Everything you need to know about the new iPhones
Apple launched the “most advanced iPhones ever created” at a San Francisco event yesterday.
The newest models of the iPhone – the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus – boast new features like a better camera and a “3D touch” function which lets you access phone features by pressing the screen firmly (more below).
Apple CEO Tim Cook also unveiled a new “Rose Gold” version of the iPhone.
Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, said: “We’ve fitted brand new glass, the strongest in the industry X-ion. And we’ve improved on multitouch with 3D touch, a tremendous breakthrough in interacting with the smartphone.”
“It took our unique combination between our hardware and software developer teams to make it work.”
Take a look at the features the new iPhone boasts
Memory – 16GB, 64GB and 128GB
64-bit A9 chip with M9
2nd-gen Touch ID
12MP iSight camera and 4K video
5MP FaceTime HD with Retina Flash
Price – In the UK, the iPhone 6s is expected to start at £539 for 16GB, going up to £619 for 64GB and £699 for 128GB respectively, For the iPhone 6s Plus, prices will start from £619 for 16GB, £699 for 64GB and £789 for 128GB respectively.
Launch date in the UK: 25 September
What on earth is 3D touch?
The news iPhones have the “3D touch” functionality which helps the user perform multipule functions by pressing the screen firmly.
Apple has kitted the phones with sensors which measure the amount of pressure you’re applying.
The 3D touch function can be used for highlighting a word or previewing emails.
This functionality is not new though. The Apple Watch and the latest MacBook have a feature called Force Touch which is similar to 3D Touch on the new iPhones.
Here are the number of iPhones Apple has sold:
2014 – 191.4 million
Projected 2015 – 209.4 million
Projected 2016 – 221.2 million
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