4 reasons why you shouldn’t buy the iPhone 6s (and 4 for why you should)

To buy or not to buy, that is the question

It’s D day tomorrow. D as in decision-making. Should you cough up for a new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus?

We’re here to rescue you from the fiery hell of indecision by rationally pointing out the things that the new iPhones have going for them, and the things they don’t. But after this point, you’re on your own.

Don’t buy

Fraternal twinsies

If you were hoping for a big change in terms of looks, you’d be very disappointed. The ‘s’ generation of the iPhone doesn’t differ from its predecessor outwardly. So yes, you wouldn’t be able to tell the iPhone 6s from the iPhone 6 if not for the new Rose Pink and also the very discreet ‘s’ on its rear. Everything else remains the same right down to the camera bump.

Also, both the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have put on a bit of weight and grown in girth by 0.2mm to accommodate the new glass, but you probably wouldn’t realise that if you held them yourself.

Caught up in the specs race

Let’s be honest. The resolution of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus aren’t the greatest at 326ppi and 401ppi respectively. Apple might have put 5K on their iMac, but the iPhone has yet to get the same pixel treatment. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is QHD certified with 577ppi and the LG G4 comes in at 538ppi.

So if you’re the type to brag about numbers, the new iPhones won’t do it for you.

Nothing lasts forever

While most smartphones would increase the battery capacity on the new models, Apple has gone the other direction - down. The iPhone 6s is packing a 1715mAh battery, a step down from the iPhone 6’s 1810mAh juicer. Again, it’s a compromise made for 3D Touch.

To be fair though, iOS 9 has Low Power Mode which should stretch your battery out some and in our time with both the iPhones, they endured for as long as their predecessors did.