Apple just unveiled and launched the anticipated iPhone 6S and 6S plus. It event which was live blog on My Tech Portal saw other Apple’s gadgets like the iPad Pro and the new Apple TV also gaining attention from fans and lovers of the iPhone. iPhone as usual makes the big headline.
In terms of look and design, the iPhone 6S looks identical to last year’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6. With a 12 MP, 4608 x 2592 pixels, phase detection autofocus rear camera, the iPhone 6S and 6S plus tends to captures the amazing effect of life. The 5-megapixel front-facing camera now brings the iPhone 6S on par with a lot of today’s competing handsets. Of course, it includes the company’s proprietary voice chat feature, FaceTime video
Apple included a set of Force Touch, which you find in different capacities on the Apple Watch and on some Mac trackpads. Called 3D Touch here, the iPhone 6S phones will adopt the same pressure-sensitive capability that calls up secondary menus and actions when you press and hold the screen.
The second-generation sensor promises to snap open the phone faster than before. Hopefully fingerprint authentication will also speed up.
Under the hood, we have an upgraded, proprietary A9 processor that continues Apple’s theme of mystery when it comes to exactly what’s going on in there. Though it’s impossible to appreciate during our quick demo, what we do know is that this is Apple’s third-generation 64-bit chip. Apple claims that the A9 is 70 percent faster than last year’s A8 when it comes to the usual computing tasks (like opening an app, for example), and 90 percent faster at graphical tasks, like gaming.
The two new iPhones will run on iOS 9, mining all of those software enhancements, like a smarter Siri and up to three hours longer battery life, plus a new Low Power Mode. The updated operating system, which is currently in public beta, will arrive for phones on September 16. Meanwhile, read our full rundown of iOS 9 here.
Faster LTE, Wi-Fi connections
Apple says it’ll have the fastest forms of LTE Advanced, if that’s supported where you live, and will also include support for the latest, greatest Wi-Fi networks.
iPhone 6S Full Specs Below;
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|Availability||September 25, 2015|
|BODY||Dimensions||138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in)|
|Weight||143 g (5.04 oz)|
|– Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID v2)
– Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
|DISPLAY||Type||LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||4.7 inches (~65.6% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||750 x 1334 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating|
|– 3D Touch display
– Display Zoom
|CAMERA||Primary||12 MP, 4608 x 2592 pixels, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps,1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps|
|Secondary||5 MP, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration, proprietary ringtones|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.1, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|NFC||Yes (Apple Pay only)|
|USB||v2.0, reversible connector|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– iCloud Keychain
– Document editor
– Photo/video editor
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Po 1810 mAh battery (6.9 Wh)|
|Stand-by||Up to 240 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 14 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 50 h|
|MISC||Colors||Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold|
Pricing and availability
The iPhone 6S (and its 5.5-inch twin, the 6S Plus,) will be open for preorder on September 12, with phones arriving in stores around the globe on September 25.
In the US, the 16GB version that starts at $200 on contract (the 6S Plus will cost $300 on contract).
In the UK, the iPhone 6S costs £540 (16GB), £620 (64GB) and £700 (128GB). In contrast, the 6S Plus will go for £620, £700 and £790, respectively.
In Australia, the iPhone 6S costs AU$1,079 (16GB), AU$1,229 (64GB) and AU$1,379 (128GB). The 6S Plus will go for AU$1,229, AU$1,379 and AU$1,529, respectively.