HWM (Malaysia) - - ED'S NOTE -



It’s been three years and I’ve fi­nally done it. The iPhone 5 has served me well th­ese past few years, and though I have hoped to hold onto it for an­other year, a se­ries of un­for­tu­nate events – which ended with it fall­ing face down on solid ground – has left the de­vice in a pre­car­i­ous state: ex­posed in­nards, and the whole nine yards.

Turns out, I’m def­i­nitely not alone in this, as a re­cent sur­vey by Ot­ter­Box re­vealed that Malaysia recorded the high­est per­cent­age of users with dam­aged smart­phones in the Asia-Pa­cific re­gion. In fact, one-fifth of the re­spon­dents even ad­mit­ted to not hav­ing any pro­tec­tive cases or screen pro­tec­tors on their phones. You can read all about the find­ings on page 52 (“Dam­ag­ing Your Smart­phone in Malaysia”).

Sure, I’ve seen my fair share of large-screen smart­phones at work, but it re­ally didn’t hit me just how mi­cro­scopic every­thing looked on

NOVEM­BER 2015 the 4-inch dis­play un­til I re­tired the iPhone 5, and re­placed it with an iPhone 6s Plus. As with ev­ery new iPhone, the OS ran but­tery smooth with no per­ceiv­able lag – some­thing that can’t be said about the iPhone 5, post-iOS 9 up­grade.

Apart from the im­proved hard­ware, it has been a blast get­ting the most out of Live Pho­tos, 4K video record­ing, and of course, find­ing new ways to peek and pop around the apps with 3D Touch. But don’t just take my word for it – be sure to check out our three-page re­view of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on page 106.

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