The iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus have finally been introduced to the world as Apple’s latest and greatest crop of smartphones. This shuts down all the existing rumors about these devices and gives us confirmation to most of the things that we already knew. For official details about the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, stay with us right after the fold.
Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Design and Construction
The new duo came from the same melting pot as the iPhone 6 family. It looks identical to current handset in circulation only that it is a tad thicker to give way to the 3D Touch sensor (we’ll talk about that later). Apple uses the 7000 Series aluminium casing as the new shell of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus giving the handset a sturdier construction; and to slam the “bendgate” issue that flawed the iPhone 6 last year.
The display comes with the same screen real estate as the previous models. Both features an LED-backlit HD display with the same pixel resolution hitting 1334 x 750p for the iPhone 6s and 1920 x 1080p for the iPhone 6s Plus. The new material is an ion-strengthened glass with the same oleophobic coating.
The 3D Touch
Speaking of display, Apple enforces a new flagship feature dubbed as the 3D Touch. It is a three-level touch capability which recognizes variation in pressure of your taps or presses. Apple applied this feature on the screen panel to give you shortcuts on the stuff you commonly do with your iPhone. Likewise, it also gives you access to the frequently used functions of your apps.
The module is also integrated with a Taptic engine that gives varied feedback when you press the screen. This is similar to the Macbook’s trackpad and Apple Watch.
The A9 Processor and the M9 Motion Coprocessor
New iPhone means new processor. The new A9 processor is still a 64-bit chipset which is 90-percent faster in terms of console-class GPU and 70-percent faster in terms of CPU performance. The M9 motion coprocessor is also updated to couple the system-wide “Hey-Siri” command.
The new 12MP iSight camera
Finally, Apple decides to bump the camera to a 12MP sensor for both models. The iPhone 6s camera comes with 50 percent more pixels and 50 percent more focus pixels. Interestingly, the rear camera can now shoot 4K videos as well.
The iPhone 6s Plus' camera is also a 12MP shooter with Optical Image Stabilization. Both have their own dual-tone LED flash.
The front-facing Facetime camera is now a 5MP affair which supports Retina Flash that basically cranks up the display 3X the maximum brightness to provide the best possible lighting for selfies.
Live Photos and Motion Wallpapers
Live Photos are just like HTC ZOEs. This feature infuses before and after frames of the photo that you have taken. This gives animated effects on your shots which can be viewed by long-pressing the photo itself (with 3D Touch).
You can now set stunning dynamic Motion Wallpapers which will definitely bring the device to life. This feature has been very popular in Apple Watch.
Touch ID, Connectivity and Battery
Apple’s nifty Touch ID sensor embedded in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is two times faster and more secure than ever.
The new LTE chip is also faster with LTE Advanced; while Wi-Fi is twice as fast. The new iPhones also have the same set of Li-Ion battery which gives 14 hours of usage to iPhone 6s and 24 hours to the iPhone 6s Plus.
Color options, Prices and availability
Both the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus comes with Space Gray, Silver, Gold and a new Rose Gold hue. Pre-orders start on September 12. Shipping will be on September 25.
iPhone 6s Price
16 GB USD 649 (Php 29,800)
64 GB USD 749 (Php 34,400)
128 GB USD 849 (Php 39,000)
iPhone 6s Plus Price
16 GB USD 749 (Php 34,400)
64 GB USD 849 (Php 39,000)
128 GB USD 949 (Php 43,600)