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Sponsored Links Wondering why your iPhone 6 screen has turned so dim? It could be due to either miscellaneous software glitch or wrong configurations. You need to take these handy tricks and tips for a spin to fix the dim screen on your iPhone 6/6 Plus. First things first, you may have to try out more than one solutions to fix the dark screen of your iPhone. Hence, restore some patience and walk along with me through these viaDisable Reduce White Pointble solutions to resolve the problem! Sponsored Links How to Fix Dim Screen of Your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Quick Tips: Reboot Your iPhone: More often than not, I'm able to fix some minor issues like app crashing or freezing just by rebooting my device.

Hence, I would recommend you to give your device a quick reboot to get rid of this problem. Simply press and hold the Home button and ON/OFF button at once until you see Apple logo on the screen. (On iPhone 7/7 Plus, press and hold Volume Down+Power Button) Make sure to adjust brightness level properly: Swipe up from the bottom bezel of the screen and drag the brightness slider to the right/left in order to set the brightness perfectly.

Solution #1: Turn Off Auto-Brightness Launch Settings app → Tap on Display & Brightness. If Auto –Brightness is “On” then turn the toggle “Off.” Sponsored Links Now, give your device a hard reset. Hold Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at once to switch off your device. After a few moments, restart your device in the same way as you have powered it off. Solution #2: Disable Reduce Transparency Launch Settings app again → Tap on Transparency.

Tap on Accessibility → Tap on Increase Contrast. Turn off Reduce Transparency. Solution #3: Disable Reduce White Point When you turn on Reduce White Point, it lowers the intensity of bright colors. Turn it off. Settings → General → Accessibility → Display Accommodation → Turn off the switch next to Reduce White Point. Solution 4: Turn off Invert Colors, Color Filters Have you enabled Invert Colors and Color Filters on your device? If yes, turn them off.

Settings → General → Accessibility → Display Accommodations → Now, turn off the switch next to Invert Color. Sponsored Links Price: Free+ Settings → General → Accessibility → Display Accommodations → Color Filters and turn off the switch. Solution #5: Ambient Light Sensor Sometimes, dim brightness problem occurs due to malfunction of the ambient light sensor. The ambient light sensor enhances the iPhone to adopt the different lighting conditions so that if you are in dark room or place, it brightens your screen to have the clear view and when your phone is exposed to sunlight or it is under any bright light, it gets dim to provide you the clear view.

At times, the ambient light sensor does not work when you lock or unlock the screen of your iPhone. So, try to lock/unlock the iPhone and look for the result. Or, the other problem may be that the iPhone case or dirt may not allow it work properly. Therefore, remove the case from your iPhone and clean it properly. We hope, this method might resolve this issue. Continue if you are yet to get things right.

Solution #6: Turn Off Zoom Turn off Zoom as it might be the culprit. Some users reported having solved this issue after turning it off. Step #1. Launch Settings app → Tap on General. Step #2. Accessibility → Zoom. Step #3. Turn off Zoom Solution #7: Reset All Settings If you haven't yet fixed it, reset your device. Resetting changes all the settings but it doesn't delete any media or data. Launch Settings app → Tap on General → Scroll down and tap on Reset → Tap on Reset All Settings → Confirm in the pop-up.

Solution #8: Go for the Kill If none of the above-mentioned tricks have been able to solve the problem, then update your iOS device to the latest version. Software Update can help you fix it. Settings → General → Software Update. You can also contact Apple for help if nothing works and the problem continues even after the software update. The Bottom Line I don't see any reason why these tricks can’t help in fixing the “dim screen problem” on your iPhone.

If there is any trick which you think can resolve this issue, do let me know that in the comments below. You might want to check out these troubleshooting guides as well: iPhone contacts not syncing? Tips to Fix It, how to fix Bluetooth not working issue in iOS 10, and how to fix AirPods charging case battery drain issue. Sponsored Links Find this post helpful? Download our app and remain connected on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus to easily access more such troubleshooting guides.

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Thanks! Ken.   December 2014   Apple Reviews    Audio Reviews   All Reviews Introduction         top Intro   Specifications   Camera & Sample Images Audio Performance   Battery   Phone   Compared    Recommendations   More The iPhone 6 Plus is extraordinary. It's like having a supercomputer and HDTV in your pocket. The Camera is fantastic in almost any light, and the slo-mo and time-lapse video for the first time make it trivially easy to make these shots.

