The iPhone 6s and 6s plus now come in a fancy new color. In addition to the silver, space gray, and gold, the highly rumoured rose gold is now official. It’s not a super bright smack in the face neon pink but rather a more toned-down pinkish gold which I think looks great. The iPhone 6 is now only available in silver and space gray. So if you want that gold, you have got to go 6s or 6s plus. On top of that this feature phone has 7000-series aluminium which means they’re stronger, they’re more durable and more likely ready for that bend. Much like the aluminium, stronger and more durable. But I think that’s something that needs to be tested with time.
2: PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Much like last year, there are both differences and similarities between the two. Just like the 6 and 6 plus, the screen size is exactly the same. They’re coming with 4.7 and 5.5 inches with the exact same resolution as well: 1334 by 7050 on the 6s and 1920 by 1080 on the 6 plus. Contrary to most upgrades, both the iPhone 6 and 6s plus are slightly thicker and heavier than their predecessors. The extra thickness isn’t massive, it’s only 2mm, but where the bigger difference lies is the weight. The iPhone 6s is 14 grams heavier and the iPhone 6s plus is 20 grams heavier. The last key difference between the two is “OIS” or Optical Image Stabilization: The 6s plus has it and 6s does not.
3: PROCESSOR SPEED
The third thing that you need to know, the iPhone 6s and 6s plus are fast as five monkeys on a bicycle. Inside is Apple’s A9 chip which looks like it will perform very similar to the iPad Air 2 A8X processor which is a beast. CPU performance is 70% faster than the previous generation and graphics performance is 90% faster which is balls crazy. The A9 co processor on the other hand which is essentially is the A9 sidekick can track things like motions, fitness, and steps are now integrated directly into the A9. That will help overall performance and efficiency. Lastly based on performance I would assume on the A9 is a tri-core processor much like the iPad Air 2 but I haven’t seen it confirmed anywhere. If you’ve seen that, definitely let me know.
4: 3D TOUCH
The fourth thing that you should know is the 3D touch actually looks cool. So 3D touch is essentially is a re-brightened forced touch as a new layer of functionality reacting to how much pressure you apply to your screen. For starters there are two main functions: a peek and a pop. A peek is a light press that lets you preview something and the pop is deep press that lets you fully engage the action. For example, in mail you can light press to get a preview or deep press to fully enter the e-mail. This also applies to the link someone sends.
You can peek the preview or pop to open the link or even location at maps. You can peek to get a glance or pop to dive into the full map. It also opens up quick action which I think can be really useful. With this, you can press the camera icon and it’s going to bring up a sub menu with a series of short cuts you can then select. This will also apply to messages, apps, gaming and multitasking. iOS 9 in general, it looks solid and I’m still to check it out.
5: CAMERA QUALITY
The fifth thing you need to know is that the cameras look really good. We see a jump off 8 to 12 MP. Like usual, there are tweaks and improvements to hardware and software. But forgetting about these super technical specs for a second, the pictures that Apple showed up today were killer. Really impressed me most today is the color and dynamic range. The iPhone 6s and 6plus are now part of team crispy. 4k video recording on the smartphone is not a new thing but if you’re an iPhone user, that’s good news. I am personally looking forward to shooting some footage with it. Lastly, for you selfie maniacs are also a pretty solid front facing camera is great as well. Previously the iPhone 6 and 6 plus boarded a 1.2 MP front shooter whereas the 6s and 6s plus both now have a 5MP so even selfies can be crispy.
The last thing that you need to know that the iPhone 6s and 6s plus are fast. They also have cameras but they feature 16GB storage as the base model. 16GB is way too small. It’s really just a marketing tactic to make the 64 GB model that is more appealing. We need more storage, especially with how much is used up by video and social media these days.
There’s no winner and no recommendation to made here. Apple, on all of their devices, have always allowed encryption and have taken a stand against the FBI against intrusion from “big brother”. We endorse both of these phones.
Now, the actual choosing part is up to you.