First announced at the “Hey Siri” event on September 9th, Apple has officially released their newest iPhones, the 6S and 6S Plus. They each share similar dimensions with the previous generation, with the 6S and 6S Plus being slightly taller and thicker. The screen sizes haven’t changed even though the thickness and height have, with the 6S having a 4.7 inch screen and the 6S Plus a 5.5 inch screen. Here’s a rundown of the new features in the iPhone 6S you won’t find in the 6 or 6 Plus:
- 3D Touch
- A9 processor with embedded M9 motion co-processor
- 12MP camera w/ 4K video recording
- Live Photos
- Rose Gold color option
- Touch ID 2.0
As you can see, there isn’t too much different between the 6S and 6, but it does make a difference when using the new device.
Customers in New Zealand were amongst the 1st to receive their new smartphones on day 1, with the US and the rest of North America receiving them today. However, one lucky customer did in fact receive her new iPhone 6S 5 days early in San Diego.
Not sure how this happened but my #iphone6s arrived early @ATT @apple pic.twitter.com/0hK1BETycl
— Adrienne (@MoonshineDesign) September 21, 2015
Customers, as usual, began lining in front of their local Apple Store the night before. Here’s a little gallery of images sent to Mac Rumors of lines in front of the stores.
Bend test videos of the new 6S Plus have already made their way to YouTube, like this one from YouTuber Christian from FoneFox.
In the video, he demonstrates how hard it is to bend Apple’s newly reenforced phone built with 7000 series aluminum, after the mistake consumers noticed last year Apple made with their giant smartphone, dubbing it “Bendgate”.
Customers seem to be satisfied so far with their purchases, but only time will tell. 🙂
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