1. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    So are we to assume the two phones are identical now? No mention of battery life, no mention of functionality differences, no mention of feature set differences...which is a stark difference from last year's keynote.

    Are the two devices the same now?
    09-09-2015 03:23 PM
  2. finn5975's Avatar
    Great question but I took it as, if we did not specifically address it then it did not change from how it was the past year.
    09-09-2015 03:28 PM
  3. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    The displays are still different
    iPhone - Compare Models - Apple
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    09-09-2015 03:29 PM
  4. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    And no OIS still for the smaller phone.
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    09-09-2015 03:31 PM
  5. cardfan's Avatar
    Battery and OIS for Plus. Screen res too. Don't know about RAM yet.

    But the 6S should still be faster, better contrast.
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    09-09-2015 03:34 PM
  6. finn5975's Avatar
    Sadly I was hoping the smaller phone would get OIS and 1080p though I never expected it.

    Conversely I'm surprised that after a year they seemingly did nothing to differentiate and expand upon the Plus being a phablet (split screen, pop up video, better advantage of screen real estate, etc)
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    09-09-2015 03:36 PM
  7. cardfan's Avatar
    Sadly I was hoping the smaller phone would get OIS and 1080p though I never expected it.

    Conversely I'm surprised that after a year they seemingly did nothing to differentiate and expand upon the Plus being a phablet (split screen, pop up video, better advantage of screen real estate, etc)
    You and me both. I'd really have to pass on the Plus until it's redesigned. It's still 1080p which means rescaling from its native res. Just didn't see anything to really lure me to that this time knowing how I don't care that much for the form factor.
    09-09-2015 03:39 PM
  8. JakePleasants's Avatar
    I too was let down by the fact that Apple isn't treating the 6S Plus like a true phablet. I use the split screen mode on my Note 5 constantly, so it'd be nice to have that on my iPhone too.
    09-09-2015 04:08 PM
  9. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I had a feeling it was just a matter of not mentioning the stuff because none of it was "new" (and they covered a lot of products in this keynote)...but you know, it's still a bit odd, because your normal consumer would see this and assume the iPhone 6S has the exact same specs as the iPhone 6S Plus. Not to say Apple was/is being misleading, but they need to make sure people know the differences since they weren't really addressed in any of the keynote directives or on the preview videos on their website.
    09-09-2015 04:39 PM
  10. YorkieRay's Avatar
    Looking through the specs it seems that the only differences between the 2 phones are the obvious differences with the screen and battery. Everything else, including the cameras, appears to be the same.
    09-09-2015 05:08 PM
  11. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Looking through the specs it seems that the only differences between the 2 phones are the obvious differences with the screen and battery. Everything else, including the cameras, appears to be the same.
    OIS is still exclusive to the iPhone 6S Plus from what I can see on the stat sheet.
    09-09-2015 05:10 PM
  12. Duvi's Avatar
    Looking through the specs it seems that the only differences between the 2 phones are the obvious differences with the screen and battery. Everything else, including the cameras, appears to be the same.
    No OIS on the smaller iPhone. I just went to apple's comparison page and saw the same exact battery differences between the two models like last year's model.
    09-09-2015 05:11 PM
  13. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    They probably could have gone into that more, but then they would need to provide hotel rooms for the forever keynote

    Next time Apple, less demos and more meat please
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    09-09-2015 05:13 PM
  14. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    They've done it well in the past with a kind of overview of the same feature sets that would be carried over on the "S" model...so I'm quite surprised they didn't just shove it in there right before they brought on the musical guest...they have to know by now that 90% of the online viewers move on after the hardware presentation is over.
    09-09-2015 05:15 PM
  15. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Whenever the time comes that I upgrade, I might actually just go with the 6S instead of the Plus this time. I haven't really made any good use with OIS and a smaller form factor might suit me well.
    Last edited by BreakingKayfabe; 09-09-2015 at 06:28 PM. Reason: Grammatical error
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    09-09-2015 06:02 PM
  16. finn5975's Avatar
    Whenever the time comes that I upgrade, I might actually just go with the 6S instead of the Plus this time. I haven't really made any good use with OIS and a smaller form factor might suit me well.
    I feel ya. I always followed the specs til the 6/6 Plus. But I didn't notice OIS or the screen resolution and I'm good on battery life so form factor it is. But the Plus is always a little tempting 😉
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    09-09-2015 06:29 PM
  17. deadp1xel's Avatar
    Sadly I was hoping the smaller phone would get OIS and 1080p though I never expected it.

    Conversely I'm surprised that after a year they seemingly did nothing to differentiate and expand upon the Plus being a phablet (split screen, pop up video, better advantage of screen real estate, etc)
    I was seriously hoping for split screen on the plus. Still excited about the new phones though.
    09-09-2015 06:51 PM
  18. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I'm heading for the Plus only because of my eyes. The extra real estate will help me see stuff.
    09-09-2015 07:32 PM
  19. ultravisitor's Avatar
    I'm heading for the Plus only because of my eyes. The extra real estate will help me see stuff.
    I know what you mean. I used to think giant phones were ridiculous, but given the amount of text I now read on my phone, I really need a big screen to feel comfortable. It makes me feel old.
    09-09-2015 09:27 PM
  20. HankAZ's Avatar
    And no OIS still for the smaller phone.
    Not true, according to the Apple website ... it lists both the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus iSight camera as having OIS, using the same phrase (Auto image stabilization) to describe both.

    iPhone - Compare Models - Apple

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    09-10-2015 02:10 AM
  21. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Not true, according to the Apple website ... it lists both the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus iSight camera as having OIS, using the same phrase (Auto image stabilization) to describe both.

    iPhone - Compare Models - Apple

    Attachment 90971
    Optical Image Stabilization is OIS.
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    09-10-2015 02:12 AM
  22. HankAZ's Avatar
    Optical Image Stabilization is OIS.
    You're right, my bad. Sorry 'bout that, chief.
    09-10-2015 02:14 AM
  23. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    09-10-2015 02:14 AM
  24. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I have a theory on this. Maybe OIS is included on the 6 Plus because you're more likely to have a shaky hand holding the bigger device as opposed to the 6/6S and it happens to be convenient enough to be one of the reasons to justify the price difference.
    09-10-2015 02:17 AM
  25. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    You're right, my bad. Sorry 'bout that, chief.
    You id*ot. Go shame yourself in the corner.
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    09-10-2015 10:28 AM
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