If you were looking forward to getting an iPhone at a dirt-cheap price, this is perhaps your best opportunity. Right now, shopping at Best Buy, you might be able to get the 16GB Apple iPhone 6s for as little as $1 – with a two-year contract with either Sprint or Verizon, CNET reports.
The normal price of the 16GB iPhone 6s with the same contract is $199. This means you are saving a whopping $198 on one of the most desirable smartphones of 2015. The offer is valid on all the four color options the 16GB iPhone 6s is available. These include silver, gold, Space Gray, and Rose Gold. For those interested, the $1 offer is also valid on the 16GB version of the iPhone 6, which is now a generation old. Only the Space Gray version of the iPhone 6 is available with this offer, though.
You only have three days left to take advantage of the offer, as the sale is expected to end this Sunday. If the deal wasn’t sweet enough, Best Buy is also offering a $200 gift card in case you trade in an iPhone 5S or one of its newer iPhone models for the iPhone 6s. The offer can be availed both online and offline. We have the link for the online sale here.
In case you are not a fan of online shopping, you can simply walk into any of your nearby Best Buy stores and to see if they have anything left in stock.
The iPhone 6s was announced back in September this year along with its larger screened cousin, the iPhone 6s Plus. While the design elements of both the phone remain the same, there are significant changes to the hardware on both the devices.
The new iPhone models get something Apple calls the 3D touch. This is similar to the force touch feature that Apple introduced earlier this year with their new, ultra-slim Macbook and Macbook pro models. The 3D touch feature makes use of a haptic sensor beneath the display of the phone that can differentiate between normal gestures and a forced touch. With 3D touch, iOS offers more ways to interact with the on-screen content.
While physically similar to the previous generation iPhone 6 models, the newer versions are made of better quality, 7000 series aluminum, which we first saw on the Apple Watch. The main reason to use stronger grade aluminum was the “Bendgate” scandal that became famous after last year’s iPhone launches. Many users complained about the iPhones being easily susceptible to bends.
On the hardware front too, there are several significant changes. The processor, for example, is now an Apple A9 System on Chip which Apple claims to be a 70 percent faster than the outgoing A8 chip. Graphics performance also sees a huge jump by 90 percent from the older iPhone. Apple has also increased the RAM from 1GB to 2GB. Another major change is the support for LTE Advanced. Thanks to the size of the haptic sensor, Apple had to slightly compromise the battery size and the 6S now comes with a 1700 mAh battery. That said, Apple does claim that the battery life for the end user remains unchanged thanks to heavy software optimizations.
The camera sees a major upgrade on this year’s iPhone 6s. The camera has now been upgraded to 12 megapixels. It also gets the much-needed 4k video capture option – a feature that had been long pending on the iPhone. A very interesting Time Lapse feature also makes its way into the features list.
With all these features, the iPhone 6s surely is a great deal for all of $1. So, are you getting one?
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