Video stabilization is so good you really can shoot while walking and have the video come out perfectly stable! Audio performance has also been greatly upgraded from previous iPhones, which were all pretty good to begin with. Today, the iPhone 6 Plus' direct analog audio output is better than many specialized portable audiophile DACs like the Beyerdynamic A200p which I lab-tested at the same time I tested the iPhone 6 Plus.

The iPhone 6 Plus' audio output is now as good or better than most dedicated outboard DACs. Because the iPhone 6 Plus screen is so big, I can leave my iPad at home and watch movies on the iPhone screen instead. I travel as light as possible, and with my iPhone 6 Plus, the iPad isn't needed. It's so powerful that it replaces my MacBook Pro for most things, too, when traveling. The iPhone 6 Plus has so much computing power that it slams through everything super-fast.

Also terrific about the 6 Plus is that it comes in a 128 GB version. I finally can fit all the music I actually listen to into it, as well as have plenty of room for hours and hours of video. Specifications         top Intro   Specifications   Camera & Sample Images Audio Performance   Battery   Phone   Compared    Recommendations   More Storage 16 GB, 64 GB or 128 GB.

(no 32 GB option). Camera Main (rear) camera 8 Megapixels. 1.5 µm pixel pitch. Mechanical and DSP image stabilization. 4.2mm f/2.2, 5 element lens with sapphire crystal cover. Dual-color flash. Auto HDR. Up to 43 megapixels panorama. 10 FPS burst mode Time-lapse. 1080p video, 30 FPS or 60 FPS. 240 FPS and 120 FPS slo-mo video. 3x video zoom. Front (secondary) camera 1.2 Megapixels. 1,280 x 960 pixels.

720p video. Audio Playback Formats AAC (8 to 320 Kbps) Protected AAC from iTunes Store HE-AAC MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps) MP3 VBR, Audible formats 2, 3, 4 Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX AAX+ Apple Lossless AIFF WAV Screen 5.5" diagonal. 1,920 x 1,080 HDTV. 1,300:1 typical contrast ratio. 500 cd/m^2 maximum, sRGB color. Battery Rated up to 24 hours 3G talk. Up to 12 hours 3G, LTE or WiFi internet. Up to 14 hours HD video playback.

Up to 80 hours audio playback. Up to 16 days (384 hours) standby. Size 77.8 x 158.1 x 7.1 millimeters. 6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches. Weight 6.090 oz. (172.7g) actual measured. Rated 6.07 oz. (172g). Included Phone with iOS 8. Apple EarPods with Case, Remote and Mic. Lightning to USB Cable. USB 5 watt Power Adapter. Documentation. Camera and Sample Images         top Intro   Specifications   Camera & Sample Images Audio Performance   Battery   Phone   Compared    Recommendations   More More sample images and video from Yosemite.

General Of course the iPhone 6 Plus camera is fantastic. The iPhone 6 Plus camera is the best pocket camera ever conceived. First Light on Mono Lake Tufa, 21 October 2014, 7:29 AM. (iPhone 6 Plus, f/2.2 hand-held at 1/501 at Auto ISO 32, Athentech Perfectly Clear v2.) bigger. Fallen Trees in the Meadow, Yosemite Valley, 17 October 2014, 8:18 AM. (iPhone 6 Plus, f/2.2 at 1/20 hand-held at Auto ISO 50, Athentech Perfectly Clear v2.

) bigger. Fence, Yosemite Valley Cemetery, 17 October 2014, 12:32 PM. (iPhone 6 Plus, f/2.2 at 1/30 hand-held at Auto ISO 32, Athentech Perfectly Clear v2, split-toned print.) bigger. James Lamon, Yosemite Valley Cemetery, 17 October 2014, 12:34 PM. (iPhone 6 Plus, f/2.2 at 1/125 hand-held at Auto ISO 32, Athentech Perfectly Clear v2, split-toned print.) bigger. El Capitan as Seen from El Capitan Meadow, Yosemite Valley, 17 October 2014, 2:58 PM.

