At their special media event on Wednesday, Apple unveiled the next version of its iPhones known as the iPhone 6S.
So, what does it bring to the table? Well, let’s start off with the screen. You have a 4.7″ Retina HD display with a resolution of 1334 pixels by 750 pixels. One of the innovations that Apple is bringing with the display on this phone is a technology called 3D touch. Let”s say that you are looking at your email inbox. You can tap an lightly hold on an email to quickly take a glance on an email and decide whether or not you want to answer it.
If you apply a bit of pressure on certain apps on your home screen then they will give you certain quick actions depending on the app. For example, with the camera app you can quickly take a selfie.
If you are in a text message or an email and you notice a link to a website then you can tap and lightly hold to take a quick look at the link in order to see it.
Under the hood you have a 64-bit A9 chip which will be up to 70% faster than the iPhone 6 and up to 90% faster in the graphics department. Inside of the A9 chip you also have the M9 motion co-processor which will allow fitness tracking on your iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus. You also have a retina true tone flash, where the screen will emit a bright white when you are taking a selfie.
What about the camera? Well you have a 12 Megapixel camera that is able to shoot video in 4k. It has the true tone flash that was in the iPhone 6. You also have the ability to take panoramic photos.
You also have a new technology called live photos. What this will do is capture about a second of video before an after you hit the capture button and then take put it into a photo. When you tap and hold lightly you will then be able to view this photo.
Whilst we are on the topic of the camera, have a look at the photo gallery that Apple have created. All of the photos have not been edited or photoshopped in any way. This will give you an idea of the kind of things that the camera is capable of.
Of course, it also comes with iOS 9(the latest major release of Apple mobile operating system for iPhones and iPads). Speaking of which, iOS 9 will be available for iPhones and iPads on the 16th of September (less than a week from now).
The iPhone 6S + will have all of the features that the iPhone 6S has. The only real difference is that you will get a 5.5″ screen which has a resolution of 1920×1080.
Here’s what you can expect as far as battery life goes on the iPhone 6S.
Talk time: Up to 14 hours on 3G
Internet use: Up to 10 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on 4G LTE, up to 11 hours on Wi‑Fi
HD video playback: Up to 11 hours
Audio playback: Up to 50 hours
Standby time: Up to 10 days
Here’s what you can expect in terms of battery life on the iPhone 6S Plus.
Talk time: Up to 24 hours on 3G
Internet use: Up to 12 hours on 3G, up to 12 hours on 4G LTE, up to 12 hours on Wi‑Fi
HD video playback: Up to 14 hours
Audio playback: Up to 80 hours
Standby time: Up to 16 days
You can pre-order the iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus starting on the 12th of September (tomorrow). The iPhone 6S will then be released on the 25th of September in the UK, the US, France and 9 other countries.
The iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus will come in Silver, Gold, Rose Gold and Space Grey.
So what will they cost? With the iPhone 6S you can expect to pay £539 for the 16GB model, £619 for the 64GB model and £699 for the 128GB model.
If you want the iPhone 6S Plus then expect to pay £619 for the 16GB model, £699 for the 32GB model and a hefty £789 for the 128GB model.
On first impressions, I would have to say that there is nothing to write home about. Basically they have taken the force touch functionality from the current Macbook model and implemented it on the iPhone. Sure also having the 4k video is nice to have but at this early stage it seems like there is nothing that would cause me to run out and buy one. On top of that, the onlly way I would be able to afford it.
Would you buy an iPhone 6S or an iPhone 6S Plus? Let me know!