iPhone 6s lives on with a cheaper price tag

By

iPhone 6s
iPhone 6s is sticking around for now.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

The iPhone 6s, which made its debut in 2015, lives on following the launch of iPhone 8 and iPhone X. It’s now one of the most affordable smartphones you can buy from the Apple store, and unlike iPhone SE, it offers a larger Retina HD display and 3D Touch.

Apple often likes to make the gap between it’s most affordable and most expensive devices as big as possible. It knows most of us would rather find the cash for the latter than sacrifice performance and features we might need.

This is why Apple Watch Series 2 is no longer available following the launch of Series 3. But this isn’t the route Apple has taken with the iPhone, which remains available in a variety of iterations at different price points to serve as many consumers as possible.

Two years after its launch, iPhone 6s remains available to purchase from Apple.com. It now starts at $449 with 32GB of storage, whereas iPhone 6s Plus starts at $549. Both devices also come in a 128GB option for $549 and $649 respectively.

If you want to save even more, you can pick one up from Apple’s certified refurbished store, where a 16GB model can be had for as little as $369.

Sure, iPhone 6s is past its best now, but it’s still a terrific smartphone. It packs a powerful A9 processor, a capable 12-megapixel iSight camera, a decent Retina HD display, and even modern Apple features like Touch ID, Apple Pay, and 3D Touch.

It’s also compatible with iOS 11 — available to all tomorrow — which brings big new features and improvements, including enhanced Siri, better Live Photos with editing, new Camera filters, a redesigned App Store, and lots more.

If you’re looking for an iPhone on a budget, then, and you don’t want to settle for a tiny screen, iPhone 6s could well be the perfect smartphone for you. And you can order yours today with free next-day shipping to most locations.

  • Mark Lawson

    Killian Bell, you have it in the text as an 8 MP iSight camera.
    It actually has the 12mp iSight rear and 5mp front.
    It’s the device I am currently using and don’t plan to upgrade to the 8 or X anytime soon.
    Just saying

    • Bespin

      I’m sure you are not alone and don’t see the sense in buying a 2 year old 6s in 2017 the way apple does not truly optimize iOS for older devices hence the slowdowns. Its buying into obsolescence for 649, not a great way to go. Same basic camera as the X you are fine.

      • fabio foggetti

        I bought my 6s six month ago. It runs smooth, excellent in doing everything.

    • KillianBell

      Ah yes. Thanks for that. I have updated.

  • Jeff McLean

    I have the 6s and I don’t think the 8 is that big of an upgrade for the price. Will be looking at the X in late October.

  • It comes with a 12 mp cam!