(iPhone 6 Plus, f/2.2 at 1/2,825 hand-held at Auto ISO 32, Athentech Perfectly Clear v2.) bigger. Stoneman Bridge with Leaf in Water in Foreground, Merced River, Yosemite Valley, 18 October 2014, 8:04 AM. (iPhone 6 Plus, f/2.2 at 1/40 hand-held at Auto ISO 32, Athentech Perfectly Clear v2.) bigger. I shot this on iPhone because I shot it from just inches above the water. No way was I going to crawl around down there and try peering at a tiny DSLR LCD in Live View or use a right-angle finder when all I had to do was reach down a little with my iPhone and look at its huge screen.

The iPhone focuses flawlessly and everything's always in focus. Done. It sure beats fiddling with a DSLR in the muck. Scrap at the Mine above Bridgeport, 19 October 2014, 5:09 PM. (iPhone 6 Plus, f/2.2 at 1/30 hand-held at Auto ISO 32, Athentech Perfectly Clear v2, split-toned print.) bigger. It's so easy to shoot these low angle shots! Boats at Silver Lake, 21 October 2014, 9:58 AM. (iPhone 6 Plus, f/2.

2 at 1/3,597 hand-held at Auto ISO 32, Athentech Perfectly Clear v2, split-toned print.) bigger. Flawless rendition from highlight to shadow. Weathered Wood, Bodie, California, 21 October 2014, 2:29 PM. (iPhone 6 Plus, f/2.2 hand-held at 1/3,300 at Auto ISO 32, Athentech Perfectly Clear v2, split-toned print.) bigger. Reflection of Old Cart in Weathered Window, Bodie, California, 21 October 2014, 3:14:10 PM.

(iPhone 6 Plus, f/2.2 for 2π milliseconds at Auto ISO 32, Athentech Perfectly Clear v2, split-toned print.) bigger. Sure, a Canon Powershot has a broader zoom range and more features, but since I'm already packing my Nikon, who cares? For 90% of shots, the fixed lens of the iPhone 6 Plus is sharper than zooms, and has the focal length I need. I use the iPhone 6 Plus along with my DSLR to shoot better video; it has superb image stabilization so I can walk around and get rail-steady video.

Of course the iPhone shots have fantastic colors, as good as Nikon and Canon and better than Fuji, LEICA or Sony. (Fuji is great for people, but no mirrorless is as good as Nikon or Canon for everything else), and they are super-sharp. As we expect, iPhone exposure is always right on, with a better hit-rate than a DSLR. Autofocus You mean the iPhone has autofocus? I never noticed; it focuses at least as fast as my own eyes.

Much better then older iPhones, always gets perfect focus. It's super-fast. Low Light Vacancy, Bridgeport, California, 20 October 2014, 6:39 PM. (iPhone 6 Plus, f/2.2 hand-held at 1/15 at Auto ISO 250, Athentech Perfectly Clear v2.) bigger. Self-Portrait on Wall of Versailles Cuban Food, Los Angeles, 22 October 2014, 7:12 PM. (iPhone 6 Plus, f/2.2 hand-held at 1/4 second at Auto ISO 80, Athentech Perfectly Clear v2.

) bigger. Shot out airplane window at night. (iPhone 6 Plus at f/2.2 at 1/15 at ISO 2,000, Perfectly Clear). bigger. Jet Blue Terminal at JFK. (iPhone 6 Plus at f/2.2 at 1/15 at ISO 40, Perfectly Clear). Full-resolution. TWA Saarinen Terminal at JFK. (iPhone 6 Plus shot at f/2.2 at 1/4 at ISO 80, Perfectly Clear). © Camera-original file. West 30th Street. (iPhone 6 Plus at f/2.2 at 1/15 at ISO 40, Perfectly Clear).

Full-resolution. The iPhone 6 Plus shoots in significantly darker light than previous iPhones. I can shoot outdoors at night with no flash and get swell pictures, while my iPhone 5S just got black screens. The range of light over which we can shoot the iPhone 6 Plus has been significantly extended into darkness. New also in the iPhone 6 Plus is optical image stabilization, and it really works. It's nearly impossible to get a blurred photo.

