10 September 2015

Preorder the new iPhones from September 12 in selected countries

Source: Apple. A rose gold version.

Apple has announced the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which feature Retina HD displays made from 7000 series aluminum, the same alloy used in the aerospace industry, in metallic finishes that now include rose gold, a pink shade.

“The only thing that has changed with iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is everything — 3D Touch lets users interact with iPhone in entirely new and fun ways, and the innovative Live Photos brings your pictures to life,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing. “These are the most advanced iPhones ever, with 7000 series aluminum, ion-strengthened glass, the new 64-bit A9 chip, 12-megapixel iSight and 5-megapixel FaceTime HD cameras, faster Touch ID, LTE and Wi-Fi.”

Key features include 3D Touch capability, which Apple says will enable new ways to access features and interact with content. Live Photos, 12-megapixel photos reveal the moments immediately before and after the shot was taken,
3D Touch and other advancements are powered by the Apple-designed A9 chip, delivering faster performance and better battery life.

By sensing pressure to enable new gestures — Peek and Pop — users can dip in and out of content without losing their place. Press lightly to 'Peek' at a photo, email, web page or other content, and press deeper to 'Pop' into the content itself. With Quick Actions, 3D Touch provides shortcuts to the things users do most, so they can send a message or take a selfie from the Home screen.
High-definition video improves with support for 4K — with a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160, delivering over 8 million pixels — and the expansion of optical image stabilisation to video on iPhone 6s Plus. With the latest version of iMovie on the iPhone, two simultaneous streams can be edited.

Additional camera advancements include a new 12-megapixel sensor with advanced pixel technology and an Apple-designed image signal processor. A new 5-megapixel FaceTime HD camera and Retina Flash, which momentarily makes the display three times brighter with True Tone lighting, for bright pictures in low light.

A9, Apple’s third-generation 64-bit chip, has a 70% faster CPU and 90% faster GPU performance than the A8, plus gains in energy efficiency. M9, Apple’s motion coprocessor, is embedded into A9, allowing more features to run all the time at lower power, including “Hey Siri,” without the iPhone needing to be plugged in.

With advanced wireless technologies including faster Wi-Fi and LTE Advanced, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users can browse, download and stream content faster¹. The new iPhones also support up to 23 LTE bands — the most in any smartphone — for better worldwide roaming.

The iOS 9 mobile operating system offers proactive assistance, powerful search and improved Siri features. The Notes app has been redesigned, there is more detailed transit information in Maps, and the News app has been revamped² . Apple promises that software updates that require less space to install and will come with advanced security features.


The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available in gold, silver, space gray and rose gold. Both models will be available in Australia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, and Singapore, beginning Friday, September 25, with pre-orders beginning Saturday, September 12.

Apple-designed accessories including leather and silicone cases in a range of colours and Lightning Docks in colour-matched metallic finishes will also be available.

¹ Data plan required. LTE Advanced and LTE are available in select markets and through select carriers. Speeds vary based on site conditions and carrier. For details on LTE support, contact your carrier and see www.apple.com/iphone/LTE.
² Transit information in Maps will be available in select major cities including Baltimore, Berlin, Chicago, London, Mexico City, New York City, Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay Area, Toronto and Washington DC, as well as over 300 cities in China, including Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai. News app availability varies by country.