Apple has announced the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the latest iPhone models from the company, adding a new dimension to iPhone's multi-touch interface. The new iPhones introduce 3D Touch, which senses force to enable access to features and content. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus feature Retina HD displays made from the reinforced glass and 7000 series aluminum, the same alloy used in the aerospace industry, in metallic finishes that now include rose gold.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus also introduce a new approach to photography called Live Photos, bringing still images to life by capturing a moment in motion. Live Photos, 3D Touch and other advancements in the new iPhones are powered by the Apple-designed A9 chip.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus introduce new ways to navigate and experience iPhone by sensing pressure to enable new gestures - Peek and Pop - so users can dip in and out of content without losing their place. Press lightly to Peek at a photo, email, web page or other content, and press a little deeper to Pop into the content itself. With Quick Actions, 3D Touch provides shortcuts to the things users do most, so users can send a message or take a selfie with a press from the Home screen.
High-definition video improves with support for Ultra HD standard - with a resolution of 3,840 by 2,160, delivering over eight million pixels - and the expansion of optical image stabilization to video on the iPhone 6s Plus, for taking videos in lower light.
Apple's third-generation 64-bit A9 chip is 70% faster in CPU and 90% faster in GPU compared to the A8, and has better energy efficiency for longer battery life. The A9 chip and iOS 9 are architected together for optimal performance. M9, Apple's next-generation motion coprocessor, is embedded into A9, allowing more features to run all the time at lower power, including "Hey Siri," without iPhone needing to be plugged in.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are equipped with wireless technologies including Wi-Fi and LTE Advanced, and support up to 23 LTE bands.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available in gold, silver, space gray and the new rose gold metallic finishes for $0 down with 24 monthly payments starting at US$27 and US$31, respectively, from Apple's retail stores in the US.
Both models will be available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK and the US beginning Friday, September 25, with pre-orders beginning Saturday, September 12.
Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus