How much faster is the 6S than the 6?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TH55, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

    Nov 5, 2011
    I want an apple watch but I don't want to give up my jailbreak. I currently have a 6 running 8.1.1 which I've been told is incompatible with the watches and I've heard there will likely not be a Jailbreak for the 7 for a long time. My only option then to get the watch and keep my jailbreak is to get a 6S running 10.2.

    How big of a jump in speed is it, will I be disappointed? I really want a watch and my 6 has gotten really laggy. Will getting a 6S clear up a lot of the lagginess I'm experiencing with the 6? Thanks!
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    My 6s appeared much faster over the 6. Primarily being the 6s additional Ram and the improved processor made a significant difference. The 6 had 1 GB of Ram, which made the experience with the 6 slow. Also, you can research Geekbench scores between both models for comparison.
  3. acorntoy macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2010
    Upgraded from the 6 plus to the 6s plus about a month or two ago. Difference is night and day. 6 Plus felt like it was on it's last legs and struggling to do many things, 6s plus feels like I don't have to upgrade for another 3 years if I don't feel like it.
  4. ACG12 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2015
    Huge difference. The A9 chip + 2gb of RAM blows the 6 out of the water.
  5. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 5, 2011
    Nice, thanks for the help everyone! Made my decision easy, just ordered a 6S 128 GB in mint condition off ebay for $449. Very reputable seller with almost 100% positive feedback and over 10,000 sales, is that a good deal?
  6. miragebg macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2009
  7. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    Looks okay. But still proceed with caution.
  8. blackberrycubed macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2013
  9. blairian89 macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2016
    I think that you made a good choice. The new phone should do well to keep you going for the foreseeable future!
  10. ACG12 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2015
    The 6 is the Mustang II
  11. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
  12. cwwilson macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2009
    Oklahoma City, OK
    6S is pretty on par with the 7 in terms of noticeable speed. The 6 is a dog in comparison.
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Various people often say something like this when it comes to comparing an new number model to the previous 's' model, but there are usually still some CPU/GPU and various other changes and improvements nonetheless.
  14. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    70% faster CPU, twice the RAM, faster RAM, and faster internal storage.

    The 6s is miles ahead of the 6, in terms of speed.
  15. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    Remember how the 4s made the 4 look when it came out because the 4 basically had just a beefed up 3GS processor???

    That's the 6s To the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6s was a MONSTER compared to the 6. The A8 was an overclocked A7.

    The A7 was no slouch, but Apple knew the bigger screens would sale themselves with the 6
  16. Aditya_S macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2016
    The 6s also has nvme storage which is much much faster than the storage in the 6 so apps and other files load a lot faster too.
  17. nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014
    there are improvements, but they are surprisingly minor. I think that was the point that the poster was getting at, hyperbole aside - that the two generations are very similar even relative to other numbered iPhones vs previous S model.

    The 5s today is a slightly smoother experience than the 6 plus is on iOS 10.3.1, most noticeable when multitasking...A bit unexpected considering the top of the line of the subsequent generation device presumably would run faster than the prior gen model.

    OP, you made the right move by getting a 6s ... It is more future proof and has way more in common with the iPhone 7 than it does the 6, despite its namesake and despite the 6 still running iOS 10 very well.
  18. Zaft macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    The 6 really is just a slightly faster 5S in a new shell and bigger screen.

    the 6S is alot faster and on par for the most part with the 7.
  19. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    Arguably the 6s was the biggest "S" upgrade and the 7 was the smallest "full number" upgrade.
  20. Zaft macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    6 was the smallest full # upgrade if you ignore the design.
  21. bodonnell202 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Yes, the bigger screens sold the 6/plus, as there wasn't much else that changed from the 5s (modest speed bump from the A7 to A8, NFC for Apple Pay... not much else...)
  22. AmazingTechGeek macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2015
    I agree. The 7 had more substantial upgrades than the 6 in all honesty.
  23. Aditya_S macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2016
    Yeah I agree with this however I think the 6s was a bigger upgrade to the 6 than the 7 was to it.
  24. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    Think people are interchanging the 4.7 iPhone 6 (750p screening) with the 1080p 5.5 iPhone 6 Plus and that's a mistake.

    The 1gb ram is ok on the 4.7 inch 750p screen. But it's the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus 1080p sceen where the 1gb made the 6 plus stutter "lag" even on Day 1 with iOS 8 Sept 2014.

    So the 4.7 inch regular size iPhone 6 was ok with 1gb. Apple just thought they could get away selling the 6 plus 1080p with the same 1gb of ram.

    Notice for 2016 apple put 3GB ram in the iPhone 7 plus vs 2gb ram in the regular size iPhone 7. That's to handle the better camera features in the iPhone 7 plus.

    Apple knows it made a huge mistake with the iPhone 6 Plus in the ram department. They thought they could get away with it.
  25. mateo124 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2011
    Originally went from the 5 to the 6 plus and wasn't really happy with performance given the resolution jump and only 1gb ram with the 6. So when the 6S came out went with the 128gb plus, been happy ever since.

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