iPhone 6s new LTE chip doubles the speed and the narrower motherboard could mean bigger battery

So the great guy Mark Gurman from 9to5Mac has even more real facts about the coming iPhone 6s. It will have a narrower motherboard that could possibly mean that the phone could get slightly bigger battery. And the new Qualcomm MDM9635M LTE chip is also more power efficient, so that together with iOS 9 power saving modes and more power efficient code will definitely make the new iPhone 6s have better battery life.

One of the main upgrades to the next iPhone’s internals will be a redesigned wireless system featuring a new Qualcomm-made LTE chip, as revealed by images of a prototype iPhone 6S logic board shared by a source. The new device will include Qualcomm’s MDM9635M chip, also known as the ‘9X35′ Gobi modem platform. This new chip promises significant performance improvements over the “9X25″ chip found inside of the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, capable of delivering up to twice the theoretical LTE download speeds…

And the 300 Mbps theoretical download speeds with the new LTE chip will be nice to have too :) the chip in the iPhone 6 can “only” handle half of that, 150 Mbps.

Via iPhone 6S to double LTE speeds, run more efficiently with new Qualcomm chip | 9to5Mac

iOS 8.4 gives you more free storage space and is fast and smooth

Ok, so after been using iOS 8.4 for almost a complete day now, I must say that it's very very smooth. It feels much faster.

And one of the best things with updating to iOS 8.4 is that you get more free storage space. I actually got almost 1GB more free storage on my 64GB iPad Air 2. And around 700MB on my 64GB iPhone 6.

That's what I call optimization and progress! Nice work Apple.

It's too bad that third-party keyboards still crashes a lot though, but I got the feeling that it got a tiny bit better now with iOS 8.4. So hopefully that annoying bug will be fixed in iOS 9.

And it also seems that the restarting of the device that sometimes happened when I installed app updates from the app store has stopped. Finally. That bug was quite annoying too.

And the battery life seems to be a bit better too on iOS 8.4. I have used my iPhone 6 a lot now (just above 4 hours of usage time at the moment), and still has 59% battery left. To me that feels a bit better.

So all in all I'm quite happy with iOS 8.4 and can highly recommend everyone to install this update.

PS. I still haven't bothered with testing the new Apple Music and Beats 1. I'm not so interesting in that. I don't use my devices for listening to music. I use them for work and content creation. But I eventually will try it out sometime.