Just a day after Apple unveiled its two new smartphones at its ‘Hey Siri, Give us a hint’ announcement event held in the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium we offer a short overview of iPhone 6s specs and features.
Like any other ‘S’ refresh, the unveiled iPhones have the same design language as their predecessor, and are all about major upgrades to their internal components and camera.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus display specifications is a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch, respectively, with the same resolution as their predecessor. Both devices will serve up display protection with ion-strengthened glass and a fingerprint friendly oleophobic coating.
The key feature of the new iPhones is 3D Touch. Unlike on the Apple Watch, 3D Touch is used on the new iPhones to speed up certain day-to-day tasks. For instance, pressing harder on a link in Safari you will get a small pop-up preview of that link without you actually having to visit it. It will also let you to quickly look at the content throughout the OS by pressing harder on the screen. Among iPhone 6s specs and features, Taptic Engine option let for better and more precise feedback when 3D Touch is utilized.
The new iPhones are powered by the all-new Apple-designed A9 processor, the company’s third-generation 64-bit mobile processor. The new chip has 70% faster performance than previous generation and boosts graphics performance up to 90% compared to previous-gen. As expected, the inclusion of the A9 with 2GB RAM should ensure that new smartphones are notably faster and a lot more fluid when in the hands of end users.
The new Apple's smartphones also feature a vastly improved 12MP camera sensor, which is also capable of recording videos in 4K resolution. Besides bringing a 4MP jump in resolution, the 12MP sensor features double the amount of Focus Pixels as well.
The front-facing camera, which Apple refers to as FaceTime HD, has received a major resolution upgrade so it’s now five megapixels instead of a paltry 1.3-megapixel shooter on the previous generation.
Apple will be offering the new iPhones in four new metal finishes: Silver, Gold, Space Gray, and a new Rose Gold Color option.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will go up for pre-order on September 12, and will hit the retail stores on September 25. By the end of this year, it will be available in 130 countries across 400 carriers.