Searching for the perfect gift this holiday season? Look no further, may I suggest gifting your loved ones with a brand new phone. You cannot go wrong with a phone because it is something that everyone can use and will need! It is both luxurious and practical and will show that you are not only a pragmatic gifter but also a smart one. A special present that can do no wrong, surprise him or her with a dazzling iPhone 6s in Rose Gold under the tree this year.
Nowadays, your phone is your life, your window to the world and your source of amusement and entertainment. I barely know anybody that can survive without a smart phone and I have to admit it can be stressful when you have a phone that doesn't work. I actually held out for a long time before getting the iPhone 6s because I wanted to wait for it in the rose gold. So glad that I waited, the rose gold is just gorgeous and truly unique. I would say the the colour is actually more pink and only the apple sign and other small details are a true rose gold. However, that doesn't bother me a bit because never have I seen a phone so pretty, easy to use and comfortable to hold.
Hidden Features of iOS 9
Upgrading to the six was quite significant for me from the iphone 5, with many features that I had to discover and rediscover. The new software update has settings to save battery life, a better Siri, more photo options that makes iOS 9 so worth it! (1) Below are some of my favourites:)
Photos: As a fashion blogger the quality of photos and videos is everything and now you can draw, put text and add a signature on your hd photos. Only available in the mail option, simply press down and choose "Markup" (2)
Camera: A really cool default feature in the camera are live photos! Described as neither a GIF or video, a ripple in the water will seem "alive" when you view it or use it in the home or lock screen. Simply press the bullseye icon in between the HDR and timer and you will be able to use this new approach in capturing memories (3). Also it is easier to select a bunch of photo by pressing Select and then dragging your finger across as many as you want (4).
Albums: A few new folders have been added such as Screenshots and Selfies where photos are automatically put into those folders when you take a screenshot or selfie. So convenient!
WiFi Assist: I am on the fence about this feature because it is great when your WiFi signal is low and weak. However, be aware that if you do not turn this option off you will be paying a lot in your cellphone bill. So only use this when you absolutely have to.
Notes: Apple have really upgraded their Notes and brought it to life in iOS 9 (5) by integrating some extensive and advance multi-tasking options. Now you can finally change font sizes, bold, italicize, underline, use bullet points, sketch or doodle, use a ruler for precision, add photos and embed URL and maps onto your notes. It really comes in handy when you are in need of some serious planning and not just a quick jot down (6)
3D Touch: The last feature I want to touch on and the most advance and unique, is the 3D Touch. To activate this option go into accessibility in settings and swipe it on. Once on, It detects the different amount of pressure you place on an app and allows quicker access by "Peeking" and "Popping". Useful in gaming for increase interaction and sensitivity, a quicker access to mail and to activate Live Photos, 3D touch is definitely the ruler of the new iOS world (7). For more information on how to use the new system and the mechanics behind apples 3D Touch technology- view this helpful video.
* I am really not a huge fan of the stock USB light cable - so I suggest something more sturdy like the ones from Griffin Technology, a Nashville based company that makes quality and luxury accessories for iPhone's and Androids. Check out my pick here
Thanks so much for reading and I hope that you have enjoyed some of the hidden and new features of the iPhone 6s and will reward a special someone with this swoon-worthy gift. Until next time, stay glam and chic and happy shopping -xoxo Spirit
iPhone 6s Rose Gold 64GB : Apple Stores
(1)(2) Ann-Marie Alcantara "18 Hidden iOS 9 Features That Will Change Your Life" www.popsugar.com Nov. 27, 2015 link
(3)(4) Brinton Parker "The New iPhone's Camera Does Something Really F*cking Cool" www.popsugar.com Dec. 5, 2015 Link
(5)(6)Caitlin McGarry "Meet the new Notes, iOS 9's feature-packed Evernote rival" http://www.macworld.com Sept. 16, 2015 Link
(7) Michael Sawh "What can 3D Touch do on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus?" http://www.trustedreviews.com/ Sept 25 2015 Link
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