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6s/6s+ probably the biggest "s" upgrade yet
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: September 28, 2015 09:04AM
[www.imore.com]

I really think the 6s/6s+ is a completely new phone that just happens to be in the same enclosure as the 6/6+.

Here's the list from the linked article above:

7000 series aluminium casing
2x ion-exchange glass
Rose gold color option
3D Touch display
Taptic engine
Apple A9 chipset
-1.8 GHz dual-core custom ARM v8
-PowerVR GT7600
-2GB of RAM
-M9 (integrated) coprocessor
LTE Advanced up to 300 Mbps
MIMO Wi-Fi up to 866 Mbps
Second generation Touch ID
12 megapixel rear camera
-63 megapixel panorama
-4K video
-1080p slow motion video at 120 fps
-Optical image stabilization for video (iPhone 6s Plus only)
5 megapixel front camera
-Retina flash
Playback zoom
Live Photos
Hey Siri unplugged



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Re: 6s/6s+ probably the biggest "s" upgrade yet
Posted by: billb
Date: September 28, 2015 09:19AM




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Re: 6s/6s+ probably the biggest "s" upgrade yet
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 28, 2015 09:39AM
In reality, it's what the original 6's should have been. Playing catch-up. I'd expect the 7's to be significantly different. They can bump the 6 up to 5" for a starter. But everything is good now. I like this platform a lot. The plus should have a stylus but it's got multi-tasking so it's all good. And the stylus shouldn't cost extra.
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Re: 6s/6s+ probably the biggest "s" upgrade yet
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: September 28, 2015 09:54AM
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vision63
In reality, it's what the original 6's should have been. Playing catch-up. I'd expect the 7's to be significantly different. They can bump the 6 up to 5" for a starter. But everything is good now. I like this platform a lot. The plus should have a stylus but it's got multi-tasking so it's all good. And the stylus shouldn't cost extra.

Do you mean split-screen instead of multi-tasking? I always thought true multi-tasking was the ability to dynamically resize more than 2 windows on top of each other with active content in all of them. Can the 6s do that?

I agree with the idea that the Pencil should be free, but where do you store it when not in use? It's going to take a case that is 1/4 inch wider or thicker.



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Re: 6s/6s+ probably the biggest "s" upgrade yet
Posted by: pdq
Date: September 28, 2015 10:02AM
Over 13 meelll-yun buyers can't be wrong...
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Re: 6s/6s+ probably the biggest "s" upgrade yet
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: September 28, 2015 10:18AM
It sounds nice, but I am not sorry that I bought my 6 last spring. Having a smart phone made my work go a whole lot smoother this summer.
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Re: 6s/6s+ probably the biggest "s" upgrade yet
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 28, 2015 10:25AM
Just a rehash. Sorry, refuse to click on iMore -- crap web site.





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Re: 6s/6s+ probably the biggest "s" upgrade yet
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 28, 2015 11:12AM
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Filliam H. Muffman
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vision63
In reality, it's what the original 6's should have been. Playing catch-up. I'd expect the 7's to be significantly different. They can bump the 6 up to 5" for a starter. But everything is good now. I like this platform a lot. The plus should have a stylus but it's got multi-tasking so it's all good. And the stylus shouldn't cost extra.

Do you mean split-screen instead of multi-tasking? I always thought true multi-tasking was the ability to dynamically resize more than 2 windows on top of each other with active content in all of them. Can the 6s do that?

I agree with the idea that the Pencil should be free, but where do you store it when not in use? It's going to take a case that is 1/4 inch wider or thicker.

Yeah, I mean split screen. I've not tried it myself, but I figure it should work like Samsung's version, which is dynamically resizable. As far as the Pencil is concerned, they're gonna have to find a way to embed it within the phone.
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Re: 6s/6s+ probably the biggest "s" upgrade yet
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: September 28, 2015 11:42AM
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vision63
In reality, it's what the original 6's should have been.

I think you're being too kind. It's really really what the original iPhone should have been. Nah…who am I kidding—it's what Alexander Graham Bell's prototype should have been.

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Playing catch-up.

Sure, v63.
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Re: 6s/6s+ probably the biggest "s" upgrade yet
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: September 28, 2015 11:45AM
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Filliam H. Muffman
I always thought true multi-tasking was the ability to dynamically resize more than 2 windows on top of each other with active content in all of them.

I always thought "true" multitasking was the ability for a computer system to dynamically handle multiple processes by executing them concurrently.

(I think you're talking about a user interface to a multitasking system, FHM.)
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Re: 6s/6s+ probably the biggest "s" upgrade yet
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 28, 2015 12:18PM
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Article Accelerator
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vision63
In reality, it's what the original 6's should have been.

I think you're being too kind. It's really really what the original iPhone should have been. Nah…who am I kidding—it's what Alexander Graham Bell's prototype should have been.

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Playing catch-up.

Sure, v63.

