The most sought after announcement by Apple Inc. has been made today early morning as per Indian time. Apple has launched two highly anticipated smartphones for the year 2015 – iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. iPhone 6s sports a 4.7 inch Retina Display whereas iPhone 6s Plus flaunts a 5.5 inch Retina Display. Probably, Apple has realized that 5.5 inch is the maximum size liked by those consumers who yearn for bigger screen.
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available in gold, silver, space gray and the new rose gold metallic finishes. Both models will be available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK and the US beginning Friday, September 25, with pre-orders beginning Saturday, September 12. Rest of the countries will get these devices by the end of this year.
The iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus have been priced exactly the same as of previous models of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The prices of new iPhone 6s are : $649 for the 16GB & $749 for the 64GB and $849 for 128GB varriants. The price tag for iPhone 6s Plus is $749 for 16GB, $849 for 64GB and $949 for the 128GB versions. These are US prices. These phones will also be available agains contract in US starting at $27 and $31 , respectively.
The USP of these two new iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus is 3D TouchPhone which provides new ways to navigate and experience iPhone by sensing pressure to enable new gestures — Peek and Pop — so you can dip in and out of content without losing your place. Press lightly to Peek at a photo, email, web page or other content, and press a little deeper to Pop into the content itself. With Quick Actions, 3D Touch provides shortcuts to the things you do most, so you can send a message or take a selfie with just a simple press from the Home screen.
iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus feature Retina HD displays made from the strongest glass on any smartphone and 7000 series aluminum, which according to Apple is the same alloy used in the aerospace industry.
These phones are packed with A9, Apple’s third-generation 64-bit chip, which is claimed to be 70 percent faster CPU and 90 percent faster GPU performance than the A8 provided on its predecessors. This will result in energy efficiency and increasing battery life. M9, Apple’s next-generation motion coprocessor, is embedded into A9, allowing more features to run all the time at lower power, including “Hey Siri,” without iPhone needing to be plugged in.
iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus incorporates Live Photos feature, which go beyond snapshots to capture moments in motion. Live Photos are 12-megapixel photos that, with just a press, reveal the moments immediately before and after the shot was taken, so you can enjoy a living memory rather than an instant frozen in time.
These phones are equipped with 12-megapixel sensor with advanced pixel technology and Apple-designed image signal processor, for truer colors and sharper, more detailed photos and 5-megapixel FaceTime HD camera and Retina Flash, which according to Apple momentarily makes the display three times brighter with True Tone lighting, for wonderfully bright selfies in low light.
High-definition video improves with support for 4K — with a resolution of 3840 x 2160, delivering over 8 million pixels — and the expansion of optical image stabilization to video on iPhone 6s Plus, for taking beautiful videos in lower light. After capturing 4K video, you can edit on your Mac, PC, iPad and with the latest version of iMovie on iPhone.
The new iPhones also support up to 23 LTE bands — the most in any smartphone — for better worldwide roaming.
These phones will run on the latest iOS 9 OS which will bring more intelligence to iPhone with proactive assistance, powerful search and improved Siri features, and will also protect users’ privacy. Built-in apps become more powerful with a redesigned Notes app, detailed transit information in Maps, and an all-new News app for the best news reading experience on any mobile device.
There is no news or rumor yet when these two phones will be launched in India and at what prices. These specualations will start in the days to come.