What Is The Meaning Of S On the iPhone 6S Or 6S Plus

Meaning of the S on iPhone 6S Series
Meaning of the S on iPhone 6S Series

For many of the iPhone Users, this question still bothers a lot. Apple released the successor for quite some models with adding the S. Though Apple never declared the exact reason for adding an S instead of the next number for those models. One good reason is that they shared similar size or dimensions in most cases. But that doesn’t apply for some of the models. Apples one of the most favorite models is the 6S series. Even in the 2020 iPhone 6S series still worthy to many. So, many wonder about the meaning of S on the iPhone 6S or 6S Plus.

What Apple Said About The S On the iPhones

After releasing the iPhone 3G, Apple released the sequel iPhone 3GS. People asked about the meaning of that S. As of October 2011 when this was first asked, there was no official answer to that question. But after releasing the iPhone 3GS, Apple officially stated, “the S is for speed.”

The same question arose after releasing the iPhone 4S. However, in an interview at the All Things D Conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “some people might say it stands for Siri or speed. We were thinking of Siri when we did it.” So the official answer from Apple is that the S in iPhone 4S stands for Siri.

After that, there was iPhone 5S and the iPhone 6S series. But Apple never confirmed anything specific for these models. So the meaning of the S on the iPhone 6S or 6S series can not be confirmed. But there are many theories based on the guess of the mass.

Like for the iPhone 5S, fans say the “S” is for “Security“. As there was added security by the inclusion of the touch ID.

Meaning Of The S On The iPhone 6S Or 6S Plus

As we said there are no concrete answers from Apple. So, all the possible answers are the guess by the fans or the media.

Some say the “S” always stands for “Successor“. Like the iPhone 6S makes great improvements from the iPhone 6 in many aspects. But the design was the same. Since it doesn’t have a new design, Apple didn’t really call it the iPhone 7. Rather named it by adding one S after the iPhone 6.

Since the “S” in iPhone 6s is still largely debated. Many believe the meaning of the S on the iPhone 6S or 6S plus stands for Sensitivity. As there was this inclusion of 3D Touch feature for the first time.

For many, it is just an added symbol to show that this model has improvements (Superiority) upon its predecessor, but is not altogether different. So, for them, S stands for Superiority.

Written by M M Hassan

Technical Blog Writer


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