The latest generation of iPhone was unveiled today – iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. For the past months, there has been a whole lot of rumour all over the net suggesting that Apple would integrate a Force Touch Display, update the devices’ cameras, and use a more powerful processor.
It’s 9th September and the long awaited moment finally arrived, The Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus was unveiled today.
Here’s all you need to know about the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus:
Since it’s an ‘S’ series, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus do not look all that different from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus respectively. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models are made with a brand new Apple custom alloy, the same alloys used in the aerospace industry. The Apple team has also introduced a new type of stronger glass for the display.
A new feature known as 3D Touch has been introduced. Using Force Touch, which is already available on the Apple Watch and on new MacBooks, users can hold down on various apps to both ‘peek’ and ‘pop’.
For example, lightly tap on the camera icon to get camera options, and press harder to go straight into selfie mode.
It’s not just default Apple apps that use Force Touch — Instagram, Facebook and other third party apps have integrated 3D Touch to let users peek and pop.
Force Touch can also be used to switch between apps instead of using the old double-tap on the home button. Simply Force Touch the edge of the display and swipe between previously opened apps. Cool, isn’t it?
An additional array of sensors located under the display makes this feature possible.
The new A9 processor found in the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus is 70 percent faster than the A8 chip used in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and has 90 percent faster graphics performance than the previous generation.
The 12 megapixel camera which the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus offers is the first increase in megapixels apple is doing for the first time in many years now.
The new iSight camera still protrudes slightly from the body of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, just as it does on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and is capable of taking 4k video.
The front camera of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been upgraded to a 5-megapixel camera. Apple has also added a new front-facing flash feature that uses the LED screen to mimic a TrueTone flash that you’d find on the back of the camera.
Pricing and Availability
The new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will come in the exact same prices and configurations as the previous generation in terms of pricing and availability, starting at $199 and $299 respectively for the 16GB model.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus would be available for purchase starting from September 25th.