Apple has finally launched its two new iPhones, the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus with the same design as last year, but still a lot new and different bubbling on the inside.
The change which should make the biggest difference to user experience will be the incorporation of 3D touch (Forced Touch) which senses different levels of pressures and the tuned-in iOS 9 responds accordingly.
All native apps are already optimized for 3D touch. You can press hard on the mail app and read your mails or press harder to read some more. A great implementation is in camera app, where you can press all images to turn them into short videos, which apple calls Live photos. This will work for all clicked images. What apple does, others follow sincerely. And thus, we expect to see forced touch on loads of other devices in near future.
The rear iSight camera now has a 12MP sensor with faster AF, two tone flash and 4K video recording capability. On the front side, Facetime camera has a 5MP sensor and can use the retina display as a dual tone LED flash.
The iPhone 6s includes a 4.7 Inch Retina display with 1344 x 750 pixels and measures 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm. The iPhone 6s Plus, on the other hand, includes a 5.7 Inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixels and measures 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm. Both handses are powered by the new A9 chipset, which is 70 percent faster than A8 in last gen iPhones. Both phones are rated to deliver 10 hours of battery backup.
The new iPhones will be available for pre-order starting from September 12. The iPhone 6s price will start from $199 for a 2 year contract and the iPhone 6s Plus starts at $299 for 2 year contract. Both will be available in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB variants.
Key specifications of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus:
|Model||iPhone 6s||iPhone 6s Plus|
|Display||4.7 Inch Retina Display, 1344 x 750 pixels||5.5 Inch Retina Display, 1920 X 1080 pixels|
|Camera||12MP Rear with dual LED flash, 5MP front|
|Battery||10 Hours of mixed usage|
|RAM||Not Specified||Not Specified|
|Internal Memory||16GB/ 64GB/ 128GB||16GB/ 64GB/ 128GB|
|Dimensions and Weight||138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm||158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm|
|Price||Starts at $199 (2 year contract)||Starts at $299 (2 year contract)|