In advance of Apple's iPhone 6S and 6S Plus September 9 launch event, CNET was one of several sites around Web that served up polls asking readers what improvement they most wanted to see in the next iPhone. While these polls weren't exactly scientific, the prevailing winner -- in some cases by a wide margin -- was improved battery life. Alas, that didn't happen. A quick check of the specs reveals that the rated battery life of the iPhone 6S is identical to its predecessor. (The iPhone 6S Plus also has the same battery life as 2014's 6 Plus). However, what's more disappointing is that Apple own video flyby of the guts of the iPhone 6S confirms that Apple has equipped the iPhone 6S with a 1,715mAh battery -- a lower capacity than the 1,810mAh version found on last year's iPhone 6. (The "mAh" acronym stands for milliampere-hour, which is a measurement of a battery's power capacity; the higher the number, the better.) And the the 6S Plus? The same MacRumors story that spotted … [Read more...] about One spec Apple didn’t improve in iPhone 6S: Battery life
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Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have been in the news for all the right reasons. Even with the headphone jack removed, the smartphone is selling like hot cakes. The device offers insane specifications and features which easily compensate for its shortcomings. However, this recent report will definitely make you think before buying the iPhone 7. As per reports by BGR, a test conducted by UK based firm Which? confirmed that the smartphone that the Apple iPhone 7 has a really disappointing battery life. As per the tests, the iPhone 7 delivers two more hours than the previous generation 6s. Now this might feel like an upgrade from the previous generation, however if you compare this with the current flagships that rule the market, the smartphone cannot stand strong. Which? performed tests with Apple iPhone 7’s top 3 competitors- HTC 10, LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7. There were two tests in total which were performed. One test checked the stamina of the battery with 3G talk times and the … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone 7 Delivers a Poor Battery Life
Apple's newest smartphones, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus bring some significant upgrades over the 6s lineup. Both devices lose the headphone jack, but they gain waterproofing and dual speakers. Under the hood, the camera, processor, and battery life have all been improved. So, if you're the owner of a perfectly good iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, should you upgrade? Let's take a look at the major similarities and differences to help you decide. Name Apple iPhone 7 Apple iPhone 6s (Unlocked) Apple iPhone 6s Plus Apple iPhone 7 Plus Lowest Price %displayPrice% %seller% $649.00 MSRP %displayPrice% %seller% $649.00 MSRP %displayPrice% %seller% $749.00 MSRP %displayPrice% %seller% $769.00 MSRP Editor Rating Operating System as Tested iOS 10 iOS 9 iOS 9 iOS 10 CPU Apple A10 Apple A9 Apple A9 Apple A10 Dimensions 5.44 by 2.64 by 0.28 inches 5.44 by 2.64 by 0.28 inches 6.23 by 3.07 by 0.29 inches 6.23 by 3.07 by 0.29 inches … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 6s: Should You Upgrade?
Apple and Samsung have always dominated the smartphone market by offering flagship phones with a potent combination of powerful hardware, functional software, and unique features. The recent announcement of the iPhone 7 takes things to the next level. This includes adding a beefed-up processor, major improvements to the camera, and water-proofing. Let's take a look at how Apple's new flagship compares with the Samsung Galaxy S7, one of the best Android phones available. Name Apple iPhone 7 Samsung Galaxy S7 Lowest Price %displayPrice% %seller% %displayPrice% %seller% $672.00 MSRP Editor Rating CPU Apple A10 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Dimensions 138.2 x 67 by 7.11mm 142.5 x 69.6 x by 7.87mm Weight 138g 152g Screen Size 4.7in 5.1in Screen Type Retina Quad HD AMOLED Screen Resolution 1,334 x 750 pixels 2,560 x 1,440 pixels Camera Resolution 12MP Rear, 7MP Front-Facing 12 MP Rear; 5 MP Front-Facing Wireless Specification 802.11n (2.4+5 GHz Dualband) 802.11 … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone 7 VS Samsung Galaxy S7: iOS and Android Face-Off
The Apple iPhone 7 (starting at $649) is a better phone than the iPhone 6s in many ways. For its improved speed, connectivity, and battery life, though, you're asked to give up a few things that may be important to you, most notably, a headphone jack. That almost certainly won't be a big deal in six months, but it's a big deal right now. Although the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus are similar in many ways—they share the same OS, display technology, processor, and modems—the 7 Plus brings a bit more to the table in terms of camera performance and memory to make the compromises worth your while. As such, we recommend the iPhone 7 Plus over the iPhone 7. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus share a number of key features. Read our iPhone 7 Plus review for a full rundown of what you'll find in the iPhone 7. Here, I'll focus here on differences I found when testing the two phones. What's New This Year? is exactly the size of the iPhone 6s at 5.44 by 2.64 by 0.28 inches (HWD), although it … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone 7