Apple’s smartphones have been released on a “tick-tock” cycle since 2008. The iPhone 6 lineup represented a “tick” year, which involved a complete design overhaul, while the iPhone 6s lineup was part of a “tock” year, which generally focused on camera and processor improvements, new features such as 3D Touch and Live Photos, and incremental refinements like faster Touch ID, LTE, and Wi-Fi.
From a distance, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s lineups look and feel like virtually identical smartphones. It is true that both models share several attributes, but the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have many features that are not included on the year-older iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. So, which one should you choose to purchase or upgrade to? What about the rumored iPhone SE and iPhone 7? Let’s take a closer look.
Apple fulfilled consumer demand for larger-screen smartphones with the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, and it retained those sizes for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. If you prefer another screen size, the so-called 4-inch “iPhone SE” is expected to be announced at Apple’s rumored March media event. All older iPhones released in 2013 or earlier also measure between 3.5″ and 4″ diagonally.