A few days into iPhone 6S Plus ownership, and I have some thoughts to share. Let me say now that this is not meant to be an Android vs. iOS thing. For the record, I think Android phones are great, but I like what I like and I prefer iPhone overall. Further, keep in mind that I upgraded from an iPhone 5, not even the S version. While this is my 4th iPhone, the rollout of iPhone 6S and 6S Plus was the first time I have bothered to wake up in the middle of the night so I could pre-order a new phone for delivery on the day the phone hit stores (9/25). Suffice it to say, I was anxious to upgrade.

With that in mind, here are my three favorite things in no particular order after a weekend with my iPhone 6S Plus.


The Screen – I was told the “Plus” would be just too big and impractical. I dutifully tinkered with both versions of the iPhone 6, and made up my mind early on that the Plus would be the phone for me. The screen clarity is great, but the biggest thing for me is that I can see it! 🙂 Let’s face it, I’m 45. While I enjoy better than 20/20 vision at a distance, time has taken a toll on near vision. Without reading glasses handy, you’re likely to see me holding a phone at a….let’s say noticeable distance in order to read it. That’s not a problem with the iPhone 6S Plus.

Touch ID – Yes, I was that far behind. Taking the time to scan a fingerprint during setup so I could use Touch ID was a good move. Freedom from an endless litany of passwords, pin codes, etc. is without a doubt, one of my three favorite things about the new iPhone 6S Plus. It’s reportedly much faster than prior versions too.

The Camera – A professional photog I am not, but iPhone’s camera has always been a sore spot for me. Whether or not iPhone has finally caught up with Android in this regard is a matter for techies to discuss. The important thing for me, the iPhone 6S camera is noticeably better than prior iPhone cameras, and in my limited experiments so far takes much clearer pictures in other than optimal lighting conditions.

Are you an iPhone 6S or 6S Plus convert? What do you think so far?

-MJ, September 28, 2015