Yesterday, Apple announced the next generation iPhones - the 4.7" iPhone 6S and the 5.5" iPhone 6S Plus. The iPhones keep the exterior of their predecessor, but features all new internals and some nice new extras which include a new processor, updated cameras at the front and back, and a pressure sensitive 3D Touch display.
In addition to multitouch, the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus recognize force. It works on the home screen 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. It also 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.
Debuting on the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus 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, 80% mode processing and 90% more graphics power than the A8 generation, according to Apple. It also offers new transistor architecture.
New 12MP iSight camera
The iPhones features Apple's all new 12MP iSight camera with 50% more pixels as well as 50% more focus pixels.
The new 12MP camera can now shoot 4K video, too. Interestingly, the front-facing camera is now 5MP and uses the LCD display as a true-tone flash. There's a special chip inside these new iPhones, which drives the display up to 3x brighter in order to provide the best possible lighting for your selfies.
The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus ships with LTE Advanced as well as twice as fast Wi-Fi. Thanks to MiMo antenna technology inside the iPhones for this well improved and very fast Wi-Fi, but some confirmations are still needed though.
The Apple 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 while the iPhone 6S Plus will start at $299 for the 16GB version, 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 €800 (£619 in UK) for the base 16GB version, but prices will quickly rise up if you go for the versions with more storage. €900 (£700) will get you the 64GB version, while the 128GB version will cost €100 (£790).
Pre-orders start September 12, while sales commence on September 25.