iPhone 6S released Friday, Sept. 25 with many improvements

With an upgraded camera, new 3D touch display, and a powerful new chip, the iPhone 6S has many new features


Tristan Waits, junior, uses his new iPhone 6S. He enjoyed the faster performance and more sensitive touch pad.

Apple released their latest iPhone, the 6S, to stores Sept. 25, with many small, and some major, improvements. The biggest of which features a new 12-megapixel camera capable of 4K recording, a 3D touch display, and the release of iPhone Operating System (IOS) 9, all powered by a new A9 chip which boosts the iPhone’s performance vastly.

“[The iPhone 6S] is much faster and less glitchy,” said Tristan Waits, junior, who recently upgraded from the iPhone 5C. “Also the camera is way better.”

The iPhone 6S received a major camera bump from last year’s eight-megapixel iPhone 6. With a new twelve-megapixel rear camera and an updated five-megapixel front sensor, pictures will look much crisper. To go along with the new sensors, Apple has released a new feature called “Live Photos” which records the moment before and directly after a photo is taken. The short clip can be played while viewing the photo in the new gallery.                       

Not only will pictures look clearer, but video recording now supports up to 4K resolution, four times the resolution of 1080p. It also retains the slow motion capability of shooting 1080p at 120 frames per second and 720p at 240 frames per second.

One of the most innovative changes is the new 3D touch display, which is sensitive to pressure. This means that pressing lightly on certain elements of the screen will provide a preview without completely opening the app or web page. On the other hand pressing harder will open it fully while releasing will simply revert you back to where you were. This has many implications that are featured with IOS 9.

“I havn’t used [the 3D touch] yet but I might use it more later,” Haley Wagy, senior, said. “I love the new rose gold color.”

Many people are upgrading to the new iPhone 6S which sports many improvements. Apple is currently selling it at $650 for the 16 gigabyte version. However, it can be bought on contract for $200 at most major phone companies.