Is the iPhone 6s worth the price?

iphoneThe iPhone 6, 6s and 6s plus just entered the market for purchase and everyone is jumping to purchase one. It carries a huge price tag of $649.00. That’s an investment I never thought I would make for a phone.

I switched to my first iPhone a few years ago by purchasing the iPhone 4. The transition from an old fashioned flip-phone was very frustrating. In fact, I was ready to throw in the towel and return it, but fellow iPhone users kept telling me that once I learned how to use the new device I would LOVE it! I’m not one for reading manuals so I took to youtube which helped. The turning point for me was to actually be shown how to use the basics of the phone. I turned to a 14 year old! Absolutely. Who else would know more about modern electronic technology than a kid? After all, they are born into the technology, often introduced to a computer as a toddler. I was right. And all my fellow MAC users were right. Once I learned the basics of the iPhone I loved it. In fact, I bought a iPad and now own a MAC desktop as well.

Decisions, decisions. I wasn’t sure whether to upgrade to an iPhone 6, 6s or 6s plus so naturally I consulted my son-in-law, the Apple wizard. He pointed out that the iPhone 6s is powered by the custom-designed 64-bit A9 chip, which performs like a desktop computer. He also explained that it was much and definitely worth faster biting the bullet and paying the extra money for the 6s as the 6 would soon be outdated. I know I didn’t want the extra large size of the 6s plus simply because I am a runner and like to take my phone with me in case of emergencies. Larger wasn’t portable for me. I decided on the iPhone 6s in the new color Rose Quartz.

The highlights of the iPhone 6s is the much slimmer design, I love how it feels in my hand. It has quick actions that are manned from the home screen so you can take a picture or make a call quickly. It also hosts a quick shut-off button on the side. It’s security consists of the usual ‘find-my-phone’ and ability to wipe clean all data. It also has thumbprint recognition, plus a key-in password. I find the new device works at lightening speed and the camera takes awesome photos. The video offers slow motion, panoramic and shot-by-shot selections.

There is a new feature labeled ’emergency’ that is on the lock screen. This allows you so bypass the password or thumbprint recognition and dial 911 in case of emergency. In some cases this can be a problem for butt dials, but I’ve not had a problem with it.

I highly recommend the iPhone 6s. It’s slim design, lightening speed and newer technology are well worth the cost! And many cell carriers are now offering out-right purchases where you don’t have to extend your contract for two years. I have Verizon and opted to make monthly payments for the phone by adding it to my phone charge for 20 months.

One negative is that there are no waterproof cases designed for the iPhone 6’s yet. Lifelock is in the design process, but with the expense of this device and the fact that I run, this is of vital importance.

Dawn Ciccone is an avid athlete who runs with her iPhone. For information on running safety or training, please visit You Certainly Can Run, LLC,