New iPhone 6s and 6s Plus to come with 3D touch screen technology

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPad Pro (Photo courtesy of Reuters)
Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPad Pro (Photo courtesy of Reuters)

Apple has unveiled its iPhone 6s and 6s Plus that come with a new 3D touch screen.

At a special event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, Tim Cook, CEO Apple showed off a raft of products, which also include new colours and straps developed with Hermes for the Apple Watch.

The new iPhones also include a new rose gold option. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will be released officially on 25 September in the UK, with pre-ordering available from 12 September.

The phones will cost the same as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus did upon release – the 6s will be priced at $199 and the 6s Plus at $299 for their most basic models.

Both feature 3D Touch, a technology that registers differing pressures upon the screen from users’ fingers, making the devices much more tactile than their predecessors.

The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus come in four finishes – silver, gold, space grey and rose gold – and come in two sizes that match last year’s handsets measurements.

The phone also has a new, which might be the ‘fastest ever in a phone’. Apple has also boosted the camera to a 12 megapixel iSight camera to boost picture quality, and it can now record video in 4K.

There is also a new 5mp front facing camera to boost selfie quality, which uses the screen as a flash. It also revealed a new ‘live photo’ which mixes a still and video image. Pressing on the picture causes video to show and audio to play. The pictures are created automatically.

The new chip also has a new ‘always on’ Siri feature, and an improved fingerprint sensor the firm says is twice as fast as previous version.

Apple has as well released a ‘monster’ iPad with a 12.9inch screen and a new $149 TV box that can run apps and games.

The much rumoured ‘monster iPad’, officially called the iPad Pro, was first to be revealed.  ‘iPad is the clearest expression of our vision of the future of personal computing,’ said Cook. ‘We asked ourselves how we can take it further – and we have the biggest news in Pad since the iPad.’

The iPhone 6s is expected to be the flagship phone for Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 9. The operating system is expected to improve battery life, take up less memory and also bring more advances Siri features.

iOS 9 is already available as a public beta and will most likely be available to download as a full version the same day the iPhone 6s goes on sale.

(Video courtesy of abc news)

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