Ap­ple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus


in­ter­nals. We saw this when Ap­ple launched Siri with the 4s, Touch ID with the 5s, and now 3D Touch with the 6s. This cy­cle of up­grades al­lows Ap­ple to fo­cus on up­dat­ing one half of the iPhone at a time, es­sen­tially giv­ing the in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal teams two years each to de­velop and per­fect their next gen­er­a­tion tech­nolo­gies.

Look at the specs and you'll see that the new iPhones aren't ac­tu­ally com­pletely iden­ti­cal to their pre­de­ces­sors. Both the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are frac­tions of a mil­lime­ter wider, longer, and thicker than their iPhone 6 equiv­a­lents. Hav­ing said that, you won't be able to tell the dif­fer­ence, and if you have a case made for the 6 or 6 Plus, it will fit the 6s and 6s Plus just fine.

What is no­tice­able is the change in weight. Both of the new iPhones are heav­ier than last year's mod­els - due to the new 3D Touch sen­sors and the hap­tic feed­back en­gine un­der the dis­play - and while it's only 14g more for the 6s and 20g for the 6s Plus, you can def­i­nitely tell. Don't get me wrong, th­ese aren't heavy phones by any mea­sure, but the weight is per­cep­ti­ble in a way the added di­men­sions aren't.

The new iPhones are made from a stronger 7000-se­ries alu­minum - the same ma­te­rial Ap­ple uses on the Ap­ple Watch Sport. The new alu­minum is tougher than last year, which should avoid a re­peat of #bendgate, but is oth­er­wise in­dis­tin­guish­able. The front of the phone is tougher too. The new glass cov­er­ing the screen uses a dual-ion ex­change process that makes it less prone to shat­ter­ing if you drop it and it's also more re­sis­tant to scratches.

Be­low the screen, the new iPhones are fit­ted with a sec­ond-gen­er­a­tion Touch ID fin­ger­print scan­ner that is in­sanely fast. In fact, it's so fast

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