Impressions of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
OK, The first week impressions of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have been rolling in. I see a lot of reaction to the speed of the new iPhones which can be attributed to the faster processor and two gigs of RAM. Reports of WiFi connectivity happening almost instantly as commented by a 5s user who just upgraded to an iPhone 6s.
It appears that 3D Touch is also a favorite with many new iPhone owners. Reducing the number of steps to go through your email is is a welcomed improvement with “peep and pop” so you can preview or pop the message open. Accessing menus with Quick Action when 3D touching an app’s icon or pressing on a contact and access short cuts like Call, Message or Email another convenience feature. 3D Touch also activate Live Photos otherwise they appear as normal photos. Using the iPhone’s keyboard as a Track Pad is also handy selecting text. There’s a lot more to 3D touch than what we’re mentioning here. 3D Touch is proving to be a truly significant feature of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
A number of new users thought that Live Photo was a gimmick until they witnessed it in person. Comments like awesome and amazing are repeated over and over. Swipe over the keyboard to swipe selection appears to be a welcomed improvement as well.
High quality live wallpapers are a hit. Another aesthetically appealing feature that makes one feel good about their iPhone purchase.
Hey Siri is really faster and smarter as promised. Ask her almost anything and she is quick to respond.
You can now disable Shake to Undo in Settings > General > Accessibility > Shake to Undo
On the less positive side
- There are reports of lower headphone volume than earlier models.
- Another user reports the speakers sounding thin.
- Requests for better implementation of 3D Touch in Apple Music.
- iPhone 6s running hot. Reports of excessive heat coming from the iPhone 6s.
We’ll have to wait and see if Apple can address these issues in software updates. These issues aside, all-in-all we’ve seen a very positive reaction to the first week of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus from users.