Apple Announces iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

By: Joel Bryant

Today, Apple finally revealed the long awaited iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the company’s newest iterations of the mega-popular smartphone line.

Both the 6s and 6s Plus are a natural evolution in the iPhone series, as they serve as the typical refresh Apple uses between generations. In other words, the Cupertino company made upgrades over the 6 without entirely changing the device, just as they did with the 5s and 4s.

As expected, the 6s and 6s Plus come with the new A9 processor, an improvement over the A8 in the 6 and 6 Plus. Other hardware improvements include a camera sensor with 50% more pixels and a Touch ID button that works 2 times faster.

Most of the upgrades come on the software side of things. Naturally, the 6s comes with iOS 9 pre-installed. Unlike the version of iOS 9 that many 6 and 5s users will install next week, the iPhone 6s version of iOS 9 will be equipped with the 3D Touch function and new picture-taking techniques like LED flash for selfies.

Overall, the 6s and 6s Plus are nice mini-upgrades and will serve as a solid stepping stone to the iPhone 7.

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will be available on September 25th on all 4 major carriers. They will start at $200 and $300, respectively.