Apple’s new technology has consumers excited for the possibilities of the future, and with new technology, comes a lot of questions.
Apple has only highlighted the information they deemed important during their September 9th keynote, leaving viewers with multiple questions about the new Apple TV, iPad Pro, and iPhone 6s.
Fret not, we have compiled a few of the most frequently asked questions and answers regarding Apple’s newest technology.
Question 1: Apple’s new iPhones are slightly thicker than last year’s. Will my iPhone 6 cases fit an iPhone 6s?
Answer: The difference in size between the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6s is negligible, coming in at only .01 inches. Many cases don’t fit the iPhone 6 perfectly, and offer a little wiggle room when the phone is inside of the case. Even a slight amount of wiggle room will almost guarantee the slightly thicker iPhone 6s will rest securely inside.
To ease your curiosity, be to check out your current iPhone case and get an idea for yourself whether an iPhone 6s will fit inside of it. Remove your iPhone from the case; is it easy get the phone in and out? Is there wiggle room while the phone is in the case? If so, your current case will most likely fit on the iPhone 6s.
Question 2: Does the iPad Pro have a USB port or any means to transfer files to and from the device?
Answer: No, the iPad Pro does not feature a USB port. This seemingly crucial feature is surprisingly missing from the device, which especially damaging because the iPad Pro was built to replace a laptop, a device that usually relies on the port.
Apple has not included a USB port on the iPad, for what we assume to be aesthetic reasons. In addition, Apple has a heavy dedication to cloud-based services and AirDrop, which are ways to get around using a USB cable.
iCloud, Airdrop, as well as Other 3rd party applications, like DropBox, should remedy the lack of a USB port for the most part.
Question 3: How is the battery life of the iPhone 6s in comparison to the 6?
Answer: Battery life will be the same on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus as is currently found on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, respectively.
We are constantly pushing for faster technology, more features, and longer battery life, which is contradictory in reality. With all of the new tech features that were packed into the newest iPhone models, like 3D Touch and the Taptic feedback engine, it’s no surprise that the size of the battery was cut back to make room for it all.
Luckily, enhancements to iOS 9 have cut back power drainage ensuring that your new iPhone will run just as long as your last one did.
Answer: Nope. Only the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are equipped with the 3D Touch sensor. However, iPads have traditionally picked up technology from their smaller iPhone siblings over time, examples being Siri and Touch ID. If 3D Touch is a success on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, we can expect to see it implemented on the far-out iPad Pro 2.
Question 5: Does the new Apple TV have a Web browser?
Answer: It’s currently unknown if the new Apple TV will ship with Safari built-in. We do know that there are iPhone applications, such as AirWeb, which will allow you to view webpages on your Apple TV. These applications are available already, and will work on the new Apple TV as well as the older Apple TV over AirPlay.
The new Apple TV will come with its own App Store, so if a web browser doesn’t come preinstalled, there is a good possibility a third-party web browser will be available for download.
Question 6: Will the 16 GB iPhone 6s have enough memory for me?
Answer: We have previously explained this question in quite a bit of depth, and the short answer is no. The iPhone 6s features an amazing new camera capable of producing images that use twice as much memory as the camera found on the iPhone 6.
This means that you’ll be capable of storing only half as many photos as before. If you plan on recording 4K videos, 16 GB is an absolute no-go. A completely empty 16 GB iPhone 6s will be full after only 40 minutes of 4K video recording.
It seems that Apple has created the miniature 16 GB version to entice people to spend another $100 to upgrade to the 64 GB iPhone 6s, which in all honesty, is a really good idea. Unless you plan to use your iPhone 6s for only the most basic functions, opt for the larger storage capacity options.
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