“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).
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