October 10, 2015

My Impression on iPhone 6S

I got a new iPhone 6S and have used it for a week, not a strict technical review but here are the top 3 changes I found really helpful.

1. Fast

DHH mentioned “speed is a feature”, and that’s so true. The overall feeling of the device is no time lag, to me especially the speed improvement on switching input language is huge. Normally I’d switch between English, Japanese and Chinese input keyboard several times a day, and on my 5S that was not super slow and had a significant delay which was my number 1 frustration, if you’re a bilingual person you know what I’m talking about. Now the transition is so smooth almost instant.

2. 3D Touch on Safari: Peek and Pop

Lots of posts contain multiple internal links and I have a mixed feeling for it, it’s providing more information but also make me a bit paranoid as I want to check them all and somehow disturbing my reading experience. With the new “Peek and Pop” it’s way easier to have a peek of the content and decide if it’s disposable or a read-it-later thing. And I think it’s a compelling reason to use Safari than Chrome in your phone.

3. 64GB, More Storage

Not a 6S feature but still want to mention it. I was using 16GB before and I found myself constantly deleting photos, musics, podcasts, books and even some useful apps to release some storage. It was extremely painful when trying to update to new OS as that normally requires at least 1+ GB space.

With 64GB now all the pain is gone. I could enjoy a tons of great contents without worrying about running out of storage.

Other improvements are also great, bigger screen (from 5S to 6S) means more contents and boost in reading experience, faster fingerprint recognition, innovative Live Photo, etc. Really great product.

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Qihuan Piao

Qihuan Piao

(aka kinopyo) is Chinese based in Tokyo. Software writer. He shares stories inspired him in this blog. His infamous line - "I feel calm when I kill those monsters, or people (in game)" shocks his friends deeply.

He also writes in Japanese and Chinese.