If you have an iPhone 6S or older, it's officially time to upgrade to a new phone

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If you have an iPhone 6S or older, it's officially time to upgrade to a new phone

Now that Apple's new iPhones are out, there's a bigger difference than ever between the older devices and the new ones.

That means that if you own an iPhone 6S or older, it's probably time to start thinking about upgrading.

There are five key reasons why you should upgrade, including battery life, performance, design, and the camera.

Anyone who owns an iPhone 6S or older, it's time: you probably need to buy a new phone.

It's not an emergency, of course. It can wait until the end of your phone contract, or the holidays, or whenever you get a nice little bonus at work.

But when the time comes, don't put it off.


That's because in 2018, the new phones are finally a big enough upgrade from the old device that you'll feel a noticeable difference in your quality of life.

So if you have an iPhone 5, 5S, 6, or 6S - or even if you're holding on to a practically ancient iPhone 4 or 4S - here are the 5 reasons why you should upgrade to a new iPhone.

1. The battery life

If you have an iPhone that's a few years old, I don't need to tell you how terrible your battery life is.

I use an iPhone 6S, and at this point, it's hard to get to 5 PM on a single charge — I almost always recharge my phone in the middle of the day. And a few weekends ago when it got really chilly outside, my phone started doing that fun thing where it shuts itself off, even with 30% battery left, because the outside temperature is too low.

I've only had my phone for not-quite-two-years, so I can't imagine how grim the battery life is for anyone with an older phone.

When you look at the battery life on any of the three new iPhones Apple unveiled this fall, it feels almost luxurious:

The iPhone XS gets 14 hours of video playback, 12 hours of internet use, and 20 hours of talk time

The iPhone XS Max gets 15 hours of video playback, 13 hours of internet use, and 25 hours of talk time

The iPhone XR gets 16 hours of video playback, 15 hours of internet use, and 25 hours of talk time

2. The camera

Even last year, there was almost no major, noticeable difference between the camera on the 3-year-old iPhone 6S and the one on the new iPhone 8.

But this year, the cameras on the new phones are miles ahead of the cameras on older devices.

Here's a photo of the same place, shot almost side by side. The image on the left was taken with my iPhone 6S, while the image on the right was taken with the new iPhone XR:

Pretty big difference, right?

That's because Apple has added a bunch of upgrades to its recent iPhones, including better low-light performance and a new feature called Smart HDR, which automatically blends together the best parts of separate exposures into one photo.

3. The execution 

In case you're utilizing a 3-year-old — or 4-year-old, or 5-year-old — iPhone, that implies you're additionally utilizing a years of age chip. 

Let's assume you're utilizing the iPhone 6S, as am I. Your gadget has the A9 chip, which at the time, was top notch. In any case, nowadays, Apple's new telephones accompanied an A12 Bionic chip, which Apple guarantees will give the gadgets speed and ease, the capacity to encounter increased reality, and decent to-have highlights like profundity control when you're utilizing picture mode (in the event that you utilize a more seasoned iPhone, your gadget doesn't have representation mode). 

What this implies in your everyday life is that your telephone doesn't open applications as fast as it should, it doesn't switch between pages smoothly, it's ease back to do things like erase messages or send an image to somebody, and it only all around fills your heart with joy a tad slower. 

Another telephone like the iPhone XS or the iPhone XR would illuminate a portion of those issues. 

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