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iOS 10, my experience on an iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 Plus

Last September 2016, one of the most awaited mobile operating systems by all lovers and users of the Bite Apple came out. iOS 10 arrived with the promise of remaining the most advanced mobile operating system in the world , with new features that allow it to be the favorite of iPhone and iPad users. The reality is that we are just a few months away from Apple’s unveiling of iOS 11, and many users continue to demand a better environment , especially for those devices that are no longer new to the role of the years they have been on the market.

I think it’s very important to try to find a balance in iOS 10, because while it’s true that it brought more speed, in the autonomy part it’s a complete reality that Apple still doesn’t find perfection. In this post I will explain what are the advantages that iOS 10 has as a mobile operating system, as well as the differences that exist between using it in a recently released iPhone and in an iPhone with a couple of years in the market.

Why does iOS (always) make a difference between new and old iPhones?

iOS 10, my experience on an iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 Plus
iOS 10, my experience on an iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 Plus

Maps in iOS

This is probably one of the most sensitive points of iOS, which is slowly starting to be noticed and is a point of discussion. Here begins my experience with the iPhone 6, with the iPhone 7 Plus I will expose it later because it is a great mobile that in a few years will cease to be.

I lasted 1 year and 6 months with the iPhone 6, I didn’t change it out of necessity but the reality is that I wasn’t having fun anymore. That iPhone 6 originally came out with iOS 8, one of the operating systems that was the base of what today is iOS 10. The battery was the best thing in iOS 8.4.1 (spending 6 hours of use) , that in fact I still remember when the iOS 9 betas came out, there was a lot of fear about its performance since they were not the best. What was already feared happened, the battery in iOS 9 got out of control. It was until iOS 9.3 that some stability was found in that sense. Everything was going smoothly but by the time we knew that Apple was already forgetting about this device, the central focus was the iPhone 6s.

Many talk about the adoption that iOS 10 has so far, it is the operating system that took a better shape as many made the change for its new features. Interestingly, in the iOS 10 betas the battery was the best thing, moving to the final version all that changed. Now the focus is on the iPhone 7. Two years in which we received changes, not so drastic but in terms of the passage of time, Apple continues to make differences between devices. Maybe it’s a case of programmed obsolescence , the iPhone stops working as it did on the first day and the first symptom is the battery. I don’t blame Apple either, because we can use third party chargers and it’s bad for the battery.

Returning to the experience, iOS 9 on iPhone 6 was regular and on iOS 10 it was better but with a big battery deficiency. It will be recorded as currently the iPhone 6s are going through a crisis, the same or worse than in the current iPhone 6s. I had to charge the device at least twice a day and that was something that bothered me. As for a rating, I would give a 6/10 to iOS 10 on the iPhone 6.

Each version of iOS is designed for one iPhone. Each benefit is designed to make the latest system work seamlessly with the latest iPhone. The iPhone 7 brought a Home button that is no longer a physical button, its settings function is in iOS 10. The double camera of the Plus version has its own portrait mode and facilities to take a better picture.

And this happened in his time with Oye Siri on the iPhone 6s as well as the functions with 3D Touch. In order not to make it more extensive, Apple should change and think about designing a system that works optimally on all devices. I also don’t want to say with this that I still want to support an iPhone 5 that has been on the market for several years and that its features are no longer relevant. Simply, that there are no radical changes between one model and another from just one year away.

The iPhone 7 Plus is the best thing Apple has ever done

iOS 10

There are several differences that make the iPhone 7 Plus the best 5.5 model Apple has ever made. The dual camera that rivals the best cameras on the market today along with the portrait mode and the ease of 2x optical zoom, the battery capacity that is far superior to iPhone 7, and the 3GB of RAM it contains.

The performance has been excellent, but as with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, this year 2017 in September everything could change depending on the form and content of iOS 11.

The battery issue in this device is perfect, there are no problems (for now) and its operation is excellent. From what I’ve exposed so far, giving a rating to the iPhone 7 Plus with iOS 10 might be 10, but with iOS 11 it might go down.

In conclusion, I could only say that one should enjoy the devices from the first moment until their end, or at least until the time comes to be able to change it for another one. If you are about to change your mobile phone, find out about the specifications of the devices and evaluate if it is a good time. Above all, take good care of the iPhone you have now. It is very easy to complain or be angry with Apple, but if you are very careful with your iPhone, the experience could be extended a little longer in time.

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