The only thing that's changed is nothing?

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  1. Andres Cantu, Sep 9, 2015
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    Andres Cantu macrumors 68020

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    The iPhone 6s still has no optical image stabilization, the aperture did not change (stayed at f/2.2 versus competitors at f/1.9 and f/1.8), the battery life stayed exactly the same (for the first time ever), and it still starts at 16GB :confused:

    But hey, they need to save features for the iPhone 7, right?

    Plus, the 11% increase in weight will come-off next year :p
     
  2. macher macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 6 and never upgraded on S cycles. I'll definitely be getting the 7 when it comes out cause not only under the hood will change but the hardware.
     
  3. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I agree.. not a whole lot upgraded this year..
     
  4. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    So nothing because they didn't upgrade just those three things?
     
  5. Broadus macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 4S and was waiting for the 6S. I didn't think I would say this before, but I may order a 64GB 6.
     
  6. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Actually i think for the S line it is a pretty good upgrade if you like your photos and video
     
  7. Guacamole macrumors regular

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    there is no mention of 2GB... stuck again with 1GB?
     
  8. flur macrumors 68000

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    So is it still 1gb RAM? Or do we not know yet? I didn't see it mentioned in the presentation.
     
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    Maybe, but they almost never talk about ram on iPhones
     
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    Do it for the love of GOD!
     
  13. Broadus macrumors 6502a

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    Right. However, if that's not crucially important, it seems to take a bit of the Shine off the "S".
     
  14. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Whether or not I upgrade really depends on RAM.
     
  15. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    To my recollection, they NEVER mention RAM, whether it increases or not. I think they prefer to focus on improvements that most people will understand.
     
  16. flur macrumors 68000

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    I could have sworn that they mentioned it for the ipad air 2 last year, but now that I'm thinking about it more, I think it was the same "did they or didn't they" thing last year, and then we found out within 24 hours. I just don't get why they have a listing of "tech specs" on the site but don't mention something as basic as RAM.
     
  17. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Eh, many people, especially those who care to watch these keynotes, understand RAM. Apple mentions plenty of other things that aren't exactly customer friendly specs.
     
  18. Don't Stop macrumors newbie

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    I have the iPhone 5s from 2013, so this 6s and 6s+ is actually a huge upgrade for me. Especially the camera lenses. I use my cameras a lot. Capture those family moments. I didn't expect Apple to mess with 4K video recording but I'm glad it's there. 3D Touch seems very useful to me. I'm excited. Battery life kickin up since I plan to get the 6s PLUS.
     
  19. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    Watch any of their keynotes. They are always aimed at laypeople, filled with simple understandable terms like 2x faster, or brighter colours! They never talk about things like RAM, or the number of cores.
     
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    it's heavier now! that's a change. Btw i don't see many people talking about this. 6s plus is now 192gr; an 12% increase from 6 plus which is already heavy (172gr). Note 5 - 171gr, Sony z5 - 154g. Even the HUGE nexus 6 is 184gr. I think that it will become really difficult to handle after a certain amount of time
     
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    well no guilt about going over to a Samsung now.
     
  22. lympero macrumors 6502a

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    like the analysis behind the camera upgrade and how they managed to isolate the focus pixels or whatever...good point
     
  23. Cayden macrumors 6502a

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    I love almost everything apple, and this update is great for me personally. Upgrading to the 64 GB iPhone 6s from my 6 because of the already amazing features of 3D Touch and for the camera upgrades as I take tons of photos and videos
     
  24. woodekm macrumors 65816

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    We're lucky we got a larger phone with the 6. I thought they were saving THAT for the 7 (or 8) as well!

    But just like EVERY previous version, it will be "hard to get" (at least a color or version ) due to manufacturing backlogs. Another "world record breaking" seller!
     
  25. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    They have talked about cores in past keynotes. They talk about 64-bit which is meaningless to the end user. They go into more detail on how the camera sensor works than is necessary. Same with the f-stop and whatnot.

    What they never mention is clockspeed or RAM. I suspect because they lag behind their competition in those areas.
     
  26. I_am_a_loser macrumors regular

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    I was a little disappointed with the keynote. Only because everything about the 6S leaked beforehand and there were no surprises. Looking forward to getting the 6S though. The biggest news from the event was the new iPad Pro.
     

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