After Tuesday’s announcement of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Apple did what we expected with the remaining lineup. The iPhone 5C is no more, and with that removal, the iPhone 5S became the base model for the new iPhone lineup.
Pricing ranges from free for the iPhone 5S, up to $299 for the iPhone 6s Plus on contract, with there being a device for every price range. Of course, Apple’s latest iteration of their mobile operating system, iOS 9 will be running on the iPhone 5S, but as the device gets older, so do the chances that the your device will slow down. However, with iOS 9, Apple has slimmed down the size of the OS itself, so let’s hope that there isn’t a very dramatic reduction in speed on the 5S.
Personally, I have tested out iOS 9 on the iPhone 6, and it runs like a champ, so users shouldn’t have to worry about anything slowing down once iOS 9 is officially released to everyone who’s not a developer. I can only imagine that the results are the same in regards to the iPhone 6 Plus, so if you already have that device, you should be more than happy holding on to it.
The big question is for those who are eligible to upgrade, or just want to upgrade for the hell of it. When comparing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, there’s not much different aesthetically. However, it’s what is under the hood, that is worth taking a look at. The iPhone 6s features the 3D Touch display features, which are built into the 6s and not just a software feature. Additionally, the camera has been updated from 8MP to 12MP with 4K shooting capabilities. So again, this change won’t be available via a software update.
When it comes to deciding between the iPhone 6 Plus and the upgraded 6s Plus, again the main changes are under the hood. The 3D Touch and camera are updated, but so are the processors and RAM powering the device. If your current 6 Plus is running fine, then this may be a good time to just wait until next year, but if you’re like me and love having the latest and greatest, there’s none better than the iPhone 6s Plus.
With all of these different options, from the 5S to the new iPhone 6s, and the Plus variants, users should have no issue trying to decide which device to get.
Drop us a line in the comments below about which device you have decided to pick up.