The moment everyone was waiting for arrived, and though there is no denying that the iPad Pro and the Apple TV stole the show, the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus did arrive with some really neat additions on the inside.
Most predictions and rumors circling the web prior to the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus launch have hit bullseye, and as was predicted, an Apple A9 chip has been embedded in the new iPhones which are made with more studier 7000 series aluminum. The third-generation 64-bit processor on the iPhones is said to provide “70 percent faster CPU and 90 percent faster GPU performance” when compared to the previous A8 chipset.
However, one of the most noteworthy feature has to be the 3D Touch as well as the taptic engine on the inside. The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will now be pressure sensitive in order to carry out what Apple calls the “Peek and Pop” functionality. The feature provides a more seamless user experience by allowing users to simply peek the content with a light press, or let the content pop on the screen as usual with a long tap. So, users can now directly light tap on web links, photos and more content options to simply take a peek while maintaining their position on the phone’s UI.
Now, there is also the “Quick Action” feature with which most frequent actions on the app can be carried out without having to actually open the app. Say, by a quick press on the camera icon, options like “Take Selfie” can be selected right from the home screen.
“The only thing that has changed with iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is everything — 3D Touch lets users interact with iPhone in entirely new and fun ways, and the innovative Live Photos brings your pictures to life,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
Moving on to another major upgrade. The camera, as predicted, has been amped up from the 8MP one to the 12MP snapper on both the models. The iSight camera boasts of resolution of 3840 x 2160 and over 8 million pixels with support for 4K videos and live photos as well as optical image stabilization for videos. As for the the front-facing one there is the 5MP FaceTime HD camera onboard and Retina Flash in order to allow fans to capture those beautiful selfies.
Live photos on the new phone as suggested by the leak yesterday, has also been confirmed on the new device. Additionally, a new rose gold color is added to the classic gold, silver and space gray shades.
The iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus will go up for pre-order in Australia on September 12 and will began shipping in the country on September 25. As per reports on CNET, 16GB versions of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus in Australia will cost $1,079 and $1,229, respectively. The 64GB variants of each will cost a $100 more, while the 128GB models will cost $200 more than the 16GB price tags.
But as rightly noted by New York Times, Apple is moving in the direction of bringing its home entertainment system to the forefront with Apple TV to compete with other giants in the market. It now remains to be seen what the consumers across the globe truly prefer; only time will tell.