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iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus getting a lot of review love

The rest of us have to wait until at least Friday, September 25 to get our hands on an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, but some of the big names in tech have now published their reviews of the next-generation iPhone and things look good. Here’s a sampling of what the writers are saying:

Do not be fooled into thinking that it’s a toy. 3D Touch is a major innovation. The 96 embedded sensors underneath the screen measure the flexion of a new kind of glass at an incredibly small scale to determine pressure.
— Matthew Panzarino, TechCrunch (
Another big gain: improved cameras on a phone that I believe already had the best. And boy is this new iPhone fast. All without compromising battery life… The iPhone 6S is the best smartphone out there, period.
— Walt Mossberg, The Verge (
Last week I used the iPhone 6s Plus all day long doing all sorts of stuff with it, and forgot to charge it that night as I typically do. The following day, I again used it to do all manner of stuff; truthfully, I used the hell out of it. Then I plugged it into a car charger on my way home from work, because it occurred to me to do so — but I didn’t urgently need to. Anyway, the phone didn’t die.
— John Paczkowski, BuzzFeed (
So I’m just going to put this out there, and then we can all handle the emotional consequences together: 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.
— Nilay Patel, The Verge (
I had to remind myself to use 3D Touch at first, but after two weeks, it’s becoming part of my iPhone muscle memory. In Mail, I now press hard on a message to preview it, then swipe left to delete. I love how you can hold down on a link to see a preview of the website, without leaving the app you’re in. Press harder and you can “pop” into that app. Third-party app support could make it even more useful.
— Joanna Stern, Wall Street Journal (

There are a lot more reviews out there, similarly glowing… but you get the drift — Apple somehow did it again, producing yet another amazing iPhone. I can’t wait to get mine on Friday.

Steve Sande
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Steve is the founder and former publisher of Apple World Today and has authored a number of books about Apple products. He's an avid photographer, an FAA-licensed drone pilot, and a really bad guitarist. Steve and his wife Barb love to travel everywhere!