Three weeks and I love my iPhone 6s!!!

Harlowgold1

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The last iPhone I had was the iPhone 4s. Since that time, I moved to the Samsung Galaxy and I liked the phone and loved the battery life! Well I purchased the iPhone 6s and I forgot what I was missing!!! The Android operating system has improved, but it still has hesitation with some applications. The iPhone is simply perfection - Are there things I would like changed? Absolutely - but no regrets on my end! Thanks all! Jenny:apple::apple::apple::apple:

PS: The battery life is just fine on my phone!
 

minicard

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Oct 31, 2014
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I wasn't planning to upgrade my 6+ but my mother-in-law needed a phone. Had my 6s+ for a week now. Glad to find out it has the tsmc chip but in reality I have not seen a huge difference in performance from my previous phone.
 
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midkay

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Coming from a 6+, this phone is amazing. There's still some lag, but no more tabs reloading in Safari and it can basically keep all my apps in memory. I love this phone so much more than my Note 5 and Nexus 6.
This is the biggest effin' deal to me. The 6+ (I currently have) sometimes can't even keep TWO apps in memory. Sometimes just opening Snapchat forces Play Music to quit while it's playing!! My 6S+ is arriving later today and I am so excited for this simple little thing - in addition to everything else. :D
 
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iphonedude2008

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Nov 7, 2009
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This is the biggest effin' deal to me. The 6+ (I currently have) rarely even keeps TWO apps in memory. Sometimes just opening Snapchat crashes Play Music while it's playing!! My 6S+ is arriving later today and I am so excited for this simple little thing - in addition to everything else. :D
It was completely unacceptable for Apple to put 1gb of Ram in a phone in 2014. I can't believe I put up with it for as long as I did. I ended up getting 2 android phones and using them until the 6S+
 

GrumpyMom

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I love my 6s Plus, too. I just got back from taking pictures and videos of the kids at school during their Halloween parade and party and the camera performed so much better than the one on my 6Plus. There was no sign of watercolors effects. The pictures were beautiful and bested anything I have ever gotten out of my most expensive point-and-shoots.

And Live Photos with kids is such a joy. I didn't have to choose between video and stills. I knew I'd have both for key moments. I still took regular video and hit the button to produce stills while videoing. I just had the best of all worlds today.

Neither I nor my subjects had to hold especially still, though I've trained myself over the years to freeze and hold steady while snapping away, anyway.

As a gadget nut, I am very interested in high end Android and Windows phones. I think they've got some fabulous releases out and some that are coming up are beautiful. But IPhone is still where it's at for me.

I have the Samsung chip but my battery life is excellent. I've been running the heck out of my phone all day shooting pics and videos and using Facebook and email and texts as I've been sending and receiving pics among relatives and other parents. All since about 5 a.m. this morning, when I perused FB while having breakfast. And I've got the screen up past the midpoint for brightness because a lot of my photos were taken outdoors, yet I still have 45% battery left!
 
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Eileen89

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I've had my 6S Plus for 4 days now and while I didn't think I'd say it after the great experience that I had with my 6 Plus. The 6S Plus is easily the best smartphone that I've ever used. I just can't kill this battery no matter how hard I try, lol. I took a few pics in the park during my Run and they turned out better than I thought given that I was running while taking the pics. When I first ordered my Sim Free 6S Plus I thought I was gonna keep it for a few days just to test it out and see if it really was better than my 6 Plus and then return it and wait for the 7. However, now I realize this is never going to happen as I've already got the box ready to ship my 6 Plus off to its buyer. I absolutely love the 6S Plus and there is just no going back. :)
 
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barkomatic

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I don't *love* my 6s plus (I really don't think my iPhone cares about me at all), but I enjoy using it over my iPhone 5 very much. :)
 

GrumpyMom

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I asked her again if she loves me. She said she's not allowed to. I asked her "Why not?" And she answered "Frankly I've wondered that myself." :(

