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Apple iPhone 6s and 6s plus revealed

Joanna Tatum
September 9, 2015

Apple promises all-new technology for the iPhone 6s and 6s plus.

It’s not just the Force Touch system that’s new on the iPhone 6s and 6s.

The display size matches the 6 and 6 plus – the screen of the 6s has Apple’s sharp 4.7 inch Retina display, and the 6s plus has a 5.5 inch Retina display. And its new A9 chip – which has a 70% better processor than the A8 – is powerful enough to run high-demand games like Warhammer 40k. To help it along, its M9 motion coprocessor is integrated into the chipset and is always on – no more waiting for it to wake up.

They’ve upgraded the cameras, too – the rear iSight camera has been upgraded to an impressive 12 megapixels without losing any of the iPhone’s renowned clarity. It functions well in low-light situations, and excellent exposure and natural colour. And it records 4k video, the most high definition quality in commercial existence.

The front FaceTime camera is 5 megapixels and high definition, meaning that you’ll get far clearer images whether taking a selfie or talking over FaceTime.

The software’s been updated too, and they’ve introduced what they call live photos. The camera automatically takes extended capture when you press the Photo button, giving you a second or two of Harry Potter-esque moving picture. This operates as default, but can be switched off if you want to save space on your phone.

Even the 4G and the wi-fi are faster, the wi-fi now going up to 866 megabytes. Also faster is the Touch ID, which is twice as quick as previous ones.

The iPhone 6s and 6s plus will run on iOS 9, which will be released on the 16th of September.

Apple have also released a new case colour, rose gold, which will be available alongside the usual silver, gold, and space grey. The 6s and 6s plus will be available for pre-order on the 12th of September and will be for sale on the 25th, less than two weeks later.

The phones will be priced the same as the respective 6 and 6 plus, suggesting that the 6s will start at £459 and the 6s plus will start at £539.

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