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.