Even when the live preview seems to imply it will be out of focus or blurred, the actual image is always spot-on. Panoramas Revelers at Whoa Nellie Deli, Lee Vining, 21 October 2014, 9:14 AM. (iPhone 6 Plus panorama, f/2.2 hand-held at 1/120 at Auto ISO 200, Athentech Perfectly Clear v2.) bigger or Camera-original © image file. Panoramas are fast and easy. They cover 270º if you keep sweeping that far.

Even tilted up or down, the iPhone 6 Plus figures it out and makes a perfect file. Video Stabilization and Zooming Video stabilization is simply astounding. I shot this clip while holding the iPhone 6 Plus at arm's length as I walked along a fence. It's as solid as if it was shot on rails, and I was zoomed-in with digital zoom! Ryan and Katie driving at Legoland, 30 October 2014. Katie drives crazily.

(iPhone 6 Plus emailed video.) This is a low-resolution emailed file. The original files are of course HD. Slow Motion Video Ryan bombs the top can, 05 November 2014. (Nerf Elite 2-in-1 Demolisher, iPhone 6 Plus emailed Slo-Mo 240 FPS video; original is stunning HD.) Most important is that this happens entirely automatically, and it's easier than trivial to adjust where and when the video runs fast and slow after it's been shot.

This is a low-resolution emailed file. The original files are of course HD. LIVE VIDEO: Ryan Launches a Rocket at the Palm Desert Proving Grounds! 25 November 2014 (iPhone 6 Plus emailed 240 FPS range video; original is stunning HD.) Time-Lapse Video LIVE VIDEO: Sierra Wave, June Lake Loop, 20 October 2014, 11:45 AM. (iPhone 6 Plus fuzzy emailed time-lapse video; original is stunning HD.) LIVE VIDEO: Ryan cleans fast! (iPhone 6 Plus fuzzy emailed time-lapse video; original is stunning HD.

) Most important is that this happens entirely automatically. We've all been able to do this on a computer in the past, but it was too much work. I made this shot simply by turning on the iPhone 6 Plus and resting it on a bumper; the jumping is me repositioning it while I was rolling. This is a low-resolution emailed file. The original files are of course HD. Printing and Publishing Not only is the 6 Plus camera extraordinary, I can do anything with the photos right from the iPhone, while I can't do anything with Powershot or Nikon photos until they are transferred to a computer — or the iPhone.

Some people want prints from my photos right away, and lo and behold, with the Costco app I can send images to print at the Costco right near me. As soon as I get there, they're ready — or I can cause the prints to be mailed to my client right from the app. Not only can I print photos I just shot, they are real photo prints that look fantastic and will never fade like Polaroids or ink jet prints.

Just as easily as printing what I just shot on the iPhone, I was able to print any of the images I stored on the iPhone that I synced from galleries in my Mac. In other words, I could print on demand, and with the huge storage in the iPhone 6 Plus, had much of my archive in my pocket for instant printing. Audio Performance         top Intro   Specifications   Camera & Sample Images Audio Performance   Battery   Phone   Compared    Recommendations   More Maximum Output Levels   Output Source Impedance Gain Control   Channel Balance   Channel Tracking Noise   DC Offset   Frequency Response   THD Output Spectra & Square Waves   Low-Level Linearity These measurements are made with an exotic Rohde & Schwarz UPL laboratory analyzer.

The traces from the Rohde & Schwarz UPL laboratory analyzer are color coded for the Left Channel and for the Right Channel. When they don't lie on top of each other, it's due to channel imbalance. When they do lie on top of each other, the trace turns blue. Unless otherwise specified, all measurements are RMS at 1 kHz into 200 kΩ. Maximum Output Levels     measurements        top Load Maximum Output Gain 200 kΩ 1.

0145 V (0.125 dBV) @ 0.002 % THD Maximum 600 Ω 1.008 V (0.07 dBV) @ 0.002 % THD Maximum 300 Ω 1.001 V (0.009 dBV) @ 0.002 % THD Maximum 37.5 Ω 0.920 V (-0.724 dBV) @ 0.0025 % THD Maximum Output Source Impedance     measurements        top 3.18 Ω. This is great; unlike many other headphone amplifiers with larger output impedance, this low 3.18Ω output impedance will minimize low-frequency distortion and frequency response variations when used with real headphones.

