As expected, Apple has made their two newest smartphones official at today’s event in San Francisco. The new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus may look the same, but they bring a few welcome addition and changes to Apple’s lineup.

3D Touch

Apple is bringing the technology that it first introduced its Apple Watch and MacBook to the iPhone. 3D Touch (previously named Force Touch) can basically detect a stronger press on the display that will open up additional options within iOS. This new hardware feature will be used throughout iOS 9 and can be implemented within apps as well.

New Rose Gold Color

Added to the standard color options Apple has gotten its customers use to will be a Rose Gold variant. This pinkish-toned iPhone becomes the fourth option available, and should be as strong as the silver, gold and space gray.


Camera lovers will be happy with the new iPhone as well. Apple has bumped up the iPhone 6s to feature a 12-megapixel iSight camera. According to Apple, this is the first time the company feels comfortable upgraded megapixels because they will ensure it doesn’t reduce the quality of the images that are taken.

The iPhone 6s’ FaceTime camera also gets upgraded to 5-megapixels. Apple will be making its display act like a True Tone flash as well, so your selfies are going to look even better.

In terms of video, the iPhone 6s will be the first to take 4K video natively. You can, of course, edit it right on board as well.

Apple’s new iPhone 6s will be available at $199 for the 16GB, $299 for the 64GB, and $399 for the 128GB on a two-year contract, while the iPhone 6s Plus will be $299 for the 16GB, $399 for the 64GB, and $499 for the 128GB on contract as well. Both devices will be available starting September 25th.