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Apple announces iPhone 6s & 6s Plus with 3D Touch, A9 CPU, 12MP camera, rose gold color

Apple announces iPhone 6s & 6s Plus with 3D Touch, A9 CPU, 12MP camera, rose gold color

Apple’s new iPhone 6s series will offer users an entirely new way to interact with their handset, sensing pressure from fingertips to enable entirely new shortcuts in iOS 9. It also boasts an all-new 12-megapixel iSight camera, a souped-up A9 processor that nearly doubles performance over the iPhone 6, and a new rose gold color option.

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Calling it “just as profound as the first Multi-Touch,” Apple marketing head Phil Schiller touted 3D Touch as an entirely new way to interact with the iPhone.

In a video narrated by design head Jony Ive, Apple showed how users can use 3D Touch to quickly access functions within apps from the home screen, and to quickly view linked content such as an address in a text message.

Preorders will begin this Saturday, Sept. 12, with the new models getting into the hands of consumers on Friday, Sept. 25.

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In Wednesday’s presentation, Apple’s head of software engineering, Craig Federighi, took to the stage to show multiple uses for 3D Touch in a variety of apps. For example, a link in an iMessage could be pressed more forcefully with 3D Touch, allowing the user to preview the link without actually opening Safari.

Quick 3D Touch actions from the home screen include a “Take Selfie” option on the Camera app, selecting “Directions Home” in Maps, or “Update Status” in Facebook Federighi also showed how users can quickly switch between apps with a combination of 3D Touch and edge gestures.

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The iPhone 6s brings Apple’s Taptic Engine from the Apple TV to the handset. These new vibrations were described by Ive as a “mini-tap” and a “full tap” that will give users tactile feedback when interacting with the iPhone 6s.

The new iPhones are made of a custom 7000 series aluminum, and come in four colors: space grey, silver, gold, and rose gold. The cover glass has also been improved with a dual ion-exchange process.

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Inside, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus includes a new third-generation 64-bit A9 chip with a new transistor architecture. Apple says the A9 is 70 percent faster at CPU tasks and 90 percent faster at graphics tasks than the iPhone 6 and its A8 processor.

Apple also spent a considerable amount of time boasting of the camera capabilities of its new iPhone 6s series. It includes a 12-megapixel lens and larger image sensor.

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The camera is also capable of capturing 4K-resolution high-definition video featuring 8 million pixels.

With 3D Touch, the iPhone 6s also includes a feature dubbed “Live Photos.” Photos will automatically be captured with a short video clip, and pressing on the image forcefully will “extend the captured moment.”

Live Photos will be supported by Developer APIs, as well as other Apple devices, including custom watch faces on the Apple Watch with watchOS 2.

The new M9 motion coprocessor is integrated directly into the A9 processor, which means it’s always on. LTE and Wi-Fi have also been improved, and are up to twice as fast.

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The iPhone 6s also features a second-generation Touch ID sensor that is twice as fast as its predecessor.

There are also new charging docks that match the finishes of the iPhone. Apple also has new leather and silicone colors, including a (Product) RED model.

Apple will continue to sell the iPhone 5s for free, the iPhone 6 for $99, and the iPhone 6 Plus for $199. Installment plans will also be available starting at as low as $19 per month for the iPhone 5s, up to $31 for the iPhone 6s Plus.

iOS 9 available September 16th.

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