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Poll: With preorders starting tomorrow, what iPhone 6s model are you buying?


Preorders for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus start tomorrow 12:01 AM PT with general availability from September 25th, so its time to decide what size, color and storage capacity you will be buying for this iPhone generation. The iPhone 6s features 3D Touch pressure sensitivity, an upgraded 12 megapixel camera, 4K video recording, Live Photos, a faster A9 chip, improved Touch ID and more. Like last year, the difference between the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus is the larger screen (5.5 inch versus 4.7 inch) and the inclusion of optical image stabilization on the larger model.

The iPhone 6s costs $199 for 16 GB, 64 GB for $299 and 128 GB for $399 on contract, with the iPhone 6s Plus $100 more at each level. New for this year is a rose gold option, so that’s another choice to consider alongside silver, space gray and gold. With that in mind, what iPhone are you planning on buying? Let us know with the following polls ….

What iPhone model are you going to buy? iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus — 4.7 inches or 5.5 inches?

What color? Remember, this year Apple has added a pinkish rose gold variant in the mix.

What size? 16 GB is once again offered as the base model, unfortunately. With the addition of more megapixels and 4K video recording, you may want to consider larger storage sizes.

For the general public, the 16 GB iPhone 6s tends to be the common choice but our tech-focused audience is likely to lean to more premium options. We’ll follow up with a review of what our readers decided in a few days and be sure to vote in our other poll if you are an upgrader.

Of course, once you’ve settled on an iPhone model to buy, you then have the problem with how to buy it. That question is more complicated than ever this year with the new carrier contracts so be sure to check out our roundup to compare your options.

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus preorders start Saturday at 12:01 AM PT in 12 countries; the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore and China. The new iPhones officially launch on the 25th.


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  1. Benjamin Mayo - 8 years ago

    I can’t wait to see Apple Store Geniuses explaining how much 4K video fits on a $199 iPhone 6s.

    • qurlholdup - 8 years ago

      Are you satan?

    • applegetridofsimandjack - 8 years ago

      They will pull a troll face and say you get 5GB of free iCloud storage so actually you got 21GB.

      If an Apple genius were to tell me
      That I would knock him out with the Thunderbolt Display support, which could hurt.

    • rgbfoundry - 8 years ago

      Oh they’ll spin it. “We’ve seen overwhelming demand for our 4K features and Live Photo® images. We’re proud to introduce the iPhone 7 now with 32GB. Same price!

  2. voenixrising - 8 years ago

    Where is the “None of the Above” option? Not all of us can afford to buy a new shiny every 12 months.

  3. RP - 8 years ago

    I want a new one, but I really dislike the 6 design. My 5s is still going strong so i think i’m just going to hold off for the 7

  4. patstar5 - 8 years ago

    I will never buy another iOS product until Apple lowers there prices. Android it is for now, wonder what Microsoft will bring with windows 10 mobile

    • re: Microsoft…. continued failure, that’s what. MS mobile “future” may already be in their past – and it was only ever on paper.

      • patstar5 - 8 years ago

        Well the Ipad Pro was a puny response to Microsoft’s Surface. Surface Pro 4 should be coming out soon, I don’t know why you would spend $1000 for an ipad pro when you could get a surface or macbook for a little bit more (or less).

      • hayesunt - 8 years ago

        @patstar5 Apple doesn’t “respond” to anybody… except consumers. They come out with their own idea of what the device should be to meet a need in their own time, when they get it right. Like when there were rumors of them creating a watch, and Samsung and everyone else got frenzied to get their own uninspired POS’s out the door before the Watch was released. They took the time to make something truly great, and release it when it was ready, even if the public thought they were releasing it after as a “me too” product, they were really the ones that got it all started.

      • Rick Cosby (@rcosby) - 8 years ago

        I have a Surface Pro 3 and my stylus is nothing like the one they demoed for the iPad Pro. I like the Surface but it is not really the same thing as the new iPad. As far as Microsoft’s mobile future, I think it is going to be great. I love the way they are porting all of their apps over to iOS and Android. They are and have always been a great software company. I think that their continuing success is in applications.

