Apple finally announced the release of its new iPhone series at the company's big event Wednesday. The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will come with a number of updates to their touch technology, color options, and cameras — and both smartphones will come in rose gold and feature 3D Touch technology, which registers the pressure with which you're touching the home button and responds appropriately. So, when will the iPhone 6S Plus get here already? Well, you can preorder both phones from this coming Saturday, Sept. 12 onwards, and the iPhones will be available in 130 countries from Sept. 25. The Plus starts at $299 with a carrier.
Updates to the 6S Plus are pretty similar to updates on the 6S, with both phones featuring the new touch technology that is pressure sensitive. Both the latest MacBook laptops and the Apple Watch feature the technology, which allows the screen to recognize and perform different actions for a tap, a press, and a "deep press," according to 9to5Mac. 3D Touch allows a user, for example, to look up a point of interest in the Maps application and then 3D Touch the destination to immediately start navigating.
With older iPhone technology, the user would have to search for the point of interest, click on the navigation logo, and then click another "Start" button (and potentially another button if the user doesn't want driving directions). Doesn't your iPhone already feel older than it did before?
Other cool aesthetic additions will include animated home-screen wallpapers, which are a feature borrowed from the Apple Watch. The 6S Plus will also feature the "7000 series aluminum" that the Apple Watch Sport uses.
In terms of being less aesthetic and more focused on the phone's tech qualities, Apple announced that the 6S Plus will come equipped with a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, rather than the 8-megapixels of the last four models, which can also shoot with a super-sharp 4K video. It also announced Live Photos, which are photos that move briefly when you "hard press" them. And — many techies have said this is something they've wanted for a long time — the phone's processor will be much faster and will have 2GB of RAM, which is double what previous iPhone versions have, according to The Verge.