The first reviews of Apple’s latest iPhone are up, and there are no big surprises. The iPhone 6s offers some material upgrades in the larger cameras, faster chip, and 3D Touch input feature. It is an evolutionary device, not a revolutionary device. The people who have already reviewed the device all say that in their own way.
The Wall Street Journal‘s Joanna Stern:
“If you have an iPhone 6, you won’t be overly jealous of those who get a 6s — maybe just a tad envious of those Live Photos. If your iPhone is more than two years old, this is the phone to get. Just make sure to pay Apple’s ransom for the 64GB version.”
” . . . if you are thinking of buying a new phone, and you have anything older than an iPhone 6, you should buy an iPhone 6S Plus. It is the best iPhone ever made, and it is right now the best phone on the market. If you’re upgrading from an iPhone 5S or anything older, it will blow your mind.”
Re/code’s Walt Mossberg
“The iPhone 6s is the best smartphone out there, period. If you already own last year’s model, you might not find its new features compelling enough to upgrade. But, if you own an older iPhone, or an Android phone you’re ready to ditch, this new iPhone will make you much happier.”
Yahoo Tech’s David Pogue
“The iPhone 6 was already a spectacularly great phone. If you’d have to pay an early-termination fee to get the iPhone 6s, it’s probably not worth upgrading to the 6s. But if you have any older iPhone model . . . then the iPhone 6s might be singing your name. The speed and the 3D Touch features are the meat of the upgrade. The rest is just ‘s’ gravy, but really delicious gravy.”
So there you have it. The new iPhone 6s is really delicious gravy. Mmmm.