Apple’s September 9 event was jam packed with cool new products and features, but the headliner of the the event was the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus launch. Here’s everything you need to know about the new iPhones.
According to rumours, the so called iPhone launch event will have much more to offer than the usual ‘traditional’ unveiling of an iPhone. However, Apple loyalists are simply eager to look out for the next signature iPhone, which is not supposedly the 7th variant but rather, a more advanced or miniature version of the iPhone 6, codenamed iPhone 6s.
Let’s look at all the rumours surrounding the new purported iPhone 6s:
Design Stays the Same:
Apple chose to keep the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus design the same, but now offers a rose gold aluminum finish in addition to the silver, space gray, and gold versions. The new iPhones are made out of the new 7000 series aluminum that was used on the Apple Watch.
Apple’s new 3D touch-enabled screen takes multitouch to the next level by adding a third dimension: pressure. It’s sort of like Force Touch on the Apple Watch, but with special features for the iPhone and different levels of pressure. A light press on the screen will bring up a preview of content, whether it be an image, a website, or an itinerary. If you keep pressing, you’ll enter the content you selected. It allows you to dip in and out of where you are without losing context. The background of the app you’re in blurs out a bit, so you can see a preview on top.
A 12-megapixel camera with 4K video
The iPhone 6S’s camera finally got a huge upgrade with a 12-megapixel iSight camera and a two-tone flash. The increase in pixels improves the detail in photos, but Apple claims that image quality won’t be degraded thanks to new technology like deep trench isolation, which separates the photo diodes to maintain accurate colors and limit noise. The sensor has 50 percent more pixels and 50 percent more focus pixels to make auto focus faster. It also features 5MP front facing camera. This will definitely mark a significant upgrade from the existing 1.2MP front facing camera seen on the iPhone 6
The company showed off a number of incredible images taken with the iPhone 6S, and ensured the crowd that none were retouched. A new panorama shot shows off how much bigger the panoramas can be, too. The iPhone 6S can now shoot 4K videos, too — though you won’t be able to appreciate all the extra pixels viewing videos on the phone’s sub-4K screen.
Display and Design
Going by the current rate of adoption of large screen displays in smartphones, Apple may go the other way and offer the new smartphone in a mere 4.7 inches. However, the device is rumoured to offer a 1125 x 2000 resolution with a pixel density of 488ppi.
A higher pixel density on a smaller screen will most definitely offer a better screen output. Compared to the previous iPhone 6, which features a 750 x 1334 resolution with 326ppi, the company is most definitely focusing on offering a crispier display with the new device rather than just focusing on improvising the screen size.
Faster A9 Processor, Hey Siri and ,more
Apple’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are powered by the A9 64-bit processor, which boasts a new transistor architecture for energy efficiency. Apple says it’s 70 percent faster than the A8 at CPU tasks, and 90 percent faster at graphics tasks than the A8. An onboard M9 coprocessor is always on to track steps and other fitness metrics. The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus support LTE Advanced, so it should be twice as fast, and Apple supports 23 bands. Wi-Fi is allegedly twice as fast, too.
As expected, the Hey Siri feature lets you speak directly to your iPhone without it being plugged in. Just say, “Hey Siri,” and you’re in. The iPhone 6S has a new Touch ID sensor that is “faster than ever,” which should improve the Apple Pay experience greatly.
Price and release date
Price leaks suggest that the 16GB iPhone 6s is likely to be priced at €699, 64GB at €799 and 128GB at €899. The company has confirmed that there will not be a 32GB storage variant. It is believed that the iPhone 6s will priced on the same lines as the iPhone 6. Price factors by the company have always been a bit puzzling. As the iPhone 6s launch nears, the company might slash down prices for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus but adopting a ‘mid-range’ price tag does not fall under Apple’s strategy.