While the Apple iPad Pro was probably the most interesting release at last night’s event, the iPhone range is still the most important.
Staying true to tradition we saw an incremental upgrade from the 6 and 6 plus, which the launch of the 6s and 6s plus. Visually indistinguishable from last year’s device with the main selling point being the inclusion of “3D Touch”. This feature allows you to press down on the screen to open up new options throughout iOS 9, and it offers a bit of tactile feedback as well thanks to a revamped “Taptic Engine.”
The other big upgrade is the new 12-megapixel camera, which might not seem like much but most previous generations have been stuck on 8-megapixel.
The iPhone 6s is powered by Apple’s new A9 processor, which it says is 70 percent faster than the A8 at CPU tasks and 90 percent faster at graphics work. The new chip also has an upgraded M9 motion co-processor built right on (before it was a separate chip), and this time it’s always on. There’s also a second-gen Touch ID fingerprint sensor, which should be faster and more accurate than the last model.
The iPhone 6s starts £539 for the 16GB model, then £619 for 64GB and £699 for 128GB.
The iPhone 6s Plus will be £619, £699 and £789 respectively.
Both will available to preorder from the 12th of September with full release on the 25th.