Let’s clear obvious thing first : the iPhone 6s and 6s plus is the best iPhone Apple has ever created. As quoted by Apple’s CEO Tim Cook: “While they may look familiar, we have changed everything about these new iPhones.” In fact, the iPhone 6s (along with the 6s Plus) has the potential to be the most disruptive piece of mobile technology to appear in recent years. With a strong hardware foundation and all the new features enabled by iOS 9, the iPhone 6s seems to be destined for success. If you’re ready for an upgrade from the old design and are desperate to stick with Apple then this is a great handset to go for.
1. iphone 6s review: Design
As you’d expect, the iPhone 6s keeps the same exact styling of its predecessor. Visually this is almost identical to last year’s redesigned iPhone 6 but slightly thicker, by approximately 0.2 mm. The iPhone 6s is 7.1mm thick instead of 6.9mm while the iPhone 6s Plus is 7.3mm thick instead of 7.1mm. the difference between the iPhone 6 and 6s will be nearly undetectable and most cases and accessories designed for the iPhone 6 should continue to work with the iPhone 6s.
7000 series aluminium is used to build the 6S’s aluminium casing, so there is no ‘bendgate’ issue until now. One of the biggest changes is the introduction of a new aluminum finish in Rose Gold, which accompanies the traditional Silver, Space Gray, and Gold color options.
2. iPhone 6s review: Processor and Memory
The 6s and 6s plus both comes with 2 GB RAM and A9 processor and LTE supporting up to 300 Mbps. Which would be twice as fast as the iPhone 6. 64-bit A9 processor in the two devices is 70 percent faster at CPU tasks and the new Power VR GT7600 GPU is 90 percent faster than it’s predecessor, the phone is as powerful or even more powerful than several recent MacBook models. The processor is more power efficient so the battery lasts longer.
3. iPhone 6s review: 3D touch
Each year, Apple’s new iPhones have one key feature that serves as the star of the show, and this year it’s 3D Touch. This feature is a much needed update in iphone 6s review. The main difference 3D Touch brings is the ability to interact with on-screen instructions in different ways and the process is pretty handy. you can tap like before, but press a bit harder on an icon or message and you’ll get a new menu popping up.
Imagine it’s like right-clicking the mouse to get a secondary menu, and you’re pretty much there. It’s a cool new feature, although one that app developers will need to work with for a while to really get the best out of it.
4. iPhone 6s review: Camera
The new iPhone 6s has iPhone 6s is a new 12-megapixel primary camera with a five-element lens, an ƒ/2.2 aperture, a sapphire lens cover and a true tone dual-LED flash. The front facing camera has increased to 5-megapixels. Photo quality improvements aside, the most notable new addition seems to be 4K (3840 x 2160) video recording, which puts the iPhone’s camcorder on par (actually in front) with Android flagships. And bettering itself, it also has an improved slo-mo capture of 120 fps at 1080p – or 240 fps at 720p.
Apple has again introduced something new; something called Live Photos. The camera captures and stores 1.5 seconds before and 1.5 seconds after the user has pressed the camera shutter to take a picture, with the result being a short video highlight that you can later view from the gallery. Just hard-press on the selected picture, and the stored Live Photo moment will play instantly, complete with sound.
iphone 6s review: Pricing
Both the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus come in 16, 64, and 128GB configurations, with four color options: Silver, Space Gray, Gold, and Rose Gold.
iPhone 6s pricing in the U.S. starts at $199 with a two-year carrier contract, with the 64 and 128 GB models priced at $299 and $399, respectively. Without a contract, the iPhone 6s in 16/64/128 GB is priced at $649/$749/$849.
iPhone 6s Plus pricing in the U.S. starts at $299 with a two-year carrier contract, with the 64 and 128 GB models priced at $399 and $499, respectively. Without a contract, the iPhone 6s Plus in 16/64/128 GB is priced at $749/$849/$949.
The iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus became available for pre-order at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on Saturday, September 12. An official launch followed on Friday, September 25 in first-wave release countries including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK, and the United States. Orders are currently being accepted online at Apple.com and through the Apple Store app, while in-store supplies for walk-in sales are very tight as is typical for new iPhone models.
October 9: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan
October 10: Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
October 16: India, Malaysia, Turkey
If you are an Apple fan and looking for an upgrade, then the new iphone 6s and 6s plus is the best option for you. Although Apple should ditch the 16 Gb model and make the 32 Gb as their base model.
If you are curious to know what we have predicted about iPhone 6S way before its release, check here.
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