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But early reviews are glowing.
Apple introduced a number of new features that take up more space on the iPhone 6S, such as Live Photos and 4K video recording.
The keyboard has a neat 3D Touch feature, too: press hard on it and the keyboard will gray-out and turn into a trackpad, so you can quickly and accurately place the cursor where you want it. The FaceTime HD camera also has the Retina flash, with a preflash that analyzes the lighting around you and a “True Tone” flash to match the ambient lighting. Nonetheless Apple later clarified that the delay was actually caused following the discovery of a critical bug. However, this may change because developers could now access the API of 3D Touch. They’re attempts that we make over and over to get just the right lighting and as little grain as possible, while the lower resolution eliminates more flaws that we would normally see with higher resolution cameras.
But there’s one common complaint reviewers have about the new iPhones: The entry-level model still starts with 16GB of storage. This means that you can’t pair the card reader with your iPhone or iPad, and consequently can’t use it to take card payments. The reason has something to do with RAM, which can impact multitasking, but it’s been a proven experience over the years that updates on older devices are like a lottery: it’s usually hit-and-miss.
If you have the money, you should. Bloomberg’s Sam Grobart reviews the Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and notes that the A9 processor is ludicrously fast. You get the option to automatically enable it when battery life reaches 20 percent, but you can also switch it on manually via the Battery entry in the Settings app. The 4.7-inch 6S will get you through the day, but you’ll struggle to make it til bedtime with moderate to heavy use.
The percentage of Apple‘s iOS 9 is expected to continue to rise, especially now that the release date of the latest iPhones is just around the corner.
This is great news for the company. Later last week, some apps in the App Store were discovered to have malware.
Apple has already removed those apps from their Chinese App Store.
Analysts seem to agree about the positive reception of the iPhone 6s as Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley said that the handsets are convincing enough to push the share of the company in the high-end smartphone market. The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern says she felt “far less flex” than with the iPhone 6, so you hopefully won’t have to worry about another Bendgate.
The report also suggests that current Korean display makers have been showing off their curved display technology to Apple executives, and it appears as though that they are sold to the idea.