Urban Armor Gear for iPhone 6 and 6S Review

What does a successful case manufacturer do when a new iPhone launches and it still fits in the existing cases?  They launch new colors.  This is the new UAG case for iPhone 6 and 6S in Cobalt blue.  The other two new colors are Magma red and Ash gray and both feature this shiny transparent finish.  UAG was kind enough to send me this case for review and in this review we'll touch on what's different in the transparent cases versus the solid colors and also highlight why this is still my top recommendation for a slim but tough iPhone case.


iPhone 6S Review - What Jumps Out

There's a new iPhone on the scene and because it's an S series it looks exactly like last year's iPhone.  However, Apple's tagline this time around is "the only thing that's changed is everything".  And in some sense that's true.  There's new aluminum here that's the same 7000 series aluminum that's used in the Apple Watch.  It's stronger and should prevent "bendgate" issues.  The glass on the front is also new as well and should be more resilient.  In addition to that the phone is one tenth of a millimeter wider, two tenths taller, and two tenths thicker.  Most of those specifications you're not going to notice.  The one you will notice is the weight.  Because of the extra sensors for 3D Touch the phone is 14 grams heavier, and that's a welcome change.  To get an idea of exactly how heavier 14 grams is, it's about the same as 14 M&M's.


iPhone 6S - Do You Need a New Case?

In a sea of cases does your iPhone 6S still fit?

There's a new iPhone on the scene. And since it's an S model it looks exactly like last years iPhone. However if you look closely there have been some slight changes. According to Apples specifications the phone is now a tenth of a millimeter wider and two tenths taller and thicker. Those slight differences won't mean much on most cases but in some situations it can create problems.