New features of the new iPhone 6S from Apple
Announced during its keynote of September 9, 2015, and released in September 25, 2015, the two new iPhones from Apple, the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus, have many novelties to the delight of fans.
Main innovations of the iPhone 6S
- “3D Touch” technology : a pressure sensitive screen
The biggest innovation of the iPhone 6S is the new “3D Touch” screen which makes the phone react differently according to the level of pressure on the screen (up to 3 levels). This technology was first introduced by Apple in other devices like the Apple Watch or the trackpad of the last MacBook that has more pressure levels.
- Improved of both rear and front cameras
The second big innovation is the improvement made to the iPhone 6S rear camera with a sensor capacity increased from 8 to 12 mpx leading to a better quality photos than the former iPhone 6 generation.
Another novelty of the iPhone 6S is the “Live Photo” function allowing to take photos just before and after pressing the shutter button and, thus, making your photos look animated like a high quality GIF. This function can be activated by clicking on the screen strongly, new feature permitted by the 3D Touch.
New iPhone 6S front camera (finally) evolved with a sensor capacity moving from 1.2 to 5 mpx which allows to take better quality selfies even in dark spaces thanks to the “True Tone” new front flash.
- Technical features enhancement
The iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S are equipped with the Apple A9 chip with an M9 co-processor. It is 70% faster than the A8 equipping the former iPhone 6 and even 90% faster for graphics performance.
- Design, colours, dimensions and weight
The design of the iPhone 6S is very similar to its predecessor except for the apparition of a new colour, called the“Rose Gold”, expanding the possible choices of colours from 3 to 4. This new colour is very nice looking and will probably appeal to female users.
The dimensions of the new generation of iPhones remained the same as those of the iPhone 6 with a 4.7 inch screen and a resolution of 1334*750 pixels for the iPhone 6S and a 5.5 inches screen and a resolution of 1920*1080 pixels for the iPhone 6S Plus.
Both the two new smartphones are slightly heavier than their predecessors with a weight of 5.04 ounces for the iPhone 6S (+0.9 ounces) and 6.77 ounces for the iPhone 6S Plus (+0.7 ounces). This overweight is mainly due to the addition of a new pressure-sensitive layer to the “3D Touch” screen.
Prices of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus
As usual, the prices of the new iPhones from Apple vary depending on their storage capacity:
- Prices of the iPhone 6S :
- 16 Go : € 749
- 64 Go : € 859
- 128 Go : € 969
- Prices of the iPhone 6S Plus :
- 16 Go : € 859
- 64 Go : € 969
- 128 Go : € 1079
To conclude, it seems obvious that Apple has brought many innovations to its new generation smartphones. Nevertheless, the new iPhone 6S and 6S+ still have some weaknesses, such as their limited battery life and their camera that, even though enhanced, remained below its competitors (like the Galaxy 6S from Samsung).