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I was surprised to find my iPhone 6S arrived on Friday the 25th, the day it was arriving to everyone who preordered it. I was one of those people who put in the preorder in the last possible minute, I guess I just got lucky. This is the first new phone I've had in years, replacing my old iPhone 5, which I'm about ready to throw out, and by that I really mean pass it onto my parents like most tech items seem to go in my family.

The security with shipping of the iPhone 6S is quite strict. Good thing I was working from home that day or I'd have to wait till next week to pick it up since I am the only person who would be allowed to receive it.

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Anyway once you get past all the security seals, the box is beautiful, like most things Apple. This phone is heavier than the iPhone 5, as expected, because it is quite a bit larger.

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So what's in the box? Instruction manual. Headphones. Charger. Lightning cable. The charger is quite different and much smaller. I think this new design has been around for a while, but I like the old fashioned 5W chargers Apple used to have. These new chargers just don't feel like much, they look stumpy and as if someone took a chainsaw to them. So for me, the charger stays in the box, along with the headphones.
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Lets see what it's like next to the iPhone 5. Excuse the dust and all the scratches, that old phone has been around the block!

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iPhone 6S is bigger, more rounded, and feels smoother. I was really looking forward to the larger display so this is great.

There is an extra row of app icons which I like and the 3D touch is quite cool, though not many apps support it yet. I really like the biometric/fingerprint unlocking too, just press the home button with my thumb and it's unlocked - compared to Android where it's a multi-step process even with biometric unlocking.

So after less than a day with the phone I am quite happy. Maybe next time I won't wait this long to get an upgrade!

-i

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