As another Apple device announcement party has come and gone, users were once again met with two gorgeous device choices from Apple. Sure, it’s another case of bigger, better, faster, stronger, but honestly, when you are almost perfect from the start, what are you supposed to do with the next step. Either you make it incrementally better, like HTC did with the M7 to M8 or you go bust like HTC did with the M8 to M9. Apple, for some reason NEVER makes the latter move with their ‘s” series devices. In fact, Apple never seems to make a major misstep in anyway. For Apple users, it’s heavenly to have choices and for the competition, it’s infuriating. Let’s look quickly at what came up and how soon you can get your hands on one of these beasts.
First off, both models are back. You can stay compact with the 6s or go big with the 6s Plus. They both feature the new A9 processor, which is another huge step forward in processing power. The 6s features a gorgeous 4.7’ display while the 6s Plus comes in at 5.5”. The 12MP camera with all the bells and whistles is standard equipment on both models. They also features Apple’s new 3-D Touch technology, which will bring an entire new level of interaction to Apps once they are brought up to speed to interact with it. This feature is currently available on the Apple watch and has received rave reviews from users. Both will also run iOS 9 out of the box.
Overall, if you own or recently purchased an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, don’t feel bad about having it. You still have an amazing device in your pocket. If you were on the fence about which model to choose, congratulations, your decision just got harder as the original 6 and 6 Plus models will probably see a price dip in the next few weeks. Of course, the hardest hit price stickers will come in the 5s line. The now 2 year old device should start seeing pricing down in the $350-400 at retailers as they clear room for more new devices. If you’re on a budget that 5s could be the steal you are looking for, but we would advise saving up a bit extra and grabbing that 6 instead. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus go on sale September 20th.