Iphone 6S Và Iphone 6S Plus

The wait is over. After months of hype, Apple has formally announced the iPhone 6S & iPhone 6S Plus and - as usual - the new handsets are polarising opinion. Fans are excited by some potentially game changing changes, while critics bemoan the stylistic similarities to lớn the iPhone 6 và iPhone 6 Plus.

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What does this mean for you? Let’s break down the differences and find out...

Design - Familiar But Intelligently Improved

Yes, the new iPhones look much like the old iPhones. This is the number one area where many will complain, but look more closely & there are key differences.

The iPhone 6S và iPhone 6S Plus look familiar - but there are a lot of differences. Image credit... <+> Apple

Size và Weight Increases

In a first for Apple, the new iPhone 6S và iPhone 6S Plus are actually ever so slightly larger and noticeably heavier than their predecessors. The good news, while you are likely to notice the difference holding new và old models side-by-side, in isolation this will be pretty similar:

iPhone 6S: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1milimet (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28in) và 143g (5.04oz) iPhone 6S Plus: 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3milimet (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29in) & 192g (6.77oz) iPhone 6: 138.1 x 67 x 6.9mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27in) and 129g (4.55oz)
iPhone 6 Plus: 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1milimet (6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28in) and 172g (6.07oz)

In fact, for me, the worst aspect about this design similarity has nothing lớn do with form size, but the fact the new phones maintain the same ludicrously slippy finish as the iPhone 6 và iPhone 6 Plus. That’s bad news for both models.

Of course I appreciate covers are a must for most owners, but it would be nice for Apple to lớn at least try & make a phone which doesn’t act lượt thích a bar of soap and offers some ergonomics for the human hand.

The new iPhones use stronger aluminium than the iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus. Image credit Apple

Strength Improvements

More positively, the other key takeaway is that structurally both the iPhone 6S & iPhone 6S Plus are significantly stronger. Apple openly mocked the so-called ‘Bendgate’ scandal last year when the iPhone 6 và, notably, iPhone 6 Plus were found khổng lồ warp under relatively meagre pressures.

But privately changes have sầu been made & internal thickening is thought to lớn (at least partially) trương mục for some of the weight increases. Consequently the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus have sầu switched from Series 6000 to lớn Series 7000 aluminium. Series 7000 is over twice as strong & a đoạn Clip pressure chạy thử has already shown you’ll be highly unlikely lớn bend either Mã Sản Phẩm under any force you’d encounter in everyday life.

In addition Apple has improved the durability of the new iPhones’ glass displays, but it hasn’t given any details regarding how much stronger we can expect them to be.

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Winner: iPhone 6S

It gets less of a weight bump while the iPhone 6S Plus is now a genuinely heavy phone, a problem when both remain so slippery

Displays - Ingenious Or Falling Behind?

Another area where the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are receiving criticism is their screens as, despite late rumours lớn the contrary, the resolutions remain unchanged:

iPhone 6S: 4.7-inch, 1334 x 750 pixels, 326 pixels per inch (ppi) iPhone 6S Plus: 5/5-inch, 19trăng tròn x 1080 pixels, 401 pixels per inch (ppi)

Should this matter? For me no. By comparison the iPhone 6S still has a pixel density similar khổng lồ a 4K ‘Ultra HD’ resolution on a 13-inch máy vi tính while the iPhone 6S Plus has a px density higher than a 4K display on an 11-inch laptop. Smartphones just live sầu in a crazy specifications war where Apple refuses to fight.

Yes, I would be very surprised if the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus panels can top what Samsung delivered with the 2K Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge, but few owners are likely lớn be disappointed when using either iPhone in real world scenargame ios.

Winner: iPhone 6S Plus

It continues lớn have sầu a noticeably higher px mật độ trùng lặp từ khóa than the smaller iPhone 6S và with most rivals now sporting 2K displays, 6S owners in particular may feel a little shortchanged

Cảm biến 3 chiều - Initially Interesting, Potentially Amazing

While laông xã of a resolution bump will have disappointed many, there is compensation in the form of a new Apple các buổi tiệc nhỏ trick…

Like the Apple Watch, MacBook and MacBook Pro lines, the iPhone 6S và iPhone 6S Plus now sport a variant of Force Touch called ‘3 chiều Touch’. This uses the same pressure sensitive panel as these devices to distinguish between different types of touch và gives vibration feedbachồng khổng lồ the user lớn confirm when force touches are recognised.