Volume (Gain) Control     measurements        top Volume Buttons About 3.5 dB/click; the side buttons move the gain slider in 16 steps: 0 dB -3.49 dB -6.49 dB -10.00 dB -13.465 dB -16.97 dB -20.92 dB -24.87 dB -28.835 dB (halfway) -32.83 dB -37.22 dB -41.86 dB -46.82 dB -52.23 dB -58.28 dB -65.50 dB -144 dB or more (mute) Volume Slider While the buttons move in steps of about 3.5 dB, the finger slider has more range, as well as very precise settings available to the nimble-fingered.

If you slide your finger, it moves in 0.5 dB steps and maximum attenuation is -77.22 dB before muting. Once you've slide the volume to a random position, the volume buttons raise and lower the gain from that selected gain, not the gains listed above referenced to the top 0 dB setting. Channel Balance     measurements        top The right channel is about 0.0002 dB lower than the left, at maximum gain.

This is perfect. Few labs even have the ability to measure differences this slight. Channel Tracking         top The channels track to within about a hundredth of a dB or better as the volume is changed, as expected for an electronic attenuator. The stereo image doesn't vary as the volume is changed; this is perfect performance. Noise     measurements        top Playing digital zeros, 22 kHz bandwidth:   Level SNR* ENOB** A-weighted -106.

6 dBV 106.7 dB 17.4 bits Unweighted -103.7 dBV 103.8 dB 17.0 bits * referred to maximum output. ** Effective Number of Bits : (SNR - 1.72 dB) / 6.0206. FFT while playing zeros. (CBS CD-1 track 4, R&S UPL.)   Wideband FFT while playing zeros. (CBS CD-1 track 4, R&S UPL.)   DC Offset     measurements        top +1.32 mV left, +0.92 mV right. Frequency Response    measurements    top Frequency response.

(CBS CD-1 track 11, R&S UPL.)   Frequency response. (CBS CD-1 track 11, R&S UPL.) Frequency response. (CBS CD-1 track 11, R&S UPL.) It's flat to +0, -0.08 dB, which is perfect, and much better than most audiophile DACs. Yes, it rolls off a tiny bit at the top, but that won't be audible. If it was, it would make it sound slightly smoother and warmer. Frequency response, 37.5 Ω load.

(CBS CD-1 track 11, R&S UPL.) Fantastic, no changes with a low-impedance load. THD 0.002% (-94dB)    measurements    top THD is negligible at every setting and every load impedance, bravo! Harmonic content, undithered 1kHz sine wave at 0 dBFS at maximum level into 200 kΩ. (CBS CD-1 track 1, R&S UPL.) Wow! This is mostly second-harmonic, just like a vacuum tube preamplifier. Harmonic content, undithered 1kHz sine wave at 0 dBFS at maximum level into 600 Ω.

(CBS CD-1 track 1, R&S UPL.) Harmonic content, undithered 1kHz sine wave at 0 dBFS at maximum level into 300 Ω. (CBS CD-1 track 1, R&S UPL.) Harmonic content, undithered 1kHz sine wave at 0 dBFS at maximum level into 37.5 Ω. (CBS CD-1 track 1, R&S UPL.) Let's play tracks at low levels and see what happens: Analog output harmonic content, undithered 997 Hz sine wave at -20 dBFS.

(CBS CD-1 track 18, R&S UPL.) Perfect, it's got even less distortion at -20 dBFS where it counts. Are we sure there aren't some Nuvistors or a 12AX7 in there? Let's keep dropping the recorded level: Analog output harmonic content, undithered 1kHz sine wave at -40 dBFS. (CBS CD-1 track 18, R&S UPL.) Analog output harmonic content, undithered 1kHz sine wave at -50 dBFS. (CBS CD-1 track 18, R&S UPL.

) Fantastic, this THD is completely inaudible, even at -50 dBFS. Output Spectra    measurements    top 10kHz   11+12kHz IMD   Square Wave   Let's see a zoomed FFT of a 10 kHz sine wave. Let's see what sort of spurs surround the carrier, which show us internal jitter: Zoomed spectrum of 10,007 Hz 0 dBFS sine wave. (CBS CD-1 track 9, R&S UPL.) This is FANTASTIC! This is significantly better than previous iPhones, and better than many audiophile DACs, and almost as good as a professional reference DAC like the Benchmark DAC1 HDR.

