With coming of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus you might be thinking how to have those features of new iPhone on your own old iPhone. Thinking of upgrading your old iPhone may require a bit of bucks and a good research. If your old iPhone is on a plan that allows for early or yearly upgrades, it won’t matter much either. And if not in a plan your old device needs to know that upgrading it to new features might cost much. Let us see the six major upgrades to look whether they are necessary or not.
Wanting to upgrade your old iPhone to iOS 9 and its apps need a better research to see whether it is compatible with your device or not. If having your iPhone 4 then it is not possible but iPhone 4s owners can do though in limitation. The iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c will be readily compatible and same goes for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. So that shows that if you are having iPhone 5 and above then it is the right decision to upgrade to iOS 9.
Think about the screen size. The iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5s all are of 4-inch screens. So even though they can run iOS 9, it’ll be at 1136×640-pixel form. The iPhone 6s has a 4.7-inch screen with 1336×750 pixels, and the iPhone 6s Plus has a 5.5-inch screen with a 1920×1080-pixel screen. So that shows that new apps cannot have a good display.
With the iPhone 6s Plus you have the ability to run Apple’s apps in iPad-style (two column layout) in landscape mode. You’ll also get Display Zoom which, if you’d rather not have more pixels but bigger ones, can help you read and see everything better. It is better for the smaller screen phone of 4 inch and below to get it tried at the stores first and also if it suits your style of iPad style viewing of apps on an iPhone in landscape then opt for the upgrade.
LTE and Wi-Fi
The iPhone 4s tops out at HSPA 14.4mbps and can’t access the much faster DC-HSPA+ 40mbps or LTE 100+mbps networks. That means you’ll be stuck on dial-up in an increasingly broadband world. The iPhone 5 series all support LTE but all top out at 100mbps. They’re also limited to 802.11n Wi-Fi. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus support LTE Advanced and can go to 150mbps. They also support 802.11ac Wi-Fi at 433mbps.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have 23 bands of LTE Advanced and can go to 300mbps, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi at up to 866mbps. If you’re in an area with LTE Advanced and/or if you have an 802.11ac router, moving data faster lets radios power down faster and ultimately saves battery life. You may want to upgrade for both.
The iPhone 4S has a fairly decent 8mp/1080p rear iSight cameras but still not so good front FaceTime camera. The iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c have slightly better iSight cameras, and the iPhone 5c has a better FaceTime camera as well with backside illumination. The iPhone 5s has the same better FaceTime camera and an even better iSight camera with support for burst mode and 120fps slow motion video. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus made all of that better and the 6 Plus added optical image stabilization (OIS).
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus make all of it bigger. The iSight camera is 12 megapixels and the FaceTime camera, 5 megapixels. Also with a front flash your night-time selfies are better to view. So it is good if you upgrade to the iPhone camera, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are that upgrade.
The iPhone 4S has the old 30-pin Dock connector. While there remain legacy accessories for that connector, all new iOS devices now use the Lightning connector. The iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5s all already have Lightning connectors. Therefore for an iPhone 4s, Lightning is just one of many, many reasons you might want to upgrade.
Touch ID And Apple Pay
Being an owner of iPhone 5 or iPhone 5c or older, you cannot use Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor. That means you cannot unlock your iPhone or authorize iTunes purchases at the touch of the finger. And if you own an iPhone 5s or older, you can’t use Apple Pay, which stores your credit card information on a secure element and lets you use tap-to-pay at NFC terminals in stores or shop online using apps from Apple, Target, and more. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus both have Touch ID 2, which is even faster than the original. If you’re not already on Touch ID and Apple Pay, that alone can be a great reason to upgrade.
Latest models iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is 3D Touch. It’s like a shortcut system—a warp tunnel—through iOS that lets you do everything faster. You can press and app to go right to an action. You can press a message or link and peek at a preview. If it interests you, you can press deeper and pop into it. It’s multi-touch gone multidimensional. That makes your iPhone superfast. So this up-gradation seems necessary for your iPhone old models as well.
With all these six major up gradations which allows your iPhone to have a smooth running and play you can look for any possibility that you find to upgrade them.