Is The New iPhone 6s Worth It?

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The iPhone 6s doesn't go on sale until Friday, but Refinery29 got the chance to test drive the new iPhone a little early. If you've been wondering whether it's worth upgrading this time around, wonder no further. We took Apple's latest from the streets of California to the beaches of Hawaii to answer: What's it really like to use the iPhone 6s?

In short: terrific. The iPhone 6s builds and improves upon its predecessor in just about every way. Both cameras are vastly improved, Touch ID is significantly faster, battery life is superb. Sure, Apple has reinvented the wheel a bit here, but additions such as the iPhone’s new 3D Touch capability — which lets you press the phone’s screen to pull up shortcut menus for apps like Messages, Camera, and Calendar, or “peek” at a website link without actually opening the page — feel like a fresh way to navigate your handset rather than a rusty rehashing of the trusty old right-click.

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While it looks the same as an iPhone 6 (save for the handsome new rose-gold color option), the iPhone 6s is a big step forward. Thanks to a speedier processor, 3D Touch, and a number of other iPhone 6s and iOS 9 features, you can get things done on your phone more efficiently than ever before. This means less time spent tapping, swiping, and waiting on its 4.7-inch display, and more time spent doing whatever else you love to do — and taking photos and videos of those moments.

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