Apple announces iPhone 6S and iPhone 6s Plus
Finally iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are official. iPhone 6S features a 4.7 inch display and iPhone 6S plus features 5.5 inch display. Apple has also added stronger glass for the display to protect it from scratches and damage.
Display of the phone features ‘3D Touch’ which is the new name for Force Touch. For this Force touch, Apple has also added added capacitive sensors between the display and backlight which measure tiny changes between glass and backlight pressure. So, normal tap will offer different function and force touch will offer different function. For example normal tap will open settings and force tap will open selfie mode. Third-party apps can also use force touch to integrate different functions in their apps.
It comes in 4 different metal shades: rose gold aluminum, gold, space grey and white.
These iPhone models are packed with new A9 chips. Apple claims that new iPhone are 70 percent faster at CPU tasks and 90 percent faster at graphics tasks than iPhones models launched last year.
Along with this new A9 processor, Apple has also added brand new M9 coprocessor that is always on for various functions.
It has 12 megapixel iSight rear camera which captures awesome photos. It can also record 4K videos, capturing 8 million pixels in every frame of video. It also has dual tone dual-LED flash for low level photography. To maintain accurate color quality and reduce noise, Apple has introduced ‘deep trench isolation’.
It has 5 megapixel facetime camera at front. It does not have front flash but display will be used for offering light while using front camera in low light. Front camera can also record full HD videos.
Apple also introduced a new feature called ‘Live Photos’ which captures few extra frames before and after you capture a photo.
In connectivity, it features LTE advanced. It is twice as fast but you can only use it if your carrier supports. WiFi on this phone also supports data transfer up to 866mbps. Other connectivity features are Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE, A-GPS with GLONASS, NFC for Apple Pay.
IPhone 6S is priced at $199 for 16 GB variant and iPhone 6S Plus 16 GB is priced at $299. See price of other storage models in below photo. iPhone 6s will be available in the above countries from September 12. Apple will also offer a new upgrade program in the US. In this upgrade program, customers can upgrade to the latest for $32 per month with 2 years of contract.