“Apple’s job every year is to bring out a new iPhone with enough improvements to justify an upgrade, a new purchase or a switch from a competing phone,” Walt Mossberg writes for Re/code. “This year, the company has done it again with the iPhone 6s, adding core new features including a screen that detects the pressure of your touch and uses that knowledge to make navigation easier and faster.”
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus offer a “set of new capabilities that I consider fundamental, core improvements. These are things that improve the quality of the phone while generally making a fluid, powerful product even better — and faster and easier to navigate and use,” Mossberg writes. “They secure the iPhone’s place as the best smartphone on the market.”
“The new model’s most important new feature: The multitouch screen now gains a new system-wide capability — it reacts to the force of your finger, a feature called 3D Touch,” Mossberg writes. “This is one of those potentially huge user behaviors — like swiping, or pinching and zooming — that seem odd or minor at first, but which Apple historically is able to make deeply important and useful. And it’s not just a software tweak. It involved serious re-engineering of the display. It’s the kind of thing that is Apple’s specialty: The company manages to do new things better, apply them broadly and make them seem natural, because it has control over both the software and hardware platforms on which its products rest. No other big player does. Another big gain: Improved cameras on a phone that I believe already had the best. And boy is this new iPhone fast. All without compromising battery life.”
“After using it as my main phone all day every day for a couple of weeks, I believe the 6s is the best version ever of the best smartphone on the market, especially when combined with the new iPhone operating system, iOS 9, released last week and standard on the new hardware,” Mossberg writes. “The iPhone 6s is the best smartphone out there, period.”
Much, much more in the full article – recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Take: Sleep tight, fragmandroid peddlers.
Oh, and don’t forget to keep warm now, ya hear?
The Verge reviews iPhone 6s/Plus: ‘You should buy an iPhone 6S Plus’ – September 22, 2015
USA Today’s Baig reviews iPhone 6s/Plus: 3D Touch, great camera add up to tempting upgrade – September 22, 2015
Apple sees fastest iOS adoption ever with iOS 9 as iPhone 6s/Plus set to arrive on September 25th – September 21, 2015