iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s plus announced! Here’s all you need to know.

Apple has introduced the new generation of iPhone series i.e. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus. And it’s more of a feature upgrade this time. The physical dimensions are same as iPhone 6 and 6 plus, but there are multiple upgrades in features.

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Image: The verge

iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s plus features:

Apple iPhone 6

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RAM1 GB
Processor1.4 GHz ,Dual-Core Apple A8 Chip, PowerVR GX6450 GPU
Battery1810 mAh
Camera
8 MP ,1080p full HD recording, 1.2 MP Front Camera
Display4.7 inch, 1334 x 750 Pixels, LED-backlit IPS LCD, 326ppi
MemoryInternal Memory 16GB / 64GB / 128GB
ConnectivitySingle Sim, 4G, Fingerprint Sensor
OSiOS 9
Rating4 / 5

Apple iPhone 6S

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RAM2 GB
Processor1.84 GHz, A9 Chip, M9, PowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics)
Battery1715 mAh
Camera
12 MP, 4k recording, 5MP front camera
Display4.7 inch, 750 x 1334 Pixels, 3DᅠTouch, 326 ppi
Memory16GB / 64GB/ 128GB
ConnectivitySingle Sim, 4G, Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor
OSiOS v9
Rating4.5 / 5

Dimensions:

iPhone 6s will have same design and screen size as iPhone 6 (4.7inch). An additional colour has been introduced  which is rose gold. And in the right light it resembles pink so some might call it a “pink iPhone”. The build material used also has a change. Apple has used 7000 series  Aluminium and it is the same material as used in Apple Watch Sport. So fear of bending phones is avoided. Also, Apple has covered the display with stronger glass.

3D touch:

As Apple calls it! Basically, it’s a pressure sensitive display. Pressing down the screen of iPhone will give you some contextual menu of the icon you have pressed or provide some new shortcuts. Don’t think it to be same as the long press options. For example, pressing on Camera icon will give a quick shortcut to click a selfie.Or pressing the Facebook app will give the option to update status without actually opening the app. Light tap could be used for preview and normal tap to open the task.

Have a look here:

Processing power:

The two new phones of iPhone family will have 64 bit Apple A9 processor. Apple claims that A9 chip would be 70% faster at CPU tasks and 90% faster at GPU tasks over the A8 chip which is currently used in iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. That is a  huge  jump in capabilities! The RAM is rumoured to be same at 1GB.

Camera:

Camera department finally got an update for the first time after the launch of iPhone 4s. iPhone 6s will have 12MP camera with dual LED dual tone flash and optical image stabilisation. The camera can shoot at 4k resolution. The front camera too gets an update and has a 5MP shooter now. It has a face detection features and can shoot at full HD resolution.

Apple has innovatively introduced flash for the front camera called “Retina Flash”. It is actually the display of the phone which brightens up to 3 times to give adequate light for photos. But this would be effective if you keep the phone close to your face. With such great capabilities of 4k recording, we can only wish luck to iPhone 6s with 16GB space.

Live Photos on iPhone 6s:

Another feature apple has introduced is the live photo. It is something which HTC has tried already. This feature captures 1.5s of video either side of the moment shutter is pressed. The sound is also captured alongside. Later it produces an image which actually moves either way when you press it. Later these Live photos can be used as wallpaers too. See the cool demo:

Other features:

A new touch ID fingerprint scanner has been used which will be twice as fast. With the M9 motion coprocessor integrated to the chip, you can invoke Siri by saying ‘Hey Siri’. Without pressing a button! There are improvements in WiFi  as well.The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will have  iOS 9, which will become available to existing iOS devices on September 16.

Pricing:

iPhone 6s will cost $199 on-contract for 16GB model, 64GB and 128GB will cost $299 and $399 respectively. Apple has also announced an iPhone upgrade programme.

Here is the full video released by Apple:

 

Overall it’s a nice upgrade over the iPhone 6 we would say. But the 16GB option isn’t really good enough I would say. A minimum 32GB is required for using full features of the phone.

Here are some top end phones which iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus wil lhave to compete with.

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