Design: Slimmer and Lighter
The iPhone 7 may look similar to the iPhone 6s, but it’s actually slimmer and lighter. The iPhone 6s measures 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm and weighs 143g, while the iPhone 7 is 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm and 138g. This means that it’s easier to hold and carry around with you, which is great for people who are always on the go. The new design also means that the antenna lines have been moved, so they no longer cross over the back of the device, giving it a cleaner and more elegant look.
Water and Dust Resistant
One of the biggest design changes in the iPhone 7 is that it’s now water and dust resistant. The device has an IP67 rating, which means that it can withstand being submerged in up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes. This is a big deal for people who are always dropping their phones in water or getting caught in the rain. The iPhone 7 is also dust-resistant, which is great for people who live in dusty environments or who work in construction.
No Headphone Jack
One controversial design choice in the iPhone 7 is the removal of the headphone jack. Instead, the device relies on the Lightning port for audio output and wireless headphones. While this has caused some frustration for some users who can’t charge their phone and listen to music at the same time, it has allowed for a slimmer design. Apple has included a set of Lightning EarPods in the box, as well as a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter for those who want to use their old headphones. Additionally, Apple also launched its own wireless earbuds, called AirPods, which connect to the iPhone 7 via Bluetooth.
Affordability: Save Money with iPhone 6s
One of the biggest advantages of buying an iPhone 6s over an iPhone 7 is the lower cost. With the newer models, you’re essentially paying a premium for the latest technology and features. However, when it comes to raw performance, the iPhone 6s is still up there with the best of them. This means you can save a significant amount of money by purchasing an older model.
Another benefit of choosing the iPhone 6s is the availability of affordable accessories. Because the device has been on the market for several years, there are plenty of third-party manufacturers producing accessories such as cases, screen protectors, and chargers. This makes it easier and more affordable to keep your device protected and charged up.
Finally, choosing the iPhone 6s over the iPhone 7 can result in long-term savings. With the lower cost of the device and its accessories, you’ll be able to save money upfront. But you’ll also be saving money in the long run by not having to constantly upgrade to the latest model every year or two. The iPhone 6s is still a capable device and should continue to receive software updates for a few more years, so you can get plenty of use out of it before needing to think about an upgrade.
3D Touch: More Precise Control
Advanced Sensing Capabilities
One of the most significant features that set the iPhone 6s apart from the iPhone 7 is the 3D Touch. It is a pressure-sensitive feature that responds to different level of applied force to the screen. The technology uses capacitive sensors integrated into the backlight of the phone’s display, which can measure microscopic changes in the distance between the cover glass and the backlight.
Enhanced User Interaction
With the 3D Touch, iPhone 6s users can interact with their devices in new ways that were not possible before. The technology recognizes three levels of pressure: tap, press, and deep press. It allows users to execute quick actions by pressing firmly on an app icon or preview content by pressing lightly on it. For instance, one can preview messages, emails, photos, and links without opening them fully by applying a light pressure on their screens.
Precision and Speed
The 3D Touch also allows for more precise control in apps and games. For example, while drawing or painting on the screen, the user can control the thickness of the stroke by adjusting the pressure applied to the display. In games, players can utilize the 3D Touch to control the speed and intensity of their movements on-screen, resulting in more immersive gameplay. Additionally, the 3D Touch can improve typing accuracy and speed by enabling cursor movement with keystrokes, allowing for quick text editing.
Headphone Jack: No Need for Adapters
Retaining the Headphone Jack
The iPhone 6s has a headphone jack, and many people consider it as one of the essential features of a smartphone. Apple decided to remove the headphone jack from iPhone 7, which caused quite a stir among users. This prompted users to use numerous adapters that were inconvenient to carry and added an extra cost.
Compatibility with Older Models
Removing the headphone jack also means that you can no longer connect your iPhone with older speaker systems or car audio systems that only have a headphone jack. With the iPhone 6s, you don’t have to worry about carrying a dongle or adapter; you can simply plug in your earphones or connect it to any audio system with a headphone jack.
Better Audio Quality
The iPhone 7 has a single Lightning port for charging and audio. This means that you cannot charge your phone and listen to music at the same time without a special splitter. Moreover, the audio quality on the iPhone 7 was inferior to the iPhone 6s due to the lack of a dedicated headphone jack. With the dedicated headphone jack in iPhone 6s, you can experience superior sound quality, and use your audio peripherals without any compatibility issues.
Battery Life: Lasts Longer than iPhone 7
Longer Battery Life
The iPhone 6s has a battery capacity of 1715mAh, while the iPhone 7 only has 1960mAh. However, the iPhone 6s has been reported to have a longer battery life than the iPhone 7. This is because the A9 chip in the iPhone 6s is much more power-efficient compared to the A10 chip in the iPhone 7.
Improved Standby Time
The iPhone 6s has an improved standby time of up to 250 hours, which is 50 hours more than the iPhone 7. This means that if you leave your phone idle, it will last longer before needing to be charged. This is another clear advantage of the iPhone 6s over its successor.
Better Energy Management
The iPhone 6s has better energy management during usage as well. It can handle intensive tasks without draining the battery too quickly. In fact, many users have reported being able to use their iPhone 6s for a full day without needing to charge it, but the same cannot be said for the iPhone 7.