Finally, and perhaps most importantly for some iPhone owners, the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will be available in four colours: silver, gold, space grey, and rose gold.
“It delivers something extraordinary”, Apple design guru Jony Ive said in a product announcement video.
A feature called Live Photos has been added to the iPhone 6S cameras which is on by default and lets you record a 1.5 second long video, before and after your shot.
Any Superman fan will recognize this quote from the recent reboot “Man of Steel”, and it’s true here. After being stuck on an 8 MP unit since the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus features a 12 MP camera which is capable of taking panorama pictures going up to 63MP.
Another usage for the new 3D Touch tech is to help iPhone users streamline their day-to-day workflow with the help of the Quick Actions feature designed to make it easier to perform the exact same tasks but in fewer and faster steps. The device was previously rumored to compete directly with the upcoming Surface Pro 4 from Microsoft.
With the new iPhones arriving this month, the Apple TV next month and then the iPad Pro in November, it should lead the company right into the holiday buying frenzy known as Black Friday. ‘We’ve been amazed with the new and unexpected things people have done with the iPad, so we asked ourselves, how can we take the iPad even further?’ ‘This is the biggest news in iPad since the iPad.
The SIM-free 64GB model is £699 and the top-tier SIM-free 128GB iPhone 6s Plus costs £789.
Also, the screen image is interactive, which, although hardly groundbreaking, is a nice touch. Thankfully, Adobe just spilled the beans in one of its recent press releases and confirmed that the iPad Pro will pack 4GB of RAM. Rates start at least US$200 (about AU$287) that comes with a two-year contract. The iPhone 6S Plus versions will cost $100 more than their iPhone 6S counterparts.
Apple also introduced a revamped Apple TV product that includes the company’s popular digital assistant, Siri.
A Smart keyboard will also be sold at $169 as an accessory, which can be connected magnetically to the tablet through a smart connector port, placed on the sides of the device.