2   558
4   590
1   572
1   381
3   416
1   361
3   224
2   211
3   163
5   164
8   125
5   258
3   257
1   295
1   242
4   300

First Impression: iPhone 6s

First Impression: iPhone 6s

iPhone’s brand new 6s is exactly identical to its predecessor – the iPhone 6. It has the same rounded edges, corners, and the same buttons. Possibly, the only subtle nuance between the iPhone 6 and the upgraded 6s is the slight increase in weight. But there is no need to worry here, as the increase is only by a meager 15 grams. What’s more, the case has now been enhanced by the 7000-series aluminum alloy, which is also used in the Apple Watch Sport. This is designed to make the phone stronger, to rectify the issues formerly related to the so-called bendy iPhone 6. Really, the only visible difference between the 6 and the 6s is the newly introduced colour – rose gold. To be honest, however, it appears to be more of a light pink and that is perfectly desired by many. The one big thing that I have noticed that has changed with the 6s is how you navigate around iOS. 3D Touch, as Apple dubs its pressure-sensitive screen and the software that goes with it, makes moving through the OS a much faster experience than usual.

To elaborate on this, the 6s has pressure sensors beneath its touchscreen, which allows Apple to introduce a few new ways in which the user can interact with its OS. For example, pressing medium-hard is a ‘peek.’ Pressing more firmly is a ‘pop.’ It all depends on the item that you are poking, those actions can do different things. Peek on an email in the Mail app, and what you will see is a preview, or; press harder, and you’ll ‘pop’ into the message proper. Speaking on the battery, the 6s’s battery life, especially if your phone spends more time in you pocket than your hand, can certainly compete with the very best of the Android lot. This can be attributed to iOS 9’s battery improvement features, which come equipped with every new iPhone.

I digress.

The feature that I have been personally using on the iphone 6s the most is its camera. It is now more advanced than ever. Boasting a 12-megapixel iSight camera that captures sharp, detailed photos. Even more, it takes crystal clear 4k video, which is four times the resolution of 1080p HD video. iPhone 6s also takes selfies worthy of a self-portrait with the new 5-megapixel FaceTime HD camera. Lastly, the iphone 6s introduces Live photos, a new way to relive your favourite memories. It does this by capturing the moments just before and after your picture and sets it in motion with just the press of a finger. Here are some photos that I have been taking with the new iPhone 6s. Stay tuned on more of my posts on how I incorporate the iPhone 6s in my daily life…

Reviewed by Linn Win for Pink&Sparkles