Apple event the company pulled the wraps off the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus.
The phones keeps the exterior of its predecessor, but features all new internals
and some nice new extras. Those include a new processor, updated cameras at the
front and back, and a pressure sensitive 3D Touch display.
addition to multitouch, the new phones
recognizes force. It works on the homescreen and gives you shortcuts on the
stuff you do frequently. Pressing lightly on an email thread, gives you a
preview of the message, for example.
provides distinct and tactile feedback to your presses. Under the display,
there’s a vibrating “Taptic engine”, which is similar to the one found on the
Macbook trackpad and on the Apple Watch.
the display is 4.7" for iPhone 6s ant 5.5" for iPhone 6s plus Retina display found on the iPhone 6 and
iPhone 6 plus.
on the iPhone 6s is the Apple A9 chipset. It’s the company’s third generation
64-bit chipset and offers up to 90% faster console-class GPU as well as up to
70% faster CPU performance, according to the company. It also offers new
transistor architecture, which Apple is yet to expand upon.
co-processor is also updated. However, we're yet to find out how it has been
New 12MP iSight camera
6s features Apple's all new 12MP iSight camera. It features 50% more pixels as
well as 50% more focus pixels.
12MP camera can now shoot 4K video, too.
the front-facing camera is now 5MP and uses the LCD display as a true-tone
flash. There's a special chip inside the iPhone 6s, which drives the display up
to 3x brighter in order to provide the best possible lighting for your selfies.
2-nd generation TouchID
times faster than the first generation TouchID, as per Phill Schiller.
6s ships with LTE Advanced as well as twice as fast Wi-Fi. The latter is
probably thanks to MiMo antenna technology inside, but that hasn't been
confirmed just yet.
unveiled new accessories - a bunch of leather and silicone cases. There's also
a new charging dock, which will be offered in the same four colors as the
iPhone 6s will be priced just like the iPhone 6. In the US, the phone will cost
$199 for the 16GB model with a two-year contract. The 64GB and 128GB ones will
retail for $299 and $399, respectively.
start September 12, while sales commence on September 25. The phone will launch
in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Japan.
In Germany, the iPhone 6s will start at €739
off-contract for the 16GB model. The 64GB will sell for €849 and the 128GB will
go for €959. In France, prices are bumped by €10 on each tier.
As for the UK, prices start at £539, while the 64GB
and 128GB iPhone 6s models cost £619 and £699, respectively.
The Apple iPhone 6s Plus will start at $299 for the
16GB version, while the 64GB and 128GB will retail for $399 and $499,
respectively. These prices are with a two-year contract on AT&T, Verizon,
T-Mobile, or Sprint in the US.
The off-contract prices are $749, $849, $949 for
the iPhone 6s Plus for 16, 64 and 128GB options. The EU prices begin at €849
(£619 in UK) for the base 16GB version, but prices will quickly rise up if you
go for the versions with more storage. €959 (£699) will get you the 64GB
version, while the 128GB version will cost €1,069 (£789).