Apple unveil iPhone 6S
Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, took to the stage at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco to unveil the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.
The main features include a faster processor, 3D touch, improved camera and peek and pop.
The 6S is fitted with a new A9 processor, replacing the A8, which gives 70% faster performance and also 90% faster graphics and will also play a key part in extending battery life although it is not clear by exactly how much.
The new 12 mega pixel back camera is a big improvement from the 8 mega pixel iPhone 6. The device also has a 5 mega pixel front facing camera which also now includes a flash which comes from the screen itself. This is Apple’s first upgrade to the front camera since the 1.2 meg pixel iPhone 5 in 2012. The camera also takes Live Photos which captures both video and sound 1.5 seconds either side of the capture to bring the image to life.
Probably the biggest and best improvement comes in the way of a new touchscreen technology called 3D touch which allows you to Peek and Pop. This allows you to touch lightly to peek or preview at an email but then a firmer pressure then will allow you to open the email in full. Other users are if someone sends you a link in an email you can lightly press it and the webpage will appear without actually opening the browser. The same applies with viewing photos whilst you are still within the camera app. You can lightly press the thumbnails and preview the pictures you have already taken.
The new device also includes Quick Actions allowing you to quickly access features within a certain app. For example, touch the camera icon and you will see a new mini menu allowing you to go straight to Selfie mode, slow-mo or video.
The new devices are available to pre order on 12th September and they will start to be released on 25th September 2015.