Heather Borochaner & Joseph GiuntaStaff Writers
Apple never fails to amaze its customers by showing off what technology can do. Every year, they reveal many new products such as the new iMac, iPad Pro (with a keyboard and Apple Pencil), new designs for the Apple Watch, and the most anticipated of them all, the brand new iPhone 6s/6s Plus, featuring the brand new color, Rose Gold, a brand new iSight 12mp (megapixel) camera that’s capable of shooting 4K video recordings, a brand new 5 mp camera, a new 3D touch, faster LTE speeds, and best of all, the phones don’t start to bend after long exposure to your pockets.
When I first got the iPhone 6s Plus on the day it was released, I was shocked at how fast it was, including speed improvements on the touch ID compared to the iPhone 6 Plus. The touch ID was 10 times faster! The 3D touch was a very unique feature to have on a phone. It was actually sensing how hard you pressed! The only downfall is that since the iPhone just got released, the developers for all the apps didn’t update their apps to support 3D touch. The new 12 MP camera isn’t that different compared to the previous model, although it does show more detail in the photo and is way more vivid. The camera is also amazing at taking close up photos. The new camera also takes Live Photos which is a new feature only on the Iphone 6s and 6s Plus. If you have it activated it will take a regular photo but when you use 3D touch and press harder on the photo it will show about a 2 second video, 1 second before and 1 second after the photo is taken. The front facing camera is where there is a huge difference. The front facing camera went from 1.2 Megapixels to 5 Megapixels. There is a lot more detail in the photo and the quality is so amazing! When I go on the internet the speed is really fast, everything loads a lot faster.
When I first opened the phone at the store, I noticed that the phone was a noticeably thicker, also it was also a little heavier. When I felt it in my hand it felt more solid than the previous model. A huge issue I have with this phone is that the battery life isn’t that good compared to the previous model. While the previous model lasted me about a whole day and I still had about 20% extra battery. With the current model I have to charge a couple hours before I go to bed, which is still pretty good because I do use it all day long.
In conclusion, the iPhone 6s has many amazing features that continue to improve the experience of modern technology, and the downsides of the phone are heavily overshadowed by the positives.