Ninth-generation iPhone (not counting the iPhone 5C), the iPhone 6S was introduced by Apple on September 12, 2015, on the occasion of its traditional keynote back. This new iPhone, which looks very similar to its predecessor, benefits from multiple technical improvements, both in the components of its platform in the chassis on which it builds. Certainly, about the controversy of the Sony Xperia Z3 + that some observers felt too close to its predecessor, Apple has precisely focused its communication around the changes that do not show: “Only one thing has changed. All. »
3D Touch compatible screen
It starts with the chassis. The hull is made of an aluminum alloy, and the screen is protected by a new oleophobic reinforced glass. The size, resolution, and resolution of the screen remain the same: 4.7 inches, 1334 x 750 pixels and 324 pixels per inch, respectively. The screen, precisely, has a new tactile layer that perceives the force of the touch. The technology is called 3D Touch and is comparable to the Force Touch of the Apple Watch. 3D Touch is used to open various context menus in iOS 9.
The screen is based on a new technical platform called A9. This chipset, developed by Apple and engraved in 16 nm by Samsung and TSMC, integrates 4 Typhoon cores (two clocked at 1.7 GHz and two others at 1.2 GHz), 2 GB of RAM, a PowerVR GPU Imagination Technologies and a coprocessor for environmental sensors, the M9. According to Apple, the A9 is 70% more economical and 90% more powerful than the A8. The iPhone 6S is WiFi compatible MiMo ac, LTE category 6, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and GPS. It has a new Touch ID sensor.
12-megapixel photo sensor
In addition to the A9 chipset and the 3D Touchscreen, the other big novelty of this iPhone is its couple of cameras. The iSight sensor, at the rear, switches to 12 megapixels with the same 5-element lens opening at f / 2.2 and protected by a sapphire slab. It is 4K compatible in the video. Still no optical stabilizer. The Facetime sensor goes to 5 megapixels and wins a flash thanks to the backlight of the screen. It is accompanied by the same objective as the previous model and remains 720p compatible.
The phone’s battery capacity is not official, but it should reach 1715 mAh. It is, therefore, smaller than the previous version. The iPhone 6S is available in four colors (gray, silver, gold and rose gold) and three versions (16 GB, 64 GB or 128 GB of non-expandable storage naturally). Count 110 euros to go from one level to another.