Difference between Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S.

On September 9, 2015, the Cupertino company Apple at an annual large-scale event showed the updated sixth generation iPhone with the prefix S. As in the previous generation, the company improved the hardware of Apple smartphones, and also added new chips in the form of a forced display and 12 megapixel sensor in their iOS devices. In addition to the iPhone 6S smartphone and the 6S Plus phablet, at a press conference in San Francisco, the company presented a completely new iPad Pro with an obscene 12.9-inch display, the second generation of the WatchOS operating system for the Apple Watch smartwatch. as well as a number of accessories for the "huge" apple tablet, which, according to the company's specialists, will fully reveal the potential of the "Pro-shka".

New generation - new chip!

From year to year, Apple introduces new chips in its devices. This year was no exception, because in the new iPhone 6S, the developers used a fresh and powerful A9 processor with 64-bit architecture. Manufactured using a 14-nanometer process technology, "nine" is 70% more powerful than the A8 processor installed in the previous iPhone 6. The company also announced a 90% improvement in graphics performance compared to the A8. The hardware of the iPhone 6S Plus is no different from the 6S. The amount of built-in memory has not changed either: 16-, 64- and 128-GB versions are available. But the amount of RAM in models with the "S" index has changed significantly. So, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus got 2 gigabytes of RAM. Recall that since the "fifth iPhone", Apple smartphones have used gigabyte memory sticks.

As for the "case iron", because of last year's scandal with "bendable plus models" in the production of smartphones, the Cupertino company used a new 7000 series aluminum alloy. This metal is used in the manufacture of smart watches Apple Watch, has high strength and resistance to bending.

In addition to the fresh chipset, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus use a radio module that supports 23 LTE bands and an updated Touch ID. The 2nd generation fingerprint scanner processes data in half the time.

"Forced" display

The main highlight of both models with the "S" prefix is ​​a new display with support for 3D-touch technology, which is able to recognize the force of pressing and, depending on it, offer various scenarios for working with the screen... So, a simple touch, a normal press and a "strong press-depression" are available for the user.

Display resolution, dimensions and quality characteristics have not changed. The iPhone 6S still has a 4.7-inch IPS-matrix with a resolution of 1334 x 750 megapixels. The 6S Plus has a slightly larger 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Alas, there was no sapphire crystal that protects the displays of the new products, but the company assured that the new protective coating is much better than in the previous generation of smartphones. As a result, the difference between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S in terms of display lies only in the presence of 3D Touch technology.

Directed by himself

Since the release of the 4S, Apple has only improved the performance of the 8-megapixel iSight camera. In the new generation of "sixth iPhones" with the "S" prefix, the developers from Cupertino used new 12-megapixel main camera modules. In addition to increasing megapixels, the updated iSight-matrix allows you to record 4K video, as well as "live" pictures, activated by 3D Touch technology (strong pressure on the screen). They are understood as a short three-second video with and without sound, which can be viewed on any i-device, be it an iPad or Apple Watch. OIS is still only available on the iPhone 6S Plus. The usual "six" is content only with software stabilization.

Considering global trends and widespread self-imaging, Apple decided to improve the front camera of the iPhone, increasing the number of megapixels of the module to five. A new 5-megapixel sensor and a kind of "program" flash (during shooting, the screen lights up white) allow you to take high-quality pictures even in the dark. Thus, the main difference between the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6S in terms of the camera is the increased number of megapixels in both photomodules.

Dreams Come True: Pink iPhone

Perhaps, for the beautiful glamorous half of humanity, the dream of a pink iPhone has come true. Apple for the first time introduced a smartphone in a new color. Pink has been added to the three existing body colors (silver, gold and space gray). But if you expect a bright color, then you will be a little disappointed.

The first sales of both iPhone models will start on September 25 this year. For a 16GB iPhone 6S model, a US buyer will have to fork out $ 200, and that's including a two-year contract. The cost of 64- and 128-gigabyte "sixth iPhones" is 300 and 400 dollars, respectively. Add $ 100 to each price tag and you get the cost of the "plus" models (iPhone 6S Plus 16GB - $ 299, iPhone 6S Plus 64GB - $ 399, iPhone 6S Plus 128GB - $ 499).

Comparison table

FeatureApple iPhone 6 and 6PlusApple iPhone 6S and6S Plus
ProcessorApple A8 Dual-Core 64-bit 1.4 GHz per core, motion coprocessor M8Apple A9, 64-bit, motion coprocessor M9
Built-in memory16, 64, 128 GB16, 64, 128 GB
DisplayiPhone 6 - 4.7 inches, 1334 x 750 pixels, Retina HD glossy, 326 ppiiPhone 6 - 4.7 inches, 1334 x 750 pixels, Retina HD glossy, 326 ppi, 3D Touch
iPhone 6 Plus - 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080, 401 ppiiPhone 6 Plus - 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080, 401 ppi
Dimensions and weightiPhone 6 - 67 x 138.1 x 6.9 mm, 129 giPhone 6S - 67 x 138.1 x 7.2 mm, 143 g
iPhone 6 Plus - 77.8 x 158.1 x 7.1 mm, 172 giPhone 6S Plus - 77.9 x 158.2 x 7.3 mm, 192 g
Front cameras / main1.2 mpx / 8 m px autofocus, flash, optical stabilization (6 Plus), FullHD video recording, slow motion5 mpx / 12 mpx with autofocus, flash, optical stabilization (6 Plus), 4K video recording, slow motion