iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus went on sale in Russia on October 9, 2015, causing great interest among Russian fans of Apple technology. However, many interested people were cautious about the new product, as is usually the case with models of Apple smartphones with the prefix “s”. Especially for those who doubt the significance of the differences between the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6, we have prepared an article in which all the differences between smartphones are described in detail.
The main difference between the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 was the presence of a new display with technology support 3D touch, tracking the pressure on the display. This feature allows you to greatly facilitate the work with the device, since the basic capabilities of applications, both standard and third-party, can now be accessed with one strong press. 3D Touch also works inside applications, allowing iPhone 6s owners to use new gestures to preview web pages, photos, save data, share information, etc.
Support for 3D Touch in the first month after the release of the iPhone 6s acquired thousands of different applications and games from the App Store and this is only the beginning. Developers come up with more and more original applications, making the experience with the smartphone and the applications installed on it completely different.
In other parameters, the displays of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus do not differ from the screens of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus run on the all-new 1.8 GHz Apple A9 dual-core processor. The M9 coprocessor in the new product was built into the main chip, which makes it easier to interact with sensors, as well as give the smartphone owner the opportunity to activate Siri with the “Hello, Siri” command without having to have an active connection to the charger.
At the heart of the iPhone 6 is the Apple A8 processor, supported by the M8 coprocessor. The main chip of last year’s “six” is also dual-core, however, the processor frequency is “only” 1.4 GHz.
Difference between Apple a9 and Apple A8 tests are the brightest. In the new chip, Apple engineers managed to achieve a performance increase of up to 70% compared to the A8, and the power consumption of the new product was reduced by 35%. It was due to this that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were able to work even faster, while maintaining an impressive battery life. As for the growth in the graph, the Apple A9 has as much as 90% compared to the A8.
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have 2 GB of RAM, while the previous generation of iPhone boasted only 1 GB of RAM. What are the benefits?
Everything is simple here. the new Apple smartphones at the expense of 2 GB of operational speed are incredibly fast. It is felt everywhere: when launching applications, when working with video, when surfing the Web, when switching between running tools, etc.
This, however, does not mean that the iPhone 6 will start working slower overnight, just when comparing smartphones of different generations, the difference will be noticeable to the naked eye.
Video: Differences iPhone 6 6s 6s Plus
For fans of taking pictures and shooting videos, the main improvement in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are cameras. Apple News received 12-megapixel iSight cameras using advanced pixel adjustment technology. Allows the enlarged matrix to take pictures of incredible quality with a maximum resolution of 4032 × 3024 pixels. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are equipped with 8-megapixel cameras and the maximum resolution of pictures is 3264 × 2448 pixels.
The cameras of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus also differ from their predecessors: an improved tonal compression system and advanced noise reduction, support for Focus Pixels technology and the possibility of panoramic shooting with a resolution of up to 63 megapixels.
However, the differences between the optics of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 do not end there. New Apple smartphones can shoot 4K videos (3840 × 2160 pixels) at 30 frames / s. The original sixes did not have such a possibility. It will also be important to note that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus has the function of optical image stabilization when shooting video, while last year’s Apple phablet boasted only optical stabilization when shooting photos.
The FaceTime camera in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus turned out to be 5-megapixel, which is much larger than the 1.2 megapixel resolution that the front cameras of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus had. In addition, the new products also have a “trick”. the Retina Flash, which allows you to highlight the screen when shooting a selfie.
Another distinctive feature of the new Apple smartphones and their cameras is the unique ability to record “live photos”. The Live Photos function involves shooting 1.5-second videos before and after the shutter click, which allows you to achieve the effect of a “revived” picture.
The fingerprint identification sensor on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus received a notable improvement. The second-generation Touch ID scanner allows authorization on the device almost instantly.
The increased speed of the Touch ID sensor is especially noticeable in comparison. In iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the unlock time could be more than a second, and the sensor could not always correctly identify the owner’s finger.
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus support 4G LTE Advanced technology, using which connection speeds can reach up to 300 Mbps. For comparison, in the original “sixes” the maximum bandwidth of the modem was limited to 150 Mbps.
Working with Wi-Fi networks on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has also become faster. the maximum speed when working with wireless networks at the flagships can be 866 Mbit / s. For the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the peak bandwidth at the physical level was 433 Mbps.
efficiently, the new iPhone can work in roaming, due to the support of 23 bands of LTE.
It is noteworthy that the battery in the iPhone 6s has a capacity of 1715 mAh, while the iPhone 6 has a battery capacity of 1810 mAh. Despite this, the battery life of both smartphones is identical: up to 14 hours of talk time, up to 10 days in standby mode and up to 50 hours in audio listening mode.
One of the most talked about issues of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus related to bending instability cases in the new Apple smartphones has been resolved. The 7000 Series aluminum, used as the base material for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, is highly durable and 60% harder than the alloy used in the previous generation iPhone.
Due to all the internal changes that occurred in the iPhone 6s, the dimensions of the smartphone slightly increased compared to the iPhone 6: 138.1 mm x 67.0 mm x 7.1 mm versus 138.1 × 67 × 6.9 mm. However, increased by 0.2 mm thickness, as the owners of the iPhone 6s themselves, who switched to the new product from the original “six”, say, the smartphone is only a plus.
And of course, one cannot fail to note the new color of the cases iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus – “pink gold”. Released in 2014, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus did not have it.
Prices (updated November 13, 2017)
As of November 13, 2017, the price tags for ordinary and modified “sixes” are as follows:
Note: Apple has stopped officially selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. You can only purchase them from authorized Apple retailers.
- iPhone 6 16 GB. 22 990 rubles.
- iPhone 6 32 GB. 23 990 rubles.
- iPhone 6 64 GB. 27 990 rubles. (it is becoming less and less possible to find in stock).
- iPhone 6 128 GB. 39,990.
- iPhone 6 16 GB restored. 23 890 rubles.
iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6 Plus 16/64/128 GB. from 26 790 rubles. (practically not on sale).
- iPhone 6 Plus 16 GB restored. 21 900 rubles.
- iPhone 6 Plus 64 GB restored. 34 990 rubles.
iPhone 6s Plus
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