The iPhone 6s craze isn’t ending any time soon. According to Mac Rumors, during the launch weekend alone, over 13 million iPhone 6s and 6s Plus units were sold. To add insult to injury for Android lovers, iPhone sales not only boomed during the launch weekend, but sales figures remained consistently high last quarter. In many European cities, Android has continued to struggle to gain market share in the high end smartphone niche, whereas iPhone outperforms.
The new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have the same great features at the iPhone 6, plus they’re a lot more resistant to damage. The new iPhone models were shown to be mostly bend proof and resistant to water.
For consumers who are lucky enough to have the newest iPhone model, it only makes sense to take full advantage of it and test out the best apps to use on its big screen. Here’s a roundup of the best apps to use with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
- iMovie. Not only has iMovie been updated to take advantage of the bigger phone display on the iPhone 6 models, but the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus can also shoot in 4K. The high definition video footage taken using the newer iPhone models can then be viewed using iMovie theater. If users are so inclined, they can also use iMovie to turn their iPhone video footage into fun movie trailers. Being able to shoot 4K video on a camera (or rather, phone) that fits in user’s pockets is pretty impressive.
- News 360. This app has been a great source for personalized news for a while, but it’s even faster and more user friendly on the iPhone 6s, thanks to 3D touch. Top stories, local news and more can be accessed easily by the touch of a simple icon.
- P2p kit. p2pkit is not an app but definitely worth mentioning. It’s an SDK that powers apps that understand their proximity to nearby devices. This is great for mobile app developers who want to add proximity features to their apps to allow users to discover and communicate with each other, even when they’re not connected to the internet. p2pkit recently powered the winning teams at two major Hackathons in Europe and has thus far been used in dozens of apps – from payment, social sharing, gaming, dating and people discovery apps. Developers who are creating apps targeted towards the new iPhone 6s models should keep this handy SDK in mind. It can be very valuable for dating or networking, for example.
- Sky Guide. This app is best for people who are into stargazing, but it’s undoubtedly the best star gazing app for the iPhone and the 6s makes it even more fun to use. It’s optimized for larger sized phones and the user interface is sleek. Users can simply gaze the night sky or do more detailed searches for sun, moon, planets and satellite passes.
- Drafts 4. Most people don’t think of their iPhone when it comes to writing or creating a written draft of something, but all that has changed with the iPhone 6s. Drafts 4 has come a long way and its user interface has been upgraded to mesh perfectly with iPhone 6s. The app is fully optimized using 3D touch and the extended keyboard can be fully customized, making it easy to jot down notes or even long form copy.
The iPhone 6s models not only offer users high end features such as wifi calling, optical image stabilization, Apple Pay and high definition video recording, but also an improved experience on many popular mobile apps. With the addition of 3D touch, along with the large sized screen, iPhone 6 and 6s deliver exactly what high end smartphone customers are looking for.
[Photo credit: CNet.com and p2pkit]