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Apple Unveils iPhone 6S And 6S Plus With 3D Touch

by Ben Reeves on Sep 09, 2015 at 09:22 AM

Apple just announced the next versions of its best-selling smartphones, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, and the company's newest phone innovation (slightly) changes the way you can use multi-touch.

Want a quick rundown? Here are main details you need to know about the new iPhone 6S:

  • The iPhone 6S introduces a new color, rose gold.
  • A stronger aluminum chassis should prevent the phone from bending in your pocket.
  • A new 3D Touch feature lets users to press down on the iPhone 6S to open up shortcuts for popular apps, speeding up the time it takes to message friends, check your email, or take selfies. Pressing down on the screen harder will give you new options, such as being able to zoom in on an image.
  • The new phones contain Apple’s A9 processor, which Apple claims is 70-percent faster than last year’s phones.
  • A new 12-megapixel sensor allows users to take highly detail photos and 4K video (last year's models featured an 8-megapixel camera). In addition, users will be able to take "living photos," which can feature a small bit of movement and audio when viewed.
  • A new 5-megapixel front-facing camera will allow for HD selfies and even light up the homescreen when you take front-facing photos as a kind of flash.

Starting on October 25, the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will be available starting at $199 and $299 respectively (with a two-year contract). However, instead of buying a new phone outright, Apple also announced an upgrade program that allows users to receive a new phone (unlocked) each year for a subscription of $32 per month.


Our Take
The new iPhone 6S looks good, and I love the new tweaks, but I don't feel a need to upgrade from my iPhone 6 just yet. However, if you're still running with an older phone, now might be a good time to upgrade.