Difference between 5s iOS 8 and 6/6 Plus iOS 8?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Bugeyeblue, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. Bugeyeblue macrumors 6502a


    Mar 27, 2011
    Are there any advantages to the new iPhones vs the 5s as far as software goes?
  2. stuffradio macrumors 65816

    Mar 17, 2009
    There are no release notes yet as far as I know. I think they are the same. I don't think you have to worry about feature differences until at least iOS 9.
  3. darcyf macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    I've been wondering that same thing but haven't been able to find anything on Apple.com or through googling about it.

    I don't know about that. Siri was a 4s-only feature of iOS 5. And I have a funny feeling the 240fps video mode on the 6 won't be available to the 5s - but I'd love to be proven wrong there.

    Hardware specific features like Apple Pay, which requires the new NFC hardware built into the 6, obviously won't work on older phones - just like Touch ID on the 5s was specific to that device. But when it comes to all the software features of iOS 8 I would love to know what the rest of us do and do not get to enjoy :)
  4. dsh3 macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2012
    the 240fps video mode is exclusive to 6 and 6 Plus.

    Full model comparison at Apple.com: http://www.apple.com/iphone/compare/
  5. xcrunner macrumors regular

    Dec 17, 2007
    On the 6 and 6+ you see contact photos in the Messages app, I believe. Do not have that for the 5.
  6. Outrigger macrumors 68000


    Dec 22, 2008
    only on the 6+, not the 6.
  7. bigchrisfgb macrumors 65816

    Jan 24, 2010
  8. fivedots macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2011
    6+ has landscape homescreen and additional buttons on keyboard when in landscape.
  9. darcyf macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    That's a pretty comprehensive comparison. Thanks!

    It doesn't list the time lapse option mentioned in the keynote, so I'm hoping that's tied into burst mode, which is listed as being the same across the 6/+ and 5s.

    There are likely a few little things within iOS 8 that are device-dependent (like some of the things the 6+ can do with it's larger screen) and aren't listed here. I'd love to know what they are, but I'm sure the blogs will have complete rundowns mere minutes after they have the new phones in their hands :D
  10. fivedots macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2011
    Time lapse option is present on my iPhone 5.
  11. TWD98j macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2010
    VoLTE is also exclusive to the 6/6+ even though I'm fairly confident the 5/5S have the hardware for it. I was looking forward to VoLTE calls on my 5S too. Oh well....
  12. Apple Fan 21 macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2012
    So no home screen landscape mode on the 5S? Link?
  13. phreebsd macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2010
    dont forget there is now a barometer also on the iphone 6.
    That lends way to local weather alarm like apps that will alert you of a storm coming once it notices an extended downward trend of the barometer.
  14. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
    it's not even available on the iPhone 6, see the keynote.

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