iPhone 6s shows steady improvement

iPhone 6s (left) and iPhone 6s Plus (right)
iPhone 6s (left) and iPhone 6s Plus (right)

Every year as September nears, anticipation for the new iPhone grows exponentially.

This year the new iPhone is called the 6s.

While most of the visual outside appearance of the iPhone remains the same, there are many new specs that do not fail to impress. Apple’s new phone comes in the traditional colors of grey, white, and gold, along with a new rose gold color.

The new iPhone is available in 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB configurations priced at $199, $299 and $399, respectively.

This smartphone includes a new feature known as 3D Touch. This feature allows you to preview incoming messages and emails without leaving your current app. It also creates new shortcuts by sensing how hard you tap the screen.

The 6s also includes a new A9 chip making the iPhone run 70% faster than the previous phone and also strengthens connectivity for both the LTE and WiFi networks. This should be especially noteworthy for those of you are sick and tired of your phone always running slowly when you are connected to the internet.

The new iPhone finally has improved cameras. The average photographer can rejoice now, as the 6s has a new 12 MP camera compared to the old 8 MP camera on the iPhone 6. The front-facing selfie camera is also improved with a new 5 MP camera that includes a front-facing flash compared to the 1.2 MP front-facing camera of the iPhone 6. The new camera also has an ability known as live photos. A live photo is basically what people know as a GIF.

Along with the new iPhone, Apple is debuting iOS 9 which includes a few new design changes such as a different multitasking panel and the new 3D Touch features but remained relatively the same as iOS 8.

Overall, the iPhone 6s remained relatively similar. While it is still objectively light-years ahead of any sort of android, it is only moderately better than the preceding iPhone. This seems to be a recurring theme with many recent Apple products including software upgrades.

With the introduction of this new device, many Apple fans have considered upgrading. In my opinion, the iPhone 6s in not worth the upgrade and I would wait for the new iPhone 7 to debut next year.

Andrew Johnson is a senior at St. Thomas High School. He is a writer for the entertainment section of the paper. Drew enjoys winning in UCAL basketball, sleeping, and watching sports. His dislikes include Stephen Curry and anything in Dallas.