Apple unveiled its latest iPhone this week: the 6S. But does it live up to all the hype?
Apple fans eagerly waited to hear and see what the latest iPhone, the 6S, had in store this Wednesday. According to a report from Technology News Extra, the eager Apple fans had figured out most of the new features before the annual September event in San Francisco, leaking the upgrades weeks in advance.
The consensus among reviewers is that the new iPhone 6S didn’t change much about last year’s version of the phone. Apple’s new upgrade plan could persuade people who absolutely have to have the latest, but many other iPhone users are asking themselves if an upgrade is really worth it.
The ‘S’ series of iPhones, first launched in 2009 with the 3Gs, typically offer internal updates to the phone. With little external change, many customers are suspicious that the upgrade isn’t worth the price hike that comes along with it.
The iPhone 6S will come with an upgraded Cortex A9 processor, which is supposedly 70 percent faster than the iPhone 6’s A8 chip. It comes in 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB versions, and comes with an upgraded TouchID button that resolves many previous scanning issues.
The most anticipated feature, however, is 3D Touch. It is also known as Force Touch on the Apple Watch Sport and MacBooks. It allows users to access shortcuts and preview with dedicated hand gestures. It will be fully functional across the user interface and default applications.
While the new iPhone 6S comes with some pretty impressive new features, there isn’t much it can do that the previous model can’t. If you’d like to play around with the improved camera an 3D Touch, the 6S is a fine piece of equipment.