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iPhone 6s Plus Opens Apps Slightly Faster Than iPhone 6 Plus

As customers begin receiving the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus around the world, the smartphones have quickly been subjected to unboxings, drop tests, teardowns, bend tests and camera comparisons. The latest is a speed test between the iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 6 Plus that confirms the former is faster than its predecessor.

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YouTube channel Mad Matt TV tested the speed of the iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 6 Plus side by side based on opening apps and loading websites in Safari on each device at the same time. The results show the iPhone 6s Plus is faster than the iPhone 6 Plus, but the difference was minimal for most tasks and equal for others.


iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are powered by a 64-bit Apple A9 chip and embedded M9 motion coprocessor that deliver up to 70% faster CPU performance and up to 90% faster graphics compared to the A8 chip inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The new iPhones also have 2GB of RAM, compared to 1GB for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

While this video provides an early speed comparison between the iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 6 Plus, more in-depth testing should provide more conclusive results. Geekbench processor benchmarks show the iPhone 6s has approximately 1.5x to 1.6x faster single-core and multi-core performance over the iPhone 6.

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are now available at Apple Stores and authorized resellers.

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10 months ago
Earth shattering. New faster iPhones are actually, erm, faster.
Rating: 33 Votes
10 months ago
Breaking news: Heavier iPhones are less light than lighter iPhones.
Rating: 15 Votes
10 months ago
Well duh.

That's what 2GB RAM and more powerful cores do.

Clickbait.
Rating: 11 Votes
10 months ago
Breaking news: new technology is faster!
Rating: 9 Votes
10 months ago
The apps he demonstrated loaded much faster on the 6S, as expected.

As a web developer, I shake my head whenever I see web pages used for benchmarking device performance; two identical requests could take vastly different amount of times to complete due to a multitude of variables: ISP connection, network congestion, DNS lookups, which servers handle the given request and their instantaneous load, which assets and ads are loaded, etc, etc.

If you want to test the browser, there are real benchmarks that preload everything to the device for consistent results.
Rating: 8 Votes
10 months ago
Surprised. Barely any difference. "So much faster" is a joke.
Rating: 8 Votes
10 months ago
Can we call ******** on the reviewers who said "ZOMG ITS SO MUCH FASTER!" ?
Rating: 7 Votes
10 months ago
Well for me, the UPS delivery guy is slightly slower delivering my iPhone 6S Plus compared to last year's iPhone 6 Plus.
Rating: 7 Votes
10 months ago
law of diminishing return...
what's 70% faster on 0.2s to open something..

the test should be done on some apps that takes maybe 10 seconds to open.
Rating: 7 Votes
10 months ago

Surprised. Barely any difference. "So much faster" is a joke.

Right because one video from one person determines it. I guess everyone who doesn't have their phone yet should cancel their order now. o_O
Rating: 5 Votes

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