iPhone 6S & iPhone 6S Plus – An Exemplary Console Competitor

A few moments ago we have witnessed Apple unveiling to the world the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. A lot of speculation has been built around these next-gen models and we have been anticipating to see whether the rumours around Apple’s integration of Force Touch Display, the more advanced and powerful processor, and updates regarding camera features, stand true. But let’s break the new features into different fragments so you get a better idea what Apple brings with the release of iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus:

Further to the rumours around the design, the new models will be contrived with Apple’s new custom blend which are pretty much the same compounds used by aeronautical companies. In addition, iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will feature a stronger display glass which is more appropriate to accommodate the new Force Touch and 3D Touch Technology integration. Regarding the colours of the new phones, both models will be available in Silver, Space Gray, Gold and Rose Gold.

3D Touch is Apple’s latest introduction to the world’s next-generation of Multi-Touch technology. This exciting feature will be available in the new iPhone models and allows users to engage into an extra dimension that enhances the overall experience and facilitates the way we interact with the interface. Multi-Touch, that is also available on the latest MacBooks and Apple Watch, brings a new thrilling feature of “peek” and “pop”. IPhones will now recognize how much pressure users apply on the screen and it will react accordingly. For example, a light tap on the camera icon will give you more options such as flash and more related features. On the other hand, a longer tap pops you directly to the selfie mode. A light tap will also allow you to choose between any immediate pop to an application’s different options. Moreover, users are now able to “peek” into a link that they receive without leaving the app or screen that they are currently using.

Next-gen 3D Touch is also faster, slicker, and more responsive that will allow you not to just see the technology but also feel it.

Additionally, Force Touch, will not be limited to Apple’s own applications but it extends to other popular apps such as Facebook and Instagram that have also adopted the 3D Touch technology.
Force Touch and Apple’s integration of multiple sensors under the display facilitates user’s interaction in ergonomic ways. For example, it allows the shift between different apps without the need to double-tap on the home button like previous models of iPhones and iPads required.

IPhone 6S comes with a 4.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen with 1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi while iPhone 6S Plus features a 5.5-inch screen display and 1920-by-1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi. The contrast ratio for iPhone 6S is 1400:1 and for the iPhone 6S Plus 1300:1 which is exactly the same to their previous respective models.

The new iPhone 6S stands at 5.44 inches (138.3 mm) high, and a width of 2.64 inches (67.1 mm). The iPhone 6S Plus is 6.23 inches (158.2 mm) tall and 3.07 inches
(77.9 mm) wide. In terms of weight the iPhone 6S Plus is slightly heavier at 192g while iPhone 6 Plus is 143g.

The A9 chip, a more refined and advanced model of the third generation 64-bit chip by Apple, is now integrated into the new models. The new chip is distinguished by its new transistor design that produces up to 70% faster CPU and 90% GPU that translates into smoother and faster graphics than its predecessor, the A8 chip, featured in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

In addition to the A9, the new M9 motion coprocessor will be embedded and run alongside A9 as a coprocessor that increases speed but also brings iPhone to new graphics and processing quality levels of performance much similar to what you get from a gaming console.

The M9 brings enhanced performance, increased battery life, and it connects to various integrated technologies of the iPhone such as the compass and barometer to provide a new array of fitness tracking automations. You will now be able to measure running and walking speeds, distance and also variations in the elevation of your workout. Siri is now always at your command thanks to the efficient employment of M9, and will be simply initiated by voicing the famous “Hey Siri” command without pressing any button. These new tweaks bring a new experience into your workout that allows you to keep moving and let the iPhone do the job for you.

Like you, we were very surprised to see that Apple has decided to increase the megapixels in the new iPhone’s camera. The new camera features 12-megapixels which is a major 50% step forward compared to the previous generations of iSight. Apple has redesigned and reengineered every pixel in the new sensor that provides improved picture quality with sharper more accurate colours and images with less noise. What is even more amazing is that the new camera is able of capturing 4k videos bringing each frame to a staggering 8 million pixels capacity!

The new iOS 9 software helps the new iPhones to achieve great videos but also to capture awesome photos even in low light. The feature of Optical Image Stabilisation however, will be only available in the iPhone 6S Plus like in the previous models. In addition, the new front 5 megapixel FaceTime HD camera features a Retina True Tone Flash that enhances the selfie-taking experience. This new feature brings an upgraded 3 times brighter flash than previous models that aims to provide you perfect light conditions regardless of your environmental lighting.

Finally, both new models will be able of 1080p HD capturing video recording at 30 or 60fps!

The new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus support 23 Long Term Evolution (LTE) with bands up to 300 mbps and Wi-Fi speeds up to 866 mbps. Such staggering high speeds are higher than any other smartphone in the market and they permit crystal like quality calls and even fast browsing while you are talking. LTE also allows you to receive calls when you are using the Wi-Fi connection for better call quality over wideband.

The prices start at $199 for the iPhone 6S and $299 for iPhone 6S Plus for the 16GB model. In terms of iCloud storage capacity and prices, Apple is introducing new plans starting from $1 a month for 50GB up to $9.99 for 1TB. Moreover, unlocked phones will also be available through Apple’s new Upgrade Program for $32 per month.

In conclusion, with the powerful A9 powerhouse, dramatically enhanced iSight Camera, and Integration of 3D Touch & IPS technology; The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6 Plus depict a promising future for the mobile gaming experience. In fact, Apple invited Pixel Toys to demonstrate their upcoming game, Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade. This game is highly anticipated by millions of players due to its unseen before graphics and enthralling action-packed gameplay. What Apple was trying to put in perspective is that their new A9 chip that’s built on a novel transistor architecture is capable of running console quality games. In light of what we have learned, the iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus will stand as an exemplary console competitor and the mobile platform will be expecting more fascinating games in the near future. This page will be updated as we learn more about the iPhone 6S & iPhone 6S Plus.

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