Many would agree that when it comes to Apple devices innovation is the watchword, the ninth-generation of iPhones, the iPhone 6s clearly lives to that, though design doesn’t look much different from the iPhone 6, but its features clearly states its a game changer. Here a few reasons the iPhone 6s would get your attention.
The iPhone 6s is made from 7000 series aluminum, the same grade which is used in aerospace industry, so far its the strongest alloy Apple has used on its iPhone, its glass is made using special dual ion-exchange process, which makes it strong and very durable. Also you get to choose four stunning ﬁnishes, from: gold, silver, space gray, and rose gold.
Another notable upgrade over its predecessors is the the iPhone 6s 12MP iSight camera, it captures crisp, detailed photos even in low light conditions and also takes brilliant 4K video, up to four times the resolution of 1080p HD video. The iPhone 6s Live Photos are regular still pictures which when touched, show small bursts of motion and sound. Apple made this possible by recording 1.5 seconds of video before and after the still photo is shot.
The iPhone 6s features technology known as the 3D touch, this allows you to get a rich preview of an item without actually opening it, when you use 3D Touch, your iPhone responds with subtle taps, so not only will you see what a press can do, you’ll feel it. Another favorite features of 3D Touch is that, if you press down hard on the keyboard while writing or editing, it becomes a track-pad. Though for now the 3D touch only works with Apple’s own applications, other apps will be developed to support this feature soon.
The most impressive feature of the iPhone 6s is found in its performance courtesy of Apples 64-bit architecture A9 chip, according to Apple “The A9 chip is capable of gaming console—class graphics performance that makes games and other apps much richer and more immersive”. The iPhone 6s has a coprocessor “The M9 motion coprocessor” which is integrated directly into the A9 chip, this assists the processor in carrying out tasks. The iPhone 6 is fast but the iPhone 6s doubles its performance.
Touch ID. is Apples second generation fingerprint sensor, it allows you to unlock your phone quickly and securely and also make purchases with Apple Pay by using your ﬁngerprint
As of now in the US, the iPhone 6s ranges from $649 to $850 depending on the storage available, for now the 64GB version goes for $750, and $200 on contract, and the 128GB model costs $850 all-in and the same $200 on contract.
Apple also announced it will sell unlocked iPhones through a new monthly installment plan. This allows customers to upgrade to a new iPhone annually by turning in their old iPhones for new ones. This plan goes for the US only for now, it starts at $32 per month (for the 16GB version iPhone 6S).
As of September 28, 2015, 13 million iPhone 6S and 6S Plus models have been sold, setting a new first-weekend sales record, up from the 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units sold last year.
That’s a few of the iPhone 6s features, more can be seen from its specification below.
|Release date||September 25th, 2015|
|Dimension||138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches)|
|Weight||5.04 oz (143 g)|
|Connectivity||GSM, CDMA, EVDO, HSPA, LTE, Nano-SIM, Bluetooth 4.2|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot|
|Battery||Embedded rechargeable 1715 mAh (6.9 Wh) LiPo battery|
|Screen size||4.0 inches (~60.8% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Display tech||LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, light sensor, 3D touch display|
|Protection||Ion-strengthened glass, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass|
|Rear camera||12 MP, 4608 x 2592 pixels, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps,1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps|
|Front camera||5 MP, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Storage||16GB (Base Model) (No memory card slot)|
|RAM||2048 MB (2GB)|
|OS||iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.1|
|CPU||Dual-core 1.84 GHz|
|GPU||PowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics)|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass, barometer|
For those who own an iPhone 5s or an older Android phone this might be the upgrade you need this year, however if you already own an iPhone 6, getting an iPhone 6s isn’t necessary unless you want to be at par with the latest trend (take note, latest is expensive), the battery-life is almost the same, so is the design, notably difference here is the performance, though the iPhone 6 isn’t bad, but Apple claims this new processor is twice as powerful as that found in iPhone 6. Apple also doubled the RAM to 2GB. 3D touch on the other hand is another unique improvement, though most current Apps don’t support this feature, it would take months before developers would create or upgrade apps which would support it, trust me by then rumors of iPhone 7 would be herd.
What do you think about the iPhone 6s? feel free to share your comments.
Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne on April 1, 1976, to develop and sell personal computers. It was incorporated as Apple Computer, Inc. on January 3, 1977, and was renamed as Apple Inc. The American multinational technology company designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. Its hardware products include the iPhone smartphone, a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. That run Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. The first generation iPhone was released on June 29, 2007; the most recent iPhone model is the iPhone SE which is scheduled to launch March 31st 2016.
- Great Design
- Outstanding 3D touch
- Great Camera
- Superb Performance
- Low battery life
- 16GB storage is'nt just enough
- Lacks MicroSD slot
- Non user replaceable Battery