The only thing that’s changed is everything.
The moment you use iPhone 6s, you know you’ve never felt anything like it. With just a single press, 3D Touch lets you do more than ever before. Live Photos bring your memories to life in a powerfully vivid way. And that’s just the beginning. Take a deeper look at iPhone 6s, and you’ll find innovation on every level.
The next generation of Multi‑Touch.
iPhone 6s introduces an entirely new way to interact with your phone. For the ﬁrst time, iPhone senses how much pressure you apply to the display. In addition to familiar Multi‑Touch gestures like Tap, Swipe, and Pinch, 3D Touch introduces Peek and Pop. This brings a new dimension of functionality to the iPhone experience. And when you use 3D Touch, your iPhone responds with subtle taps. So not only will you see what a press can do — you’ll feel it.
Introducing Peek and Pop.
Peek and Pop let you preview all kinds of content and even act on it — without having to actually open it. For example, with a light press you can peek at each email in your inbox. Then when you want to open one, press a little deeper to pop into it.
If you’re taking photos and want to see the shots you’ve already taken, you can get a Peek simply by pressing lightly on the thumbnail image.
The thumbnail image appears along with a scrubber to help you navigate the photos you’ve taken. Just continue pressing and swipe left to review your photos. Let go to continue taking photos.
If you decide you want to open a photo, just press a little deeper to pop into it. From there you can share, edit, favourite, or delete.
Quick Actions. A shortcut to the things you do the most.
Quick Actions let you do the things you do most often faster and in fewer steps. You can start a message to your favorite contacts. Or instantly bring up the camera to snap a selfie. Or immediately get directions home. Many of these actions can even be done with a single press, right from the Home screen.
More ways to interact in more places.
3D Touch works throughout iOS 9 to make the things you do every day more natural and intuitive. There are so many ways that simply pressing deeper can make whatever you’re doing a better experience.
One press turns your keyboard into a trackpad.
Press the keyboard within apps such as Notes, Mail, and Messages, and your keyboard behaves just like a trackpad. You can then use a cursor to easily select and manipulate text with precision.
Multitask between apps quicker than ever.
Press the left side of the Home screen to switch to multitasking view. Swipe until you find the app you’re looking for. Then tap to open it.
Make an impression with pressure-sensitive drawing.
3D Touch works with the Notes app to let you record your ideas with more creativity and nuance. When you’re drawing or jotting down a thought, you can press lightly for finer lines, or more deeply for thicker ones.
Introducing Live Photos. Bring memories to life with a single touch.
A whole new way to look at photography, Live Photos go beyond snapshots to capture moments with motion and sound. Press a Live Photo to make it come alive. Experience the crack of a smile. The crash of a wave. Or the wag of a tail.
With Live Photos, your favourite moments are now even closer at hand. Set a Live Photo as your Lock screen wallpaper, and press to watch it come alive. You can choose any of your Live Photos or select from the Dynamic Wallpapers that come with iOS 9.
Apps will never feel the same again.
3D Touch will let you do more than ever with iOS 9. But it will also deepen the experience of your favourite apps and games from the App Store. Developers will be able to add 3D Touch–enabled actions to their apps, such as pressure‑sensitive drawing, Peek and Pop, Quick Actions, and much more.
A breakthrough design. Pushed even further.
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus take everything that made the previous generation great, and advance it to a new level. They’re made with 7000 Series aluminium, the strongest alloy we’ve ever used in an iPhone. They both feature Retina HD displays made from the strongest cover glass used on any smartphone in the world. And now they’re available in an elegant new rose gold ﬁnish.
7000 Series aluminum. Stronger from the outside in.
The iPhone 6s enclosure is made from the same grade used in the aerospace industry. This aluminium is created from a unique composition of elements that make it the strongest alloy we’ve ever used in an iPhone.
The world’s strongest smartphone glass. Now even stronger.
The new glass on iPhone 6s is made using a special dual ion‑exchange process, which makes it stronger at a molecular level and the most durable in the smartphone industry.
Sleek and seamless, in four gorgeous ﬁnishes.
The smooth, continuous unibody design created for iPhone 6 comes to iPhone 6s. Its familiar form feels just right in your hand. And now there are four stunning ﬁnishes to choose from: gold, silver, space gray, and the new rose gold.
