Howard Stern is one of the more than 13 million people (so far) with a brand new iPhone 6s. Stern is not a power user, he admits, so his review should be taken with a grain of silicon. But Howard was disappointed that the iPhone 6s “does nothing new.” Stern is nothing if not observant — while the iPhone 6s does have additional features, it’s not the giant feature leap that the iPhone 6 was. (The new leaps have been in the underlying technology.) Also: the things an iPhone 6s does do a lot better aren’t what Howard Stern needs. One example is the new flash on the front of the phone, designed to improve the quality of selfies. Howard Stern has enough people taking his picture — this is surely an upgrade he doesn’t need.
Stern confessed to not using Siri that much either, so the improvements in Siri don’t register with him. Thing is, Stern likes his new iPhone anyway. He thinks it feels like a better device, “sturdier” and better looking. Stern’s still not sure that was worth the couple hundred extra bucks he dropped for a new one, since it doesn’t change his life. It “used to matter” when they came out with a new phone, Stern said, implying it doesn’t anymore. 13 million people (and counting) disagree. But will it keep mattering? Stern thinks the iPhone has plateaued. Maybe if the Howard Stern Show goes Over The Top he’ll feel differently about all the iPhone 6s can do.