Technology 11 reasons you should buy an iPhone 6s instead of the iPhone 8 or iPhone X

03:50  13 october  2017
03:50  13 october  2017 Source:   Tech Insider

Jony Ive says the iPhone X design is only the beginning

  Jony Ive says the iPhone X design is only the beginning For me, the iPhone X is gorgeous and hideous at the same time. I understand the necessity of the TrueDepth camera, as Face ID represents the future of user authentication. At the same time, I do not appreciate the notch or the way it’s implemented in iOS. Unlike previous iPhone design elements that would annoy users like the camera bump or the antenna lines, the notch is something you’ll always notice, even if you end up getting used to it. Well guess what: Jony Ive, the man who’s probably ultimately responsible for the notch, said in an interview that the iPhone X design is only the beginning.

- iPhone X with 64GB of storage: ,000. To compare, Apple is still selling the iPhone 6 s and 6 s Plus for significantly less than the new iPhones SEE ALSO: Forget the iPhone 8 and iPhone X — here are 7 reasons you should buy the iPhone 7 instead .

Which iPhone should I buy has always been a tricky question, because Apple still sells older models of its iPhone at a lower price. Now is a great time to buy an iPhone for several reasons : if you want the latest and greatest iPhone technology, buying one of Apple’s new iPhones now is ideal.

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The fact that Apple is still selling the iPhone 6s, a two-year-old phone, is a testament of how good the iPhone 6s is.

Usually, Apple only offers the previous-generation iPhone when it announces a new model. 

But if you compare the specs of the iPhone 8 or iPhone X on Apple's website, you'll notice that the phones look pretty similar. You'll be telling yourself: "Yep, the iPhone 6s has this, and that, and that." 

The main differences are the chips that dictate performance and certain features, as well as a few incremental improvements to things like the display and camera. These are hugely important factors when deciding which iPhone to buy, but the iPhone 6s is still a top contender, especially for its new price starting at $450.

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The most obvious reason to buy the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus instead is because you can’t afford the latest iPhone X . The iPhone 8 starts at 9 and 9 for 64GB and 256GB, respectively.

The iPhones 8 and 8 Plus are at a disadvantage this year: Rather than being Apple's tentpole device updates, they're instead living in the shadow of the currently-announced but not yet shipping iPhone X . If you 're considering one of these three iPhone 8 and 8 Plus vs iPhone X : Which should you buy ?

Here's why you should consider buying the iPhone 6s instead of the iPhone 8:

The iPhone 6s phones are more affordable.

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It should go without saying that Apple's older iPhones are going to be cheaper than their new ones.

Here's what the new iPhones cost:

- iPhone 8 with 64GB of storage: $700

- iPhone 8 Plus with 64GB of storage: $800

- iPhone X with 64GB of storage: $1,000

To compare, Apple is still selling the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus for significantly less than the new iPhones:

- iPhone 6s with 32GB of storage: $450

- iPhone 6s Plus with 32GB of storage: $550

You can even get refurbished models of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus straight from Apple for an even better deal:

- Refurbished iPhone 6s with 64GB os storage: $430

The first iPhone X units have shipped from China, but things aren’t looking good

  The first iPhone X units have shipped from China, but things aren’t looking good Some lucky buyers will get their iPhone X on November 3rd when the handset is set to launch in initial markets, but most Apple fans will have to wait weeks or even months to have one shipped to their door. A new report says that Foxconn has started shipping the iPhone X, but only 46,500 units are included in this first batch that was just shipped out.

3 to get an iPhone X when you can buy the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus today. 3, not everyone's gonna be able to get one. So why wait when there's plenty of great reasons to buy the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus instead ?

Getting an unlocked iPhone 6 S or iPhone 6 S Plus is now easier than ever, all you need to do is pay the full price for the new phone and buy it from Apple. That’s it, your new iPhone arrives unlocked and not tied to any cellular carrier.

- Refurbished iPhone 6s Plus with 64GB of storage: $510


The iPhone 6s phones come in a color that's not available on the iPhone 8 or iPhone X.

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The new iPhone 8 phones only come in silver, gold, and space gray. The new iPhone X only comes in silver and space gray.

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus come in silver, gold, space gray, as well as rose gold. You can't get an iPhone 8 or iPhone X in rose gold.

The iPhone 6s phones look nearly identical to the new iPhone 8.

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If you value design above everything else, the iPhone X would be the iPhone of choice. It's the freshest iPhone design since the iPhone 6 was released in 2014, and it looks downright gorgeous. But the iPhone 6s has an excellent design — and you'll find comfort in knowing that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus look nearly identical to the new iPhone 8 models. Both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 8 have the same bezels around the display, same overall shape, and their screens are the same size and same resolution.

