Announcing the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

Today Apple announced to all new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. These are the important new features.

Photo gallery at the end of the post.

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

  • “They are the most advanced iPhones in the world” according Tim Cook
  • Rose Gold aluminum finish – Custom alloy. A total of 4 finishes
  • Running iOS 9 – Available on September 16, 2015
  • 3D touch
    • New gestures
    • Easy multi tasking
    • Easy app switching
    • New quick actions avail in apps
  • New Taptic engine
  • New A9 chip: 3rd gen 64-bit chip
  • M9 motion coprocessor – always on
  • “Hey Siri” feature. Siri always listening even if the phone is not power plugged. Something like Moto X’s always listening feature
  • All new 12MP iSight camera. Incredible photos, HD videos, 4k videos, panoramic pictures
  • 5MP FaceTime camera
    • The screen can act as a front facing flash to take front facing pictures in low light environment
  • Live Photos – an entirely new technology. Ala Harry Potter where picture seems to be alive
    • Force touch to see the live photos getting animated
    • Taking Live photos is very easy, this feature is one by default. It captures 1.5s seconds along with the picture to animate a little
    • Live Photos will be available on all devices (Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac OS X El Capitan)
    • Facebook will support Live Photos taken using this new iPhone
  • LTE Advanced and WiFi are now twice faster
  • Move to iPhone: an app to transfer Android settings to iOS and help you switch to Apple iPhone from Android phones
  • 2nd generation Touch ID
  • Older iPhone 6s and Plus are now 100$ cheaper
  • Pricing scheme with the new iPhone Upgrade Program:
    • Unlocked Phone
    • Get a new iPhone every single year
    • $31/year

By the way, iPhone 6s, when read, it sounds like: “iPhone success”. Continue reading