This isn’t new - BlackBerry offered something similar with its failed Storm smartphone in 2008 - but what Apple seeks to lớn vì chưng differently is make Cảm biến 3 chiều an intuitive part of the iOS 9 experience. Doing this means starting slowly lớn avoid bamboozling users and off the bat initial user examples are fairly straightforward:

Apple Maps - deep press on a destination to jump to turn-by-turn directions Apple Music - deep press on a trachồng lớn automatically add it to a playdanh sách Safari - deep press a link to lớn pnhận xét the website Messages - deep press on a message lớn pĐánh Giá the conversation Mail - deep press on an tin nhắn lớn pđánh giá its contents Apps - deep press on their icon to lớn launch to a specific area of the ứng dụng or deep press in the phầm mềm lớn bring up the multitasking mode

Inevitably, however, gaming is perhaps the area with greatest potential for cảm ứng 3 chiều. Unlượt thích Cảm biến 3 chiều in the Apple Watch & MacBooks, 3D Touch senses a range of pressures so, for example, the screen could be used lượt thích an accelerator in racing games.

How developers react will be crucial. 3D Touch requires dedicated hardware so it will not come khổng lồ older iPhones so the cấp độ of motivation to lớn implement it in apps will make or break it.

As such, while 3D Touch may not initially be the main reason users want to buy an iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus, its ability lớn fundamentally change how iOS works (for the first time since 2007) means long term it is the most important addition lớn these new iPhones.

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Winner: N/A

Both models support 3D Touch

Cameras - A New Force To Be Reckoned With

While Cảm biến 3 chiều is what has techies enthralled, for over users perhaps the biggest pull of the iPhone 6S & iPhone 6S Plus is their new camera technology:

iPhone 6S and 6S Plus – 12 megapixel sensor, F2.0 lens, Focus Pixels, dual-LED flash – 4p Clip recording. Front: 5 megapx sensor, F2.0 lens, 1080p video recording iPhone 6 and 6 Plus – 8 megapx sensor, F2.2 lens, Focus Pixels, dual-LED flash – 1080p đoạn Clip recording. Front: 1.2 megapx sensor, F2.2 lens, 720p video recording

While on paper these changes don’t appear to be world changing, they drag the new iPhones baông xã into lớn a camera battle where both LG & Samsung had usurped earlier this year.

Yes, the megapixels & apertures on the back still don’t quite match what LG offers with the G4 or Samsung with the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and Galaxy chú ý 5 (all use the same sensor) but 5MP front cameras run them close. More to the point their combination with Apple’s legendary image processing software, may just mean the iPhone 6S & iPhone 6S come cthất bại lớn delivering the best phone camera experience once again.

Apple has also added a nice gimmick: "Live sầu Photos" records 1.5 seconds of đoạn phim around a photo lớn so it can be made to move sầu, if a user prefers. This is something Nokia users have had for several years, but it makes a nice addition khổng lồ iOS.

The big caveat: shockingly Apple has again snubbed the smaller iPhone with the 6S not receiving Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) lượt thích the 6S Plus. Instead it will have to lớn put up with Digital Image Stabilisation (DIS) which should again give sầu the iPhone phablet a noticeable advantage.

Winner: iPhone 6S Plus

The very disappointing absence of OIS from the iPhone 6S makes this an easy win

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Performance - Big Jump, But Memory The Key

As expected, the iPhone 6S & iPhone 6S Plus debut Apple’s next generation Apple A9 chipset. It also typically refused to lớn give away any technical details regarding cloông chồng speeds or even RAM (more later), but these should be revealed by teardowns in time.

Instead we get a simple bottom line: the A9 chipmix will offer 70% greater CPU performance & 90% greater graphics performance compared to lớn the A8 chipphối in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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While Apple has had bigger performance jumps in iPhone history (notably the iPhone 5S more than doubled the performance of the iPhone 5), little was needed this generation with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus still racing around iOS without a hint of slowdown.

Instead where the most important change made be made is still a mystery: RAM. The iPhone 6S và iPhone 6S Plus are thought to lớn be the first 2GB iPhones and this will be vital to the long term advanced multitasking plans in iOS 9.

Will there be any real world difference between the two? Actually yes. The higher resolution of the iPhone 6 Plus was found to lớn impact its performance compared khổng lồ the iPhone 6 as it has lớn drive sầu more pixels for its display. That remains true again, though it shouldn’t make a great khuyến mãi of difference overall.

Winner: iPhone 6S

Though we can’t see the iPhone 6S Plus struggling to lớn keep up for quite some time

Note: both the iPhone 6S và iPhone 6S Plus also received upgraded LTE performance, now supporting speeds up to 300Mbit per second. That’s nice, but something you’ll be highly unlikely lớn achieve in real life.

