WHATS NEW IN I PHONE 6S AND 6S PLUS
3D TouchThe biggest upgrade Apple announced for the phones is 3D Touch. Similar to the Force Touch feature on the Apple Watch, 3D Touch allows you to access certain features and shortcuts based on how hard you press on your phone's screen. For instance, rather than tapping and opening the Maps app when you need to get directions home, you can instead press on the icon and bring up a drop-down menu that includes a “Directions Home” button as well as options to share your location or drop a pin where you are so you can get back later on. Pressing on the Camera icon will launch a menu where “Take Selfie” and “Record video” are amongst the options.
The feature responds to light and heavy pressing differently, and works with both native iOS functions as well as in third-party apps.
THE NEW PROCESSOR
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus both use Apple’s new A9 processor. The processor is 70 percent faster than the A8 processor (the chip in the iPhone 6) when performing basic CPU functions, and 90 percent faster in terms of loading graphics. During the event, Apple showed off new gaming experiences that are enabled by the faster processing power and new 3D Touch feature.
Apple says the phones are capable of achieving LTE and WiFi speeds at twice that of previous models.
THE NEW CAMERA
The camera on the phone also got an upgrade The rear-facing camera is now capable of taking pictures at a 12-megapixel resolution and can record 4K video. Apple says the camera has a better autofocus, and uses a new technology called “deep trench isolation” to separate individual diodes within a photo and make them more accurate. The end result is a much more accurate-looking photo, with less noise.
The forward-facing camera on the phone also saw a bit of an upgrade. It’s now capable of recording 5-megapixel shots, and the display on the phone can be used as a flash. That way, your selfies will always look their best, no matter what lighting you happen to be in.
A new feature called “Live Photos” captures a bit of video before and after you take a photo, creating a GIF of sorts you can playback later. Unlike GIFs, Live Photos also have sound.
Faster Touch ID
The company has also made refinements to Touch ID, its fingerprint scanner that
allows one to unlock the device, feed password to accounts, and facilitate quick
Apple Pay payments with simply putting the finger on the sensor.
The company said Wednesday that the Touch ID is now twice as fast,
and more accurate as well.