Holy ****, Apple well done!

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  1. syphern macrumors 6502

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    I have to say I haven't been a fan of the iPhone's released last year. I felt that they went backwards with speed and feel of the phone with the 6 and plus.

    Now I have a 6S and wow this is what the 6 should have been. Speed stability screen colours battery it's all here. Finally a phone that I can use for the next 2-3 years.

    So well done apple finally a iPhone we deserve.
     
  2. CheesePuff macrumors 6502

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    Battery life and "screen colours" are the same as last years 6, and in some initial testing battery life is ever so slightly worse.
     
  3. azure247 macrumors 6502

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    Really... because the 6 is already fast.... I would google youtube for the video where some guy fools people into thinking the iphone 5 was a 6. We already know a 6 to 6s upgrade is minuscule unless you want the force touch.
     
  4. CheesePuff macrumors 6502

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    I would argue the opposite, the 5s to 6 speed difference was minuscule (~200 point increase for single core Geekbench results) where as the 5s to 6s and the 6 to 6s is a big jump (~800 point increase for single core Geekbench for 6 to 6s).
     
  5. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    The iPhones 3GS, 5, and 6s are the three iPhones in which you could actually notice the speed difference between them and their respective predecessors. This is probably because these three iPhones are the only ones that increased both speed and RAM at the same time.

    Coincidence that they fall three years apart? If not, then expect the iPhone 8 with 4GB of RAM to be the next speed demon.
     
  6. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    Same with iPad 2 and now iPad Air 2, 3 years apart. The 'keeper' models amongst a lot of us.

    2011 and 2014.

    Mind= blown

    I still have my 3GS white :D old bootrom on 5.1.1 too

    Kinda wish I kept my 5 instead of trading it in to best buy
     
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    One could argue any 'S' series generation is what the non 'S' series generation should've been.

    ...or the RAM
    ...or the second generation Touch ID
    ...or the 12MP camera
     
  8. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    That is another coincidence! But it's true, the iPad 2 has stood the test of time. 6 iOS versions and at least 5.5 years of support, not bad at all! The iPad Air 2 was so great that they chose not to replace it, but I think this three year cycle might break if the iPad Air 3 has an A9X with 4GB of RAM, since that would be another huge boost (unless they decide to increase the resolution and make it the next iPad 3).
     
  9. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    I think air 3 might return to non x to have the pro distinguished from it. Maybe an over clocked a9

    But what do I know?
     
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    The Air 3 will have the same A9X as what's in the iPad Pro. No reason to ditch the X chips when it's been proven the Air form factor can handle it. It just won't have the 4gb ram of the Pro. The Air 3 will most likely keep 2gb.
     
  11. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    I don't really see them going that route because the A8X scores a bit higher than the A9 in the multi-core score in Geekbench. I see an A10 in the iPhone 7, an A9X in the iPad Air 3, an A9 in the iPad mini 5, and an A10X in the inevitable iPad Pro 2 with 3D Touch.
     
  12. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    Good point. But maybe always be behind a gen from the pro.

    Never know, a5x a6x a7. If they do a redesign they tend to skimp on monumental leaps. The a9 in 6s is quite competent and whoops air2 in single core iirc.

    Love my air though on 8.4 jail broken. It is bliss coming from mini2 same os and config
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    but still a whole lot less than the 4s to 5s jump.....

    the 5s continues to be a beast
     
  14. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    Thank the iPhone 5 for that, since it's been the only iPhone to more than double CPU performance (as can be seen in Geekbench scores).
     
  15. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    6 to 6S is actually a large leap in performance. It's very significant.

    6+ to 6S+ is even greater with the poor performance (by iPhone standards) of the 6+ and the fluidity and smoothness of the 6S+. It's night and day.
     
  16. PNutts macrumors 601

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    If you don't know the names of the features then how do you be expected to be taken seriously? Emphasis mine.
     
  17. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    Force touch can be synonymous with 3D Touch to be fair imo

    But related to that, the haptic feedback motor for texts and calls and anything notifications feels GREAT, again imo
     
  18. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Geek bench scores
    iPhone 3gs:
    149
    iPhone 4: 38% increase
    206
    iPhone 4s: 96% increase
    404
    iPhone 5: 215% increase
    1271
    iPhone 5s: 98% increase
    2511
    iPhone 6: 15% increase
    2878
    iPhone 6s: 50% increase
    4329

    Seems the 4 and 6 are the least impressive upgrades from a performance perspective. It also seems that aside form those two, healthy gains are usually seen
     
  19. normanfox macrumors 6502a

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    I understand you just got a new phone and are still in exciting mood. but you are acting like 6s is far ahead of 6. based on Apple paper, A9 is just 30% faster than A8. you can barely tell the difference in real usage. 2GB RAM does not improve speed. it is just more memory used for multi tasks or tabs in browser. phone iOS is not really multi tasks anyway. you often run one app at a time anyway.
     
  20. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    Doesn't help that the iPhone 4 had a retina display and the iPhone 6 Plus is..well, you know what people say about that phone. 1GB of RAM for the third year in a row and an increase in resolution did not help.
     
  21. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    I agree

    Apple needs to be less stingy on the ram
     
  22. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    I have to disagree with that. I used the iPhone 6 for three months and the day I got the iPhone 6s, I immediately noticed the speed, memory, and smoothness improvements.
     
  23. smoledman macrumors 68000

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    Yes I have to agree. This is the first time I've actually bought and KEPT an iPhone. I originally bought the iPhone 4 in Sept 2010 but immediately got a refund on Antenna-Gate and went in an entirely different direction with Windows Phone and Android for the next 5 years. I still will switch back and forth with my Androids, but this iPhone can see lasting for a solid 2 years.

    One thing I noticed right away was the speed of loading web pages in Safari is much faster then Chrome on my Android browsers, but that's the A9 processor for you.
     
  24. bgro macrumors 6502a

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    Im coming from the 6+ to the 6S+. Got the phone on launch day and am still really really impressed with the speed of this thing. Everything is blazing fast.
     
  25. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    its crazy how this makes sense.

    4s was quite the leap from the dragged out 4 that had a longer life than usual, but then 5 just put the smack down.
     

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