The innovation begins from within. At every possible opportunity, iPhone 6s has been engineered to work better. More intuitively. And more eﬃciently. iPhone 6s also introduces groundbreaking new technologies, including 3D Touch and Live Photos.
The innovation beneath 3D Touch.
Using 3D Touch to do more with your iPhone is as simple as pressing the display. But what’s happening underneath the surface is a sophisticated process. To provide the nuanced effect of force being gradually applied and removed, 3D Touch detects a dynamic range of pressure to a microscopic degree. It even accounts for changes in gravity as you hold your phone.
Retina HD display with 3D Touch
The technology behind 3D Touch starts with the display, which recognises the pressure you apply in addition to the familiar Multi-Touch gestures you already use.
Designed to measure microscopic changes in pressure, capacitive sensors are integrated into the backlight of the display. These measurements are then combined with signals from the touch sensor and accelerometer to provide fast, accurate and continuous responses using a series of complex algorithms.
All-new Taptic Engine
iPhone 6s gives you real-time feedback both onscreen and in the form of subtle taps from the Taptic Engine. These responses correspond to how deeply you’re pressing the display, and they let you know what actions you’re performing and what you can expect to happen.
A9. The most advanced chip ever in iPhone.
The A9 chip brings a new level of performance and eﬃciency to iPhone 6s. Not only a faster experience, but a better one. The A9 chip is capable of gaming console–class graphics performance that makes games and other apps much richer and more immersive.
64-bit desktop-class architecture.
The A9 chip is our third-generation chip with 64-bit architecture. It sits at the cutting edge of mobile chips, improving overall CPU performance by up to 70 per cent compared to the previous generation. And boosting graphics performance by up to a staggering 90 per cent compared to the previous generation.
M9. Engineered for eficiency.
The M9 motion coprocessor is integrated directly into the A9 chip so you can do more, for longer periods of time, with great performance and battery life. The M9 connects to the accelerometer, compass, gyroscope and barometer for a wide range of ﬁtness tracking capabilities. With iPhone 6s, you can now measure your running or walking pace in addition to your steps, distance and elevation changes. The integrated M9 works so eﬃciently and intelligently that Siri is always on and waiting for your voice commands. You can easily activate Siri by saying “Hey Siri” whenever your iPhone 6s is nearby.
The new standard in phone photography comes as standard.
iPhone 6s introduces a next-generation, Apple-designed image signal processor that works with iOS 9 to provide better temporal and spatial noise reduction as well as third-generation local tone mapping. A new 12MP sensor uses advanced pixel technology. Every pixel in the sensor has been re-engineered to prevent crosstalk between the subpixels, meaning we could fit a lot more pixels in the sensor for a sharper photo that has less noise and truer colour. iPhone 6s Plus features optical image stabilisation for videos in addition to photos, so you can get great shots in low light. And the 5MP FaceTime HD camera also includes Retina Flash to achieve perfectly lit selﬁes. When you use Retina Flash, a custom display chip drives the display to flash three times brighter than usual. Combined with True Tone technology, Retina Flash provides the perfect lighting for whatever environment you’re shooting in.
Touch ID. Advanced security. Right at your ﬁngertip.
Touch ID lets you unlock your phone and make purchases with Apple Pay simply by using your ﬁngerprint. It uses highly sophisticated algorithms to recognise and securely match your ﬁngerprint. And the improved Touch ID sensor detects your ﬁngerprint even faster than the previous generation.
Faster 4G LTE. Faster Wi‑Fi.
iPhone 6s lets you browse the web, download apps and games, and stay connected with the people who matter to you. Now you can do all those things up to twice as fast with 4G LTE Advanced.* And iPhone 6s supports up to 23 LTE bands — the most in any smartphone — for better worldwide roaming. iPhone 6s is also up to twice as fast when you’re connected to Wi‑Fi. And with Bluetooth technology, you’ll stay connected to your Apple Watch, external speakers and hundreds of other devices.
Make crystal- clear calls.
iPhone 6s supports even faster wireless so that you can make high-quality calls sounding as crisp and clear as if you were face to face. And when you’re unable to get mobile service, Wi‑Fi calling provides an easy way to make and receive high-quality wideband calls over a Wi‑Fi connection.