Two days ago, Apple held an event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco and with this occasion, the two new iPhones have been unveiled. The 6S phones are identical to the previous models, in terms of design, but they have been improved on the inside, to offer a better performance. Below, we’ll compare the iPhone 6S/5S Plus with the iPhone 6/6 Plus, to see the differences between them.
The iPhone 6/6 Plus suffered a major visual change. The wide bands on the back (from the top and bottom) were replaced with thin horizontal strips and the anodized aluminum body has curvier edges. Unfortunately, there were complaints from some iPhone 6 Plus owners who said that their devices bent when they were keeping them in their pants pocket.
The 2015 models are sturdier, but they have the same design. The company used ion-strengthened glass and airplane grade 7000 series aluminum, causing the devices to weight more. So, the iPhone 6S weights 143 grams, instead of 129 grams, and the iPhone 6S Plus is 20 grams heavier than the iPhone 6 Plus, which weights 172 grams.
It seems that the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus are 0.1mm wider and 0.3mm thicker than their predecessors.
The screens of the two new iPhones are unchanged, so they are still sized at 4.7-inch (1334 x 750p with 326 ppi) and 5.5-inch (1920x1080p with 401 ppi), but they support the Force Touch Technology.
The 2014 iPhones were powered by a 20-nm class based 64-bit A8 chipset, which was 25 percent faster than the A7 and it offered 50 percent faster graphics too. The 2015 models are equipped with 64-bit class third generation Apple A9, which will be 70 percent faster in terms of CPU and 90 percent faster in terms of GPU. The phones will house a M9 co-processor, which will back the main processor.
The storage options are identical: 16, 64 and 128GB and unexpandable.
The iPhone 4S received the first over-haul in the camera department, increasing the resolution from 5MP to 8MP and now, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will sport a 12MP primary camera with 4K video recording ability. The front facing camera has been upgraded also, from 1.2MP to 5MP. Retina Flash is a feature which will brighten the display 3 times more and when taking a selfie, the user’s face will be more light-shine.
Apple hasn’t increased the capacity of the two new iPhones’ batteries, so they have a similar lifespan: 14 or 24 hours when talking on 3G and ten or 16 days when standing by.