    • Rolf Haug (@rolfhaug) - 8 years ago

      That is great news, thank you! Then I can stop waking up at 3am trying to get the color\config that I want for launch day :)

    • Rick Cosby (@rcosby) - 8 years ago

      I have been an Apple customer for over 20 years and not once have they ever suggested lowering their prices. That’s like saying that I would buy a Mercedes if they were priced the same as a Kia. Their ability to sell at their prices is why they have 20% of the market and 90% of the profits. Android makers are caught in a race to the bottom where there are manufacturers willing to actually lose money on devices to gain customers. That’s never going to happen with Apple products.

  5. Arpaan Patel - 8 years ago

    Come on guys. Its very simple. Sell your Iphone 6/6 plus and make money on ebay, then buy a new iphone 6s/plus.

  6. cdm283813 - 8 years ago

    Neither. I’m switching my wife from Apple to Android. Not going to be brainwashed into paying $750 because Apple is too cheap to give the base model 32GB. And with those live pictures taking double the space and 4K video Apple knows exactly what their doing. I won’t support a company that is blatantly screwing customers.

    • patstar5 - 8 years ago

      My Oneplus one was $350 for 64gb and it records 4k, now the iphone 6+ records 4k but it came out a year later and costs $500 more. That’s ridiculous, and Apple copied “live photos” from Htc’s Zoe. I can’t believe people pay $650-$950 for one.

      • hayesunt - 8 years ago

        If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone.

        Some people care about quality.

  7. jonjj99 - 8 years ago

    Tonight after Midnight PST time is pre-order right?

  8. Bob Dylan - 8 years ago

    Nobody wants a 16gb STOP making 16gb apple you are cheaper than um walmart. forreal you have $240 billion in cash alone overseas of course dont tell me they cant do it everyone else does it samsung it is a slap in the face for the consumer and apple should be ashamed of themselves japan aka sony has more dignity than tim cook ever will

  9. accordingtoame - 8 years ago

    I am going to wait til the 10% Cash Back Discover thing works. So far it looks like there are no exclusions as long as you do it IN STORE with your ApplePay. This is the first year in …years… I haven’t preordered and I have a nervous tick.

    • strawbis - 8 years ago

      If you look at the 16GB model as last year’s 5c it makes more sense …see it for what it is, i.e: Entry Level.

  10. Gregory Wright - 8 years ago

    Amazing how iPhone 6s+ is matching the iPhone 6s. Last year there was so much malarkey that the 6+ was not needed nor wanted. I wonder where are all those people.

  11. Hashim - 8 years ago

    i will also buy iphone 6s tomorrow on

  12. still rocking my 4S for at least one more year. It’s where I first laid eyes on Siri. My Ride or Die Chick

  13. no poll on the iPad mini 4, though. I have the iPad mini retina (aka iPad mini 2) and I’m not quite sure if it’s worth the upgrade to the 4. I’ll probably hold on to it until the 5 hits the shelves, with (hopefully) 3DTouch, better cameras and better touch ID. Between 2 and 4, the actual upgrade is touchID. My iPad mini 2 still feels zippy and comfortable, so I really don’t need to shell out $$$ for what seems to be a minor upgrade.

    And while I’m at it… Ive seems to be at it again. The mini 2/3 was perfectly good to hold on to, they DIDN’T need to make it even slimmer / lighter than it was. But Ive must be totally OBSESSED with thinness. To the point where I think Ive has started to damage the company (ever since the introduction of the MacBook, at least).

  14. terryzxz - 8 years ago

    Sold my Black 6 Plus 128 and now going to get the Black 6s Plus 128

    • Graham J - 8 years ago

      What’s the difference between those, after tax?

  15. Most likely it’s going to be the very first new iPhone I’m not going to buy and upgrade to. Force Touch I don’t think is enough reason for me to upgrade and the camera of my 6 shoots great photos other than in low light which I do t believe the 6S camera has fixed. Mostly I don’t like the added weight to the 6S over the 6. 11% more weight may not sound much but really Apple? Make it heavier instead of lighter? Guess going to pass this time and see what 7 will bring.

  16. Graham J - 8 years ago

    64GB is $1029 Canadian. No thanks.

  17. Josip Ricov (@Josip_R) - 8 years ago

    Not buying one. Probably going to get iPhone 6 now after i get rid of my iPhone 5.
    In Europe it’s too damn expensive compared to US price.


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