What we don't know of 6S

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  1. lancastor, Sep 12, 2015
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    lancastor macrumors 6502a

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    Still two weeks to find out these things:

    - speed and feel of TouchID 2

    - speakers quality (better, louder)?

    - cellular reception (better, same or bader)?

    - feeling of weight increase (20 grams more on 6S plus). Does it feel much heavier?
     
  2. robE89 macrumors regular

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  3. Broadus macrumors 6502a

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    Which we hope is accurate. I feel sure that it is, but I would like documented confirmation.

    One thing I wonder is how 3D touch will affect battery usage.

    And another -- how mature will this initial 3D effort be? After a few months, will people be longing for the 7 for a better 3D experience? Sometimes I think I may be better off to upgrade my 4S to the 6, save that $100, and let 3D mature a couple of cycles.
     
  4. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    Not to be that guy, but they said the same thing last year. Plenty of screenshots of Apple reps saying 2GBs on iPhone 6/Plus models and alas..
     
  5. robE89 macrumors regular

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    I agree with both of you...but it's all we have at this moment and i don't think we will have a 100% confirmation until a teardown of the devices, it's just silly that apple tv to have 2gb and iphones to still have 1gb, doesn't make any sense.

    @Broadus: that's what i was thinking too...so hard to make a decision.
     
  6. soupcan macrumors 6502a

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    Not even a teardown, we need a Geekbench benchmark, that's all.
     
  7. techiebug macrumors 6502a

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    1gb or not doesn't matter to me. They might use 1gb but faster version
     
  8. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

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    We also don't know the clockspeed of A9 or the number of cores it has
     
  9. lagwagon Suspended

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    3D Touch is something that can be made better through iOS updates and less to do with a new phone like a 7 or 7s. Sure hardware could be improved, but mostly the experience and the function of what it can do will be through iOS updates.

    Also it shouldn't effect battery all too much really, at least because of almost everything inside the 6s and 6s+ plus has been updated and are far more efficient. So what's saved gets pumped into new features and makes the overall life expectancy unchanged from the current 6 and 6+, maybe even better depending on use.
     
  10. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Hope ur right. There's a lot of good competition now.
     
  11. jaxbrah macrumors regular

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    better reception for tmobile users atleast thanks to band 12 support
     
  12. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    Something I'm really curious about and no one has mentioned this....the way we currently use our iPhones and swipe tap scroll etc...will the 3D action activate in error for a lot of users who may hold down or swipe or press too hard and the phone thinks you want to activate a force touch when you really don't and you will be getting these pop ups asking for actions when the user is just taping like usual. I guess we will soon find out.
     
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  15. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Why would you want to ?
     
  16. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    Good question if it's in settings or not. We are use our phones differently some push harder than others so I think there will be a new learning curve at first but will not take long to get use to.
     
  17. OS X Dude macrumors 6502a

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    No bad thing if they feel a bit heavier, the current ones feel way too delicate.
     
  18. that be me macrumors 6502

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    It was mentioned in the event that Touch ID is twice as fast as the previous generation. On apple's site both phones are heavier than their older generation counterparts, probably due to the thicker aluminium and the taptic engine.
     
  19. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Touch ID is pretty much instant already. Not sure how you double that!
     
  20. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    I totally understand now why they added low power button in iOS 9 because with the new haptic controller they had to reduce the size of the battery due to space for the controller so this low power button (supposedly to give you an extra hr of battery) is the trade off.
     
  21. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    It's not instant for me and could certainly be quicker.
     
  22. pmcdn macrumors regular

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    Of course. The 6s has cool features but rest assured the 7 will have more appealing enhancements ;-)
     
  23. The Mercurian macrumors 65816

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    Heavier != less delicate
     
  24. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    You mean worse? lol
     

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