Count me as one of the sheeple, who is likely to be one of the 13-to-15 million buyers (as predicted by Foursquare) of the new iPhone 6S. I am going for the 6S plus and thinking about space gray to match my Macbook 12 in the same hue. I took the launch of the newer models as an opportunity to take a look at the technical progress (as measured by Geekbench 3 Performance Benchmark) made by Apple and the iPhone.
The company has been cramming more and more graphics capabilities, memory and oomphier processors in the iPhones. The latest iPhone 6s+ for example, has 70 percent more CPU performance, 90% improvement in GPU and the new A9 system on a chip features the M9 motion coprocessor. In other words, the company is continuing to pack a lot into this svelte device.
Given, how much I use my iPhone for photography, I also chartered the progress of iPhone’s camera & photo-taking abilities. Here are two charts that tell iPhone’s story — and when you are done, remember what design legend Charles Eames once said, “The details are not the details. They make the design.” Apple is the master of unseen details.