Apple Unveils The New iPhone 6S and 6S Plus [Pics]


Apple has finally announced their latest iPhone models: the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus.

Staying true to iPhone’s signature style, the new devices come in a new rose gold color option. Other available colors are silver, gold and space gray.

The most noteworthy of the new features is the new 3D Touch feature that allows the phone to recognize force which allows it to react to all new gestures. Varying amounts of pressure will allow users do things like peek into emails within the Mail app or preview websites within Messages, and homescreen shortcuts allow for functions like taking a quick selfie. Apple said the new 3D Touch gestures will also give a user physical, tactile feedback.

The iPhone 6S comes with a 4.7-inch Retina display, and the iPhone 6S Plus comes with a 5.5-inch Retina display. Both models include new and more durable aluminum and glass, as well as faster LTE and Wi-Fi.

A speedy A9 chip gives the new iPhone faster computing power and graphics performance.

The phone comes with a brand-new 12MP iSight camera that has 50 percent more pixels than the previous iPhone’s 8MP camera. The phone also shoots high-resolution 4K video.

The new devices also have a new 5MP front-facing FaceTime HD camera, and built-in “Retina Flash” that lights up the screen to provide a flash for front-facing photos. Ummmmm we’re in love already!

 The new Live Photos features help bring video-like features of movement and audio to regular pictures. You now can touch an image to show an extended moment in time from just before and after the photo was taken. The Touch ID feature has also been improved on the phone in a way that will now make it more responsive to fingerprints than previous models.

The latest iOS 9, which includes various new features like transit directions in Maps, comes standard on the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.

Apple also announced the updated “Hey Siri” feature, which allows those with an 6S or 6S Plus to activate Siri simply by saying “Hey Siri” whether or not the phone is plugged in or not. Along with the new iPhones, the company announced new charging docks, leather covers and silicone covers.

Pricing and storage are based on two-year carrier contracts with your provider:

iPhone 6S:

16GB — $199

64GB — $299

128GB — $399

iPhone 6S Plus:

16GB — $299

64GB — $399

128GB — $499

Apple wasn’t done amazing us just yet because they also introduced the new iPhone Upgrade Program, which allows users to pay $32 a month to have direct entitlement to new iPhones every year with the carrier of their choice. All phones come unlocked and include the AppleCare+ protection plan.

You can pre-orders the new iPhone starting on Sept. 12, and the phone will officially release on Sept. 25. iOS 9 launches to the public on Sept. 16.

Source: HuffingtonPost , Photos: AP