Soon after the launch of two very popular and successful phones, Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has rolled out yet another device tagged as the Apple iPhone 6S Plus. Being one of the most profitable phone manufacturer in the world, Apple has always been well received among the global audience and it would be no surprise if iPhone 6S Plus also steams ahead of the previous release and breaks all the sales records. This device has been introduced alongside the Apple iPhone 6S at the annual launch event in San Francisco recently and is expected to hit the market soon. This comes as good news for Apple fans who have been waiting for a new launch from the company and it is one of the most anticipated phones of 2015.
Packed with some amazing specs and a superb looks, this handset seems promising. It does promise a few variations from its previous predecessors and due to these new features, Apple has again managed to raise the bar. To know more about the specifications and features of this device, you can read the information provided in this article.
Display, looks and dimensions
As far as the dimensions of this device are concerned, it is 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 in) in size and weighs 192 gm. It is a very slim looking device and comes with a thickness of just 7.3mm. The Apple iPhone 6S Plus looks identical to last year’s iPhone 6 Plus in terms of broad looks and appearance. It boasts of a sleek design and comes with a 5.5 inch display which in this model is equipped with a feature called ‘3D Touch’. This feature is basically a pressure sensitive display technology which lets you push downward to do new things on your mobile phone. It is definitely one of the best features that this handset offers. The display is an LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touch screen and offers 16M colors. Apple has added a new color to the lineup and that is rose gold and this is the one attribute that would make iPhone 6S plus look different from previous models because the rest of the design and feel are the same.
Apple has been holding onto 8 MP sensors for its iPhones for years but Apple iPhone 6S Plus will come inbuilt with a 12 MP rear facing camera. Moreover, even the front camera has been enhanced and now stands at a competitive 5 MP. Autofocus and color accuracy have been improved and this enables you to take better pictures and enjoy FaceTime more. Now one thing to watch out for in the new camera is the fact that it does not include a dedicated flash for the front facing camera but rather uses the home screen to light up instead. This means you can get more brightness for clicking selfies in low light conditions. Some other new camera specifications include Live Photos and 4K Video recording.
Processor and memory
Apple iPhone 6S Plus’s performance is enhanced by an M8 Motion processor which also includes a new barometer. There is an improved and upgraded proprietary A9 processor under the hood which is 70 percent faster than last year’s A8 processor. The device runs on a dual core processor which is clocked at a speed of 2 GHz. The device shall be available in a 16GB/64GB/128 GB internal memory variants and 2 GB RAM.
When it comes to the operating system, Apple iPhone 6S Plus is bundled up with iOS 9 which will make way for improvements such as smarter Siri, new Low Power mode, a Back to App feature, enhancements to ApplePay, and other software improvements.
As far as the battery is concerned, Apple iPhone 6S Plus will come fuelled by a 2915 mAH battery that will be capable of providing you a talk time of up to 24 hours, a standby time of up to 384 hours and a music play time of up to 80 hours. This is a great improvement from previous models.
Apple iPhone 6S Plus support several connectivity options and some of them include WLAN, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, 3G, USB v 2.0 ,NFC and 3.5 mm audio jack for music.
One of the striking specification or feature of Apple iPhone 6S Plus would be its sturdy build. There are slight changes and improvements as far as the build is concerned and this variant would have better inner strength than iPhone 6 Plus. For the chassis, this model will make use of a different material, one which also finds use in the aerospace industry. This material is known as the Series 7000 and is the same aluminum alloy which Apple uses in its Apple watch sport. The handset will also have a new kind of a chemically strengthened glass.
Pricing and availability
Both iPhone 6S Plus and its twin iPhone 6S shall be available for preorder starting September 12 and both the devices shall arrive globally in stores from September 25 onwards. The 16 GB version shall cost $640 and $100 on contract whereas the 64 GB version shall cost $750 and $200 on contract. The 128 GB version will cost $850 with no contract and $200 with contract in the US.
iPhone upgrade program
Apple has also introduced a new pricing and upgrade plan only for those living in US as of this time. This plan starts at $32 per month for the 16 GB variant for 24 months and gives an option to upgrade to a new iPhone every year. You can learn more about this plan through a local retailer for support in the area that you live.
So as far as any major changes are concerned, Apple iPhone 6S Plus is more polished, has a better processor, a better battery, offers a much better camera, and the inclusion of 3D Touch definitely makes it a must buy. In terms of appearance, it may not offer much variation from previous models, but in spite of that, there are still many takers for this innovative Apple device.
Currently the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus is selling for preorder at verizon. The cost of the iPhone 6S runs for $27.08 /mo. for 24 months and the cost of the iPhone 6S Plus runs for $31.24/mo. for 24 months. This puts the iPhone 6S at about $650 and the iPhone 6S Plus at roughly $750.