Apple never fails to surprise its users every time a new iPhone is introduced in the market. With the recent introduction of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, many have immediately developed their love for the new phone, wanting to get it on their hands before anyone else could. Are you one of the many excited to own the latest iPhone model? Before you have it purchased, learn the key differences, which will help you understand their technical specifications, and of course, guide you in buying new accessories.
For many people, the camera is one of the first features that they look at. This is highly influential in the decision that will be made. Both the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus have 12 megapixels sensor, which is a significant improvement from the 8-megapixel sensor of its predecessor. The front camera has 5-megapixel sensor for both the S models, which is also an improvement from the 1.2-megapixel sensor of the previous models. When it comes to video shooting capabilities, both the new iPhone models support 4K video recording. One of the most significant differences between these new models is the fact that iPhone 6S Plus comes with Optical Image Stabilization, which is not present in the iPhone 6S.
Before you buy accessories, it is important to take a look at the size of the phone in order to know which ones would perfectly fit and if your old accessories can still be used. The iPhone 6S has a height of 5.44 inches and width of 2.64 inches. They differ in terms of depth from iPhone 6, but such is only by a difference of .01 inch. The iPhone 6S Plus, on the other hand, has a height of 6.23 inches, width of 3.07 inches, and depth of .29 inch. All of these dimensions are higher than .01 inch compared to the iPhone 6 Plus. The differences in terms of size are very minimal, which means that the cases for iPhone 6 can be used for iPhone 6S and cases for iPhone 6 Plus can be used for iPhone 6S Plus.
When it comes to screen, the iPhone 6S has a 4.7 inch widescreen, measured diagonally, which is similar to the screen size of iPhone 6. Meanwhile, iPhone 6S Plus has a 5.5 inch widescreen, measured diagonally, which is the same for iPhone 6 Plus. This means that the old screen protectors for the iPhone 6 can be used for the iPhone 6S, and screen protectors for iPhone 6 Plus can be used for iPhone 6S Plus. One of the key differences from the previous models is the integration of the 3D Touch feature, which means that the screen is equipped with a pressure-sensitive technology, allowing it to perform various functions depending on how it is force touched. Even with such technology, you can still protect both phones with various screen protectors and not be worried about its functionality.
Looking for a new phone often entails the need to look at the materials that are used. Of course, we all want a rugged phone that will be able to withstand accidental drops. When the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have been launched last year, Apple drew flak online because of reports with regards to its bendability. With the introduction of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, this issue has been addressed. The company takes pride in using 7000 Series aluminum which makes it significantly stronger compared to its predecessor. The durability of the glass display has been significantly improved as well to withstand cracks. Nonetheless, to be safe, it is still good to use cases in order to ensure its structural integrity. Choose cases that offer excellent corner protection and raised edges to protect the phone’s most sensitive parts.
No one wants to end up having a drained phone battery, especially when you need your phone to take photos, look for directions, or simply surf the web when you are left with nothing to do. The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus have built-in lithium-ion battery. The 6S battery has a standby time of up to 10 days and talk time of 14 hours on 3G, similar to iPhone 6. The iPhone S6 Plus, on the other hand, similar to the iPhone 6 Plus, has a standby time of up to 16 days, and talk time of 24 hours on 3G. If you are the kind of person who never wants to have to suffer from a drained battery, buy an external battery pack with built-in case or a portable battery pack for your phone.