iPhone 6S, 6S Plus announced
Apple officially announced the much-awaited iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S+. Both the new smartphones feature significant upgrades compared to the current version, the iPhone 6.
The smartphones sport the iSight 12MP rear camera, equipped with a five-element, f/2.2 aperture lens and a dual-LED flash. The front camera is a 5MP FaceTime HD camera, with a Retina Flash feature that can increase the brightness of the screen up to 3x. Additional features include Auto HDR, Backside illumination sensors, exposure control, Burst mode, Timer mode, and Face detection. The iPhone 6S Plus is also capable of optical image stabilization for both photo and video recording.
The smartphones support video recording for 4K (30 fps), 1080p HD (30 and 60 fps) and 720p HD (30 fps). Users can shoot 8MP still photos while recording 4K video. Powered by the True Tone Flash, video recording is facilitated by continuous autofocus, cinematic video stabilization at 1080p and 720p, and slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps.
Both the smartphones operate on iOS 9. The new operating system features the new iCloud app, with a basic capacity of 5GB that can be expanded to 1TB. Efficiency of operation is also on the forefront, as it requires 1.3GB of memory as compared to the iOS, which requires 4.58GB. The updates are also reported to be smaller, without the need to be downloaded and unpacked. The prices for the 16GB, 64GB and 128GB versions of both the smartphones are yet to be announced.Tags: Apple, icloud, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iSight, FaceTime