. I really liked that phone, especially because of its design and color scheme.
Looking back, I think the iPhone 5 was my favorite design so far of Apple’s flagship smartphone. I like the colors of the iPhone 5c, and I wish Apple would adopt those colors (even if they are ridiculously vibrant) for its main lineup, but I know that’s a pipe dream and probably won’t ever happen.
If I could have the iPhone 6’s size and proportions, but with the iPhone 5’s color scheme, and lack of abundantly obvious antenna bands, I’d be a ridiculously happy camper. That color scheme alone might be enough to do it for me, but I think the antenna bands would still drive me crazy.
Do you like the design of the iPhone 6? Which iPhone has been your favorite model to date?