With the iPhone 6S, Apple is trying hard to change the perception that its new flagship is merely an iterative update to its predecessor. So much that its tagline for its new iPhones is ‘the only thing that’s changed is everything.’ The phone brings some brand-new features such as 3D Touch and takes one of the biggest leaps in terms of camera hardware. We try to find out if the iPhone 6S is the best smartphone money can buy…
Looks just like the iPhone 6
The iPhone 6S looks exactly like the iPhone 6. It’s slightly thicker and heavier but you won’t really notice it. However, Apple’s played the colour card and introduced a new rose gold variant, which is essentially a light shade of pink with a gold tint, for people who really want to tell the world it’s the new iPhone.
It also sports the same metal and glass build with rounded edges and curved front glass panel but Apple claims to have used stronger materials including 7000 Series aluminium for the body and the strongest cover glass used on any smartphone in the world. It’s probably a confidence building measure after the company was embroiled in the ‘bendgate’ controversy with its iPhone 6 Plus buckling to external pressure and bending as evident from the large number of videos that appeared on the internet. Of course, we never bend other phones to check if they deform and treated the iPhone 6S the same way.