Apple recently launched their newest generation of iPhone with the release of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in September. Last January I upgraded from the iPhone 4 to iPhone 6. So far I have really enjoyed most aspects about the iPhone 6. Of course, nine months after I upgrade, Apple releases the newest versions of iPhone. I always enjoy the latest technology, but I rarely rush to the store to buy a new phone because it is the newest generation. When the 6s and 6s Plus launched, I asked myself, is the new phone really worth the upgrade? Maybe it’s because I am still under contract for my current phone, but I quickly came to the conclusion that I am not ready to upgrade (look how long it took me to upgrade from 4 to 6!)
I am sure the extra features would be nice, but at this point, the extra cost is not worth it for me. Consumers who upgraded from 6 to 6s, there are a few new features that might make their investment worthwhile. The 6s (and 6s Plus) include: 3D Touch; a feature that can detect how much pressure a user is applying to the screen, thereby opening up new avenues for user interaction. As Yoni Heisler explains, there are 10 more reasons consumers should upgrade to the 6s.
As I mentioned earlier, price was also a consideration for my unwillingness to upgrade. The 6s starts at $649 and is too “rich” for my blood. Based on images, there are very little differences in size between the 6 and 6s. Steven Max Patterson does a great job of explaining why the upgrade is not worth the investment.
As tempting as an upgrade might sound, I would carefully examine the pros and cons to purchasing a new and more expensive phone. For most of us, the reality is we do not really need an upgrade to take care of our everyday needs.
Ask me one year from now if I need an upgrade and I might have a different answer, but for now, I will not be running to my nearest Apple store to fork over my hard-earned money.
Are you considering an upgrade to the 6s or 6s Plus? If so, why?
Thank you. Ryan