Spectrum of 10,007 Hz 0 dBFS sine wave. (CBS CD-1 track 9, R&S UPL.) Superb. Let's see how 11+12 kHz IMD look: IMD spectrum at 11 kHz and 12 kHz 1:1. (CBS CD-1 track 13, index 2, R&S UPL.) Magnificent. Let's look at square waves: Spectrum of 1,002.27 Hz 0 dBFS square wave. (CBS CD-1 track 16, R&S UPL.) This is very good, way better than Bluetooth and better than most outboard DACS.

The iPhone 6 Plus won't distort or do anything crazy when playing modern CDs that are recorded at 110%. Low-Level Linearity     measurements        top The 500Hz dithered fade-to-noise test (track 20 on the CBS CD-1 test CD) sounds great out to at least 26 seconds, or -112 dBFS. Not bad for a 16-bit system! Battery Life         top Intro   Specifications   Camera & Sample Images Audio Performance   Battery   Phone   Compared    Recommendations   More It's big battery does more than power the huge screen.

Because it's so big, the battery powers through power-sucking game and navigation apps with ease, having far more power left at the end of the day than smaller iPhones trying to run the same apps. The big battery in the iPhone 6 Plus lasts a long time, especially when using power-hog apps like Google Maps. The 6 Plus battery is big enough to light the big screen, while power-hungry apps don't draw any more power in the 6 Plus than they do on smaller devices.

Thus the extra capacity goes a very long way so we can use these apps freely without having to charge during the day. If I use my 6 Plus hard all day on a day off, I still have 35% left every night. The big battery can take longer to charge, if you use the same iPhone charger that comes with it and every iPhone. Here's a tip: I use the larger iPad charger, and my 6 Plus charges in an hour. I suppose if it was completely dead it might take 2 hours to hit 100%, but since charges at about 1% per minute from an iPad charger it goes from 35% to 90% in an hour.

No matter how hard I hit it, I can use it all day and still have at least 35% left at the end of each day. Even with hard use I usually have 50% left. I flew from NYC to California for my Yosemite workshops, so most of what I did was watch movies and enjoy music the whole day on the plane. Holy cow! After about 3 hours of music, a bit of the usual online eMail, messages and some phone calls before and after the flight — and after 4 and a half hours of watching movies on the plane — I still had 55% charge.

I only used from 90% down to 60% on the plane for four and a half hours of movies and probably an hour of music. The flight had no restrictions on iPad etc. use so long as there was no cell usage, so I had music and movies playing for the entire flight cross-continent. With the remote control of my Beyer T51i headphones, the iPhone sat in my pocket as I schlepped everything around airports and airplanes, and had music on call.

I love getting to the airport an hour or two early so I can relax and enjoy my music. In airplane mode, the iPhone 6 Plus runs longer than my iPad, which runs 10 hours on a charge. As I calculated it, I'd probably get 13 hours of movie playback on the iPhone 6 Plus! I didn't even bother to find my charger when I got to California. I woke up the next day and still had 55% charge! I'm digging the iPhone 6 Plus.

Big batteries rule! Phone         top Intro   Specifications   Camera & Sample Images Audio Performance   Battery   Phone   Compared    Recommendations   More Like all cell phones, I usually can't understand anything over cell phone calls. Audio is usually garbled, dull and awful since cell companies limit the call's audio frequency response to about 3 kHz and then throw away most of the audio data as part of the very lossy data compression used to cram your call over as little bandwidth as possible, typically 16 kb/s.

Here's a hint: use FaceTime audio! FaceTime audio is fantastic: it's full-bandwidth and sounds like you're right there. It's 100% clear and I can hear everything! FaceTime audio and regular FaceTime video also use very little data, so I don't see any extra cellular data usage. If you want to be able to talk on the phone as clearly as if you are in the room with someone, try FaceTime audio. Compared         top Intro   Specifications   Camera & Sample Images Audio Performance   Battery   Phone   Compared    Recommendations   More Versus other brand phones With Apple, I have far more than a stand-alone phone.

My iPhone is connected to all my other computers and mobile devices. While I'm sure a programmer could get this all to work with an Android after a year of work, it's trivial for an artist like me to get all my media up and synchronized across all my devices. All my photos and website links and notes and contacts and music and movies are all on all of my devices. If I want to play music at my pool, I wake up Apple's free Remote app, and it just turns on my auto-switching amplifier and plays any of my 200 GB music library from my office Mac Pro outside via my AirPort Express.

