Apple recently launched the much-awaited iPhone 6s series on 9th September, 2015 in San Francisco, California. While on the exterior, the design of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus remains the same as their predecessors, Apple used the tag line “The only thing that’s changed is everything” as an expression for internal changes made under that sleek exterior. So, how is the new iPhone 6s different and what makes it unique?
Better camera with 4K video recording
The new iSight rear camera in the iPhone 6s and 6s plus has finally got an upgrade to 12 megapixels from 8 megapixels in last year’s model. The front camera has also been upgraded to 5 megapixels from 2 megapixels that the previous model featured. The images captured are much sharper with tremendous color accuracy. Apple has finally introduced 4K video recording allowing users to capture videos in unbelievable detail.
The new iPhones now come with Apple’s latest operating system iOS 9. The new operating system tracks the users’ pattern of usage and enhances user experience by suggesting appropriate apps, contacts and stories. It also allows users to customize Siri search results. The new iOS 9 has impacted the battery life of all devices allowing it to run for a longer period compared to iOS 8.
An A9 chip is being used to run both the new iPhones. The chip’s processor capability is at par with the A8X chip which is being used in iPad Air 2. This has made the iPhone 70% faster in CPU task and 90% faster on GPU task. Along with A9 chip, M9 chip is now integrated within A9 which has resulted in keeping it running at all times. One example of this integration is using the “Hey Siri” command when the phone is locked even without being plugged into a power outlet which was not possible earlier.
The most unique feature that makes the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus different is the introduction of 3D touch. The 3D Touch is built into the display which senses different pressures being applied onto the display. 3D touch makes the most out of IOS 9 allowing users to “peek” into content before “popping” it into full-page view and can be used in various applications.
iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are available in four color types. In addition to the colors available earlier – space gray, gold and silver, there is a new color addition to the iPhone family – rose gold.
The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will hit the KSA market on 10th October, 2015. Apple online store is one of the options through which the latest models can be purchased. The prices of the new iPhones will be:
• 6s – 16GB – SAR 2800 6s Plus– 16GB – SAR 3200
• 6s – 64GB – SAR 3200 6s Plus – 64GB – SAR 3600
• 6s – 128GB – SAR 3600 6s Plus– 128GB – SAR 4000