From iPhones, to iPods, to iPads, Apple products are some of the most popular devices at East. But for the average student, is the upgrade to the new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus worth it?
Basically, the new phones look very similar to the 6 and 6 Plus; however, Apple came out with a new color called “Rose Gold.” Now, you can buy the phones in either silver, space gray, gold, or rose gold. The new phones also have improvements with the camera quality, as well as a new technique called Live Photos that bring pictures to life.
At the recent Apple convention, Apple’s senior Vice President, Phillip Schiller, said, “The only thing that has changed with iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is everything – 3D Touch lets users interact with iPhone in entirely new and fun ways, and the innovative Live Photos bring your pictures to life… Customers are going to love them.”
A cool new improvement that was made to the iPhones is 3D Touch. It allows you to “perform different actions on an app based on how hard you press its icon.”
A student at East, Ashten Rempe (’16) has the iPhone 4s, so she is patiently waiting for an upgrade. “I am very impressed with the iPhone 6s and its camera quality. I can’t wait to experience it for myself when I get it in the distant future.”
According to cnet.com, pre-orders for the two new phones were “very strong around the world” and the number of pre-orders is expected to be greater than the ten million in sales from last year’s phones. The iPhones arrived in stores on September 25th.
Some East students may take advantage of the new iPhone release by buying an older model at a cheaper price, such as the iPhone 5s or 6. However, within a year, everyone will be waiting in line to see the next new iPhone.