Whenever a new iPhone is released, the world seems to divide into two camps — those who lust over Apple’s latest generation of smartphone, and those who actively, and often loudly, don’t give a damn. The partisan furor sweeps up tech writers and editors, too, until stories are either frothing about how incredible iPhone’s upgraded features are, or gleefully tearing supposed breakthroughs to shreds. That’s why we’re happily straddling the fence, and taking a hard look at the state of innovation within the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Which of these phones’ features are actually better than what’s found in competing models, and where is Cupertino lagging behind? Where, in other words, is the iPhone 6 winning the ongoing arms race, and where is it losing?