Blind loyalty to an inanimate object for what purpose? It's like being loyal to a fine-quality push broom.
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Re: 6s/6s+ probably the biggest "s" upgrade yet
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: September 28, 2015 12:19PM
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vision63
In reality, it's what the original 6's should have been. Playing catch-up. I'd expect the 7's to be significantly different. They can bump the 6 up to 5" for a starter. But everything is good now. I like this platform a lot. The plus should have a stylus but it's got multi-tasking so it's all good. And the stylus shouldn't cost extra.

I disagree in that Apple needs to plan to get the most $ out of people and the pent up demand for the screen sizes of the 6 and 6+ meant that they only had to do a perfunctory spec bump to make it look like they're trying.

Leave the real under the hood performance bumps for the following generation S models in this case to keep demand up.

Forget it Jake, it's just Business.
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Re: 6s/6s+ probably the biggest "s" upgrade yet
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: September 28, 2015 12:28PM
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Filliam H. Muffman
I always thought true multi-tasking was the ability to dynamically resize more than 2 windows on top of each other with active content in all of them.

I always thought "true" multitasking was the ability for a computer system to dynamically handle multiple processes by executing them concurrently.

(I think you're talking about a user interface to a multitasking system, FHM.)

Splitting nano fibers, how about active multi-tasking GUI windows, like System 8 (multi-threaded Finder).



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Re: 6s/6s+ probably the biggest "s" upgrade yet
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: September 28, 2015 03:44PM
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Lew Zealand
I disagree in that Apple needs to plan to get the most $ out of people and the pent up demand for the screen sizes of the 6 and 6+ meant that they only had to do a perfunctory spec bump to make it look like they're trying.

Leave the real under the hood performance bumps for the following generation S models in this case to keep demand up.

Forget it Jake, it's just Business.

Then Apple blew it—it forgot to be perfunctory:

[qz.com]
"The new iPhone, however, feels crazy fast, with upgrades across the board. This is evident in real usage and on paper. Unlocking the phone with my fingerprint—something I do dozens of times per day—is now instantaneous, as is launching apps. Web pages seem to remain in memory longer, and don’t refresh as often. A speed test indicates the iPhone 6S Plus is as fast as Apple’s new MacBook."

[arstechnica.com]
"The one thing that Apple can still consistently keep under wraps is its chips, and the A9 might be the most surprising one since the A7…it’s impressed us in all of our tests so far…The A8 wasn’t all that much faster than the A7—“up to 25 percent,” though in our testing it was often less than that. In Geekbench the A9 is over 50 percent faster than the A8 in both single- and multi-core benchmarks."
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Re: 6s/6s+ probably the biggest "s" upgrade yet
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 28, 2015 04:10PM
The efficient and reasonable thing to do is to implement the best available technology of the moment. Most of the time, improvements are dependent on what's ready. It's nothing purposeful. It's just being competitive. There's no glory present.
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Re: 6s/6s+ probably the biggest "s" upgrade yet
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 28, 2015 04:11PM
I'm liking this six s plus. Quite a bit faster than the six plus it replaced.

But I may be enjoying the ios9 tweaks even more.

The super fast Touch ID is amazing.
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Re: 6s/6s+ probably the biggest "s" upgrade yet
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: September 28, 2015 04:52PM
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Article Accelerator
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Lew Zealand
I disagree in that Apple needs to plan to get the most $ out of people and the pent up demand for the screen sizes of the 6 and 6+ meant that they only had to do a perfunctory spec bump to make it look like they're trying.

Leave the real under the hood performance bumps for the following generation S models in this case to keep demand up.

Forget it Jake, it's just Business.

Then Apple blew it—it forgot to be perfunctory:

[qz.com]
"The new iPhone, however, feels crazy fast, with upgrades across the board. This is evident in real usage and on paper. Unlocking the phone with my fingerprint—something I do dozens of times per day—is now instantaneous, as is launching apps. Web pages seem to remain in memory longer, and don’t refresh as often. A speed test indicates the iPhone 6S Plus is as fast as Apple’s new MacBook."

[arstechnica.com]
"The one thing that Apple can still consistently keep under wraps is its chips, and the A9 might be the most surprising one since the A7…it’s impressed us in all of our tests so far…The A8 wasn’t all that much faster than the A7—“up to 25 percent,” though in our testing it was often less than that. In Geekbench the A9 is over 50 percent faster than the A8 in both single- and multi-core benchmarks."

Perfunctory refers to the previous gen 6 and 6+. Real speed bumps refers to the current S models, 6s and 6s+.
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Re: 6s/6s+ probably the biggest "s" upgrade yet
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: September 28, 2015 07:11PM
6s speed benchmarks galore here:
[www.anandtech.com]

Looks like in addition to the raw CPU/GPU increase of the A9 & 2GB RAM, the NAND storage is also much faster.

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Apple has integrated a mobile storage solution that I haven’t seen in any other device yet, and the results suggest that they’re ahead of just about every other OEM in the industry here by a significant amount.


The speed increase all around is very noticable even coming from an iPhone 6.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/28/2015 07:33PM by bhaveshp.
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