TMO Daily Observations 2015-09-28: iPhone 6s First Impressions

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Apple's iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus launched this weekend, so it's time to look at which features are standing out. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet talk about which features they're liking the most, and offer up a couple suggestions for improvements along with some tips on using Siri.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-09-28: iPhone 6s First Impressions

Sep. 28, 2015 — Download: MP3 Version (AAC Version Coming Soon)

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1) TouchID Too Fast
One thing we forget is that the actual name of the Power Button is The “Sleep/WAKE”  button. Hit that and notifications are still there

2) Auto Setup Apps based on location
Turn on specific apps and settings when you get in the car. Great idea that already has a solution… That Apple disabled. NFC. I have a friend who has an NFC sticker in the car mount so when he pops in his android phone the settings, orientation and apps all load up. We could theoretically do that too but Apple disabled NFC.

3) WiFi Assist
I don’t think it’s a FUD issue. First off, most people don’t use granular Cellular settings to control app data sources. And also, while I have unlimited so it doesn’t affect me, my mom has a prepaid with only 500MB data. IF she would unknowingly have the setting on then it could potentially create a huge bill.

Anyway, good episode but too bad it was so short because there’s so much to like (and meh about) regarding the 6S

+ 2GB RAM makes a difference
+ FaceTime Camera is a huge improvement
+ Force Touch keyboard for “Mouse Mode”
+ Double Force Tap keyboard for “Select Mode”
+ 3D Touch is an interesting concept
- 3D Touch is wildly inconsistent
- Live Photos is more gimmicky than I expected

Overall, a solid product but I’m ready for the 7 now.

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