I'm going to start a thread to try to offset all the negativity going on lately with this "chip-gate" business and other various complaints that, while some of which may be valid, they are very minor or non-existent for most people. I've owned every iPhone since the 3G. While I'm a pretty huge Apple fan when it comes to mobile (I have the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch - and I'm a fan because Apple earned my enthusiasm for their products over a number of years), I'm strictly Windows when it comes to PCs. So I have a head on my shoulders and some critical perspective. The iPhone 6S+ is by far the best smartphone I've ever owned. Two weeks in, and I'm still shocked how good this device is. No prior iPhone has hit me that way. (It's mostly because of the SPEED and SMOOTHNESS.) By the way, it has a Samsung CPU. I checked. I have NO complaints whatsoever about speed or battery life. I know what to expect out of a Plus and this device meets my battery life expectations fully. I'm glad to see some real world testing (albeit limited) happening, to show that the difference in real world conditions is actually minor. I trust Apple not to do something stupid and put a version of the iPhone on the street that has a 2 hour battery life penalty. I thought that claim was ridiculous when I heard it, and the overreaction by the media equally ridiculous. But I also know that there's advertising dollars to be earned by posting negative Apple headlines (it has become its own industry, much like selling screen protectors), so of course we are going to see these things happen. I came from a 6+, and while I enjoyed the phone overall, the lack of sufficient RAM definitely impacted my enjoyment. The reloads, crashing, and stutters bothered me. I'd often turn to my laptop when doing heavy web browsing just for performance reasons. But no longer. The 6S+ was the iPhone I always wanted. It has the RAM headroom to multitask beautifully, respond instantly, load the most complex web pages, and overall just do what I want exactly when I want it without ever giving me the feeling that I'm asking too much of it. But Apple didn't just upgrade the RAM. They pushed the CPU way forward, and customized the memory controller too. The whole package just works so much more smoothly. I shot and edited 4K video and was stunned by the result, particularly the responsiveness of iMovie during the editing process and the effectiveness of the Optical Image Stabilization. It looks like I used a Stedicam. I'm looking forward to the iPhone 7 where we will get a redesign of the phone's body, but in the mean time the glass is new and so is the aluminum. Also, I don't want to forget 3D Touch, which is really innovative and will have a big effect on the evolution of the iPhone going forward. The pressure sensitivity of the display really does add a whole new dimension to the UI, and it's just starting to be realized. The complaint about a dead-zone in 3D Touch is not something I've noticed at all, personally. I haven't gone looking for it, and don't see a need to. This is just my perspective. Lighter users of the 6/6+ may not notice a big speed difference. Some folks may have defective units or a software glitch causing lag/stuttering. But I'm 100% happy with mine. No problems at all. And I use it heavily.