The Cupertino giant, Apple has announced the upgraded and as they call it ‘the smarter versions’ of all the previous Apple devices, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. These iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are equipped with some of the astonishing features which were very hard to be integrated in such a small device though they have managed to introduce the 3D touch, super high resolution, 4K video recording and a new A9 processor which is faster than the fastest by far. In fact, the only real difference is the addition of a new color that was first seen with the Apple Watch. There are four color choices in total: silver, gold, space gray, and rose gold. While the outside might be largely unchanged, inside you’ll find several key improvements to the iPhone experience. Let’s jump in and take a look.
Apple iPhone 6S Specifications and Design | Apple iPhone 6S Plus Specs and Design
Once again no surprises here. Apple typically refreshes the design of their new iPhones every other year. With Apple announcing a redesigned iPhone last year, this year’s iPhones are pretty much the same. The iPhone 6s will be the smaller of the two with a 4.7-inch display while the iPhone 6s Plus will retain a 5.5-inch display, same as its predecessor.
There is no mention of whether Apple has successfully slimmed down the device, or if the rumors are true and that Apple actually made the devices thicker, although checking the specs page has revealed that both models are thicker by 0.1-inches. We suppose that’s something Apple wouldn’t really want to market. Apple has also introduced a rose gold color option as per the rumors, and have opted for the use of the aluminum 7000 series and an ion-x glass display, both of which should make the phone sturdier.
Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus Processor
Just as we suspected, Apple has introduced the A9 processor. According to the Cupertino company, the A9 is 70% faster than the A8 in CPU tasks, and 90% faster in graphics tasks. Apple has also decided that this year, they will be building the M9 co-processor into the chipset itself.
This allows the M9 to be always on, so what does that mean? Like the earlier rumors suggested, this means that features such as “Hey Siri” will always be enabled. This allows users to activate Siri by saying, “Hey Siri” without touching the phone.
Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus Features (NEW)
- 3D Touch: One of the new features of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus is 3D touch. This feature can detect the pressure put on the display of the phone to activate certain functions. For example tapping lightly might bring up a peek at a new message or email, but pressing a bit harder will actually launch the message in full.
According to Apple’s SVP of software engineer Craig Federighi, “You’re trying to read minds. And yet you have a user who might be using his thumb, his finger, might be emotional at the moment, might be walking, might be laying on the couch. These things don’t affect intent, but they do affect what a sensor sees.”
- Camera: The new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus have upgraded cameras. The rear-facing camera is now of the 12MP variety. Deep trench isolation is introduced which seperates the photodiodes according to Apple will help maintain more accurate and precise color. Apple is also boasting improved low-light photography and reduced noise, although we suppose we will have to take it for a spin ourselves to get a better idea. There will also be 4K video recording, and best of all users will be able to edit the videos directly within the iPhone itself. The front facing camera will have a 5MP sensor and a flash too.
Apple iOS 9 Release Date
Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus Price and Availability
The good news is that Apple has not increased the price of its new iPhones. It will be priced exactly the same as its predecessor with the iPhone 6s starting at $199, and the iPhone 6s Plus starting at $299. These are contract prices, but we can only assume the unlocked price will remain the same as well. Apple has also introduced the iPhone Upgrade Program. This lets customers upgrade their iPhone every year. It will require them to pay 24-month instalments, but they will get to upgrade yearly.
The new iPhones will be available for pre-order starting this Friday on the 12th of September, and they will be released a couple of weeks later on the 25th of September. Tell us what do you think about the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus? Are you eager to buy it? or you dont like it? Share your views with us in the comments section and discuss to let Apple know the audience votes!