Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not many people revisit the device to see how it feels a few months later, because everyone’s already focused on the next big deal coming down the pipe.
So let’s do something about that. Let’s see how we feel about devices when they’re not shiny and new anymore. This is After The Buzz.
For nearly six consecutive years, an iPhone has always been one of the two phones I carry. Thin and light serves a purpose for me, as it allows the bulkier Android phone to blend better with a thinner iPhone in my pocket. In the past, the Android would be the secondary phone I would carry, but for the first time ever 2016 has relegated the iPhone to that title, and there are various reasons why.
In today’s episode of After The Buzz, we discuss why the iPhone 6s is proof that 2016 is not Apple’s best year.