How much faster is the 6S than the 6?

TH55

macrumors 68040
Original poster
Nov 5, 2011
3,022
107
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!
 

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
30,329
30,569
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!
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.
 

acorntoy

macrumors 65816
May 25, 2010
1,357
1,123
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.
 

TH55

macrumors 68040
Original poster
Nov 5, 2011
3,022
107
Huge difference. The A9 chip + 2gb of RAM blows the 6 out of the water.
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?
 

Shirasaki

macrumors G3
May 16, 2015
9,423
3,438
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?
Looks okay. But still proceed with caution.
 
  • Like
Reactions: TH55

blairian89

macrumors 6502
Dec 5, 2016
380
234
Texas
I think that you made a good choice. The new phone should do well to keep you going for the foreseeable future!
 
  • Like
Reactions: TH55

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
47,446
15,984
6 is basically an 5S in a new shell.
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.
 

Tthomas612

macrumors 65816
Aug 24, 2013
1,309
273
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
 

Aditya_S

macrumors 6502a
Jan 25, 2016
500
110
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.
 

nordique

macrumors 65816
Oct 12, 2014
1,407
866
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.
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.
 
  • Like
Reactions: TH55

Zaft

macrumors 68040
Jun 16, 2009
3,930
3,009
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.
 

aneftp

macrumors 601
Jul 28, 2007
4,246
462
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.
 

mateo124

macrumors 6502
Oct 15, 2011
251
21
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.