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cảm ứng ID 2.0 - Faster And More Secure

With Apple Pay slowly gaining mainstream adoption, Apple has chosen an optimal time lớn bring an upgraded version of cảm biến ID lớn the iPhone 6S và iPhone 6S Plus.

It is now even more accurate và has faster recognition than its predecessors, not that many were complaining about cảm ứng ID on the iPhone 5S, (upgraded) iPhone 5C, iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus…

Winner: N/A

Battery Life and Charging

Apple boasts that the A9 chipphối is more efficient, but sadly it hasn’t coupled that new efficiency with the extra win of larger capacity batteries. Instead - to much dismay - the iPhone 6S và iPhone 6S Plus are actually thought to lớn sport smaller capathành phố batteries than the iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus:

iPhone 6S: 1715 mAh, iPhone 6S Plus: 2750 mAh iPhone 6: 1810 mAh, iPhone 6 Plus: 2915 mAh

The good(ish) news is Apple says this won’t mean reduced performance & the new phones will offer exactly the same battery life as their predecessors. This is fine for the long lasting iPhone 6S Plus, but very disappointing for the iPhone 6S as battery life was arguably the worst aspect lớn the iPhone 6.

Furthermore Apple continues khổng lồ snub fast charging & wireless charging, both increasingly standard features on rival phones. As such battery life is arguably the most disappointing aspect lớn the new iPhones.

Winner: iPhone 6S Plus

But in reality both thua trận.

Cost - No Surprises, Storage - A Letdown

With the shift khổng lồ more expensive sầu Series 7000 aluminium (as well as a more premium camera sensor và cảm ứng ID technology) there had been fears iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus prices would increase this year. Happily that hasn’t happened and identical price points remain:

iPhone 6S: $649 (16GB), $749 (64GB) và $849 (128GB) iPhone 6S Plus: $749 (16GB), $849 (64GB) và $949 (128GB)

Unfortunately you’ll also note that means Apple has kept the 16GB base model for both new iPhones. This is very disappointing, especially in combination with the jump up in camera và video resolutions which will consumestorage space a lot quicker.

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I can’t defend Apple here. A 32GB entry point would be far more sensible and the cost difference at Apple’s scales would be negligible (sub $20). As such it appears the real reason is lớn push customers to lớn the 64GB sweet spot in the range, or sell more iCloud storage at a later date.

Hopefully come the iPhone 7 in năm 2016, 16GB will finally bite the dust.

Winners: iPhone 6S & iPhone 6S Plus 64GB Editions

Separately Apple has announced the "iPhone Upgrade Program" which allows owners on major carrier contracts lớn tăng cấp their iPhones every year & take out Apple Care insurance. This starts at$32pm (16GB iPhone 6S) & includes Apple care, but requires you stiông xã with your existing carrier and sign a new two year contract with each nâng cấp.

Whether this investment is better than simply selling your old iPhone và putting the money towards another unlocked iPhone is open khổng lồ debate. Personally the idea of a rolling two year carrier contract doesn"t appeal, but the lure of annual iPhone upgrades will undoubtedly tempt many.

Early Verdict - Apple Did Enough, Without Amazing Us

For an ‘S’ year, the iPhone 6S và iPhone 6S Plus are fairly predictable: minor external differences belying significant internal change.

Long term Touch 3D is the real news here and it could spell great (or needlessly complex) times ahead for iOS. Meanwhile the additional multitasking capabilities & camera improvements will be giảm giá khuyến mãi clinchers for many.

That said I can’t see most iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus users rushing to lớn nâng cấp & particularly iPhone 6 users where Apple hasn’t addressed its battery weaknesses nor the omission of OIS in the camera. The continuation of a 16GB base option on both models also looks nothing more than mean.

Given the iPhone 5S sold in far greater numbers than the iPhone 5 & those users are finishing their contracts, I still expect the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus khổng lồ sell in huge numbers. Probably even greater numbers than the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Which makes the better first impression? Like last year, if kích thước doesn’t concern you, it is the Plus model which makes the bigger impact with display, battery life, camera và software advantages.

That said it feels lượt thích Apple has pinned an awful lot this year on 3D Touch which may or may not revolutionise its phones. This should be clearer come the iPhone 7 next year by which time I would hope for significantly more interesting design and battery improvements.

Winner: iPhone 6S Plus

All the strengths of the iPhone 6S, but without its compromises

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