Firstly, the iPhone 6s and the 6s Plus are made from 7000 aluminium alloy, this means they’re stronger and more durable than the previous iPhone models, which used the 6000 series. It’s unlikely we’ll see any iPhone 6s or 6s Plus bendgate videos, after last years fiasco. Not only that, the screen has also been improved, according to Apple “the cover glass is the strongest, most durable glass used in any smartphone.”
New Finish – Rose Gold
Apple introduced a new aluminium finish for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Rose Gold. It accompanies the traditional Silver, Space Gray and Gold color options.
Another external change Apple has made concerns security, Touch I.D. is now made better, the sensor can now detect your fingerprint faster than the previous version found in the iPhone 6/6 Plus and below.
Multi-touch has been expanded to a 3D Touch feature, which Apple call “the future of Multi-Touch”. 3D Touch detects three levels of touch, a normal tap, a firm press and a deeper press. Sensors within the new iPhones recognize this pressure and enable a range of new shortcut gestures, which Apple call “Peek” and “Pop“. A new Taptic Engine provides tactile feedback whenever the pressure-based gestures are used.
Both LTE and Wi-Fi speeds have been improved. With LTE Advanced, LTE is twice as fast at up to 300 Mb/s, and 23 LTE bands (more than any other smartphone) are supported. Wi-Fi is also twice as fast in the new iPhones, being able to get up to 866 Mb/s.
The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will be available to pre-order on Saturday, 12th September at 12:01am Pacific Time, with an official launch taking place on Friday, 25th September.