Here’s how fast you can charge an iPhone 8 Plus with a variety of different chargers

  Here’s how fast you can charge an iPhone 8 Plus with a variety of different chargers While the all-screen display of the iPhone X stole the show at Apple's reveal event last month, there were a few other exciting features added to both the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X that didn't get nearly as much attention. The good news is that, with the correct charger, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X will all charge noticeably faster than the iPhones that came before them. The bad news is that Apple still includes a 5W charger in the box, so if you want to see any change in the charging speed of your new phone, you’re going to have to shell out for an adapter.

So, which one should I get? Most people should buy the 64GB iPhone 6 S on Verizon in ROSE GOLD. Unless you ’re grandfathered into unlimited data, or you ’ve got some particular reason for wanting to go with AT&T or Sprint like being chained to a contract, don’t bother.

And you should score one instead of buying an iPhone X . Or even an 8 . Just facts: There are already plenty of reasons to not buy this new iPhone even before it comes out.

The iPhone 6s phones have metal backs, which won't shatter like the iPhone 8 and iPhone X's glass backs.

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The glass back on the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X phones allows them to charge wirelessly using the Qi wireless charging standard. That's great, but it also means that the glass backs can shatter after a drop, much like the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s could. I had an iPhone 4 with a glass back and it shattered, despite the fact that I had it in a relatively bulky protective case. 

The iPhone 6s' aluminum back won't crack like glass. It might get dings and dents after a drop, but it's less likely to break or crack like the iPhone 8 or iPhone X could.

The iPhone 6s charges just as fast as the iPhone 8 and iPhone X out of the box.

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All the new iPhones come with the same chargers that the iPhone 6s did, which means they'll charge at the same speed.

Apple added support for fast charging into its new iPhone 8 phones and the iPhone X, where you can charge your iPhone up to 50% in 30 minutes. But you'll have to buy extra accessories to take advantage of fast charging, including a USB power adapter with the Power Delivery standard, and Apple's own USB-C-to-Lightning power cable

Apple 'Investigating' Serious New iPhone Failures

  Apple 'Investigating' Serious New iPhone Failures Apple has confirmed it is investigating reports of a serious hardware problem in one of its new iPhonesSpeaking to the Independent, Apple confirmed it is investigating reports the iPhone 8 Plus is suffering from a severe battery failure which literally causes the sides of the smartphone to burst open. Currently incidents are limited (popular Apple site MacRumors reports several more) but this is clearly something Apple is taking very seriously.

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While iOS 11 is coming to the iPhone 5S, iPhone SE, and iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it’s going to run Should You Upgrade to the iPhone X ? Look, the iPhone X is new, shiny, awesome I know a few of us are going to buy an iPhone X , but we wouldn’t judge anyone for not making the same decision.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone X also support wireless charging, but that also requires you buy a separate wireless charger, too. 

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus still run smoothly.

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The Apple A9 chip turning the wheels inside the iPhone 6s phones is still a great performer. I updated my iPhone 6s Plus to iOS 11 last month and I've hardly noticed any slowdown. Apps might take a little longer to load on the iPhone 6s than they do on the iPhone 8, but it's still perfectly suitable for my day-to-day needs, and I'm very fickle about my apps opening quickly.

On top of the A9 chip, the iPhone 6s still has an incredibly fast Touch ID sensor so I can unlock my iPhone 6s Plus with minimal delay, which is also very important to me. Face ID, an iPhone X exclusive feature that lets you unlock the phone using the front camera and your face, looks nice. At the same time, I don't anticipate that Face ID will make unlocking my phone a drastically easier experience than Touch ID. 

The rear camera on the iPhone 6s phones are still fantastic.

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The iPhone 8 Plus recently overthrew Samsung's Galaxy phones as the best smartphone camera – it's truly an excellent camera. It's also an undeniably better camera than the iPhone 6s' camera. Still, the camera on my iPhone 6s Plus takes incredible photos, and I'm happy to capture my memories with it. Mind you, this phone is only two years old!

Apple 'Investigating' Serious New iPhone Failures

  Apple 'Investigating' Serious New iPhone Failures Apple has confirmed it is investigating reports of a serious hardware problem in one of its new iPhonesSpeaking to the Independent, Apple confirmed it is investigating reports the iPhone 8 Plus is suffering from a severe battery failure which literally causes the sides of the smartphone to burst open. Currently incidents are limited (popular Apple site MacRumors reports several more) but this is clearly something Apple is taking very seriously.

The iPhone X won't go on pre-order until late October, while the iPhone 8 is available now. The iPhones 8 and 8 Plus are at a disadvantage this year: Rather than being Apple's tentpole device updates, they're instead living in the Why you should buy an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus over an iPhone X .

