Will the iPhone 6s be the best 'S' model phone yet?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by saintforlife, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. saintforlife macrumors 65816

    Feb 25, 2011
    Seems like things are shaping to be that way. Can't wait for Sep 9th.

    • A9 processor
    • 2GB RAM
    • Improved 12-megapixel camera
    • Same design as iPhone 6 (but stronger)
    • Force Touch
    • Improved Touch ID
    • Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, and Space Gray colors
  2. Flow39 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2014
    At the Apple Store
    I think it will be exciting for techies, and the general public will be somewhat excited, but not as much as they were for the 5s. Internal upgrades don't get average consumers excited like they get techies excited.

    I'm really excited for it personally though, can't wait for September 9th!
  3. sunapple macrumors 65816


    Jul 16, 2013
    The Netherlands
    Every iPhone with increased RAM will be the best yet according to every forum member ever.
  4. timeconsumer macrumors 65816


    Aug 1, 2008
    This. I haven't read of one person on here who doesn't want increased RAM. But with the rumored features, yes I do think it has the potential to be the best 'S' release.
  5. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502


    Dec 21, 2013
    I actually think the 5s was the best "s" upgrade. It brought a lot of new features that were ahead for the time like Touch ID, 64 bit CPU and camera improvements. I'm very curious to see how Apple will make the 6s top the iPhone 6 and what it's defining feature will be.
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Isn't every S upgrade (if not every upgrade) essentially the best model yet (until the next one comes out)?
  7. Flow39 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2014
    At the Apple Store
    Same here. The iPhone 6 is already fantastic and added a ton of features that had pent up demand like larger screens and NFC. The 6/6+ will be hard to beat.
  8. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Exactly. The 6S will be the best S model until the 7S. :D
  9. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502


    Dec 21, 2013
    Yeah I wonder how they'll set the 6s apart and what that must have feature will be. I'm betting it'll be force touch and a faster CPU.
  10. grifftaur macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2015
    I personally think the 6S will be the best. 4S introduced Siri which I thought was weak. 5S was also so-so because 64bit was meaningless to me and Touch ID was ok. 6S we'll get force touch which could have great potential, a majorly upgraded camera, and more ram (at least for the 6S Plus). Those 3 items are making it a worthy upgrade this year for those on the 6 and 5S.
  11. maxsix Suspended


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    I agree.

    Going forward I neither see, nor care about extra bells and whistles or questionable "upgrades" that are meaningless for my needs.
  12. darwinian macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2008
    In R4, more or less
    I think the spirit of the question is asking to take all S-cycle upgrades, and in terms of the performance improvements relative to the prior model, rank them against one another. So was 4–>4S a better or worse leap/value/transition than 5–>5S, etc., and where do people think 6–>6S ranks among those?

    I think 5s also represented a sweet spot because I expect it to age more gracefully than any of its predecessors, not just for internals but because of the 5-series screen size, which some people still prefer to the new sizes, and also because its hardware has been demonstrated to be built to survive a little better than previous models (and perhaps the 6/6+). None of the technology in it is likely to be outright abandoned soon (Lightning, retina, LTE bands, wifi and BT protocols), so it could last as the budget entry for a very long time. And, of course, it was better than the 5.

    The 6s has the ability to "solve" some of the "problems" (such as bending and antenna lines on the back—two issues that may have been fundamentally related) that are probably not proportional to the amount of media coverage it received but are weaknesses nevertheless. Furthermore, a small but substantial increase in memory (1 GB–>2GB) would have huge implications for longevity [insert snarky reference to indulgent app developers here], and starting the entry level ($649) model at 32 GB would instantly depreciate the 16 GB iPhone 6.
  13. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    As long as it has at least 2GB RAM, I'm good. The iPhone 6 could have used it from jump. The worst iPhone release yet because of that oversight.
  14. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    I was just thinking about that yesterday. I've been extremely busy lately and realized that the iPhone event is less than 30 days away (most likely). So in less than 30 days my iPhone 6 will be "outdated." When I had my 4S, I dreaded the 5 announcement because I knew I would want it, but I've been completely satisfied with my iPhone 6 and it still feels new to me, which my 4S didn't.

    It's difficult to explain, but I honestly have no desire to upgrade to the 6S even if all of the above features are mentioned. That doesn't mean that it won't be a great upgrade and an awesome device, but I never left the "honeymoon" stage with my iPhone 6.
  15. geoff5093 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2014
    Dover, NH
    Haha, this is why I never get the point of Apple saying "The most advanced iPhone yet" or "The best iPhone yet". If you make a new product that is not more advanced or better than it's predecessor, you're doing something wrong.
  16. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000


    Jun 7, 2012
    That's exactly what I tell myself every year, and at the end of the day, I always end up with a new iPhone on launch day.

    : / smh
  17. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    Actually about 14 days from now, and release around 23 days away ;)

  18. Woodcrest64 macrumors 65816


    Aug 14, 2006
    More RAM and bigger battery or better battery life efficiency. Those two things for me.
  19. terraphantm macrumors 68040

    Jun 27, 2009
    It'll be the most necessary S model yet. I don't know if it'll be the best
  20. whtrbt7 macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
    Isn't the entire premise of these releases is that it will be the best iPhone created up to that point? That would naturally make it "the best iPhone yet" due to the nature of time and technological advancement. I don't think they have ever back pedaled and said "last year's model was actually better."
  21. saintforlife thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 25, 2011
    There is a difference between "best phone ever" and "best S model upgrade ever". I am referring to the latter. They are not the same.
  22. macher macrumors 65816


    Oct 13, 2012
    I get more excited on form factor and design than what's under the hood.

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