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Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus launched!

Just as we expected, Apple announced the next versions of its best-selling smartphones, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, at its annual launch event in San Francisco. Also as we expected, the iPhone 6S looks identical to last year’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6, reserving its most important alterations for the hardware interior. Much like the iPhone 6 that was launched last year, the new iPhone 6s too retains the same design language. It comes with improved hardware and features such as always-on Siri, 3D Touch feature and much more.

There is no word about Indian pricing yet, though the iPhone 6s US pricing starts at $199 for 16GB variant and goes all the way up to $399 for the 128GB variant on a two-year contract. However, price for unlocked iPhone 6s starts from $650 (approximately Rs 42,500).

The biggest, and most noticeable change to this year’s set of phones is “3D Touch,” a pressure-sensitive display technology that lets you push in to do new things on your phone. After getting a chance to check out the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus briefly at Apple’s San Francisco event, these were our impressions.

It should be noted that the new iPhone Upgrade Program is only available in brick-and-mortar Apple Stores, meaning customers wanting to purchase a handset on launch day must reserve a unit through Apple’s website now for pick up and payment on Sept. 25.

It features an 1715mAh non-removable Li-Po battery, and connectivity options such as 4G LTE , Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. On the software front it comes shipped with Apple’s iOS 9 out-of-the-box.

In terms of photography, the iPhone 6s comes with an upgraded 12-megapixels camera with True Tone dual LED flash. It supports 4K video recording and slow motion video recording 720p at 240fps. The front-facing FaceTime HD camera has also been bumped to 5-megapixels and it supports 720p video recording.

The iPhone 6s will be available in four color options – Space Grey, Silver, Gold and Rose Gold. It is expected to go on sale from September 25 in the US, but there is no word about Indian availability yet.

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