The iPhone 7 looks nearly identical to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 s (outside of the new color options and missing headphone jack), and doesn’t exactly have a single standout feature. 5 Reasons to Buy the iPhone 8 Instead of the iPhone X 10/3/2017 3:35:00 PM.

The iPhone 6s phones have a headphone jack, while the iPhone 7, iPhone 8, and iPhone X do not.

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If the headphone jack still matters to you, the iPhone 6s and iPhone SE are your only choices if you want to stick to a pure dongle-less iPhone experience. Even Android phones are starting to ditch the headphone jack. 

Eventually, however, you'll have to adjust to a headphone jack-less world when you upgrade beyond the iPhone 6s.

The screen on the iPhone 6s phones is still great.

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Apple added a bunch of new improvements to iPhone screens on the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, including TrueTone that adjusts the overall color temperature to match the lighting in your surrounding, and a wide color gamut for richer colors. 

At the same time, the screen on the iPhone 6s phones is still excellent. The screen on that phone has the same sharpness and resolution as the new iPhone 8, and it reproduces colors just fine for browsing the web, using apps, watching videos, looking at photos, and playing games. 

The iPhone X's screen brings the most significant improvements with its sharper and larger 5.8-inch display, but again, you won't feel like you're missing out on much when you're holding an iPhone 6s.

The iPhone 6s runs iOS, the same software as the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

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You'll get the same great iOS experience and Apple ecosystem with the iPhone 6s as you would if you bought an iPhone 8 and iPhone X, including timely updates.

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5. To be honest, Animoji is its own reason to buy an iPhone X . Considering how the iPhone X is a higher-end, more futuristic iPhone compared to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, plus the fact it’s going to be made in fewer quantities, expect people to pay more money should you ever decide to sell your

Which iPhone Should You Buy ? How the iPhone X Compares to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. The iPhone 8 includes Apple’s new A 11 Bionic processor, which means you won’t have to worry about missing out on faster performance by opting for the smaller, cheaper iPhone model.

Sure, you won't find some of the cool new software-based features you'd find on the iPhone 8 or iPhone X, like Portrait Mode in the camera app. But for the most part, you're getting the same smartphone experience as every other iPhone.

What about the new augmented reality stuff on the new iPhones?

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When a company promotes a new feature, it shows off the best thing you can do with it. For the iPhone 8 and iPhone X augmented-reality features, Apple thinks the best thing you can do with it is "digitally redecorate your home, explore a city you’ve never visited, or even walk with dinosaurs."  

Augmented reality is in its early stages, and as Apple itself notes, "the possibilities are endless." But right now, there aren't that many possibilities with augmented reality that excite me to the point that it's worth the extra cash for an iPhone 8 or iPhone X. Even the top augmented-reality app in the App Store right now can't crack the top 500 apps.

If you were to spend the extra $250 to $550 to get a new iPhone instead of an iPhone 6s, here's a breakdown of what you're getting.

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That said, The iPhone 6s has excellent performance, a stellar camera, and a great screen. But some features on the iPhone 8 and iPhone X simply don't exist on the iPhone 6s, like water resistance and most augmented-reality apps. For those things that are missing entirely from the iPhone 6s, you'll have to decide for yourself whether it's worth the extra $250 to $550. 

Here's what you're getting if you want to spend more for a newer iPhone than an iPhone 6s:

- Faster performance

- Better cameras

- Slightly better screen on the iPhone 8 and a drastically better screen on the iPhone X

- Extra features that are nice, but not essential, like Portrait mode, wireless charging and fast charging, the latter two features requiring extra purchases

- Augmented reality

- A fresh design with the iPhone X

- Water resistance

These are all improvements to be sure, but you have to ask yourself whether paying the extra $250 to $550 is worth it when the iPhone 6s is still such a good phone.

It's true that the iPhone 6s will show its age a lot quicker than the iPhone 8 or iPhone X. But look at it this way – when the iPhone 6s becomes too slow for your day-to-day use in, say, two years time, you could upgrade to the iPhone 8 model that'll cost less than the brand new 2019 model. 

The iPhone 6s is an example of how recent iPhones have longer lifespans when it comes to performance, and we don't need to spend top dollar for the new models. 

How to preorder the iPhone X, starting October 27 .
It's going to take a bit of luck to score one, but with these tips, the scale should tilt in your favor.It's awesome, but there's one problem: the iPhone X is probably going to be hard to find for awhile and preordering one will require some strategy. One analyst claims Apple is only able to manufacturer 10,000 iPhone Xs per day, which, if you consider Apple usually sells several million iPhones over a launch weekend, isn't a lot.

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