So, there you have it, Apple won't allow our iPhones to love us. :mad:

Oh by the way, she has no opinion on dogs or cats. And she won't say if she loves Steve Jobs or not. I wonder about Eddie Cue and Jony Ive.
 

sunking101

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Sep 19, 2013
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Just got my 6S+ yesterday and it's amazing. The RAM alone is worth it
It's like someone took my 6+ to pieces whilst I was sleeping and fixed all the problems I was having with it. Then I woke up and noticed that although my phone looked the same, it wasn't a POS anymore.:cool:
 
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Applefan4

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It's like someone took my 6+ to pieces whilst I was sleeping and fixed all the problems I was having with it. Then I woke up and noticed that although my phone looked the same, it wasn't a POS anymore.:cool:
Honestly having flashbacks to when I got my iPhone 5 on iOS 6. This thing is screaming fast, no Touch ID lag, no app manager lag, everything stays in memory. No landscape lag, camera opens instantly, just brilliant phone all around.

Wish Apple wouldn't hold back specs, iPhone 6+ was woefully underpowered.
 

sunking101

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Honestly having flashbacks to when I got my iPhone 5 on iOS 6. This thing is screaming fast, no Touch ID lag, no app manager lag, everything stays in memory. No landscape lag, camera opens instantly, just brilliant phone all around.

Wish Apple wouldn't hold back specs, iPhone 6+ was woefully underpowered.
Yes, the i5 running iOS6 was a beast and I have said before that the 6S+ is the best phone since the i5 (when it was running the o/s it shipped with). Everyone raves about the 5S but the original i5 was better in my book. With it being 32Bit it reloaded less readily than the 5S despite them both having the same amount of RAM. Apple should have gone to 2GB with the 5S and it would have seen them through to the 6S.
 

midkay

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Jan 27, 2008
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I've been using my 6S+ for about one full day now and I am blown away. I was excited for the new stuff, sure, but I had no idea it would all converge in such a beautiful way. Live Photos are pretty killer. It's already IN ONE DAY captured many great moments that I can now relive much more vividly. I know in a year or two I'll be very happy to have memories captured like this. And everyone I show it to, even non-techies and Apple 'hesistants', immediately finds it pretty awesome.

Then 3D touch. While it needs more implementation, not just across 3rd party apps but in iOS itself (need peek in more places like spotlight, settings.. really just everywhere) the hardware experience is FANTASTIC. It's so tactile, so analog feeling, so responsive and precise. Playing with the smoke-cloud and fish wallpapers, you can so precisely manipulate them with pressure, on an almost frame-by-frame basis, even though some of the animations are hundreds of frames long. Oh, and the 3D touch keyboard trackpad/selection feature is excellent too. They really just nailed all of this so well for it being the technology's 1st gen.

Of course, the speed improvements and expanded memory (even though it's just 2x the ram, it really feels like 10x the ram, because I think 90% of it was taken up by system/graphical resources on the 6+) make a massive difference too, and touch ID's instantaneousness feels really futuristic and remarkable on its own. The speaker is louder and clearer, the mic picks up low frequencies FAR better, the front camera captures much more light and detail, the video recording image stabilization is making my snaps all pro looking... the taptic engine is practically silent! ....... Overall I really did not expect this to feel like such a jump forward in so many ways. I am so glad I bothered to upgrade. Currently awed by technology.
 

Isamilis

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Same here. Still in 1st week. Went from 4s after almost 5 years. The 6s feels full of power and very responsive.

The last iPhone I had was the iPhone 4s. Since that time, I moved to the Samsung Galaxy and I liked the phone and loved the battery life! Well I purchased the iPhone 6s and I forgot what I was missing!!! The Android operating system has improved, but it still has hesitation with some applications. The iPhone is simply perfection - Are there things I would like changed? Absolutely - but no regrets on my end! Thanks all! Jenny:apple::apple::apple::apple:

PS: The battery life is just fine on my phone!