What is the best iPhone 6s color to buy? Apple announced a new Rose Gold iPhone 6s color option that looks a little like a pink iPhone and the company no longer offers all the iPhone 6 color options. We’ll help you decide which iPhone 6s color option you should buy.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are available in four-color options for the first time. Apple still offers the iPhone 6s in Space Gray, Gold and Silver, but now the Rose Gold iPhone 6s color is available.
You can stop into any store selling the iPhone to see the first three iPhone 6s color options on an iPhone 6, and they will look the same as what you hold in your hand. The new Rose Gold iPhone 6s color option matches the new Rose Gold Apple Watch Sport, which is an easy way to get a look at that color in real life.
We help you pick which iPhone 6s color option to buy.
While the overall iPhone 6s design is the same, Apple uses a new stronger aluminum and stronger glass on the front of the iPhone 6s. Owners also gain the new 3D Touch feature that can differentiate between a tap, a press and a deeper press for new ways to control iOS 9 on your iPhone.
In addition to the four iPhone 6s color options there are two main front iPhone 6s color options. There is no option to customize the iPhone 6s color combinations from Apple, so this front color depends on the main color you choose.
iPhone 6s Colors Entertainment
If you plan to use the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus for watching movies and TV shows all the time, the Space Gray iPhone 6s color option is the best option to consider.
This iPhone 6s color option is the only one with a black front bezel. The black looks a lot like the bezel on your HDTV, which means it creates a nicer looking frame for your content. This allows you to focus on what you are watching more.
There is nothing wrong with the white iPhone 6s front color option found on Gold, Rose Gold and Silver when it comes to watching a movie for a number of users, but it can still prove somewhat distracting. There is a reason you don’t see white HDTVs.
iPhone 6s Colors Style
The Rose Gold and Gold iPhone 6s colors are two of the most fashionable, or stand out choices.
If you want an iPhone 6s color that screams, look at me or that confirms you are using the new iPhone, you should choose Rose Gold.
Gold is another choice that we see many users pick to use without a case or with a clear case, as it mixes well with a variety of styles and looks.
The safest choice is Silver, as it works well with a multitude of colors and looks. The silver Apple logo also reflects the colors you are wearing.
iPhone 6s Color Options
The iPhone 6s color gallery below shows what the new iPhone 6s color options look like next to each other and in a variety of settings and angles.
iPhone 6s Colors Scratches
While there was a major problem with the black iPhone 5 scratching, this is not much of an issue for the iPhone 6 and we don’t expect that it will be for many iPhone 6s owners either.
After a year of use the Space Gray iPhone 6 and Silver iPhone 6 we use do not have any noticeable scratches with mixed case and none case usage. The Gold iPhone 6 also withstood the test of time well.
Essentially, there is no best iPhone 6s color to buy that is tougher to scratch. The light color of the silver iPhone 6s may still give it a small edge compared to the other colors, but we feel safe recommending any iPhone 6s color to survive daily use.
iPhone 6s Colors Fading and Wear
One other factor to consider as you choose between the iPhone 6s colors is how it will handle wear or fading.
We have not noticed any fading to the three older iPhone 6s color options as they exist on the iPhone 6. Gold is still bright, Space Gray as gray as ever and Silver as shiny as new. This will likely be the case with the iPhone 6s Rose Gold color option as well.
A gold iPhone color option can show discoloration if not cleaned regularly.
One thing that is an issue to consider is wear and discoloration. We observe some discoloration on lighter iPhone 6s color options when users leave them in a case for long periods and expose them to moisture and then heat. This can cause changes to the colors or leave a stain as seen in the image above.
If you regularly clean your iPhone 6s this shouldn’t be a problem, but if you like to buy and just use the iPhone without worrying, its something to keep in mind.
iPhone 6s Cases
Apple announced a collection of new iPhone 6s cases at the event in a variety of colors. If you plan to use the iPhone 6s in a case, you still need to decide what color looks best with that case. You will see a small portion of the iPhone 6s color show through the back and at the bottom of the case. The front iPhone 6s color is also still important.
You can see how the Apple iPhone 6s cases look above, but it is also important to factor in the number of clear iPhone 6s cases available like options below from Spigen, Speck and Tech 21 that allow the iPhone 6s color to show through.
Which iPhone 6s Color Should I Buy?
At the end of the day the best iPhone 6s color to buy is subjective. You have to choose the iPhone 6s color that fits your style and use best. Here is a helpful breakdown in case you are on the edge.
Space Gray iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus – You’ll be watching a lot of movies, you don’t like white phone fronts.
Silver iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus – You want the iPhone 6s color that works with any colors and cases available.
Gold iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus – You want an iPhone that stands out and you don’t plan on using a case.
Rose Gold iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus – You want an iPhone that is clearly the new iPhone 6s and that you will use without a case or with a clear case.
The most popular iPhone 6 color choice for nearly 40,000 Gotta Be Mobile readers is Space Gray, with 40% of the vote. Silver is in second with 31% and Gold in last place with 28%.
iPhone 6s vs iPhone 6: What’s New
3D Touch Display
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The new 3D Touch display on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus makes a plethora of features possible, some of which we will break out into sections.
In short the new iPhone 6s display is the same size and resolution as the iPhone 6 display, but it can now tell the difference between a tap, a press and a deeper press. This allows users to call up secondary actions in many apps and on the home screen as well as in games.
The video above shows the new 3D Touch display on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Even though the iPhone 6s display looks very similar to the iPhone 6 and both phones run iOS 9, you cannot use these new features on the old iPhone because the technology is not there.
3D Touch display actions work on the home screen, in Apple apps and in third-party apps.