Zee Media Bureau
In one of the biggest events for Apple Inc, Tim Cook on Wednesday unveiled the new Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus with '3D Touch'.
The September 9 event held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in downtown San Francisco also saw the launch of Apple TV, iPad Pro and Apple Watch.
While the iPhones were, no doubt, the main attraction of the event, the other products too caught the attention of the fans and critics as well.
Here are brief details on all you need to know about the new Apple products.
- Stand alone apps now work, instead of just extensions of apps from iPhone
- Gold and rose gold watch bodies for sport, plus new band colours
- Watch OS 2 coming Sept 16, new bodies and straps available October
- 12.9-inch screen, 2732 x 2048 pixels in a Retina display. sharper than even a 15-inch MacBook Pro
new 3rd-gen A9X chip, 4K editing
- Quad speakers with orientation balance
- Apple Pencil, which is a stylus, and Smart Keyboard docker sold separately for US $99 and US $169
- The tablet can detect orientation and tilt of the Apple Pencil, letting you draw light and hard strokes and even shade.
- iPad Pro prices - 32Gb WiFi for US $799, 128GB WiFi for US $949, 128GB WiFi+LTE for US $1079
32GB ($149) and 64GB ($199)
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus:
- iPhone 6S is 4.7-inches (1334 x 750) while the 6S Plus is 5.5 inches (1920 x 1080)
- iSight camera upgraded to 12MP, A9 chip to replace old A8
- Rose Gold, space Grey, Silver, Gold colours
- Can record 4K video, Live Photos (which animate your photos like GIFs in the gallery)
- 3D Touch for display, does different things based on how hard you're pressing
- Preorders start Sept 12, available for sale from Sept 25 in 12 countries, will then expand.
- iPhone 6S: 16GB ($649), 64GB ($749), 128 GB ($849)
- iPhone 6S Plus: 16GB ($749), 64GB ($849), 128 GB ($949)
- Note: On two-year contract, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus starts at $199 and $299 respectively.
- New A8 chip from iPhone 6
- Deeper Siri integration, with a microphone on remote
- New remote has touchpad and hard buttons for Home, Volume, Siri, Menu, as well as motion control
- Universal search, to search all your apps at once for a particular movie
- New tvOS with Apple TV specific apps on app store
- Supports multiplayer gaming and made-for-iPhone controller support