The Apple event wasn’t as surprising as it should have been, because a large number of details about the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus were already known to us thanks to leaks. These fresh handsets from Cupertino have been blessed with new 12MP iSight cameras as well as pressure sensitive 3D Touch displays, apart from a number of other upgrades.
Staying true to their predecessors, the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus feature 4.7-inch (1334 x 750 pixels) and 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) panels on their front surfaces. However, these displays are now pressure sensitive, as they open up new options when pressed harder upon.
This concept is same as that of the Force Touch technology which we’ve already seen on the Apple Watch. On iOS 9, 3D Touch is able to give you shortcuts and previews about the stuff you’re pressing hard upon. Moreover, there’s a new ‘Taptic engine’ accompanying it as well, offering a unique touch feedback.
Powering the operations of the iPhone 6S range is the new A9 chipset developed by Apple. This 64-bit assembly is supposed to offer 90 percent faster graphics performance and up to 70 percent faster CPU performance. An updated M9 co-processor has been paired with it moreover.
Coming to the camera, it’s a 12MP iSight unit we’re looking at. Thanks to larger resolution, 4K videos are finally possible. The images clicked from this camera that we’ve seen so far have looked extremely crisp and attractive. It should be noted that while the 6S does not feature optical image stabilization, the larger 6S Plus does grab this feature, just like last year’s models.
Then comes the selfie camera which is a 5MP unit now. There’s no actual front flash, but the screen brightens itself up appropriately while clicking selfies in the dark, in order to add more light to the images.
‘Hey Siri’ is another important trait that has gone into the new iPhone 6S devices. These handsets are now fully contextually aware, and are capable of firing up Siri with the ‘Hey Siri’ command even when they aren’t connected to their chargers.
The next-gen TouchID senor on these devices is said to be two times faster than the first-gen one. LTE Advanced support as well as twice as fast Wi-Fi are two of the other big headliners for these offerings.
It’s a pity that even with 4K recording onboard, the iPhones have chosen to have their base models offers just 16GB of storage. This will force users to limit their high-resolution clips to very short durations, and keep transferring them to other storage options regularly.
The pricing carries over from the preceding range, which itself gets cheaper as usual. The new iPhone 6S will be made available in the US on-contract with a two-year agreement at $199 (16GB), $299 (64GB) or $399 (128GB), while the 6S Plus model will go for $299 (16GB), $399 (64GB) and $499 (128GB).
The off-contract prices of the 6S are $649, $749 and $849 for the respective storage options, while those for the 6S Plus are $749, $849 and $949. Their pre-orders will begin on September 12, while they will be released on September 25. The US, the UK, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Japan will be among the first countries to get the two devices.
As you might have noticed already, the new Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus come drenched in a new rose gold color as well. These are all the substantial details about the smartphones which you should know. Tell us through your comments what you think about them.