It's trivial to create a whole-house music system and play any music or streaming service from the iPhone, or from my master library, in any room of the house. I can play any of my thousands of videos from my office Mac Pro to any of my Apple TVs, again all controlled from the iPhone. Everyone has a ton of videos they've shot, and since I have them all on my Mac Pro, I actually can play any of my kid or vacation videos in a few clicks.

Easy! I can play anything from my vast home library on my iPhone using Apple's Home Sharing. Even with the 16 GB iPhone, I can play any music or video from my huge Mac Pro's library directly to my iPhone, all while it's still stored on my Mac. I can even play different files from the same Mac Pro on different devices at the same time, and it was easy to set up. Cool, huh? Camera compared In good light, the iPhone has better color rendition than LEICA or Sony digital cameras.

It's as good as Nikon and Canon. The iPhone has better exposure and automatic white balance than any other camera. The iPhone is a fantastic camera for most things, but there are always some things for which one needs a DSLR. A DSLR works far better in the dark. The iPhone 6 Plus reduces color saturation to reduce noise in dim light. One can't make time exposures at low ISOs in dim light with the iPhone, while this is easy with a DSLR.

The larger sensor of a DSLR make it easy to shoot in dim light, while the iPhone will be grainier, less detailed, and less colorful. There's only one lens with the iPhone, which is usually exactly the lens you need. It has digital zoom in both still and video modes, but if you need telephoto, zoom, wide angle or fisheye lenses, you still need your DSLR. I'm not going to fool with dopey accessory lenses; the beauty of iPhone is its simplicity.

The iPhone usually gets everything in focus. If you need shallow depth-of-field, you need a DSLR. I always carry my iPhone when using a DSLR. I pull out the iPhone when I need an easy closeup, a shot from a crazy angle, or need to send the shot right away. The iPhone and DSLR work perfectly together. Each does what the other can't. Neither replaces the other. Audio performance compared Holy cow; I tested a Beyerdynamic A200p DAC and headphone amp at the same time I had the iPhone 6 Plus in my audio lab, and the iPhone 6 Plus beat it! The iPhone 6 Plus has less distortion, flatter frequency response and much better ability to drive low-impedance headphones with low distortion than the dedicated portable amp! While all iOS devices have always sounded great if you have good transfers, the audio output of the iPhone 6 Plus is now so improved that it sounds and measures about as well as professional reference DACs like the Benchmark DAC1 HDR, and better than many consumer DACs.

The iPhone 6 Plus even has flatter response than the Benchmark DAC1 HDR! Of course an iPhone and a plug-in-the-wall professional DAC are intended for entirely different pupposes, but if the 1 volt RMS output (6 dB less than good outboard DACs and CD players) and 3.5mm jack do it for you, there's no reason not to use the iPhone's output for critical listening. The iPhone 6 is a better analog audio source than many audiophile products, but the cottage industry created around selling you DACs and other accessories you don't need doesn't want you to know.

Remember that accessory dealers, manufacturers and publications that accept advertising from these makers have a vested interest in trying to create FUD about the iPhone's audio quality. Don't beleive them and listen for yourself. Apple has more smart engineers and far more resources than any other audio specialty company. It makes perfect sense that the iPhone output should be spectacular. No longer do you need to waste money on DACs and headphone amplifiers, at least for most portable (low-impedance) headphones.

Save your money and spend it on more music instead. Hint: Always leave the iPhone's level all the way up when using it as a program source fed to preamp. Recommendations         top Intro   Specifications   Camera & Sample Images Audio Performance   Battery   Phone   Compared    Recommendations   More Everyone wants an iPhone. I live in cargo shorts, and love the big iPhone 6 Plus.

For women, or for men who wear suits, it might be too big. I had a neighbor who got one of the first 6 Plus, and she hated the size and returned it for a regular iPhone 6. If you mostly use it as a phone, the smaller version works better. I rarely use the phone, and when I do, it takes a moment to find the right spot to stick my ear. I prefer the huge iPhone 6 Plus. I love the huge screen, I love the huge battery and I love the optically stabilized camera lens.

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