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Apple unveils the iPhone 6s – Here’s whats new

The announcement that everyone had been waiting for, the Apple iPhone 6s. As you’d expect of ‘s’ releases, the designed hasn’t really changed compared to the current iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models. The really big changes are inside the new device. Check out what’s new…

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.

3D Touch

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.

Improved Camera

    
Apple’s ‘s’ year upgrades usually include camera improvements and this year is no different. Both the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus rock a 12-megapixel camera and have an even faster autofocus than the previous iPhone models, which were already pretty impressive. Again, Optical Image Stabalization (OIS) is exclusive to this years Plus model. 
Both iPhones support 4K video recording at 30fps and they can capture a massive 63-megapixel panoramas. The rear camera isn’t the only one to recieve an upgrade, the front-facing FaceTime camera is now 5-megapixel and has a True Tone Retina Flash feature which lights up the display of the iPhone just before a photo is snapped.
Faster Processor
The new iPhones are powered by Apple’s custom-designed 64-bit A9 chip. This new processor will give the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus up to 70 percent faster CPU performance and up to 90 percent faster GPU, which means it’ll handle all your favorite graphic-intesive games and apps.
The M9 motion coprocessor is integrated directly into the A9 chip, and connects to the accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, and barometer for a wide range of fitness tracking capabilities. The integration also means that Siri is ‘always-on’, so you can say “Hey Siri” to activate Siri whenever you need it.

Connectivity Improvements

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.

Availability
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.

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