Look who’s here; the all new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. After so many months of leaks and rumors, two new devices from Apple’s stable are finally officially announced. The company this time uses a bold tagline: “The only thing that’s changed is everything.” Well, so what’s changed? As for the looks you would find that nothing has changed, but under-the-hood, many things have changed. The new iPhones are more powerful, comes with A9 chip and M9 motion-coprocessor, 12MP camera, 4k video recording, 3D touch and such features. But how does it stack up against its predecessors? That’s why, in this article, we will be comparing iPhone 6s with iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s.
When it comes to iPhone 6s, looks wise it comes almost similar to the iPhone 6, but it has sturdier metal case made of 7000 Series aluminum, to avoid phone bending in the pocket. Apple with this strong aluminum will be aiming to avoid such bendgate issues on its newest flagship.
One other unique is the 3D Touch. This is basically a pressure sensitive display technology, whereby if you press the display, then you would be able to pull out new menus, activate shortcuts and do much more. Apple has also built Taptic Engine into the phone to provide feedback.
When it comes to processor, Apple uses A9 chip, a new 64-bit processor. The company says that it is going to be 70 percent faster at CPU tasks and 90 faster at GPU tasks, when compared with iPhone 6’s A8 processor. Now that’s surely an improvement. The 12 megapixel primary camera is also improved and now supports recording of 4k video, while the secondary camera is 5 megapixel, where the screen lights up to act as a flash.
Comparing iPhone 6s vs iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s
|Device||iPhone 6s||iPhone 6||iPhone 5s|
|Dimensions||5.44" x 2.64" x 0.28"||5.44" x 2.64" x 0.27"||4.87" x 2.31" x 0.30"|
|Resolution||1334x750 at 326 ppi||1334x750 at 326 ppi||1136x640 at 326 ppi|
|Storage options||16GB, 64GB & 128GB||16GB & 64GB||16GB & 64GB|
|Rear camera||12 MP with ƒ/2.2 aperture||8 MP with ƒ/2.2 aperture||8 MP with ƒ/2.2 aperture|
|Front camera||5 MP with ƒ/2.2 aperture||1.2 MP with ƒ/2.2 aperture||1.2 MP with ƒ/2.4 aperture|
|Video recording||4K video recording (3840x2160) at 30 fps||1080p HD video recording|
at 30/60 fps
|1080p HD video recording
at 30 fps
|WiFi||802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO||802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi||802.11a/b/g/n Wi‑Fi|
|Battery||Up to 14 hours on 3G||Up to 14 hours on 3G||Up to 10 hours on 3G|
|Color||Silver, Space Grey, Gold, Rose Gold||Silver & Space Grey||Silver & Space Grey|
|Weight||143 grams |
|129 grams (4.55 ounces)||112 grams (3.95 ounces)|
Let’s take a look at the pricing of all the available models of iPhone. The two newest releases, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are obviously the most expensive ones, while the 2013 flagship, iPhone 5s is the cheapest one.
16GB iPhone 5s: $450
32GB iPhone 5s: $499
16GB iPhone 6: $549
64GB iPhone 6: $649
iPhone 6 Plus
16GB iPhone 6 Plus: $649
64GB iPhone 6 Plus: $749
16GB iPhone 6s: $649
64GB iPhone 6s: $749
128GB iPhone 6s: $849
iPhone 6s Plus
16GB iPhone 6s Plus: $749
64GB iPhone 6s Plus: $849
128GB iPhone 6s Plus: $949
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus pre-orders start from 12th of this month and sales will start from 25th. iOS 9, on the other hand, will be available from 16th. There would be enough time for you to think on what to buy, or give it a skip this time.