With the strengthening US dollar, Apple aficionados across Canada, Australia and a few other countries may have to pay-up a tad bit extra to get their hands on the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.
As reported by MacRumors, in Canada the 16GB, 64GB and 128GB iPhone 6S Plus variants off-contract are priced at $1,029, $1,159 and $1,289 CAD, respectively. It was also noted that last year at launch, the iPhone 6 Plus cost $969, $1,099 and $1,229 only for the same 16GB, 64GB and 128GB versions.
As per earlier reports, in Australia off-contract for the iPhone 6s Plus 16GB, 64GB and 128GB versions, the price tags read $1,229, $1,379 and $1,529 AUD, respectively. However, the same variants of the iPhone 6 Plus are selling for $1,149, $1,299 and $1,449 AUD, respectively.
The same trend is being witnessed in France, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands, according to reports on MacRumors. The iPhone 6S with 16GB storage is priced at €739, where as last year its predecessor sported a price tag of €699 at launch.
It is noteworthy that the iPhone 6S Plus prices actually remain the same as 6 Plus in the US, which makes iPhones in most countries more expensive. The $60 to over €30 jump on the models is the price fans will have to pay to get hold of the latest offering from the Cupertino-tech giant.
What will new users be treated to? For starters, there is the inclusion of 3D Touch on the phones, offering the “Peek and Pop” and “Quick Action,” as revealed by Apple. Based on short and long taps, users can either peek at the content without moving away form their current place in the UI or let it pop on the screen as usual. Furthermore, in-app actions can now also be done without actually launching the app.
Other new additions include, a 7000 series aluminum body, 12MP iSight camera and a 5MP Facetime HD shooter, a faster Apple A9 chip and and both the phones also come fuelled by iOS9.
The Apple iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus can be pre-ordered from September 12 onwards and the devices will began retailing on September 25.