If you haven’t heard yet (how?), Apple has released two new iPhones – the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus.
Apple released a whole bunch of information on the features of the new iPhones, but one of the most interesting iPhone 6S feature (on both models) has to be Live Photo. This photo format available on the new iPhones reminds me of the moving photographs from the Harry Potter franchise, in that short 1.5-second videos are taken when you press the shutter button, with the option to include sound.
Apple went on to say that all of its devices will support this new photo format, so it is not a feature unique to the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.
One iPhone 6S feature that will be exclusive to the new iPhones is Apple’s 3D Touch technology. The iPhones will be able to detect finger pressure on the screen of the iPhone and will integrate this into the iOS to enable you to:
- Press down on folders to open options;
- Peak into mails and messages; and
- Apply pressure to songs on the music player to add them into playlists.
Third-party apps will also add peak options such as updating your status from your home screen by applying pressure to the Facebook icon. Apple also showed off how the 3D Touch will integrate into gaming by applying pressure to zoom in when shooting, and pressing harder to change weapons.
The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus also boasts improved features like a faster Touch ID, a 12 MP iSight Camera with an all new improved sensor and 4K video recording support. Apple is also introducing a Retina Flash which will utilise the screen display to brighten up to 3 times the normal amount when taking a selfie, allowing for a perfect bright flashed selfie.
All of this is powered by the Apple A9 processor, which provides a 70% increase to CPU power and 60% to graphics. The new phones will ship with iOS 9 pre-installed. Apple revealed that iOS 9 will be released worldwide next week on 16 September 2015.
Drop us a comment and let us know which new iPhone feature you’re most excited to try out.