To much applause, a regular scene at Apple events, the Cupertino tech giant announced the next iPhones, the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. No one is to be awarded for guessing the names right before the announcement, as Apple follows a good naming tradition, and for the very first time, it came up with the “Plus” phablet last year.
Now, what’s different this time? Not the design. Nope, the design stays the same and that won’t annoy many, because the iPhone 6 was great with the curved edges. But, read below to see what’s packed into the the new devices.
The size of display remains the same as last year, with the iPhone 6s coming with a 4.7-inch display, while the iPhone 6s Plus having a 5.5-inch display.
This was well expected as well, the force touch called as 3D touch as it recognises touch in three patterns. Added functionality and working like a right click for the iPhone, the 3D touch will give something on a light touch, and something else for a hard press.
The capacitive sensors for 3D touch are integrated into the backlight of retina display, and they measure the distance between glass and backlight. The taptic engine is integrated in the new iPhones. The way hardware and software work together to give different responses to the touch, based on the time and pressure the display is pressed for, it looks a great feature in the newly introduced iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
There is a lot that can be done with the new 3D touch technology, including an emergency selfie shortcut, peeking across the apps and view web links inside the email, and it necessarily eliminates the need to take unnecessary extra steps to go to a particular section from where you are currently.
Features and Specs on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
The new iPhones come with the new Apple A9 chipset, third-gen 64-bit chip with a new transistor architecture. Apple did churn out a few numbers, mentioning that the A9 is 70% faster than A8, and 90% faster on graphics performance.
The M9 Motion coprocessor is always-on and is embedded with the A9 chip. It actively checks for the movements on the device.
2nd gen. Touch ID is what comes in the new iPhones.
Camera – The all new iSight camera is a 12-megapixel shooter comes with with 50% more pixels than that in the iPhone 6. It comes with an even more accurate autofocus, and to reduce the noise in pictures, a new deep trench isolation technology is used to separate the diodes and make the accuracy better.
4K video recording is finally possible on the new iPhones, and 63-megapixel Panorama pictures can be taken as well.
Front camera – The new FaceTime camera comes with a 5-megapixel sensor, and it comes with a retina flash. Not a flash to be true, but the display becomes 3x brighter than usual to make the selfies brighter.
Live Photos – Now this is where the use of 3D touch looks great. Press with 3D touch on a photo and it becomes animated, with sound. This is what they call as Live Photos.
App available in Play Store, to shift to iOS – Making it easier for users to switch to iOS, an app is now available on Google Play Store, and it helps in making a move to iOS.
Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Specifications
- iPhone 6s: 4.7-inch display
- iPhone 6s Plus: 5.5-inch display
- 3D Touch
- 7000 series Aluminum material
- 64-bit A9 chip with M9 motion co-processor
- 2nd gen. Touch ID
- 12MP rear camera with 4K video recording
- 5MP front camera
- LTE advanced
- 16GB: $199
- 64GB: $299
- 128GB: $399
Apple iPhone 6s Plus Pricing
- 16GB: $299
- 64GB: $399
- 128GB: $499
The new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus comes in four colors – Silver, gold, space gray, rose gold.
These two new iPhones will be available from September 25th, and the iOS 9 will be available from September 16th. India isn’t in the list of countries where the new iPhones will be released first. Apple plans to roll out these to over 130 countries and over 400 countries by the end of 2015.