Should you buy the brand new iPhone 6s?

First Look of the brand new iPhone 6s released on September 25th Photo from bgr.com

As we all know, a new iPhone is released annually by the world’s most recognisable electronics companies, Apple. The brand new iPhone 6s and 6s plus are the most significant ‘S’ upgrades so far, with stunning 3D touch displays, faster touch ID and an impressive A9 processor. But the big question is: are these advanced features worth a staggering starting price of 759 CHF?

Whether or not people need​ to upgrade depends a whole lot on whether you’re in a position to do so. Clearly, last years iPhones were marvelous, but I think that this year’s model clearly went beyond of what we can ‘reasonably’ expect from an iPhone.

To be 100% truthful, the new model will not be such a big difference if you’re already rocking an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. The older models are probably perfectly useable and fast enough to provide you with comfortable and easy use. It’s going to take a few years before the 6 is unable to run the latest IOS apps and games. In my opinion, if you already have an iPhone 6, keep it. Don’t just get the 6s to be one of the cool kids at school with the new phone. Instead, save up for something you can really benefit from.

In fact, as with most S models, there were no physical changes made on the phone, but looks isn’t everything. Right? The touch ID was significantly improved, and now you can literally tap the home button the lock screen for it to recognise your fingerprint, and unlock your phone with ease.

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iPhone 6s’ New ‘Force Touch’ Feature. Photo from cnet.com

Another new feature included in these mobiles is the hotly anticipated ‘force touch’. This awaited feature is said to ‘revolutionise the way we use our phones’. But what does it actually do? Well, it gives you a whole new interface on your lock and home screen, giving you easier access to your phone. Furthermore, there are dozens of cool animations that can be reveled on your lock screen by just simply ‘force touching’ the display. From videos and media, the phone really does look like a beginning to a new generation, and all future iPhones will undoubtedly be shipping with this new feature.

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iPhone 6s’ outstanding and revolutionary camera. Photo from petapixel.com

In my opinion, the most significant improvement made by Apple has to be the camera quality. I personally use my smartphone for almost every photo I take, so a 12-megapixel sensor is tempting. Having said that, I’m already amazed by the photos the last year’s iPhone 6 takes regularly, and I’ve never heard any complaints, so this new sensor might not make much of a difference at all. The 6s is one of the earlier phones to be able to shoot in 4K, however Apple is still playing catchup with Samsung on the camera front.

Although we have countless stunning aspects of the new iPhone, there a few quite surprising disadvantages. The new 6s and 6s Plus are ever so slightly thicker than the previous model, meaning that tight-fitting cases for the iPhone 6 and 6 plus will not fit for the new model. In addition, the battery has been reduced in size from the iPhone 6, however early adopters have said that the battery life is near identical to the iPhone 6 due to the new and more efficient A9 chip.


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