Iphone 6s Plus: Release, Specifications, Pictures

The iPhone generation, presented in late 2015 is a so-called “S-class” again. The iPhone 6s plus, so the official name of the new 5.5 Zoller, differs visually almost indistinguishable from the iPhone 6 plus. The closer look countless innovations above all can be found on the other hand, Apple’s innovative 3D-Touch-Bedienkonzept.

In the framework of the “Hey Siri” special events has Apple on September 9, 2015 in addition to the iPhone 6 s with 4.7 inch display also the larger iPhone 6 s plus (5.5-inch display) presented.

Everything new in the iPhone 6s plus

At first glance this looks like iPhone 6s plus its predecessor, the iPhone 6 plus, like an egg the other. But Apple has left almost no part unchanged-generation iPhone at the plus model of the 9 – Apple has improved and optimized, where it just went.

So, the aluminium housing is new the iPhone 6s plus now from a developed by Apple, and significantly more robust alloy of the 7000 series. This alloy makes the iPhone 6s plus much more resilient and resistant to torsion compared to its predecessor-never again “Bendgate”. The same material is used in the Apple Watch sports. In addition to silver, space grey and gold, a fourth color variant is the iPhone 6 s plus available with Rosé gold.

iPhone 6s plus with 3D touch and Taptic engine

Also new is the multi touch display plus the iPhone 6s. It has still a screen diagonal of 5.5 inches and resolves as in its predecessor with 1920 × 1080 pixels.

However, in touch, a new technology called 3D has installed Apple here which can continuously measure how hard you press on the display.

3D touch makes possible new input methods and gestures. For example, a quick access menu can be opened by solid press of an app icon on the homescreen. One example, tip the camera icon fixed can you start and needs to not only open the app, switch to the front-facing camera so a quick access menu directly into Selfie mode and select the photo mode. Also app developers to integrate into their apps and app icons 3D-Touch-Unterstützung. 3D is complemented through a further developed Taptic engine, which is also installed in a similar form in the Apple Watch and the MacBooks touch.

The Taptic engine plus ensures in the iPhone 6 s that you get haptic feedback for 3D touch, depending on how hard pressed after and what function is triggered.

iPhone 6s: Apple A9

Inside the iPhone 6s plus the new Apple A9, a dual-core 64-bit processor works. He is between 70 and 90 percent faster than the A8 in the iPhone 6 plus, but less power consumption. For the first time, Apple has included also the motion co processor directly into the A9. The M9 processes primary sensors data, so that the gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, etc.

Also allows the M9 on request, that Siri is active in the background and you can run it at any time with the voice command “Hey Siri”. The predecessors of the iPhone 6s plus you could start Siri only about this voice command, if the device to an external power supply has been connected.

Also, part of the Apple A9 is a new image signal processor that reduces 9 temporal and spatial noise better in combination with iOS and makes for more realistic colors, better contrast even under difficult lighting conditions. This brings us directly to the next point:

The new cameras: 12 Megapixel, 4K-Video, retina-Flash

The biggest new features plus represent the two cameras of the iPhone 6 s. The iSight main camera on the back is equipped with a new 12-megapixel sensor, whose single pixel as revised so that they deliver clearer, sharper images and more natural colours. In addition, the sensor has more so-called focus pixels, used for the auto-focus and do it even faster. Optical image stabilization is reserved in the 9th generation of iPhone again the plus model. For this it is used now on video recordings.

The FaceTime-HD front camera of the iPhone 6 s plus now with 5 instead of 1.2 megapixels resolves.

iPhone 6s: ID of 2nd generation touch

Also revised Apple has the fingerprint sensor touch ID This works on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus now even faster and more reliable.

More connectivity for iPhone 6s plus: LTE advanced and AC Wi-Fi with MIMO

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus supports 23 LTE frequency bands and so more than every other Smartphone. This means that GlobeTrotter with her iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 plus in even more countries with up to 300 Mbit/s mobile can surf.

Thanks to Voice over LTE calls over LTE networks are even clearer, if supported by the respective mobile service provider.

Also integrates Apple 802 has 11ac with MIMO technology for up to 866 Mbps Wi-Fi.

iPhone 6s plus: specifications at a glance

iPhone 6s+6s plus in the GIGA-test

► To the test of the iPhone 6 s plus at GIGA.DE

iPhone 6: release, prices and availability

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus are available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland since September 2015. The Sales launch in Germany was the 25 September 2015.

  • pre-order iPhone 6 s and iPhone 6s at Vodafone (depending on the contract, from 1 euro one-off payment)
  • pre-order iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s at Telekom* (depending on the contract, starting from 9,95 euro one-off payment)
  • pre-order iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s at o2* (depending on the contract, starting from 29.95 euro one-off payment)
  • pre-order iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus on o2 contract-free* (Financing)

iPhone 6s plus prices:

  • iPhone 6s plus with 16 GB for 849 euro*
  • iPhone 6s plus 64 GB for 959 euro*
  • iPhone 6s plus 128 GB for 1.069 euro*

The new iPhones are slightly more expensive than last year. Here we describe why this is so:

  • Higher prices for Apple: we call the reasons