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iPhone 6s launched with 3D force touch display and 12MP iSight camera

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As expected, Apple unveiled the iPhone 6s today, the company’s latest flagship smartphone. Here’s everything you need to know about the new iPhone

Apple managed to squeeze in a few surprises. “The only thing that’s changed is everything,” Tim Cook said.

Yes, the new iPhone 6S looks basically the same as their predecessors — but the changes Apple has made to the camera, processor, and even the basic build of these phones makes them something much more important.

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The iPhone 6s has the same basic look as last year’s iPhone 6 and still feel remarkably light. Apple claims that it has a new aluminum and stronger glass on the front.

The newest iPhone has the same 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD display and has the same resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels as that of the iPhone 6. However, the new model has the Force Touch (leaked earlier) technology underneath, which offers a whole new of interaction just like on Apple Watch. Furthermore, the iOS operating system can now differentiate between taps and deep presses, which in turn will trigger certain pre-set operations.

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The new iPhone 6s is powered by a new A9 chip, the fastest Apple has ever offered. Graphics are 90 percent faster than last year, and CPU performance is 70 percent faster. It also has a new always-on M9 processor, which is built right into the A9 processor this time.

Apple is putting a 12-megapixel rear camera in the new iPhone 6s. This is the first time that Apple has bumped its camera’s megapixel count since the iPhone 4S in 2011. Frankly, Apple didn’t need to. The 8-megapixel camera would blow other gazillion megapixel camera out of the water, but then why now? Simple, iPhone 6s can now shoot in 4K. Yes, it’s true, 4K on iPhone 6s.

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New 12-megapixel iSight camera that shoots 4K video

“We were not going to add pixels until we were sure we would do so without trading off the legendary quality of the iSight camera,” says Phil Schiller. After showing off a series of images testifying to his claim that the iPhone’s image quality remains excellent, Schiller also announced that the iPhone 6S will be able to shoot and edit 4K video.

The front camera is getting a change, too. It’s now a 5-megapixel camera, and Apple has figured out a neat way of giving it a flash: the phone’s display just lights up really bright – just like Snapchat, but it’ll also customize the color that it flashes to match the ambient lighting of the environment a photo is being taken in.

3D Touch enables two new ways to interact with the iPhone 6s, which Apple is calling “peek” and “pop.” Peek allows you to press on app icons and other buttons to pull up shortcuts directly into specific features.

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3D Touch in works

Pressing on the Camera app, for instance, offers the option to jump right into taking a selfie.

Pop allows you to pull up overlays of photos and videos without actually having them take over the screen; once you move away, you’ll be right back to where you were before.

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You’re also going to be taking a lot more videos with this new phone. Apple is introducing a feature called “live photos,” which will capture a short clip of video alongside every photo that you take, capturing a second and a half to both sides of every photo.

Apple iPhone 6s will be up for grabs in 4 color options – Silver, Gold, Space Grey, and Rose Gold. The unlocked 16GB base variant will cost you $649 while 64GB option will set you back by $749 and the 128GB model is priced at $849. The Apple iPhone 6s will be available for pre-ordering in the United States, starting September 12.

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