In what was the least surprising event of Apple’s latest Keynote, Tim Cook announced the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.
Looking similar to the 6 and 6 Plus, the big change is 3D Touch, a new form of Multi-touch that senses the amount you press down or swipe the screen. The new ‘Peek and Pop’ function gives you previews with a light tap and assigns different commands to the sensitivity of the touch, like answering emails or just previewing content.
The devices also feature 12MP cameras and allow for 4K Video recording, as well as automatically taking a ‘live’ picture that lets you watch a short animated version of your picture with sound when you lightly press on the screen. This live picture can also be used as the background on Apple Watches.
Featuring the new 64bit A9 chip, the phones are said to be 70% faster for CPU tasks and have 90% faster graphics.
Outside, the phones are roughly the same dimensions but feature better metal shells and toughened glass, hopefully putting the bendy iPhone 6 Plus issues to bed. They also feature a second generation version of the fingerprint sensor which works twice as fast to recognise your fingerprint.
The phones launch September 25th and can be pre-ordered online this Saturday (12th September).