After a lot of rumors and a long wait, Apple iPhone 6S is now official. Today at the Apple Event Apple announced the new iPhone 6S along with iPhone 6S Plus, iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4 and the updates for the Apple TV and new apps for the Apple Watch along with WatchOS 2. The biggest critic of the Stylus, Apple, also announced the stylus for its iPad Pro although naming it as Apple Pencil. We will discuss the other products later but here is the brief review of the Apple iPhone 6S.
Apple iPhone 6S : The Design and other Details
If you did not like the design of the Apple iPhone 6, then there is the bad news for you that Apple did not make any change in its new iPhone 6S design as expected. With same size and dimensions of iPhone 6, we will still get 4.7 inch IPS LCD screen on the new iPhone 6S. Also the iPhone 6S will be available in new rose gold color along with other colors as of iPhone 6.
But there are big changes inside the new iPhone 6S. Along with new live wallpapers for the lock screen, we will get the 3D Touch which will make the iPhone 6S screen more touch sensitive and friendly.
iPhone 6S with 3D Touch and the Taptic Engine
Apple first introduced the Force Touch with new MacBook Pro mouse pad and the Apple Watch along with taptic engine. This time Apple introduced the 3D touch with iPhone 6S. Like other Apple jargons of ‘soft touch’ and ‘hard touch’, now there will be ‘Peek’ and ‘Pop’ for different contextual menus and within apps. So if you just want to preview an app or something else, you will only ‘Peek’ whereas ‘Pop’ will bring you right into that app or what you want. All this will be possible with the help of ‘Taptic Engine’.
The new Apple A9 and M9 motion processor chips
Apple has also introduced the Apple A9 chip which will be 70% faster than A8 chip and will offer desktop like performance. Similarly it will improve the graphics by 90%. Other than that, we have M9 motion processor to track your steps and help Siri to get activate when required.
iPhone 6S battery Life
Apple iPhone 6S battery life will be same as of the iPhone 6 and this is definitely not the good news for Apple fans as the biggest problem which emerges again and again is the low battery life. As per the stats provided by Apple, the new iPhone 6S will support Up to 14 hrs talk time on 3G, 10 hrs internet usage on 3G and LTE and 11 hours on Wi-Fi. You can play a HD quality video for 11 hours and audio playback will be supported by 50 hrs. The standby time will be 10 days.
iPhone 6S comes with 12 MP camera on back with 4k video support
The new iPhone 6S will be equipped with a 12 MP camera on its back with efficient auto focus with the help of larger sensors and phase detection. Apple claimed that the new camera will take the most accurate pictures with bright and original colors. Now 63 MP panoramas will be possible with iPhone 6S as well.
There will be a new app iMovie on your iPhone 6S which will help you edit the 4k videos after you record them directly from your iPhone 6S. Another cool feature of iPhone 6S along with 4k videos is the Live Photos. The Live Photos feature will take a 2 seconds video with every picture and will play them with the help of 3D touch. More excitingly the new feature will support the social sharing like on Facebook.
iPhone 6S Prices and Release Date
The new iPhone 6S will be available at stores from the 25th of September and Apple chose the Friday so no one will have to take an off from work to get the new iPhone 6S.
Whereas the 16GB iPhone 6S will be available for $649, the 64GB at $749 and the 128GB at $849. The on contract prices will be $199, $299 and $399 for 16 GB, 64 GB and the 128 GB respectively.
What are your thoughts after reading about the features and specs of iPhone 6S along with prices and release date. Are you happy or disappointed with the latest iPhone 6S? Do tell us in the comments section.