12MP pictures. 4K videos. Live Photos. Lasting memories.
People love to take pictures with iPhone. In fact, it’s the most popular camera in the world. But what people love even more are the memories that are preserved within those images. Those memories are now incredibly vivid with Live Photos, an entirely new way to bring your still photos to life.
More stunning detail in every single pixel.
The iSight camera captures beautiful 12-megapixel still photos. But great photos aren’t just measured in megapixels. That’s why we’ve added a state-of-the-art sensor, a new image signal processor, advanced pixel technology, Focus Pixels, improved local tone mapping, and optical image stabilization.1 what does that all mean? It means we’ve taken care of the technology. All you have to do is find something beautiful and tap the shutter button for the best, most awe-inspiring photos you’ve ever taken.
Lights. 4K camera. Action.
The game-winning shot. The impromptu dance party. The first ride without training wheels. Some things are meant for video. Now you can record those moments in resolution that’s four times higher than HD video. You can zoom in on those 8 million pixels while you’re shooting or playing your 4K videos. And with iPhone 6s Plus, optical image stabilization is now available for videos in addition to photos. So you can shoot smooth, beautiful videos in lower light.
Make your directorial debut. In 4K.
The 4K video you can shoot with iPhone 6s looks so amazing, you’ll want to share it with the world. With the new iMovie for iOS, you can create movies and send them to YouTube at 4K resolution with a few taps. And iPhone 6s is so powerful that you can smoothly edit two streams of 4K video to create effects like picture‑in‑picture and split screen — a challenge for many PCs.
Take a selﬁe worthy of a self‑portrait.
The FaceTime HD camera is the perfect way to express yourself with selﬁes and FaceTime calls. Now you can capture those expressions even better with 5‑megapixel photos. And with all-new Live Photos, the FaceTime HD camera can also capture those subtle moments that are only possible with motion — a sudden giggle, the hint of a dimple, or a look of wonder.
With Retina Flash, every side is your best side.
The Retina HD display isn’t just a beautiful place to see your content — it’s now a flash for your FaceTime HD camera. When you snap a selﬁe, a preflash detects the lighting around you. Then a True Tone flash on the display matches the ambient light for a gorgeous shot with more true-to-life colors and more natural-looking skin tones. Retina Flash is powered by an innovative technology — a custom display chip that allows the display to flash three times brighter than usual. So go ahead and show your most fearless smile. iPhone 6s is always ready for it.
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 ground breaking 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.
A9. The most advanced chip ever in a smartphone.
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 percent compared to the previous generation. And boosting graphics performance by up to a staggering 90 percent compared to the previous generation.
M9. Engineered for eﬃciency.
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.
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 recognize and securely match your ﬁngerprint. And the improved Touch ID sensor detects your ﬁngerprint even faster than the previous generation.
So easy to use, you already know how to use it.
From the moment you pick up your iPhone, it’s not an accident that it already feels familiar. In fact, it’s by design. The clean, thoughtfully designed interface makes it fun to browse your favourite websites, take a selﬁe, or text your friends.
Hardware designed with software. Why nothing else feels like iPhone.
Because Apple makes both the hardware and the operating system for iPhone 6s, everything is designed to work together. So apps take full advantage of hardware features such as the A9 chip, enhanced cameras, Touch ID sensor, and more. iOS learns when you like to use your apps and updates the content in them at power-efficient times, like when your device is already in use and connected to Wi-Fi. So the content in your favourite apps stays up to date without a major drain on your battery.
Powerful built-in apps. Right out of the box.
We’ve packed iOS 9 with all the essential apps and features you need. And they’re already installed on your iPhone, so you can get started right away.
Over a million and a half apps. Just as many possibilities.
The App Store is constantly expanding, and so are the possibilities for you to create an even more personalized iPhone experience. Dive into the App Store, discover new apps, and download them with a tap.
iCloud. Everything you love, everywhere you go.
iCloud makes sure all your devices always have the latest versions of your most important things, including documents, photos, apps, contacts, calendar events, and more.
Private and secure. Just the way it should be.
Security and privacy aren’t just features of iOS 9, they’re fundamental to its design. We’ve made it easy for you to manage your security and privacy settings, which makes it harder for anyone you may not want to access your information.