So If you plan on picking up an iPhone 6S for yourself, here’s what you can expect to see inside the packaging. Let’s get the unboxing started.
Here’s the packaging with a very familiar Apple look to it. The wallpaper you get on the front of the box depends on which color you get and it says iPhone 6s on both sides. You got your Apple logo here. I would highly recommend you getting the 64gig version because there’s no microSD card to expand your storage which is why in my honest opinion 16gigs of storage will run out pretty quickly. Enough talking, let’s get the box opened. I’m upgrading to a knife this time to cut the plastic instead of using fingernails. The phone will cost you about $649 for the full retail price for the 16gig model. It’s more expensive if you want greater storage. I paid about $690 with tax for mine and since I was one of the first to pre-order the device, which is why I’m lucky to receive it on launch day. Though I believe it is the Verizon CDMA model which stinks because I’d much rather get the unlocked version so I can use it on the carriers like AT&T or T-Mobile if you know what m talking but it is what it is. Let’s lift up the lid. First and foremost you’re greeted with the phone itself, the iPhone 6S in the Rose Gold color which looks rather beautiful I think. In addition to this pink Rose Gold color, there is also Silver, Space Gray, and a champagne kind of Gold color. Let’s put this away for a second I promise I’ll get back to it soon. Underneath the phone is the carton securing it in the packaging with that nice cut-out for the camera bulge. Then you get your documentation. Quick start guide, safety and warranty information, and of course two Apple stickers. It doesn’t hurt to read them when you’re bored because hey it came with your purchase. Lightning to USB cable for charging and data transfer and nope it’s not USB Type-C. No fast charger you just get Your Regular 5watt 1amp power brick. Last but not least, you get your Apple Earpods with mic and in-line and remote control. Always nice to see manufactures bundling headphones with their devices and these sound pretty sound good. And that’s all you get inside the box. Let’s bring over the star of the show here, the iPhone 6SS. Feels solid in the hand with the aluminum construction. Lightweight and thin. Although on paper, it’s just slightly thicker than its predecessor and it does weigh more Apple had to accommodate some extra hardware under the display for 3D Touch which I’ll talk about later. It does feel extremely fragile though so unless you want to end up with a cracked screen within the first few months, a protective case or skin is always a good idea. Giving you guys a tour of the phone, you get your ring and silent switch on the left spine of the phone, volume up and down keys all very tactile and high quality. On the right spine, you get your power button, and a sim tray good for a nano SIM. On the back you have you new and improved 12 megapixel iSight camera with 4K video recording capabilities and next to that is the true tone flash. On the front you have your improved 5 megapixel Facetime camera with the earpiece and ambient light sensors next to it. And also the homebutton integrated Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Now let’s get this thing powered up. Apple logo and I’m showing this because some people do like to see the boot up sequence. The 6S being an S year device isn’t too much different in terms of design or the look and feel compared to the 6, which had more significant changes to the hardware. But this generation of the iPhone has gotten a faster processor, the Apple A9 chip. Finally 2gigs of RAM, and of course, 3D Touch the Halo feature of the new iphone so there are a few reasons to upgrade if you’re looking to do so. Now let me just quickly fast forward through the set-up and I’ll be with you shortly. Cool now we’re in the homescreen of the 6s. The new multi tasking window as well as the new glow animation for Siri confirms that iOS 9 is pre-installed out of the box. And here’s how 3D touch works. Basically you when you apply pressure to an app on the screen, you get a contextual menu with actions to perform without the need to open the application. So for example, if I apply pressure onto the phone dialer, I have the ability to create a new contact. Or if I have press hard on the camera, I can take selfie, record video, record slow mo or take photo. Of course More on 3D touch will be available in our full video review in the coming days. if want to get this or the 6S Plus, you can get it directly from Apple online, or store. Carriers in the U.S. like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint should also have them in-stock online and in retail stores nationwide. So a lot of ways to get your hands on this thing. Finally, if you’re planning on picking up one of the new iPhones, let me know your experience down in the comments.