The Verge reviews iPhone 6s/Plus: ‘You should buy an iPhone 6S Plus’

“This is an S year for the iPhone, which means the basic physical design of the phone has remained the same while the internals have been substantially revised and made faster,” Nilay Patel writes for The Verge. “S iPhones may lack the punch of a new design, but Apple says they actually sell better and last longer in the marketplace than non-S iPhones �� these are the phones that stick around. This year there are also two changes to the exterior: the glass screen is now stronger and more shatter-resistant, and the case is made of a tougher aluminum.”

“Both the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are both tangibly heavier and thicker than their predecessors,” Patel writes. “That extra weight comes from 3D Touch, which is the highlight feature of the iPhone 6S. 3D Touch makes the iPhone screen pressure-sensitive, literally adding a new layer of interactions and information to iOS. The iPhone 6S is the third major Apple product line to gain pressure-sensitive touch after the Apple Watch and MacBooks introduced Force Touch, and it is by far the most successful at integrating the feature into the natural flow of the interface.”

“So I’m just going to put this out there, and then we can all handle the emotional consequences together: if you are thinking of buying a new phone, and you have anything older than an iPhone 6, you should buy an iPhone 6S Plus. It is the best iPhone ever made, and it is right now the best phone on the market. If you’re upgrading from an iPhone 5S or anything older, it will blow your mind. There just aren’t other companies that can roll out a feature like 3D Touch and make it work in a way that suggests the creation of entirely new interface paradigms, and every other phone maker needs to figure out exactly why Apple’s cameras are so consistent before they can really compete,” Patel writes. “Note that I said the 6S Plus, not the 6S. I am convinced that in another year or so every phone will be the size of the 6S Plus, so if you’re going to jump in, just go all the way. You’ll get a slightly better camera and a little more battery life out of the deal as well. The future is here. You should face it with a gigantic screen.”

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MacDailyNews Take: iPhone 6s Plus. Apple’s new flagship iPhone. iPhone 6 Plus, we still love you (for three more days).

SEE ALSO:
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

12 Comments

    1. I did the same going from the 5s to the 6 Spark. I’m giving serious consideration to the plus this time (pretty certain I will do it). Having the watch is the push over the edge, I can leave my phone in my pocket for most of the small things (getting texts etc) and have a large screen for things like web, maps, email. I already do this with the 6, the extra screen real estate will make it that much nicer.

    1. I am of the same opinion. I ordered the 6s, to be delivered the 25th. I have briefly looked at the Plus and it is too big for my pants (I’m a male). To each his own but not everyone is going to go with the Plus.

    2. I have had the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, and I also have the iPad Air 2. I could never go back the the non-Plus. I use both my iPad and my iPhone every day. Maybe you’ve never had a plus and just don’t know what you’re talking about, or maybe you’re a small person and the regular 6 is just as big to you as the plus is to me, I donno.

  1. Rats!

    I swore I would not get a Plus model when I upgraded to an iPhone (finally!!!) this year, but I’m seeing too much good chatter about it.

    My will is starting to crack.

  2. Ya i’d love to however iPhones are now an obscene rip off in Canada.
    $399 for 16 GB entry level model?!?! FFFFF that you bastard carriers. I wish apple would force them to be on par with rest of the world.

    1. Agreed. The exchange rate is 33% not 100%. 33% is bad enough. I guess the Canadian carriers figure, since the threat of Verizon coming to Canada forced their hand so that they had to stop requiring 3-year contracts for everything (phones, any type of special monthly rate, etc…), that they will make it up in charging double for phone subsidies. I thought the new CEO at Rogers would bring real change. He did make some good changes, like their US roaming plan, but it still looks like all the companies here are about how they can stick it to the consumer, while trying to tell us through marketing that they are our best friends… I hope Apple makes their yearly update purchase plan available in Canada (online Apple Store too, please – don’t want to drive 4 1/2 hours to an Apple Store).

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